Connecticut Becomes Eighth State to Adopt Energy Storage Targets

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 16:56:11 +0000

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Under a newly enacted law, Connecticut will deploy 1 GW of energy storage by December 2030 and pursue interim targets to deploy 300 MW by 2024 and 650 MW by 2027. With the measure, Connecticut joins California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oregon, and Virginia, states that have so far set targets to procure […]

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CCUS: Big Opportunity and Hard Questions

Credit to Author: Stan Kaplan| Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 19:13:38 +0000

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For the world to avoid a climate catastrophe, carbon capture is likely a necessity, not an option. To meet the Paris Agreement’s objectives—keep warming below 2C and preferably near 1.5C—net zero carbon emissions must be achieved circa 2050, and some carbon dioxide will have to be extracted from the atmosphere. Deployment of carbon capture, utilization, […]

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Despite South Carolina IRP Rejection, Duke Energy Seeks 80-Year Operation for Oconee Nuclear Units

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:28:27 +0000

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Duke Energy has kicked off an effort to renew the operating licenses of all its 11 nuclear reactors for 20 more years, starting with Oconee Nuclear Station, its largest nuclear plant. The utility on June 21 filed an application with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a subsequent license renewal (SLR) for the three-unit 2.5-GW […]

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West Coast Offshore Wind Closer to Becoming a Reality

Credit to Author: Gregory Zerzan| Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:27:30 +0000

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In late May, the U.S. Department of the Interior, in conjunction with the Department of the Navy and the State of California, announced plans to offer leases to develop offshore wind projects for the north-central coast of California. The lease sale is scheduled to occur in 2022 and would be the first such West Coast […]

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FERC-NARUC Task Force Will Tackle Transmission Issues

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 19:13:38 +0000

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Two groups concerned with issues regarding the regulation and production of U.S. electricity have announced formation of a joint federal-state task force on power transmission, an effort to better identify the costs and benefits associated with electric power projects, and support the buildout of renewable energy resources. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), an independent […]

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International Trade Laws and the Clean Energy Industry: How to Keep Regulatory Issues from Short-Circuiting Your Company’s Growth

Credit to Author: Luciano Racco| Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 14:38:22 +0000

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New restrictions on international trade have become near-daily headlines. Sanctions, export controls, restrictions on foreign investment in the U.S., and actions prohibiting the importation of goods produced using forced labor affect all U.S. companies including those in the clean energy sector. Keeping up with these ever-evolving regulations is a difficult task, but getting smart about […]

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In Major Reversal, EPA, Army Will Revise Definition of ‘WOTUS’

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:41:12 +0000

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In yet another dramatic turn for federal policy governing the “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS), the Biden administration has announced its intent to revise the definition of WOTUS, citing “destructive impacts” to critical water bodies under a Trump-era rule. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army on June 9 issued a declaration […]

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In Major Reversal, EPA, Army Will Revise Definition of ‘WOTUS’

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:41:12 +0000

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In yet another dramatic turn for federal policy governing the “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS), the Biden administration has announced its intent to revise the definition of WOTUS, citing “destructive impacts” to critical water bodies under a Trump-era rule. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army on June 9 issued a declaration […]

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Texas Governor Enacts Grid Reliability Measures, Including Power Plant Weatherization, ERCOT Reforms

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 12:17:00 +0000

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law sweeping bills approved by Texas legislators that will require power generators in the state to weatherize against extreme events and revamp organizational oversight of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Hours before the state’s regular 140-day legislative session dwindled to its end on May 30—and amid […]

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Missouri v. Biden: The Benefits and Costs of Carbon Emissions

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2021 04:11:00 +0000

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The Biden administration in February announced that for the remainder of 2021, federal agencies will conduct regulatory and environmental analyses assuming that the global “social cost” of emitting carbon

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