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Electric Vehicles
Community
The American Public Power Association and the U.S. Department of Energy will pursue collaborative efforts to advance electric vehicle adoption and charging infrastructure construction in public power communities across the United States, APPA and the DOE pledged July 22 in Washington, D.C.
Distributed Energy Resources
Solar
Distributed Energy Resources
The Maryland Public Service Commission has rejected a Baltimore Gas & Electric proposal to build and own two microgrids, finding in part that the utility failed to show the benefits of the project.
Distributed Energy Resources
Solar
Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., who serves as ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has asked the National Academies of Science and Engineering to respond to a series of questions related to what she referred to as the U.S. power grid's "fundamental transformation."
Distributed Energy Resources
Solar
Bills and Rates
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners has distributed to stakeholder groups a draft manual on distributed energy resources compensation and will hold a town hall meeting at its summer committee meetings on July 23 for the public and other interested parties to provide input on the draft manual.
Environment
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit on July 15 issued a decision in which it agreed to stay an Environmental Protection Agency regional haze final rule because the state of Texas and several other parties have "shown a threat of irreparable injury" if a stay is not granted.
Distributed Energy Resources
Solar
Solar
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and its partners on July 12 announced multiple demonstration projects in San Jose designed to test how well distributed energy resource management systems can enhances the stability and power quality of the grid and as more customers adopt solar power.
Smart Energy Use
Solar
Washington, D.C.'s first hydrogen fuel cell refueling station, which opened on July 11, is part of an ongoing Department of Energy funding project aimed at supporting the expansion and improvement of fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technology.
Power Sources
Solar
The White House on July 19 unveiled a new goal of bringing 1 gigawatt of solar energy to low- and moderate-income families by 2020 as part of a broader series of initiatives aimed at increasing access to solar energy and promoting energy efficiency.