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July 21, 2024

Natural Gas

NET Power
Startups: Market Will Move New Cleantech Regardless of Election Outcome
Questions from energy reporters at a USEA briefing on emerging cleantech shifted the focus to what will happen to U.S. energy policy if Donald Trump is re-elected president.
Black Rock Solar
2 New California Bills Could Accelerate Decarbonization
The California Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee advanced two new bills that could accelerate the state’s decarbonization goals by helping residents and multimeter customers transition to renewable energy.  
Venture Global LNG
Federal Judge Stays Biden’s LNG Export Application Pause
The U.S. District Court for Western Louisiana issued a stay on the Biden administration’s pause in considering new applications for LNG export facilities. 
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.
D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
DC Circuit Upholds NYISO 17-year Amortization Rule
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld FERC’s approval of a key NYISO capacity market price determinant that the state utility regulator says could raise costs by hundreds of millions of dollars per year. 
EPRI
EPRI: Clean Energy, Efficiency Can Meet AI, Data Center Power Demand
The burgeoning power demand from data centers and artificial intelligence can be met by other means than new natural gas-fired power plants, according to a new report from the Electric Power Research Institute.
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Overheard at the 76th Annual NECPUC Symposium
Angst over looming load growth, cost increases and reliability headaches headlined the 76th annual New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners Symposium.
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Massachusetts DPU Approves Everett LNG Contracts
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities approved agreements between Constellation Energy and the state’s investor-owned gas utilities to keep the Everett LNG import facility operating through May 2030.
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. 

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