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December 4, 2023


100% Clean Energy Target Set by Michigan Lawmakers After Negotiations

Michigan passed legislation to become the most recent state to commit to phasing out carbon-emitting energy sources over the next two decades.

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The Hill

Biden Administration Announces 15 New Renewable Energy Projects on Public Lands

The Department of the Interior announced the advancement of 15 new renewable energy projects in the West as part of the goal of achieving 25 gigawatts of onshore renewables on public lands by 2025.

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 Utility Dive

DOE Allocates $169M to Propel Electric Heat Pump Manufacturing Across 13 States

The Department of Energy announced $169 million in funding for nine projects to spur the electric heat pump manufacturing in 13 states.

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 Energy News Network

Maine Hopes IRA Money will Get Heat Pumps to More People, Especially in Multifamily Housing

With federal home energy and efficiency rebate funding available, Maine is developing plans to help deploy electric heat pumps into lower-income households.

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Washington Post

Oil Spill Tops 1 Million Gallons, Threatens Gulf of Mexico Wildlife

An oil spill estimated to be around 1.1 million gallons of oil was discovered in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast near a 67-mile pipeline.

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CBS Bay Area

First U.S. Commercial Direct Carbon Capture Facility Opens in Tracy

The nation’s first direct capture facility to sequester carbon dioxide emissions opened in Tracy, Calif. The facility will pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in limestone rocks.

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Texas Energy Fund to Make Electric Grid More Reliable Approved by Voters

Texans voted to pass a proposition to create the Texas Energy Fund to support the construction and maintenance of electric generating facilities to increase the reliability of the state’s electric grid.

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Capitol News Illinois

Illinois Lawmakers Approve Plan to Allow Small-Scale Nuclear Development

The Illinois General Assembly has passed a bill that would allow new nuclear power generation in the state for the first time in 36 years. The bill limits new generation to small modular nuclear reactors.

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UDOT to Place 15 New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Along Utah Highways

Utah transportation officials announced a new program that will double the fast-charging capacity for electric vehicles in the state by 2024.

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