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May 22, 2024

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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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Wisconsin PSC: Missing Info in We Energies’ Oak Creek Coal-to-gas Plans
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin said it’s missing several details from We Energies regarding its multiyear plan to substitute gas for coal at its Oak Creek Power Plant.
NRG
PJM Monitor and Consumers Protest Indian River Compensation Settlement
The Maryland Office of Peoples Counsel and PJM's IMM urge FERC to reject a compensation plan for NRG keeping a portion of its Indian River coal plant open under a reliability contract.
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Last Remaining Coal Resources in New England Set to Retire

Granite Shore Power has reached an agreement with EPA, the Sierra Club, and the Conservation Law Foundation to retire New England's last coal plant by 2028.

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MISO Members Doubt Severity of Long-term RA Alarm Bells
Multiple MISO members appeared skeptical at their quarterly meetings that the RTO is destined to face capacity shortfalls before the turn of the decade.
Talen Energy
PJM Rejects Storage as Alternative to Brandon Shores RMR
PJM is rejecting a study suggesting it could avoid extending the life of the Brandon Shores generator by installing storage and reconductoring several lines.
ISO-NE
Prices, Renewables Rise in New England Capacity Auction

ISO-NE's capacity prices cleared at $3.58/kW-month in FCA 18, a nearly $1 increase over last year.

EIA
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. 
We Energies
We Energies Secures FERC Permission to Switch Coal Interconnection with Gas Plant
FERC has allowed We Energies a MISO tariff waiver, making it simpler for the utility to trade gas for coal at its Oak Creek campus in Wisconsin.

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