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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: 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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Energy Update: April 22, 2022

In the States


NM: Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the Democrats who control New Mexico’s state government say that the goals of promoting renewable energy and protecting the state’s vital oil and gas industry are not contradictory. Governor Lujan Grisham’s administration has…

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Energy Update: April 1, 2022

In the States

AR, LA, OK: Governors Asa Hutchinson (Arkansas), John Bel Edwards (Louisiana) and Kevin Stitt (Oklahoma) announced a partnership between their three states to establish a regional hub for development, production and use of clean hydrogen fuel. By forming the agreement, the three sta…

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Energy Update: March 11, 2022

In the States
 

NJ: Governor Phil Murphy said that he was considering state action against Lukoil, an oil company with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Speaking on CNBC’s Squawk Box program, the Governor said that he was “trying to figure out what to do with [Lukoil],…

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Energy Update: February 22, 2022

In the States

AK: Governor Mike Dunleavy called for the Alaska Railbelt to source 80% of its energy from renewable fuels by the year 2040. The Alaska Railbelt is a state regulated electric grid system that provides power to large swaths of Alaska and is supplied by multiple electric utilit…

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Energy Update: January 10, 2022

In the States

AR: Governor Asa Hutchinson signed an Executive Order to improve coordination between policymakers and industry during emergencies that threaten the state’s power grid. By creating the “Arkansas Energy Resources Council,” the Governor hopes to bring together representatives from the…

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