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DOE to Conduct Study of Electricity Markets’ Impact on Baseload Generation

Last week, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry issued a memo directing his staff to conduct a study examining electricity markets and reliability.  The memo centers around the concern of the erosion of critical baseload resources, particularly coal-fired power generation.  Secretary … Continue reading

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Trump Administration’s “Budget Blueprint” Proposes Cuts to DOE, EPA, DOI

The White House Office of Management and Budget released its first budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, outlining the Trump Administration’s proposed discretionary funding and spelling out its intent to reduce federal spending on non-defense programs by $54 million.  The … Continue reading

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Department of Energy Reports on New Transmission and Wind Curtailment

Last week, DOE released a report titled Reducing Wind Curtailment through Transmission Expansion in a Wind Vision Future.  This report follows up on a 2015 DOE Wind Vision study, which looked at the potential benefits of a scenario in which … Continue reading

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Department of Energy Week in Review: Release of New Scientific Integrity Policy and Inaugural State of the Labs Report, PetraNova Becomes First Power-Related CCS Project in U.S. to Begin Commercial Operation, and Signing of U.S. and Mexico Bilateral Electric Reliability Principles

It has been a busy week for DOE.  Yesterday, January 11, 2017, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced the release of DOE’s Scientific Integrity Policy and the corresponding implementation order.  Stating that “[t]he cornerstone of the scientific integrity policy at DOE is … Continue reading

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As Administration Transitions, President Obama and Executive Agencies Recap Achievements

On January 9, Science Magazine published an online editorial by President Obama entitled “The Irreversible Momentum of Clean Energy.”  In it, President Obama addresses the decoupling of economic growth from energy sector emissions, private sector initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas … Continue reading

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