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April 8, 2024


2023 Legislative Energy Trends

Legislatures across the country considered more than 3,200 energy-related bills in 2023 covering a wide range of issues. Read NCSL’s report examining legislative trends concerning renewable energy, energy efficiency, building and transportation electrification, nuclear energy, fossil fuels and more.

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AP News

The United States Has its First Large Offshore Wind Farm, With More to Come

South Fork Wind officially opened, making it the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in the country to deliver power to the electric grid.

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The Cap Times

Wisconsin Set to Add 64 EV Charging Stations as Evers Signs Bills

Wisconsin enacted legislation to access federal funding to deploy 64 electric vehicle charging stations across the state.

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In a Boost for EVs, EPA Finalizes Strict New Limits on Tailpipe Emissions

The EPA finalized new rules on vehicle emissions that could lead to EVs making up more than half of new passenger vehicles sold from 2030 through 2032.

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Cardinal News

Bills to Let Utilities Seek Approval to Charge Customers for Nuclear Development Costs Clear General Assembly

The Virginia General Assembly passed legislation to support utilities’ long-range plans for developing small modular nuclear reactors.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gov. Shapiro Calls for Pennsylvania Carbon Cap and Trade Market, Plus Higher Clean Energy Requirements

Pennsylvania’s governor announced plans to establish a carbon pollution cap and trade program within the state and to update the state’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards for the first time since 2004.

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The Washington Post

The White House is Delaying this Key Climate Rule. Here’s Why.

The EPA plans to delay its final decision on gas power plant regulations to set stronger protections for communities impacted by fossil fuel emissions.

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E&E News

States Eye Rescue of Retiring Coal Plants

Facing new federal regulations and increasing renewable energy generation, at least 11 states have introduced legislation to help keep coal plants on the grid.

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