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July 20, 2024

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IEEFA
LNG Won’t Replace Coal in Generating China’s Power, Report Says
The world’s largest coal consumer will not be replacing that domestic resource with imported natural gas, IEEFA said in its report.
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DTE to Replace Historic Coal Plant with Batteries
With a capacity of 220 MW and 880 MWh, the Trenton Channel Energy Center is expected to be the largest standalone battery storage site in the Great Lakes region when completed in 2026. 
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Tri-State CEO Gives Update on Energy Transition
Tri-State CEO Duane Highley spoke with ACP CEO Jason Grumet about how cooperatives are managing the transition from coal to renewables and balancing clean energy goals with reliability.
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EEI Sues EPA over Power Plant Rules’ Carbon-capture Requirement
The Edison Electric Institute has joined the litigation against EPA’s power plant rules under Clean Air Act Section 111, filing its own petition to review the rules and intervening in existing suits. 
Senate ENR Committee
Manchin not Ready to Give up on Bipartisan Permitting Bill
Sen. Joe Manchin rebuffed Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's assertion that permitting reform was dead in the current Congress during an Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on load growth from data centers.
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Republican-led States Sue EPA over Power Plant Emissions Rule
Republican state attorneys general sued EPA seeking to stop implementation of the agency’s final rule aimed at slashing greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal plants and new natural gas plants. 
Duke Energy
NC Residents Criticize Duke’s Pace of Coal Retirements, Reliance on Gas in Carbon Plan
North Carolina residents called upon the Utilities Commission to address Duke Energy’s preferred carbon plan, criticizing its slow pace of coal plant retirements and increase in gas plants compared to other options.
EPA
EPA Power Plant Rules Squeeze Coal Plants; Existing Gas Plants Exempt
Coal-fired power plants nationwide will either have to close by 2039 or use carbon capture and storage or other technologies to capture 90% of their emissions by 2032 under EPA’s long-awaited final rule.
Resources for the Future
RFF Analysis of Net-zero Projections Finds Continued Fossil Fuel Use
Many recent projections for energy use have fossil fuel use plateauing after 2030, when it needs to rapidly decline to meet midcentury carbon targets, Resources for the Future said.
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Key Energy Bills Win Crossover Votes in Md. General Assembly
Bills moving forward could introduce voluntary time-of-use rates in the state, disclosure statements about green power and point-of-sale EV rebates.

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