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Energy Updates provide summaries of significant state and national energy news. Viohl & Associates publishes a new Energy Update every three weeks.

 

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Energy Update: August 26, 2022

In the States

CAGovernor Gavin Newsom proposed legislation to extend the life of the state’s last operating nuclear power plant by 5-10 years. The proposal to maintain operation of the Diablo Canyon plantlocated midway between San Francisco and Los Angelesincludes the po…

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Energy Update: August 5, 2022

In the States

 

AK: Governor Mike Dunleavy signed legislation intended to reduce energy costs for rural Alaskans by expanding the maximum kilowatt-hour usage cap for energy assistance provided under the state’s Power Cost Equalization (PCE) program. The program was established…

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Energy Update: July 15, 2022

In the States

HI: Governor David Ige signed four bills related to climate change and energy, including emissions targets and incentives for hydrogen vehicles. Under the emissions target legislation, Hawaii will aim to be 50% below 2005 emissions levels by the year 2030. Another bill, HB 2089, cha…

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Energy Update: June 28, 2022

In the States

AK: Governor Mike Dunleavy concluded a trade mission to Japan, touting Alaska’s energy resources and export capabilities. Japan is in the midst of an energy transition focused on increasing reliability, given the nation’s geopolitical threats. The Governor met with Japanese utilitie…

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Energy Update: June 3, 2022

In the States

AK: Governor Mike Dunleavy signed a bill to make it easier to obtain state permits for nuclear microreactors, as the Governor looks to boost the state’s energy production. The bill, which was suggested to the state legislature by the Governor’s office, makes significant changes to t…

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Energy Update: May 13, 2022

In the States

CT: Connecticut lawmakers sent Gov. Ned Lamont legislation that codifies the Governor’s green energy goals into law. A 2019 executive order from Governor Lamont established the goal of shifting Connecticut’s power supply to 100% carbon-free sources by the year 2040. “Committing Conn…

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