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Inaugural Oil and Gas Methane Leadership Awards Celebrate Ambitious Action to Reduce Methane Emissions

In what hopefully will become an annual tradition celebrating ambitious action to reduce methane emissions, the first ever Oil and Gas Methane Leadership Award event was held in Toronto this past Tuesday. The event was held in the margins of the Global Methane Forum, where scientists, policy makers, industry and civil society came together to discuss the best way forward to reduce the emissions of the most abundant short lived climate pollutant. continue reading »

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Facilitating Participation for Distributed Energy (and Avoiding the Pitfalls)

Last week FERC held a two-day technical conference on the participation of aggregated distributed energy resources (DER) in the wholesale energy markets. A priority policy issue for the year, Commissioners expressed various objectives for the conference, ranging from eliminating barriers to DER participation in wholesale markets to ensuring that DER aggregations do not undermine existing markets. continue reading »

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Transportation MRV: It’s complicated

In a recent webinar titled “How to MRV complex urban transport programmes or plans”, CCAP offered guidance on how to overcome the different challenges to measuring the impact of transportation mitigation measures. continue reading »

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Budget Reconciliation: The US electric grid requires immediate attention to early stage research at DOE

With the deadline fast approaching to pass a budget for FY 2018, there is a significant risk that critical early stage research programs at the Department of Energy will be severely underfunded. The House voted to take up the Senate’s budget request instead of trying to reconcile the differences between the two bills as a time saving... continue reading »

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Secretary Perry’s Narrow Directive to FERC

Contradicting the findings from the Department of Energy’s August 2017 Staff Report to the Secretary on Electricity Markets and Reliability that recent power market shifts are not sacrificing reliability, and contrary to FERC’s mandates to support just and reasonable rates in a non-discriminatory manner, Secretary Perry’s direction to FERC to take final action on a... continue reading »

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