December 1, 2023

natural gas pipelines

Senate ENR Committee
Senate ENR Searches for Bipartisan Compromise on ‘Permitting Reform’
Sen. Joe Manchin called on colleagues to put politics aside and hammer out a bipartisan bill to accelerate permitting of energy and transmission projects.
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Senators Praise Phillips, FERC’s Output at Oversight Hearing
All four FERC commissioners testified at an oversight hearing on Thursday, with senators praising its recent approval of natural gas infrastructure.
Senate ENR
Senate Energy Comm. Ponders Change in Cybersecurity Authorities
Senators discussed new bills that would give FERC authority over gas pipeline cybersecurity and change how DOE handles cyber threats.
Study: Philadelphia Gas Infrastructure Costs Rise as Consumers Electrify
Philadelphia Gas Works must spend billions to replace leak-prone pipes as more customers are likely to switch to electric heating, according to a new report.
U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
WRI Webinar: Permitting Laws for Clean Energy Need Improvement
Speakers at a WRI webinar said any updates to permitting necessary to meet long-term clean energy goals need to leave key environmental protections in place.
NYISO Previews Capacity Accreditation Modeling Work
NYISO briefed the Installed Capacity/Market Issues Working Group on its efforts to improve capacity accreditation.
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Heinrich: Pipeline Permitting ‘Reform’ Will Also Benefit Clean Energy
Legislation to streamline the permitting of clean energy projects, including new transmission, may require bipartisan tradeoffs, according to one senator.
U.S. House of Representatives
New House GOP Majority Moves to Aid Fossil Fuel Sector
House members squared off over a set of proposals from the new GOP majority to lessen environmental and other regulatory barriers to domestic energy production.
FERC Approves Pipeline Expansion Despite New Jersey’s Worries
FERC approved an expansion of a major pipeline to serve the East Coast despite doubts about its need by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.
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PJM Gas Generator Failures Eyed in Elliott Storm Review
PJM expects to issue at least $1 billion in penalties over generation outages in December, when plummeting temperatures stretched the region to its limits.

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