December 9, 2023

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Calif. Needs Policies to Reduce New Construction Carbon Footprint

California needs both building-focused and material-focused approaches to driving down the embodied carbon in new construction if it is to reach its net zero goals, according to a new study.

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.

NRDC Lays out Responsible Tx Expansion Recommendations

The U.S. must double the number of transmission projects permitted and built each year to meet its clean energy potential, according to the NRDC.

Department of Energy Draft Needs Study
States, RTOs Caution DOE on Transmission Corridors
States, RTOs and others warned DOE not to let transmission developers dominate the development of National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors.
MVP Southgate Extension Request Gets Mixed Reception at FERC
Mountain Valley Pipeline elicited written protests for asking FERC for a three-year extension to build the Southgate extension of the pipeline.
New Mexico Environment Department
NM Sets Course to Adopt New Clean Vehicle Rules
New Mexico is about to launch a rulemaking on regulations that would largely mirror California’s ZEV sales requirements, but with one key difference.
NJ Building Decarb Plan Garners Support, Criticism
Recent public hearings provided mixed views on New Jersey's ambitious plans for cutting greenhouse gas emissions from buildings through energy efficiency and electrification.
Raritan Valley Community College
NJ Push for 100% Clean Electricity Meets Opposition
A bill to require that only clean electricity be sold in New Jersey by 2035 has stalled over concerns from environmentalists, labor groups and solar developers.
Deadlines and Demand Charges at Issue as Pa. PUC Opens EV Rate Proceeding
Pennsylvania regulators agreed to set guidelines for electric vehicle charging rates, with deadlines and demand charges among the key issues to be decided.
NRDC: PJM Interconnection Queue Roadblock to State Renewable Goals
The Natural Resources Defense Council finds that PJM’s backlogged interconnection is challenging states' renewable portfolio goals; PJM is committed to continuing to improve.

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