Solar Industry – The greatest number of actions on grid modernization during the quarter related to advanced metering infrastructure rules, energy storage deployment, grid modernization investigations, and utility business model reforms.
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E&E News – The Trump administration is considering forming "a new, central institution" to advocate for natural gas and coal technology and exports, according to a document E&E News obtained from an administration source.
The Washington Post – A federal appeals court found that restrictions against harming wildlife are inadequate for the controversial 600-mile natural gas project.
Greentech Media – High-tech grid resources that have become commonplace in some utility territories aren’t even considered in others.
The Hill – Lawmakers grilled officials Tuesday over efforts to restore power to Puerto Rico after last year's devastating hurricanes.
Scientific American / E&E News – Observers say the timing and the specifics of EPA’s next steps will determine how strong the agency is heading into the court battles guaranteed to come.
The Associated Press – A pair of lawsuits filed Monday target the Trump administration’s sale of oil and gas leases on huge swaths of Western public lands that contain crucial habitat for an imperiled bird.
In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, takeaways from North Carolina State's Energy Conference; FERC order opens door for more energy storage; and Advanced Microgrid Solutions' Hybrid-Electric building open.
The Hill – A House panel has approved a string of bills aimed at securing U.S. energy infrastructure from cyber threats following revelations of Russian cyberattacks targeting grid operators.
Energy News Network – Michigan utility customers who put surplus electricity they generate back onto the power grid will be paid a lower, avoided-cost rate after June 1.