November 30, 2023

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Overheard at CHESSA Solar Focus Conference
Panelists warned that misalignment of technology, regulation and market forces could result in missed opportunities for Maryland to hit its nation-leading climate goals.
Minnesota Power, Dairyland Power Cooperative and Basin Electric Power Cooperative
Wisconsin Gas Plant Delayed as Enviros Still Try to Block Project
The timeline for building the Nemadji Trail Energy Center has been pushed into next year as clean energy groups continue to challenge the need for the planned gas plant.
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Environmental Orgs Request Rehearing on ISO-NE Reliability Program
Environmental organizations reiterated their arguments that ISO-NE failed to justify the need for the program.
FERC Approves Updates to ISO-NE Inventoried Energy Program
FERC agreed with ISO-NE that the updated gas price rates more accurately reflect market conditions.
TVA’s Cumberland Coal-to-gas Plans Press on over Resistance
The Tennessee Valley Authority’s plan to swap a retiring coal plant with a new natural gas facility is making progress despite opposition from environmental groups.
Regenerate California
Report Criticizes Gas Plant Performance During Calif. Heat Wave
California's gas-fired power plants experienced a surge of curtailments and spiking emissions during last summer's heat wave, according to the report from an in-state environmental coalition.
Panelists Debate PJM Capacity Market at FERC Forum
PJM officials and stakeholders told FERC they oppose abandoning the RTO’s capacity market but disagree over the degree to which it needs to be changed.
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.
DC Circuit Partly Vacates FERC Gas Pipeline Approval
The ruling means FERC has to reconsider its decision not to perform a new environmental assessment of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
Rye Development
Wash. Approval of Pumped Storage Project Sparks Dissent
In approving a water quality certificate for a pumped storage project along the Columbia, Washington sparked protests from area tribes and some environmental groups.

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