December 8, 2023

Joe Biden

Federal Budgets, Procurements to Include Social Cost of GHGs

President Joe Biden has directed all federal agencies to incorporate the social cost of greenhouse gases into a range of key processes.

The White House
DOE: IRA, IIJA Could Add 475 GW of New Solar to US Grid by 2030
The combined impact of the Inflation Reduction Act and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act could add up to 475 GW of new solar and 250 GW of new wind power, according to DOE.
Biden Admin. to Auction First OSW Leases in the Gulf of Mexico
The Biden administration will auction the first offshore wind leases in the Gulf of Mexico — about 300,000 acres that can produce 3.7 GW — on Aug. 29.
Gage Skidmore, CC-BY-SA-2.0, via Wikipedia Commons
DeSantis Rejects $346 Million in IRA Energy Efficiency Funds
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently rejected a growing list of federal and state clean energy initiatives.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy
Debt Ceiling Bill Provides ‘Mini-deal’ on Permitting
A debt ceiling compromise reached by President Biden and House Speaker McCarthy would cut NEPA review times but would not roll back IRA climate provisions.
Biden Veto Upholds 2-year Moratorium on Solar Tariffs
President Biden vetoed a resolution to end the moratorium on solar tariffs imposed on equipment produced in Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
© RTO Insider LLC
Podesta Lays Out Biden’s Priorities for ‘Permitting Reform’
Biden may not agree with all provisions in Sen. Manchin’s permitting bill, but he will support it to start negotiations in the Senate, a key adviser said.
Biden to Veto Bipartisan Rollback of Solar Tariff Moratorium
Biden plans to veto a joint resolution rolling back a two-year moratorium on tariffs on solar panels and cells from four Southeast Asian countries.
© RTO Insider LLC
Biden Names Phillips Acting FERC Chairman
President Biden named Willie Phillips as acting FERC chairman, replacing Richard Glick.
© RTO Insider LLC
Granholm and Manchin: The Yin and Yang of 2022 US Energy Policy
The two people who had the broadest, deepest impacts on federal energy policy in 2022 were undoubtedly Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and Sen. Joe Manchin.

Want more? Advanced Search