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May 23, 2024

State and Local Policy

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
NJ Wrestles with Clean Energy Priorities
Speakers told the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to emphasize cutting emissions from heavy- and medium-duty trucks and tackle methane emissions in the state's next Energy Master Plan.
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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.

Iberdrola
Iberdrola to Take Full Ownership of Avangrid
Iberdrola is moving to acquire the 18.4% stake in Avangrid that it does not already own in a $2.55 billion deal.
EDF Renewables
Strategy Offered for Success of Future West Coast OSW Sector
A new report outlines steps that could pave the way for a robust offshore wind industry on the West Coast, where there's limited infrastructure to support it.
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Developers Urge New Target for Pacific Offshore Wind
Developers of floating offshore wind are calling on the California Public Utilities Commission to increase procurement targets to 10 GW by 2035.
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NY Energy Storage Industry Seeks Faster Path Forward
The promise of doing well for both the environment and the economy and the obstacles to doing so were highlighted as the 2024 edition of New York’s energy storage industry conference opened.
The City of Boston / Sasaki
How Sea Level Rise, Coastal Flooding Threaten Boston’s Grid
In Boston and throughout the broader region, climate-fueled extreme weather events are already putting stress on essential energy infrastructure.
California Energy Commission
Environmental Groups Urge CEC to Fund EV Truck Chargers
Environmental groups are urging the California Energy Commission to use the state’s remaining $233 million in NEVI funds to build chargers for the surge of electric trucks expected in the next decade.
The Brattle Group
Brattle Report Details Impact of ‘Lumpy’ Loads on Utility Forecasts
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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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