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Trump Administration Proposes NEPA Reform – Comments Due March 10, 2020
Earlier this year, the Trump Administration announced a proposal to reform and update the regulations surrounding the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Administration’s goal is to “simplify and clarify requirements” and to reform regulations that have not been modernized in 40 years...
California Approves Community Solar under 2019 Residential PV Mandate
Last week, the California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a community solar project under the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, which require the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on new single-family and low-rise residential homes...
Decarbonization, Clean Energy Standards, and Yoga: Get to Know the National Hydropower Association
The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is dedicated to promoting the growth of clean, affordable U.S. hydropower, uniting over 200 companies in the North American hydropower industry from Fortune 500 corporations to family-owned small businesses...
IRS Announces Long-Awaited Guidance on “45Q” Carbon Credit
On February 19, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance and a revenue procedure on the “45Q” tax credit for companies using carbon capture equipment. The credit provide $20 per metric ton of qualified carbon oxide capture at facilities whose construction starts before 2024...
DOE Notice of Intent for a Funding Opportunity to Improve Energy Efficiency and Demand Flexibility of Buildings
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced its intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Connected Communities" that would invest up to $42 million in pilots around the country...
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U.S. Senate and House WAP Reauthorization Bills Introduced
A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives introduced legislation in both chambers to strengthen and reauthorize the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), with strong support from NASEO and other partner organizations.
DOE Assistant Secretary Evans Testifies Before House Energy and Commerce Committee
Karen Evans, Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, recently testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Swiss-U.S. Energy Innovation Days 2018 Convene Energy Professionals Across the Atlantic
The Swiss-U.S. Energy Innovation Days (SUEID) 2018 convened entrepreneurs, governments, academics, and others from Switzerland and the United States for a three-day workshop that explored new technologies, research methods, and collaborative approaches to energy production and use...
USEER Reveals Growth Trends in Changing U.S. Energy Market
The 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report finds that the U.S. energy market accounts for millions of jobs, including in electric power generation and fuels; transmission, distribution and storage; energy efficiency; and motor vehicles.
AFPM Releases Report on Fuel and Petrochemical Supply Chains
On July 9, the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) released its "Fuel and Petrochemical Supply Chains" report. The report describes key elements of the petroleum and petrochemical sectors - and discusses the role this infrastructure plays in delivering everyday fuels and consumer goods.
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MEA Helps Hyattsville Police Department Get New EV Wheels
Thanks to a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration, the Hyattsville City Police Department in Maryland has added a Chevrolet Bolt EV and zero electric motorcycle to its police fleet, along with two DC-fast charging stations which can be used by both the police and public.
Energy Planning Underway in Virginia and New Jersey
Virginia and New Jersey are using extensive stakeholder engagement and public input processes as they develop new comprehensive energy plans.
Alaska Energy Authority Supports Wind Project for Rural Alaskan Community
A small, remote village on the Alaska Peninsula will soon be able to use wind electricity to power and heat homes, thanks to grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation, and Alaska Energy Authority’s Renewable Energy Fund program...
Zero-Energy Capable Mini-City in Austin, Texas Keeps Costs Low
A mini-city 20 minutes from downtown Austin, Texas is taking energy efficiency to new heights—and new low costs.
First-ever U.S. Freshwater Wind Farm to be Developed in Ohio
On July 5, the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) recommended conditional approval of what could be the first freshwater wind turbine project ever developed in the United States. Led by the Lake Erie Energy Development Co. (LEEDCo), the six-turbine “Icebreaker” wind farm will be sited approximately 10 miles off the coast of Cleveland, OH in Lake Erie.
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