National Energy News Headlines

Renewable generation surpassed nuclear in the U.S. electric power sector in 2021. U.S. Energy Information Administration (April 2022)

EIA expects summer U.S. real gasoline and diesel prices to be the highest since 2014. U.S. Energy Information Administration (April 2022)

Liquefied natural gas exports continue to lead growth in U.S. natural gas exports. U.S. Energy Information Administration (April 2022)

The United States ended the winter with the least natural gas in storage in three years. U.S. Energy Information Administration (April 2022)

Wind was the second-largest source of U.S. electricity generation on March 29. U.S. Energy Information Administration (April 2022)

The United States increased both imports and exports of petroleum products in 2021. U.S. Energy Information Administration (April 2022)

ISONE

Legislature in New Hampshire seeks to reduce net-metering rates ahead of years-long study to determine a fair rate. Proponents of reduced net-metering legislation argue that non-solar customers end up paying higher rates since solar customers reduced usage also reduces their contribution to fixed utility delivery charges. (Energy News)

Rhode Island regulators unanimously approved a contract to build the state’s second offshore wind farm. It’s just one of over a dozen offshore wind farms popping up across the Mid-Atlantic in what’s now been dubbed “The Saudi Arabia of Wind.” (New England News Cooperative)

MISO

Michigan AG, Consumers Energy reach ‘historic’ deal to end coal use in 3 years. (Energy News)

MISO network to see massive onshore turbine increase as source chosen as best choice to replace retiring fossil plants, analysts predict. (Recharge News)

Minnesota ranks ninth in the nation for energy efficiency and No. 1 in the Midwest. (Recharge News)

MISO Zone 4, 7 Capacity Prices Spike To Nearly $250/MW-day From $5 In Last Year's Auction. (Utility Dive)

CAISO

Oil and gas heavily outspends clean energy, environmental groups on California lobbying. (Energy News)

California looks to electric vehicles for grid stability via two-way charging.(Energy News)

New Data Indicates California Remains Ahead of Clean Electricity Goals. (California Energy Commission)

ERCOT

In Texas, calls to boost U.S. oil production after Russian invasion run into hard realities including supply chain issues, labor shortages, and political challenges. (Texas Tribune)

Texas law prohibits the state from contracting with or investing in companies that divest from oil and natural gas companies. (Texas Tribune)

Texas regulators look to distributed resources, and additional coal reserves, to boost reliability. (Utility Dive)

900 MWh Of Storage Projects In ERCOT Announced. (Energy Choice Matters)

PJM

Policy setbacks slow Virginia’s momentum on shared solar. (Energy News)

Virginia Governor maintains bid to exit RGGI despite $74 million in RGGI revenue. (Energy News)

Giant, turbine-installing ship is Dominion Energy’s $500M bet on U.S. offshore wind. (Energy News)

Pennsylvania’s entry into RGGI remains on track but continues to face stiff opposition from Republican legislators and will likely hinge on the outcome of the gubernatorial election in November. (Pennsylvania Government)

Maryland takes the lead on near-term state carbon reduction targets. (Energy News)

New Jersey’s last two coal plants to close by May.(Energy News)

Delaware offshore wind projects advance despite stiff opposition. (Delaware Business Times)

Storms strain Ohio’s electric grid, and climate change could make it worse. (Energy News)

New Jersey mulling using wave power to move toward Gov. Murphy's plan of 100 percent clean energy by 2050. (CBS News)

PECO Residential, Small Commercial Generation Rates Increasing 7-11%.(Energy Choice Matters)

NYISO

New York approves transmission contracts to advance Clean Path NY, Champlain Hudson projects. (Utility Dive)

At its April monthly session, the NY PSC approved an updated solar energy goal of at least 10 GW by 2030 and aligns with state’s aim of getting 70% of its electricity from renewables by 2030. (New York State Government)

$4.5B electric transmission connecting Quebec and NYC approved. (Albany Business Journal)

Podcasts

Listen closely to some of our favorite energy podcasts available today.

Jump In Sooner with Ryan Peusch of Zentility. (DMV Business Show)

Happy Earth Day: Why a Low Carbon Life is Within Reach. (The Energy Gang)

Energy And The War In Ukraine. (Energy Policy Now)

A Ukrainian Utility at War. A story of resistance, resilience, and hope (Redefining Energy)

A new approach to wind power with Jereme Kent. (Insider’s Guide to Energy)

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