November 2, 2020

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  • A divided Arizona Corporation Commission last week preliminarily approved rules to require the state’s utilities to get 100 percent of their power from carbon-free resources—including nuclear energy—by 2050, with interim renewable energy deployment...
  • Danish energy developer Orsted said last week it is “highly likely” that all five of its U.S. offshore wind projects under various stages of development will face delays, largely due to the federal government’s slower-than-expected progress in...
  • Joining the handful of states taking actions to reduce natural gas use for home heating and appliances, Massachusetts regulators Thursday ordered the state’s gas distribution utilities to develop long-range proposals for cutting gas use in line with...
  • While recently reeling in a $1.35 billion federal grant for the initiative, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems over the last ten days has seen four more cities withdraw from its ambitious plan to build 12 small modular reactors at the Energy...
  • Taking a bath after its enthusiastic early entry in the Marcellus and Utica shale fields with a $4.3 billion acquisition in 2010, Chevron last week sold its entire Appalachian oil and gas production acreage, wells and pipeline interests to EQT for...
  • Puget Sound Energy’s plan to sell its stake in Montana’s 1,480-megawatt Colstrip coal plant to NorthWestern Energy and Talen Montana fell through last week, complicating the utility’s efforts to go fossil-free by 2025 as required by Washington state...
  • In what appears to be a first-of-a-kind effort to open new revenue streams for two rapidly expanding clean energy technologies, California’s grid operator has received federal approval for rule changes meant to remove barriers for electric vehicle...
  • A regional carbon price or a region-wide, technology-neutral clean energy standard would achieve greenhouse emission reductions far more cheaply and effectively than individual climate plans being pursued by some of the 13 states in PJM...
  • The Energy Daily in its October 30 edition incorrectly reported that Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association sought FERC oversight in 2020 after an administrative law judge at the Colorado Public Utilities Commission issued an initial...