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  • ISO-NE’s annual report focuses on renewable energy future (Vermont Biz)
  • Senate pushes bipartisan energy innovation bill (Axios)
  • Senators Murkowski, Manchin Introduce American Energy Innovation Act
  • EPA Releases PFAS Action Plan: Program Update – Report highlights EPA’s aggressive and unprecedented efforts to address PFAS in the environment (EPA)
  • FERC ruling will limit wind and solar power’s participation in capacity markets – critcs cry bailout by another name (Politico)
  • Why electric buses are part of our transportation future (Hartford Courant)
  • U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces Availability of $1 Billion to Upgrade American Infrastructure (USDOT)
  • Raskin’s Oversight Subcommittee Launches Investigation into use of Eminent Domain by Energy Companies (Rep. Raskin)
  • A study says snow cover in New England is expected to decline by half, further stressing ski resorts that increasingly rely on energy intensive snowmaking equipment(Boston University News Service)
  • While the Trump administration withdrew from the Paris Accords, nearly half the states, including most in the Northeast, are acting to uphold the pact (Business Insider)
  • Feds launch probe of renewables plan (Energy Wire)
  • Two-Way Trade in Green Electrons: Deep Decarbonization of the Northeastern U.S. and the Role of Canadian Hydropower (MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Research)
  • The Climate Leadership Council issues a bipartisan climate road map that aims to slash CO2 emissions 50 percent by 2035
  • January 2020 was Earth’s hottest January on record (NOAA)
  • FERC rejects waiver request re capacity and interconnection (Energy Policy Update)
  • Cross-State Air Pollution Causes Significant Premature Deaths in the U.S. – Midwestern states are the biggest exporters of air pollution, while Northeastern states are the leading importers (Inside Climate News)
  • ChargePoint commits $1B to expand EV charging as Ocasio-Cortez, others unveil bills for a national network (Utility Dive)
  • In latest setback, offshore wind launch pushed beyond 2022: But Baker administration officials remain optimistic (SouthCoast Today)
  • EIA releases February’s U.S. Short-Term Energy Outlook
  • Feds clear Gateway bridge for funding — but not tunnel (Politico)
  • Senators demand Gateway timeline from Trump administration (Politico)
  • Lawmakers, Trump administration spar over Vineyard Wind review (Commonwealth Magazine

January 2020

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