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May 18, 2024

U.S. Congress – House of Representatives (U.S. House)

House Energy and Commerce Committee
State Regulators Debate Reliability and Transmission at House Hearing
House members and their state regulator witnesses split over how much an expanded transmission grid could enable a reliable transition to a low-carbon future.
U.S. House of Representatives
China Preparing to ‘Wreak Havoc’ on US, Cyber Officials Warn
Multiple cybersecurity officials warned lawmakers that China is likely to attempt attacks against U.S. critical infrastructure in a conflict over Taiwan.
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House Democrats Introduce Bill to Spur Interregional Transmission

A bill introduced by House Democrats would grant FERC numerous new authorities over interregional transmission in a bid to spur large projects and increase the flow of renewable energy across state lines.

House Energy and Commerce Committee
ISO/RTO Execs Talk Reliability and Resource Mix at House Hearing

Senior executives from all seven ISO/RTOs discussed how the changing resource mix is impacting reliability.

U.S. Coast Guard
House E&C Members Grill HECO CEO About Maui Fires
Subcommittee members had pointed questions for Hawaiian Electric's CEO over the company's role in the Maui wildfires in August.
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Dems Introduce Bill on Transmission Planning, RTO Transparency

Congressional Democrats have reintroduced legislation to require FERC to establish interregional  transmission planning processes and increase RTO transparency.

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Lawmakers, White House Promise More Work on Permitting After Debt Deal
Debt deal limits page counts and time on environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act, but other work remains, and frustrations surface.
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Congress Doubling Down on Bipartisan Push for ‘Permitting Reform’
Congressional Democrats and Republicans both seek changes to federal permitting rules, but each party seeks to serve different ends.
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
GOP Energy Bill Passes House, Heads for Hostile Senate
The GOP-led House passed a fossil-fuel friendly energy infrastructure bill that Democrats said will be “dead on arrival” in the Senate.
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Webinar Wades into Push to Revise US Permitting Rules
The U.S. must change permitting processes to deploy federal infrastructure money and ensure CO2 reductions needed to avoid the worst climate change impacts.

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