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July 20, 2024

John Barrasso

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Senate Energy Committee Advances Biden’s FERC Nominees
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced all three of President Joe Biden’s nominees to FERC with broad margins in a business meeting.
Senate ENR Committee
Manchin not Ready to Give up on Bipartisan Permitting Bill
Sen. Joe Manchin rebuffed Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's assertion that permitting reform was dead in the current Congress during an Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on load growth from data centers.
FERC
FERC Issues Transmission Rule Without ROFR Changes, Christie’s Vote
FERC issued Order 1920, its long-awaited final rule on long-term regional transmission planning and cost allocation, but it could not fulfill hopes for a unanimous vote.
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.
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
DOE Official Defends LNG Approval Pause at Senate Hearing

A Department of Energy official defended the Biden administration’s pause on processing LNG export facilities at a Senate hearing.

DOE
Can DOE Accelerate US Energy Transition as 2024 Election Looms?

DOE is focused on reshaping the U.S. energy landscape, but officials may have only another year to build the momentum needed to make any potential Republican rollbacks unpopular and unlikely.

DTE Energy
EPA, FERC Hear from Stakeholders on Reliability
Both EPA and FERC received comments on how reliability can be maintained under the former’s power plant rule that requires fossil fuel-fired units to curtail their emissions.
Shutterstock
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.
Senate ENR
DOE Officials Face Rocky Senate Hearing on IIJA, IRA Loans and Grants
DOE's Crane and Shah said all grant and loan applications are evaluated and carefully vetted by federal career staff and agency engineers and experts.
JERA
GOP Senators Call for FERC Conferences on EPA Power Plant Rule
Two key Republican senators asked FERC to hold formal technical conferences on EPA's Power Plant Rule, noting the regulator did so for Obama's Clean Power Plan.

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