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February 2021

January 2021

  • HHS Announces Marketplace Special Enrollment Period for COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
  • EIA leaders will discuss Annual Energy Outlook 2021 and long-term impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. energy mix at a virtual public event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center
  • President Biden Takes Executive Actions to Tackle the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, Create Jobs, and Restore Scientific Integrity Across Federal Government
  • The Battle Lines Are Forming in Biden’s Climate Push (New York Times)
  • Biden plans to replace the US government’s fleet of 650,000 vehicles with electric models in a shift to clean energy (Business Insider)
  • Permitting for big U.S. offshore wind farm will resume ‘very, very soon’: Avangrid CEO (Reuters)
  • Biden Infrastructure Plan Pushes Better Roads, EV Chargers, Mass Transit (Forbes)
  • Offshore wind stagnated under Trump, Biden policies could create a boom for offshore energy (Cape Cod Times)
  • President Biden selects Commissioner Rich Glick to chair FERC
  • NOAA Releases 2020 Annual Global Climate Report

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February 2020

  • 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

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