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February 24, 2024

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EIA
Fossil Retirements to Slow Briefly as Solar and Storage Proliferate
The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that fossil fuel generation retirements will slow in 2024 and that solar and storage will dominate capacity additions. 
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.
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.”
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.
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Parties Preview FERC Review of EPA Power Plant Rule
FERC is hosting a review of EPA's proposed power plant rule, and the different sides of the debate got their views in early.
Energy DELTA Lab
Youngkin Announces Coalfield Redevelopment Deal
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced a deal to start redeveloping 65,000 acres of old coal mining land in Southwest Virginia, with proposals including renewables, small modular reactors, and advanced data centers.
Senate ENR
DOE Officials Face Rocky Senate Hearing on IIJA, IRA Loans and Grants
DOE's Crane and Shah said all grant and loan applications are evaluated and carefully vetted by federal career staff and agency engineers and experts.
United Nations
Calif. Governor: ‘Climate Crisis is a Fossil Fuel Crisis’
Saying that 'humanity has opened the gates of hell,' UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for an end to subsidies for fossil fuels worldwide and a phaseout of all coal-fired generation in well-off countries by 2030.
NIPSCO
NIPSCO Proposes New Gas Plant; Ind. Consumer Advocate Displeased
Tensions are building between NIPSCO and the Citizen Action Coalition of Indiana over the utility's proposal to build a new natural gas peaking plant.
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NV Energy Proposes to Convert Valmy Coal Plant to Gas
NV Energy wants to convert its last coal-fired power plant to a gas-fueled facility, as the utility continues to be plagued with cancellations and delays of planned solar projects.  

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