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May 22, 2024

Jennifer Granholm

DOE
On the Road to NIETCs, DOE Issues Preliminary List of 10 Tx Corridors
DOE is looking to boost interregional transmission with its announcement of 10 proposed National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors, where projects could be eligible for a share of $2 billion in federal loans and special permitting under FERC’s backstop siting authority.
DOE/NREL
DOE: AI Critical to US Clean Energy, Grid Modernization Goals
Streamlining and accelerating permitting is just one of the potential uses DOE envisions for AI to accelerate the U.S. power system’s transition to 100% clean energy and the modern, efficient, secure grid needed to reach that goal by 2035.
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DOE CITAP Initiative Aims to Permit New Transmission in 2 Years
Under the Coordinated Interagency Authorizations and Permits program, DOE will lead permitting transmission projects and coordinate environmental and permitting processes between federal agencies.
DOE
DOE Report Highlights Benefits of Advanced Grid Technologies
Advanced grid technologies can help expand the grid quickly and relatively cheaply, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Senate ENR Committee
Granholm Defends DOE’s 2025 Budget at Senate Hearing
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm defended her department’s $51 billion budget proposal for FY25 before hostile Republicans on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
DOE
Biden Admin Releases Blueprint for Building Decarbonization
The Biden administration released a plan to decarbonize the country’s building sector, which it says could reduce emissions in the sector by 65% by 2035 and 90% by 2050. 
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Overheard at CERAWeek 2024
CERAWeek 2024 by S&P Global was supposed to explore “strategies for a multidimensional, multispeed and multifuel energy transition.” Instead, the buzz was all about data centers and artificial intelligence.
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Granholm Receives Chilly Reception at CERAWeek 2024
U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm received a lukewarm reception from attendees at CERAWeek 2024 as a result of the administration's recent pause of liquified natural gas terminal projects.
DOE
Next-gen Geothermal: Clean, Firm, Flexible and Ready for Liftoff
The U.S. may need 700 to 900 GW of clean, firm power to decarbonize the grid even as electricity demand increases, according to a new report from the Department of Energy.
National Press Club
Granholm Praises Impact of US Clean Energy Industrial Policy
Clean energy policies funded by the IRA and IIJA have been key to the U.S. economy’s strong performance, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said at the National Press Club.

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