February 25, 2024

Equity & Economics

National Press Club
Granholm Praises Impact of US Clean Energy Industrial Policy
Clean energy policies funded by the IRA and IIJA have been key to the U.S. economy’s strong performance, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said at the National Press Club.
Washington Senate Democrats
Wash. Lawmakers Propose Credits to Defray Cap-and-invest Costs

Washington legislators are proposing to give the state’s utilities $150 million to be rebated back to residents to help them defray costs associated with the state’s cap-and-invest program.

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DC Circuit Hears Arguments on FERC LNG Plant Approval
The D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments on FERC’s approval of the Commonwealth LNG facility in Cameron, La.
Eversource
Mass. EJ Groups Rally Behind Permitting, Siting Reforms
Groups emphasize the negative effects existing permitting and siting procedures have had on vulnerable populations in the state.
Shutterstock
New Jersey Backs Geothermal Study, EV Charger Bills
Lawmakers gave final passage to bills to study geothermal heat pump systems, promote electric vehicle charger installation and require status updates of residential solar systems in home sales.
DOE
DOE Announces $275 Million for Clean Energy Supply Chain

The Department of Energy said it would provide $275 million for seven projects around the country that are meant to bolster domestic clean energy supply chains.

NCA5 / NOAA
White House Releases Climate Assessment, $6B for Resilience Projects
DOE is opening the second round of funding for its Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnership program, which will offer $3.9 billion from the IIJA for projects that will modernize the grid, increase capacity, and unlock renewable energy resources.
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Energy Bar Association Meeting Focuses on Financing Clean Power Transition
Financing the billion-dollar components of the clean-energy transition was the leadoff topic at the annual meeting of the Energy Bar Association's Northeast Chapter.
KORE Power
LPO Announces $850M Conditional Loan for Ariz. Battery Cell Plant
DOE conditionally approved an $850 million loan for KORE Power's battery cell plant under construction in Arizona, which will power up to 28,000 EVs annually.
Raritan Valley Community College
NJ Push for 100% Clean Electricity Meets Opposition
A bill to require that only clean electricity be sold in New Jersey by 2035 has stalled over concerns from environmentalists, labor groups and solar developers.

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