States Take the Baton in Race to Improve Electric Transmission

Posted by Verna Mandez on Jun 6, 2023 12:00:00 PM

Blog States take the lead in supporting transmission build-out

This past weekend, President Biden signed a bill to raise the national debt ceiling that also included modest improvements in the permitting process for building clean energy projects. As part of the negotiation process, Congressional leaders considered policy changes to speed up the buildout of large-scale electric grid transmission, such as expanding transmission capacity between regions. Ultimately, and unfortunately, those reforms were not included in the bill.

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Topics: State Policy, Federal Policy, Arizona, Transmission, California, Maryland, Colorado

A Lone Star Showdown: What Was Decided By the 88th Legislative Session, and What It Means for Texas' Advanced Energy Sector

Posted by Matthew Boms and Micalah Spenrath on May 30, 2023 11:01:21 AM

Texas Blog Post Legislative Session_May 2023

The 88th Texas Legislative Session featured a clash of two forces struggling to influence the future of Texas energy—one side looking to reverse the Texas energy miracle, characterized by rapid development of large-scale wind and solar power generation, and the other side staunchly defending the competitive market, a hallmark of the state's energy system.  

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Topics: State Policy, Texas

New York's Clean Energy Goals are Being Undermined by Utilities’ Gas Infrastructure Investments

Posted by Sarah Steinberg and Nathan Willcox on May 11, 2023 8:00:00 AM

Blog HEAT Act Critical for New York to Meet Clean Energy Goals

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Topics: State Policy, New York

Inflation Reduction Act Unlocks Savings for Utilities - and Consumers - that Choose Clean Energy Over Gas

Posted by Harry Godfrey and Sarah Steinberg on May 3, 2023 12:00:00 PM

Blog Federal funds a game-changer for utility resource planning

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Topics: State Policy, Federal Policy, Indiana

Michigan Gov Whitmer Proposes Substantial Investments in Advanced Energy in State Budget

Posted by Samarth Medakkar on Feb 13, 2023 1:30:00 PM

MI State Budget Gov Proposes Investments in Advanced Energy

On February 8, Governor Whitmer announced her budget proposal for fiscal year 2024. Taken in totality, the proposed budget represents a generational investment in the state’s decarbonization efforts and advanced energy economy, and the Governor should be applauded for such a bold agenda. The Governor’s budget includes commitments to transition the state’s energy to renewable resources, improve and decarbonize housing, electrify the transportation system, decarbonize industry, and strengthen energy infrastructure. Among the broad range of investments in communities and businesses proposed within the $79 billion budget are substantial funds for advanced energy projects and technologies, allocated to various administering agencies using both state and federal funds.   

The investments in clean energy—totaling upwards of $1.35 billion—are summarized below. They represent the next step in the Governor’s vision to decarbonize the economy as laid out in her MI Healthy Climate Plan 

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Topics: State Policy, Wholesale Markets, Michigan



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