Human-Driven Physical Threats to Energy Infrastructure
In response to the increased frequency of physical security incidents against U.S. energy infrastructure over the past few years, state legislatures have stepped up to bolster the security of America’s energy system.
Most of US Faces Elevated Risk of Blackouts in Extreme Heat this Summer, NERC Warns
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation released its 2023 Summer Reliability Assessment highlighting potential electricity supply shortfalls across the country during instances of more extreme summer conditions.
Gov. Bill Lee Works to Position Tennessee as America’s Leader in New Nuclear Energy
Tennessee’s governor signed an executive order establishing a state nuclear advisory council to help establish Tennessee as a leader in nuclear power generation.
Oklahoma Lures Enel Solar Panel Manufacturing Facility with $180M incentive package
Enel North America will build a new solar cell and panel manufacturing facility in Oklahoma after the state’s legislature agreed on a $180 million incentive package for the company.
EPA Proposes New Carbon Pollution Standards for Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Plants to Tackle the Climate Crisis and Protect Public Health
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed regulations for new and existing fossil fuel-fired electric generating units that could significantly reduce carbon emissions. The proposal would set carbon capture requirements for gas and coal-fired plants.
House Fails to Override Biden Veto Maintaining Solar Tariffs
President Biden vetoed a Congressional Review Act that would have resumed tariffs for solar equipment imported from certain nations. The House of Representatives fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to override the President’s veto, allowing the veto to stand.
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Minnesota Lawmakers Update Commercial Building Code Amid Flurry of Energy Bills
The Minnesota Legislature passed a bill that would establish new commercial building codes with the goal of reducing energy use in new buildings by 80% by 2036.
Hawaii Leads the Way on Advances Rate Design with Default Time-of-Use rates, Fixed Charge Innovations
Hawaii’s new Advanced Rate Design combines time-of-use rates with fixed charge innovations to increase the electric system’s flexibility while reducing peak reductions.
US Greenlights Major Transmission Line for Renewable Energy in Western States
The Depart of the Interior announced its decision approving the SunZia transmission project. The transmission line would supply western cities with wind-generated electricity from New Mexico.
Federal Support Opportunities to Remediate and Redevelop Energy Assets: Wide-Ranging Initiatives to Drive Investment Opportunities in Energy Communities
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory published a report detailing how federal resources can be used to support redevelopment and reinvestment opportunities in thousands of retired and operating energy sites in communities throughout the country.
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