February 25, 2024

Technology

DOE
Can DOE Accelerate US Energy Transition as 2024 Election Looms?

DOE is focused on reshaping the U.S. energy landscape, but officials may have only another year to build the momentum needed to make any potential Republican rollbacks unpopular and unlikely.

Minnkota Power Cooperative
DOE Announces $890M in IIJA Funds for CCS Demonstration Projects
Coming on the heels of COP28 in Dubai - and its weak call for a reduction in fossil fuel use - some researchers and advocates continue to argue that the normalization of CCS will simply prolong the burning of fossil fuels and the emissions they produce.
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Good COP, Bad COP: Thoughts from the Edge of COP28
In a Reporter’s Notebook, NetZero Insider correspondent Dej Knuckey shares how COP28 left her with feelings of hope and despair.
EDF Renewables
COP28: 118 Countries Pledge to Triple Renewables to 11,000 GW by 2030
Renewables pledge calls for ending investment in new coal-fired power plants, "which is incompatible with efforts to limit warning to 1.5°C.”
Shutterstock
DOE Offers $3.5B for Domestic Battery Manufacturing, $444M for Carbon Storage
DOE announced a pair of funding opportunities for battery manufacturing and carbon storage designed to spur grid storage, electrification and emission reductions.
FERC
FERC Dives into Reliability Implications of EPA’s Power Plant Rule
FERC hosted a senior EPA staffer and heard from the industry and states on how the environmental regulator's latest proposal to cut carbon emissions from  power plants will impact grid reliability as it is implemented.
The White House
DOE’s Hydrogen Hubs Seek to Balance Industry, Political Priorities
The hydrogen hubs reflect an attempt to balance the conflicting political and energy industry interests that went into the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
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DOE Announces $500M in IIJA Funds for CO2 Pipeline Buildout
DOE grants will be used to help developers make up the difference in cost between building CO2 pipelines for current demand versus projected future demand.
California Department of Conservation
CARB Starts Mandated Carbon Capture, Storage Program
The California Air Resources Board has started developing a program to manage carbon capture and storage in the state, as required by legislation passed last year.
IISD
Report: G20 Fossil Fuel Subsidies Hit Record $1.4T in 2022
Global investments in renewables are more concentrated not only in developed countries but also in developed technologies. Solar PV and onshore and offshore wind are accounting for almost 97% of investments.

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