February 25, 2024

State and Local Policy

Dominion Energy
Dominion Sells 50% of Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind to Stonepeak
Dominion Energy reported earnings of $2 billion in 2023 and announced that it has closed on an equity partner for its Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project. 
State of Nevada
Nevada Draft Climate Plan Outlines GHG-reduction Priorities
Nevada's Division of Environmental Protection received a $3 million federal grant to develop the strategy, known as the Priority Climate Action Plan.
Friends of Sears Island
Maine Chooses Nature Preserve for Floating Wind Port
Sears Island on Maine’s central coast is the preferred site for a port to support the offshore wind farms state leaders hope will be built nearby. 
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.

NJ DEP
NJ Launches Electric School Bus Program With Bidirectional Incentives
New Jersey does not allow electric buses to send electricity directly to the grid, but a program offers up to $50,000 in additional support for projects that use a “vehicle-to-building” strategy.
California Energy Commission
CEC Approves $1.9B for ZEV Infrastructure

The California Energy Commission approved a plan for spending $1.85 billion over the next four years to expand zero-emission vehicle infrastructure across the state.

PSEG
NJ Closes Nuclear Subsidy Process as PSEG Looks to Feds
New Jersey shut down its third offering of nuclear subsidies after the operators of the state’s three nuclear plants opted to not apply for state subsidies as they seek federal support.
House Energy and Commerce Committee
State Regulators Debate Reliability and Transmission at House Hearing
House members and their state regulator witnesses split over how much an expanded transmission grid could enable a reliable transition to a low-carbon future.
Caltrans
Caltrans Signs $127M Deal for Hydrogen-powered Trains

The California agency is buying six hydrogen-powered passenger trains, building on an earlier order of four of the zero-emission vehicles from Stadler Rail.

APS
Tug-of-war Developing over Ariz. Clean Energy Rules
As state regulators begin a process to repeal renewable energy and energy efficiency standards for electric utilities, a group of lawmakers want the regulators to reconsider clean energy rules they previously rejected.

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