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Plugged In | March 2024

March 4, 2024

Our American States Podcast  

States and the Deployment of New Electric Transmission Lines    

The expansion of transmission infrastructure is necessary for many states in achieving clean energy goals and improving grid reliability. Learn about the need for transmission development and the issues involved in the planning and siting processes.

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Washington Post 

Biden Administration Weighs Slowing the Shift to Electric Vehicles  

The EPA is considering delaying new tailpipe emission rules that were designed to spur the country’s transition to electric vehicles. 

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Energy News Network 

Nine States Pledge to Boost Heat Pumps to 90% of Home Equipment Sales by 2040   

State environmental agencies agreed to commit to high efficiency electric technology to reduce emissions from the residential sector.  

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Utility Dive 

FEMA to Help Communities Pay for Net-Zero Energy Projects Post-Disaster 

Three new federal programs provide funding to communities for projects such as solar microgrids or heat pumps when rebuilding after disasters. 

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California Releases Formal Proposal to End Fracking in the State  

California regulators released a plan to phase out fracking within the state by limiting permits for well stimulation treatments.  

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The Hill 

House Bill Would Connect Texas’s ERCOT with National Grid   

A bill introduced in the  U.S. House of Representatives would connect the Texas electrical grid to the rest of the country and place the Electric Reliability Council of Texas under the purview of FERC.   

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Federal Money Could Supercharge State Efforts to Preserve Nuclear Power 

Many states are considering reviving their nuclear energy production as a potential increase in federal funding becomes more viable.  

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E&E News 

‘Gold’ Hydrogen: The Next Clean Fuel?  

After announcing $20 million in funding, the Department of Energy is currently selecting projects to drill for “gold” hydrogen underground.  

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