Thursday, February 21, 2019

Environmental Regulations News

Glick Shines Light on FERC Dispute over GHG

FERC Commissioner Richard Glick on Tuesday provided some insight into the “vigorous debate” over natural gas pipeline approvals that has divided the commission along party lines. | © RTO Insider

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House Democrats Put Climate Change Front and Center

House Democrats have put climate change at the front of their agenda, with two committees holding hearings on the topic simultaneously, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introducing the “Green New Deal.” | © RTO Insider

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NYISO Ponders Response to Carbon Charge Shortfalls

NYISO stakeholders debated the need to consider the possibility that carbon pricing could occasionally leave New York electricity consumers paying into the carbon revenue account rather than drawing from it. | Brattle Group

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New York Boosts Zero-carbon, Renewable Goals

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vaulted the state ahead in environmental targets by pledging to erase the state’s carbon footprint by 2040 and nearly quadrupling its offshore wind energy goal to 9 GW by 2035. | NYSERDA

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Mass. Looks to Double Down on OSW, Clean Goals

Massachusetts is seeking to broaden its already ambitious goals for procuring clean energy and reducing emissions, Department of Energy Resources officials told the Environmental Business Council of New England. | © RTO Insider

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EPSA Asks Supreme Court to Review ZEC Rulings

Several power producers joined the Electric Power Supply Association in petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to review appellate court rulings upholding the New York and Illinois zero-emission credit programs.

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NYPSC Expands Storage, Energy Efficiency Programs

Rulings by the Public Service Commission will double New York’s existing 2025 storage goal to 3,000 MW by 2030 and require the state’s utilities to reduce building energy use by an additional 31 trillion British thermal units.

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