Defense Production Act
Eversource Energy, New England’s largest utility, is piling on to calls for winter help from the federal government.
DOE is seeking input from the public on how to use the Defense Production Act authority that President Biden granted it to improve power grid reliability.
Responding to pleas from solar developers, President Biden ordered a two-year tariff waiver on PV components from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
The U.S. has an abundance of critical minerals, but not the political will to build out mining and processing supply chains, USEA panelists said.
President Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to step up the production of rare minerals critical to his administration's clean energy goals.
The military has been among the leaders in seeking to make its facilities more resilient and adding renewable power, energy storage and microgrids.
Senate Democrats pressed Bernard McNamee to recuse himself from the resilience proceeding at FERC due to his role in crafting a controversial DOE proposal.
FERC Commissioner Richard Glick reiterated his opposition to the Trump administration’s efforts to protect coal and nuclear generation.
FERC Commissioner Neil Chatterjee and Assistant Department of Energy Secretary Bruce Walker pledged to continue their work on grid resilience.
PJM CEO Andy Ott emphasized the importance of fuel diversity for grid resilience to U.S. senators, but he cautioned against government intervention.
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