National Energy News Headlines

Natural Gas Soars 700%, Becoming Driving Force in the New Cold War

Shortages of the fuel are rippling throughout the global economy, threatening recessions and a further wave of inflation. (Bloomberg)

Supreme Court rejects EPA ability to set fleet-wide GHG emissions standards for power plants. (Utility Dive)

Fossil fuel sources accounted for 79% of U.S. consumption of primary energy in 2021. (U.S. Energy Information Administration (July 2022))

Worst of Global Energy Crisis May Still Be Ahead, IEA Says. (Bloomberg)

How hydrology could help researchers prepare for a changing electric grid. (Energy News)

ISONE

New England grid capacity likely to rise over 100% by 2042 amid heating, transportation electrification: ISO

The New England ISO said it anticipates powering 1.1 million air-source heat pumps by 2031, and more than 1.5 million electric vehicles, potentially accounting for more than 3,000 MW of demand. (Utility Dive)

Community power advocates excited to see progress on New Hampshire rules. (Utility Dive)

MISO

MISO Monitor Prescribes 5 New Fixes in Annual Market Report

MISO is evaluating new recommendations from its Market Monitor that include transmission reconfiguration plans, reducing out-of-market commitments and more. (RTO Insider)

Midcontinent ISO defends plan to wait until 2030 for distributed energy aggregations. (Utility Dive)

CAISO

Power supply groups urge FERC to reform Western offer cap to avoid market uncertainty

The trade groups’ warning comes as the West faces a heightened risk of power outages this summer, partly because of drought. (Utility Dive)

PG&E, Tesla Team up on Virtual Power Plant. (RTO Insider)

ERCOT

Texas grid avoids blackouts with voluntary cutbacks amid scorching heat

Texas's power grid operator held off from imposing rolling blackouts on Monday using voluntary cutbacks and appeals to conserve energy as scorching triple-digit temperatures hit much of the state. (Reuters)

Texas Wind Power Is Failing Right When the State Needs It Most. (Bloomberg)

PJM

RGGI Saga Continues After Commonwealth Court Enjoins Implementation in PA

Last week, a Commonwealth Court ruling essentially put the implementation of the program on pause for now here in the Keystone State. (GASP)

Mid-Atlantic shared solar advocates see progress in D.C. but setback in Virginia. (Energy News)

Environmental group demands more time for public comment on offshore wind project. (NJ Spotlight News)

Solar, storage projects set to bring jobs, tax revenue to Illinois coal communities. (Energy News)

NYISO

New York must balance climate mandates with declining reserve margins to ensure reliability

The state is planning to phase out fossil fuel generation, but its grid operator has warned that a declining resource base complicates those efforts, while consumers worry about rising costs. (Utility Dive)

The Fossil Fuel Investments Driving Up ConEd Energy Bills (NYSFocus)

Sustainability

Latest sustainability news from across the net.

Can battery-powered airplanes decarbonize air travel? (Canery Media)

Renewable energy sector saw job growth in 2021: report. (The Hill)

Exelon, PG&E, PSEG and others call on Congress to pass ‘ambitious’ clean energy spending package. (Utility Dive)

Technology

Latest technology news from across the net.

‘Smart window’ demonstrates energy saving potential. (Smart Energy International)

Future smart homes could be powered with electronics built on stones. (Science Daily)

ComEd needs $300 million to get 1 million EVs on the road by 2030. (Power Grid International)

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