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Electricity Markets
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Nov. 22 signed a bill into law that places a two-year moratorium for certain types of cryptocurrency mining operations.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Nov. 18 issued the first final decision to deny a facility’s request to continue disposing of coal combustion residuals (CCR) into an unlined surface impoundment after the deadline to stop such disposal has passed.
Distributed Energy Resources
Iowa public power utility Muscatine Power and Water (MPW) has entered into a purchase power agreement (PPA) with Nokomis Energy for the Muscatine Solar 1 project, MPW’s first utility-scale renewable project in Muscatine.
New nuclear technologies, such as small modular reactors (SMR), have reached a point where they are able to help utilities address growing concerns about fulfilling their core mission: delivering safe, affordable, and reliable electric power.
Electric Vehicles
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Nov. 17 adopted a five-year, statewide, $1 billion transportation electrification program.
The retirement of aging coal-fired plants combined with the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act has created an opportunity for public power utilities looking to secure long-term, reliable supplies of clean energy, according to advanced nuclear firm NuScale Power.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Nov. 17 took a number of actions addressing reliability issues tied to the growth of inverter-based resources (IBRs).
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently released an updated proposal to reach carbon dioxide (CO2) neutrality by 2045.