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PJM and NYISO take Steps to Address State Policy Objectives

PJM and the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) both recently issued proposals to address the interplay of state policy objectives and wholesale electric market pricing.  PJM presented two alternative proposals to FERC, Docket No. ER18-1314, for authorization to amend … Continue reading

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Virginia Proposes to Join RGGI, Cut Emissions by 30%

On January 8, Virginia’s proposed Regulation for Emissions Trading Programs was published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.  The regulation proposes a CO2 Budget Trading Program that imposes a declining cap on carbon emissions from certain fossil-fuel-fired stationary boilers, combustion … Continue reading

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California Public Utilities Commission Report Predicts 50% Renewable Power by 2020

On Monday, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) released its 2017 Renewables Portfolio Standards (RPS) Report, an annual progress report on the state’s RPS Program.  California’s RPS target is one of the most ambitious in the country, requiring the state’s … Continue reading

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GAO Report Finds that Climate Change Could Cost the Federal Government Billions; Alaska Governor Establishes State Climate Change Strategy

In a September 2017 report, Climate Change: Information on Potential Economic Effects Could Help Guide Federal Efforts to Reduce Fiscal Exposure, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) studied the potential economic effects of climate change in order to help federal decision-makers … Continue reading

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Hawai‘ian 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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