February 24, 2024

Environmental Protection Agency

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.
NOAA Fisheries/Calvin Alexander
Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Overturning Chevron
The Supreme Court heard more than three hours of oral arguments in a case that conservatives hope will reduce the authority of federal regulatory agencies.
EPA Proposes Methane Emission Penalties
EPA is moving to impose financial penalties for excessive methane emissions within the oil and gas sector. 
Lion Electric
EPA Awards $965M in Grants from Clean School Bus Program
EPA awarded $965 million in grants to purchase almost 2,700 electric school buses, the second funding round in the agency’s $5 billion Clean School Bus Program.  
Biden Admin. Releases Proposed Rules for Hydrogen Tax Credits
Hydrogen producers seeking tax credits will need to use new clean energy time-matched to demand, the Biden administration proposed.
DTE Energy
EPA, FERC Hear from Stakeholders on Reliability
Both EPA and FERC received comments on how reliability can be maintained under the former’s power plant rule that requires fossil fuel-fired units to curtail their emissions.
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.
Treasury Releases Guidance on Sustainable Aviation Fuel Tax Credit
The Treasury Department has released guidance on the tax credit for sustainable aviation fuel that offers incentives to fuel that cuts emissions by at least 50% compared to standard jet fuel.
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.
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.

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