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July 15, 2024

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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Can US Automakers Hit 65.1 mpg by 2031?
The new standard sets regular 2% increases in fuel efficiency for passenger cars ― sedans and SUVs ― per year between the 2027 and 2031 model years, rising from 60 mpg to 65.1 mpg.
DOE
DOE Tackles Charging Challenges to Get More EVs on the Road
DOE initiatives aimed at expanding EV charging networks have become more urgent as the November election looms and growth in EV sales has slowed.
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Utility CEOs See Ongoing Role for Gas, Nuclear in Decarbonization
Utility executives told state regulators that natural gas and nuclear power will be part of the electric mix for decades as the industry decarbonizes.
State of Nevada
Nevada Draft Climate Plan Outlines GHG-reduction Priorities
Nevada's Division of Environmental Protection received a $3 million federal grant to develop the strategy, known as the Priority Climate Action Plan.
NJ DEP
NJ Launches Electric School Bus Program With Bidirectional Incentives
New Jersey does not allow electric buses to send electricity directly to the grid, but a program offers up to $50,000 in additional support for projects that use a “vehicle-to-building” strategy.
FERC
FERC Dives into Reliability Implications of EPA’s Power Plant Rule
FERC hosted a senior EPA staffer and heard from the industry and states on how the environmental regulator's latest proposal to cut carbon emissions from  power plants will impact grid reliability as it is implemented.
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Parties Preview FERC Review of EPA Power Plant Rule
FERC is hosting a review of EPA's proposed power plant rule, and the different sides of the debate got their views in early.
NYISO
NY State Reliability Council Executive Committee Briefs: Oct. 13, 2023
The NYSRC Executive Committee approved the modeling assumptions for its 2024/25 installed reserve margin requirement study base case and discussed potential cap-and-invest updates.
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WECC Board of Directors Briefs: Sept. 14, 2023
WECC’s two-day annual member meeting featured an election to fill the board’s two top spots.
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MISO: Reliability Risk Upped by 49 GW in Approved but Unbuilt Generation
MISO’s quarterly Board Week explored the reasons behind its growing number of generation projects that have the stamp of approval to connect to the system but remain unbuilt.

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