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April 21, 2024

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FERC OKs Pipeline Expansion Despite West Coast States’ Opposition
FERC rejected rehearing requests on the expansion of the Gas Transmission Northwest pipeline’s capacity into the Northwest over three states’ objections and Commissioner Allison Clements’ dissent. 
Linde
Calif. Senate Committee Passes Energy-related Bills
A California legislative committee has passed a raft of energy-related bills, including legislation focused on grid-enhancing technologies, hydrogen and data centers.
Brattle Group
Virtual Power Plants Could Save Calif. $750M a Year, Study Says
California could significantly cut power costs through increased use of VPPs, according to the study by The Brattle Group and GridLab.  
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DC Circuit Rejects Challenge to California Car Emissions Waiver
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a challenge from Republican state attorneys general and others against California’s ability to set its own regulations on automobile emissions under the Clean Air Act. 
California Energy Commission
CEC, Caltrans Solicit Feedback on New Program for EV Charger Repair
The California Energy Commission and Department of Transportation are seeking feedback on a state grant program designed to replace and repair more than 1,300 chargers at 300 sites statewide. 
California Energy Commission
Calif. Looks to Streamline Process for Issuing NEVI Funds

California officials are exploring how to improve the process for dispensing hundreds of millions in federal funding to construct a public network of electric vehicle charging stations.  

Port of Seattle
Calif., Quebec, Wash. to Explore Linking Carbon Markets

Washington could be closer to joining the California-Québec carbon market after the three governments issued a statement saying they will explore linking their cap-and-trade systems.

Tesla
Public EV Charging Gets Boost in California

California's charging network is getting a boost from two different directions: a state program aimed at providing high-density Level 2 chargers in underserved areas and the opening of Tesla’s charging network to non-Tesla vehicles.

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LPO Announces $72.8M Loan for Tribal Microgrid
Currently under construction, the Viejas microgrid will combine 15 MW of solar with 38 MWh of long-duration, non-lithium storage and is the first loan the LPO has made under its long-dormant Tribal Energy Financing Program.
American Clean Power Association
Can US Maintain Record Solar, Clean Power Growth?
The U.S. could nearly quadruple solar capacity in the next 10 years, according to a SEIA report, while a ACP report shows that delays on clean energy projects have put more than 60 GW of clean power capacity on hold.

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