July 20, 2024

Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN)

Maryland Department of the Environment
Md. Emission-reduction Plan: High Ambitions, No Funding
Maryland will have to come up with an extra $1 billion yearly to pay for proposals in its newly released Climate Pollution Reduction Plan.
Dominion Energy
Report Questions Dominion IRP’s Call for New Natural Gas Plants
A report funded by Chesapeake Climate Action Network questioned Dominion's plans for new natural gas in its pending IRP.
Dominion Energy
Enviros Pan Dominion Integrated Resource Plan
Dominion Virginia’s new Integrated Resource Plan anticipates continued development of solar, wind and storage — and 970 MW of new natural gas capacity.
Montgomery County Council
Montgomery County, Md. Passes Building Electrification Law
Maryland’s largest county passed the state’s strongest building electrification law, requiring most new construction be carbon-neutral.
Another Meeting Day, Another Drama at FERC
Despite changing its meeting date to avoid threats of mass demonstrations next week, the FERC couldn’t avoid another protest drama Thursday.
FERC Cracks Down on Protesters
Borrowing language from other federal agencies, FERC issued an order “to clarify that the term ‘observe’ does not include disruptive behavior.”
Va. SCC Staff Blasts EPA Carbon Rule
The EPA’s proposed regulations on carbon emissions would increase electric bills and harm reliability, Virginia SCC staff members said.
Duke, Dominion Propose 550-Mile, $5 Billion Pipeline for Shale Gas
Duke Energy, Dominion Resources and other partners last week proposed a 550-mile, $5 billion pipeline to carry natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale formations to Virginia and eastern North Carolina.
As FERC Nears Cove Point Order, Opposition Continues
Senators from Maryland are upset that Cheryl LaFleur declined to hold more hearings regarding Dominion Resources' proposed liquefied natural gas export facility at Cove Point.
Will an Old Utility Learn New Tricks?
Dominion Virginia Power won the rights to develop 2,000 MW of offshore wind in federal waters. But due to high costs and state policies, the utility is making no promises.

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