February 24, 2024

Natural Gas

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.
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. 
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Constellation Reaches Agreements to Keep Everett LNG Terminal Open
Eversource and National Grid have reached agreements with Constellation to keep the Everett Marine Terminal open for six more years, pending approval from the state.
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DC Circuit Hears Arguments on FERC LNG Plant Approval
The D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments on FERC’s approval of the Commonwealth LNG facility in Cameron, La.
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
DOE Official Defends LNG Approval Pause at Senate Hearing

A Department of Energy official defended the Biden administration’s pause on processing LNG export facilities at a Senate hearing.

National Grid
Mass. Gas Working Group Finalizes Recommendations to Legislature
The recommendations for the state's gas pipe replacement program highlight some key areas of contention between the gas utilities, climate organizations and state officials.
Constellation Energy
President Biden’s LNG Pause Fuels Partisan Debate at House Hearing
Republicans teed off on President Biden’s pause on processing new applications for liquified natural gas exports at a congressional hearing.
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Algonquin, Residents Make Final Arguments in Weymouth Hearing
The attorneys representing the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Algonquin Gas Transmission and a group of residents presented final arguments in a department adjudicatory proceeding over the waterways license of the company’s natural gas compressor station in Weymouth.
Venture Global LNG
Report: Biden Admin to Evaluate LNG Terminal’s Impact on Climate
The Biden administration is planning to delay its decision on approval of a major LNG export terminal in order to evaluate the project’s climate impacts, The New York Times reported.
EPA Proposes Methane Emission Penalties
EPA is moving to impose financial penalties for excessive methane emissions within the oil and gas sector. 

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