May 22, 2024

climate change

NorthWestern Energy
Groups Ask Montana PSC to Consider Climate Impacts in Rulemakings
More than 40 Montana organizations petitioned the state’s Public Service Commission to consider climate impacts when issuing utility rulemakings.
ERCOT Faces State’s Insatiable Demand for Energy
ERCOT is focused on dispatchable resources to meet the ever-increasing demand for energy in Texas.
White House Releases Climate Assessment, $6B for Resilience Projects
DOE is opening the second round of funding for its Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnership program, which will offer $3.9 billion from the IIJA for projects that will modernize the grid, increase capacity, and unlock renewable energy resources.
Office of Gov. Gavin Newsom
Calif. Enters Climate Agreement with China’s Hainan Province
Gov. Gavin Newsom said California will team up with the Chinese province in the state’s latest international partnership focused on the climate crisis.
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Plan for GOP President: Cut Climate Programs, ‘Re-examine’ RTOs
If ex-FERC Commissioner Bernard McNamee has his way, the next president will eliminate the federal government’s climate programs and have FERC “reexamine” RTOs.  

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Canadian Wildfires Trigger ISO-NE Capacity Deficiency
Canadian wildfires caused just the third ISO-NE capacity deficiency since 2016, demonstrating the increasing reliability threat of climate change.
NERC Warns of Summer Reliability Risks Across North America
Most regions of the North American grid remain at elevated risk of supply shortfalls this summer, NERC said in its 2023 Summer Reliability Assessment.
Washington State House Democrats
Washington Drought Bill Wins Backing
A bill to provide funding to deal with Washington’s droughts received strong support in a legislative hearing.
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Western Governors Talk Climate Change
The governors of Washington, Oregon and California and the premier of British Columbia discussed the need for cross-border efforts to address climate change.
Conn. Lawmakers Urge ISO-NE to Take Action on Climate
Connecticut lawmakers urged ISO-NE to act in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling barring EPA from requiring generation shifting to reduce carbon emissions.

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