Energy News Network – From new charges and restrictions to buy-all/sell-all models, Northeast states look to upend net metering.
Production, Conversion, Distribution
Reuters – The plan would have boosted the renewable fuel blending obligation for the refining industry to 11.76 percent from 10.88 percent to offset volumes lost under the small refinery hardship waiver program.
Bloomberg – The natural gas industry is on a mission to prove it can keep up with the green energy industry, whose price reductions are starting to become a competitive threat to fossil fuels.
Bloomberg – The Trump administration’s plan to keep money-losing power plants open would save coal mining jobs but at the same time unleash more pollution that would cost lives, according to a new analysis.
Cleveland.com – The first-ever US freshwater wind turbine project has been recommended for approval on Lake Erie, with some restrictions.
Utility Dive – In a 3-2 decision that drew sharp dissent from two commissioners, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected both of PJM Interconnection's proposals to address failures in its capacity markets due to state subsidies supporting preferred generation resources.
The Roanoke Times – After coming to a brief halt, construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline is resuming piecemeal along its approximately 100-mile route through the New River and Roanoke valleys.
The Blade – A broad coalition of 75 industry, government, and military dignitaries has come out in support of President Trump’s plan to bail out the nation’s nuclear plants, agreeing that more premature closures pose a national security threat.
Reuters – The United States should help the natural gas industry push back against opposition by environmental groups to pipeline projects by adopting new regulations or laws that favor infrastructure, backers of the industry said at a conference this week.
Utility Dive – The third Republican commissioner on the five-member Federal Energy Regulatory Commission surprised the energy industry by announcing his imminent departure.
Times Free Press – Business and environmental groups involved with the coalition Tennesseans for Solar Choice are pointing to low quarterly growth to claim the agency is making it clear its solar program is mismanaged, has stalled or is completely broken.
Scientific American / E&E News – Some federal appeals court judges aren’t happy with EPA’s pace in either repealing or replacing the Clean Power Plan.