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July 10, 2023

E&E News

DOE Finalizes National Hydrogen Road Map  

The Department of Energy released the U.S. National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Road Map. The road map provides a framework for expanding the production and use of clean hydrogen throughout the country.

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Statehouses Debate Who Should Build EV Charging Networks  

With a surge of electric vehicle usage likely on the horizon, states take different approaches to building the necessary infrastructure to support them.  

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The Hill

Wyoming, Colorado to Partner on Developing Carbon Capture Technologies 

The governors of Colorado and Wyoming signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration between the two states on exploring the potential of emerging carbon capture technologies.

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E&E News 

States Fight to Save Coal Plants as EPA Cracks Down  

Despite the EPA’s proposed rule encouraging either the closure of coal- and gas-fired power plants or the installation of carbon capture technology, some legacy coal states have passed laws to prevent the retirement of coal plants.  

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The New York Times 

A Giant Wind Farm is Taking Root Off Massachusetts 

Construction has begun on the first giant wind farm off the United States coast. The project plans to begin generating electricity by the end of the year.  

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Utility Dive

Agrivoltaics Hit “Watershed Moment” as Farmland Transitions Increase, Says Farmer-Turned-Developer  

The dual use of land for agriculture and solar energy production is gaining interest with agrivoltaic legislation being enacted at both the state and federal level.  

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Power Magazine 

Maine Lawmakers Back Transmission Project for Renewable Energy  

The Maine Legislature approved a transmission project that would connect renewable energy resources in northern Maine to ISO New England’s electric grid.  

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Energy News Network 

Ohio Utilities Could Resume Energy Efficiency Programs Under Bipartisan Bill  

The Ohio House of Representatives has proposed a bill to reintroduce energy efficiency programs that the General Assembly voted to end four years ago.  

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