Author Archives: Katherine O'Konski

Michigan Utility Seeks Supreme Court Review of EPA’s New Source Review Enforcement Authority

On July 31st, Michigan utility DTE Energy Company (DTE) filed a petition for a writ of certiorari seeking Supreme Court review of EPA’s New Source Review (NSR) enforcement authority as relates to DTE’s coal-fired power plant in Monroe, Michigan.  DTE seeks to … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Orders NSPS Litigation to Remain in Abeyance Indefinitely

Today the D.C. Circuit issued, on its own initiative, an order indefinitely holding in abeyance the litigation over the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards in North Dakota v. EPA.  The succinct order reads as follows: It is ORDERED, on the court’s … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Orders West Virginia Case to Remain in Abeyance

Today, the D.C. Circuit issued, on its own initiative, an order extending the abeyance period of the consolidated cases challenging the Clean Power Plan for another 60 days.  The court also directed EPA to continue to file status reports at … Continue reading

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National Academies Report Calls for Coordinated Approach to Improve Power Grid’s Security and Resilience

Last week, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) issued a pre-publication report focused on identifying and developing strategies to increase the power system’s resilience in the face of events that cause large-area, long-term duration blackouts.  The report, … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Electric Companies Propose Grid Modernization Strategy Focused on Integrating Distributed Energy Resources and Renewables

Last month, the Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) filed a Draft Grid Modernization Strategy describing the scope and cost of changes that will be needed to update the HECO grid to help the state meet its goal of 100% renewable energy … Continue reading

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