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May 23, 2024

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Biden Doubles Down on Support for US Solar Manufacturing
The administration’s focus on growing a healthy, competitive solar supply chain combines Biden’s drive to stimulate private investment in clean tech manufacturing and jobs and bipartisan concerns about Chinese trade practices.
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Energy Trade Groups Warn FERC Against Ratcheting up Affiliate Rules
Industry trade groups warned FERC against passing more stringent restrictions on investment funds’ shares in the power industry, but consumer advocates and Republican state attorneys general urged it to move forward with rule changes. 
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ACORE Panel: IRA is Safe, but Trump Could Decimate DOE

The best way to defend the Inflation Reduction Act could be to stop mentioning the law and focus on its benefits, speakers told the ACORE Policy Forum

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Whitehouse: Best Defense for IRA is Funding, Building More Projects

One of the Senate’s strong liberal voices on climate change, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse slammed the fossil fuel industry for its campaign of “climate denial and propaganda.”

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Clean Energy Groups Seek FERC Re-evaluation of Automatic Penalties in MISO Queue
Multiple clean energy organizations have asked FERC to reconsider its approval of automatic penalties for withdrawing generation in MISO’s interconnection queue.
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DOE Issues Final Guidelines for National Transmission Corridors
The Department of Energy released its final guidelines for the designation of National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors, which are narrowly defined areas where transmission is urgently needed to ensure reliability and affordability and advance “important national interests.”
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Panelists Warn of Winter Weather’s National Security Risks
Speakers on an ACORE webinar warned that the national security risks of electricity outages at military bases is unappreciated.
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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.

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DOE Proposes Expanding NEPA Exclusions for Clean Energy, Transmission
DOE proposed expanding exclusions for NEPA reviews for clean energy, storage, and transmission projects that are built on previously developed land, in a move welcomed by the renewable energy industry.
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New Report Finds MISO, PJM Could Save Billions Through Interregional Tx Expansion
A new ACORE report concludes MISO and PJM could save ratepayers $15 billion in a little more than a decade if they build more interregional transmission.

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