The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) announced last week that it made several new committee appointments to fill vacancies in leadership roles.
Commissioner Beth Trombold of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio was appointed the new co-vice chair of the Committe... Read More »
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) expanded its Clean Fleet Electric Vehicle Incentive grant program.
The program offers up to $7 million in grants for public entities to purchase electric vehicles (EVs) and related charging infrastructure. The approved expansion increases the award... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $24 million in funding for nine research projects to develop new methods of capturing and storing carbon from the air.
This process, known as direct air capture (DAC), is an expanding field in decarbonization and a key facet of the plan to achievin... Read More »
House Energy and Commerce Committee members demanded answers from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan this week in response to whistleblower allegations the agency has been pressuring and manipulating results in its chemical review program.
The accusations span years... Read More »
The Biden administration’s high-profile infrastructure package will reset the strategy to expand the nation’s electric transmission capacity back to more than 15 years ago when the federal government played a more definitive role in the approval of new power lines.
Biden’s plan gives the Fe... Read More »
Through its BizSavers Program, Ameren Missouri has made cost-saving energy efficiency upgrades to several St. Louis area school districts.
The upgrades, which include brighter classrooms and more efficient heating and cooling systems, will result in significant cost savings for the schools. Sinc... Read More »
A group of 12 energy industry trade groups. Including the American Petroleum Institute (API) filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI’s) indefinite pause on oil and natural gas leasing on federal lands and waters.
The suit – filed in U.S. District Court for the... Read More »
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved a plan to build a 414-megawatt wind facility proposed by Plum Creek Wind, LLC.
The project will be located in portions of Cottonwood, Murray, and Redwood counties in Minnesota. This wind facility will consist of up to 74 turbines and inclu... Read More »
Researchers at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Princeton University recently completed a study to show how large-scale emissions reductions policies and programs can drive lasting reductions in carbon dioxide.
Among the key findings, the research showed that implementing an emissions re... Read More »
As part of the Biden administration’s larger emissions reduction push, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) authorized $82.6 million in funding awards for 44 projects working on energy efficient building technologies, thermal energy storage, lighting, heating, and more.
The projects are spread... Read More »