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Senate ENR Committee
Conference Explores AI Solutions to Data Center Power Demand
Artificial intelligence may be driving new energy demand from hyperscale data centers, but it could also help find new solutions to meet that demand.
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Can US Automakers Hit 65.1 mpg by 2031?
The new standard sets regular 2% increases in fuel efficiency for passenger cars ― sedans and SUVs ― per year between the 2027 and 2031 model years, rising from 60 mpg to 65.1 mpg.
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Paper Examines How to Properly Value DER Grid Contributions
The use of distributed energy resources can reduce grid costs, delay system upgrades, authors contend.
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FERC Chair: States not Benefiting from Grid Projects Won’t Pay — Period
Speaking at the Exelon Innovation Expo, Phillips stressed FERC Order 1920's innovative approach to long-term planning for regional transmission, with a focus on reliability, affordability and sustainability. 
BOEM
BOEM Clears Way for Central Atlantic Wind Lease Auction
BOEM has determined its planned lease of Central Atlantic wind energy areas would have no significant environmental impact.
Georgia Power
NIA: Cost, Risk Sharing Needed to Grow Advanced Nuclear Pipeline
The first new reactors built in the U.S. since 2016, Vogtle’s two units have come online seven years late and $17 billion over budget, leaving subsequent projects surrounded by perceptions of risk.
NREL
$1B Committed so far to Floating Offshore Wind Shot
The U.S. Department of Energy has issued an update on federal efforts to speed up development and deployment of floating wind turbines. 
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Report: Home Retrofit Benefits Maxed by Combining Fed Funds with Other Sources
ACEEE published a paper showing how states can maximize the impact of federal funds for home energy retrofits.
EPA
Electric School Buses Get $900M Boost from EPA
The Clean School Bus program’s focus on the risks diesel emissions pose to children’s health and the benefits of electric school buses has made it less controversial than other Biden administration transportation electrification initiatives.
The White House
White House Launches Initiative with 21 States on Grid Modernization
States participating in the Federal-State Modern Grid Deployment Initiative have committed to supporting the adoption of advanced grid solutions that expand capacity and add capabilities to existing and new transmission and distribution lines.

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