FERC Issues Final Rule for New Transmission Projects

The agency seeks to facilitate the construction of interregional lines for clean energy. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved a ruling that reforms how new electric transmission…

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President Signs Ban on Imports of Russian Uranium

12 percent of the uranium the U.S. uses for nuclear power as come from Russia. President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan bill from Congress this week that bans…

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Energy Department Releases Updated Report on Grid Improvement Solutions

Secretary Granholm says the nation’s transmission and distribution lines are overdue for an upgrade. The Department of Energy (DOE) released the tenth installment of its grid development “Liftoff”…

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DOE Loans $1.52 Billion to Restart Nuclear Power Plant in Michigan

Holtec International intends to recommission an 800 megawatt energy facility. The Department of Energy (DOE) authorized a $1.52 billion loan to Holtec International, supporting the company’s efforts to…

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Interior Proposes Second Offshore Wind Sale in Gulf of Mexico

410,060 acre lease proposed near Louisiana and Texas The Department of the Interior (DOI) released its proposal last month to lease 410,060 acres in the Gulf of Mexico…

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USDA Awards Rural Energy Grants

$2.2 billion investment to increase electric reliability for 2 million rural residents. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that 39 rural energy projects have been selected to…

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Californians Experience Power Outages Amid Flooding, Mudslides

Atmospheric river storms impact several parts of the state. Some regions of California have received nonstop rain for two days, causing flooding, mudslides, debris flows, and power outages.…

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Federal Agencies Request Data Transparency from Utility Companies

HUD, DOE, and EPA write joint letter pushing for free and public utility data Leaders from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Energy (DOE),…

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FBI Director Says China Hacking a Threat to America 

The U.S. has put “far too little” focus on hacking targets.  On Wednesday, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray told the House Select Committee on the Chinese…

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Administration Approves Sixth Offshore Wind Project

The interior secretary highlights the clean energy goals and jobs that will be created. The Department of the Interior has announced the approval of the Empire Wind offshore…

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