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April 17, 2024

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Bill Would Exempt Md. Data Centers with Fossil Fuel Backup from PSC Approval
Getting bills through the Maryland General Assembly often involves compromises and tradeoffs, even with Democrats controlling the House of Delegates, the Senate and the governorship.
DOE
Next-gen Geothermal: Clean, Firm, Flexible and Ready for Liftoff
The U.S. may need 700 to 900 GW of clean, firm power to decarbonize the grid even as electricity demand increases, according to a new report from the Department of Energy.
Fervo Energy
DOE to Fund Enhanced Geothermal Demo on Oregon Volcano
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced $60 million in potential funding for three enhanced geothermal projects that could expand the technology's reach.
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House Democrats Introduce Bill to Spur Interregional Transmission

A bill introduced by House Democrats would grant FERC numerous new authorities over interregional transmission in a bid to spur large projects and increase the flow of renewable energy across state lines.

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Clements Outlines Further Steps to Ease Interconnection Woes
FERC Commissioner Allison Clements said addressing transmission planning issues will be a key component of cutting down interconnection backlogs.
Eversource
Massachusetts Moves to Limit New Gas Infrastructure

Massachusetts has moved to discourage new investment in natural gas infrastructure by blocking utilities from recovering costs unless they can show they first considered non-gas alternatives.

EMC Engineering Services
Treasury Department NOPR Seeks to Clarify IRA’s ITC Rules

The Treasury Department released guidelines for the Inflation Reduction Act’s investment tax credits for clean energy projects.

Ormat Technologies
Nevada Geothermal Auction Fetches $1M for BLM
As part of its efforts to lease land for renewable energy production, the Bureau of Land Management auctioned leases for 33 geothermal parcels in Nevada.
Princeton University
New Jersey Moves to Embrace Geothermal Heat Pumps
After years of largely overlooking geothermal, New Jersey has begun an effort proponents hope will better integrate the energy source into the state’s renewable energy portfolio.
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New York Seeks to Unlock Geothermal Potential for Buildings
The village of Ossining is constructing geothermal boreholes using a new law that exempts these boreholes from oil and gas well regulations.

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