"Renewable-Rich States Push Feds to End Electricity Grid Logjam"

"A $2.5 billion, 550-mile power line designed to transport 4,500 megawatts of wind-generated clean electricity from rural New Mexico to cities like Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Las Vegas hungry for zero-carbon energy seemed ahead of its time."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 06/16/2022

"Aging Dams Could Soon Benefit From $7B Federal Loan Program"

"Eight years after Congress created the program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking a first step toward offering more than $7 billion of federally backed loans to repair aging dams owned by states, local governments and private entities across the U.S."

Source: AP, 06/14/2022

Unpacking Bipartisan Infrastructure Law With Data … But Not Databases

As funding from the U.S. government’s massive infrastructure bill starts to get spent, big swaths of it on environmental-related concerns, Reporter’s Toolbox points to a problem for journalists covering it  — there appears to be no single database to help track the money. But for intrepid reporters, various data sources are out there to help tell the story.

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Biden Admin to Set Rules of the Road for Charging Electric Vehicles

"Electric vehicle charging stations built with federal dollars should be positioned along Interstates every 50 miles, be able to recharge cars quickly and be located no more than a mile from a major highway, according to new rules proposed by the Biden administration on Thursday."

Source: NYTimes, 06/10/2022

House Passes Water Resources Development Act 384-37

"The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2022, which would further Everglades Restoration efforts, as well as improve management of the nation’s waterways, and fund flood control and coastal resiliency projects."

Source: WPTV, 06/09/2022

"Texas Power Use To Hit Record High On Economic Growth, Hot Weather"

"Power demand in Texas is set to break the all-time record this week, far ahead of the hottest days of summer, testing of the resilience of the state's power grid after issues earlier this year and last year's days-long blackout during a deep freeze."

Source: Reuters, 06/06/2022


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