Energy & Fuel

"California Just Slashed Rooftop Solar Incentives. What Happens Next?"

"California sharply reduced incentive payments for rooftop solar power Thursday, taking a sledgehammer to a program that helped 1.5 million homes and businesses put solar panels on their roofs and made the state a leader in fighting the climate crisis."

Source: LA Times, 12/16/2022

"FERC Climate Reviews In Limbo As Glick Departs"

"The head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission had big plans at the start of the Biden administration for assessing planet-warming emissions from new gas pipelines. But with FERC Chair Richard Glick’s time at the agency likely coming to an end, the commission’s path forward on climate assessments is as murky as ever."

Source: E&E News, 12/16/2022

"Nevada Flower Listed As Endangered At Lithium Mine Site"

"A Nevada wildflower was declared endangered at the only place it’s known to exist — on a high-desert ridge where a lithium mine is planned to help meet growing demand for electric car batteries, U.S. wildlife officials announced Wednesday."

Source: AP, 12/15/2022

"Coal Plant Tied To W.Va Governor Faces $1M Fine"

"A shuttered Alabama coal products company with ties to Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice would pay a $925,000 fine as part of a settlement to resolve a Clean Air Act lawsuit brought last year by local regulators."

Source: E&E News, 12/14/2022


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