Author Archives: Katherine O'Konski

EPA Issues “Affordable Clean Energy” Proposal to Replace the Clean Power Plan

UPDATED 09.11.2018 The notice of public hearing was published in the Federal Register on September 10, 2018. The online registration form to speak at the public hearing is available here. UPDATED 09.07.2018 The proposed rule was published in the Federal … Continue reading

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New York Solicits Public Comments on Energy Storage Roadmap, Including $350 Million in Incentives

Last month, New York released its Energy Storage Roadmap, identifying a range of policy, regulatory, and programmatic actions that the state and market actors can undertake to achieve New York’s goal of installing 1,500 MW of storage by 2025.  The … Continue reading

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EIA Adds Puerto Rico to Its Monthly Electric Generator Inventory; DOE Releases Report on Energy Resilience Solutions

Recovery from the damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria—causing the longest power outage in U.S. history—continues in Puerto Rico.  This week, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that it has added Puerto Rico to its Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator … Continue reading

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GAO Study: Reported Federal Climate Change Spending Increased by $4.4 Billion Since 2010

On May 30, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued an analysis on reported federal climate change funding, prepared as a report to Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX), Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.  The analysis … Continue reading

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DOE Issues Request for Information on Improving Efficiency, Reliability, and Flexibility of Existing Coal-Based Power Plants

Last week, DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking information on the development of advanced technologies that could improve the overall performance, reliability, and flexibility of the nation’s coal-fueled electricity generating units (EGUs).  The RFI … Continue reading

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