FERC Issues Final Environmental Impact Study for Kinder Morgan’s Gulf LNG Export Terminal

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued its final environmental report for the Gulf LNG liquefaction project, bringing it one step closer to federal approval. The study found that the proposal would result in some adverse environmental impacts, which would be reduced to less than significant levels. The project, proposed by Gulf LNG Liquefaction Company LLC,…

FERC Approves Two Major LNG Export Terminals as Global Demand Rises

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has granted authorization for Tellurian Inc.’s Driftwood LNG export project, a 27.6 million metric tons per year liquefaction facility in Louisiana, and the associated 96-mile pipeline connecting to the facility. The project is set to begin construction in 2019 and start operation in 2023. Port Arthur LNG LLC, a subsidiary…

Nevada Passes Bill to Double Renewable Standard, Aim for Carbon-Free Electricity by 2050

Nevada State lawmakers unanimously approved legislation on April 19 to boost the state’s renewable portfolio standard to 50 percent by 2030, and set a goal for achieving 100 percent of the state’s electricity from carbon-free resources by 2050. The existing target calls for the state to get 25 percent of supplies from renewables by 2025.…

New York Revises Compensation Policy, Paving Way for 1 Gigawatt of Community Solar

The New York State Public Service Commission approved refinements to its value stack policy to facilitate better price signals and compensation that will expand opportunities for customers to benefit from community solar projects in their utility service territories, according to an April 18 press release. The agency authorized the New York State Energy Research and Development…

New Jersey Regulator Approves $300 Million Annual Subsidy for Nuclear Power Plants

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities on April 18 awarded zero emission credits to the Hope Creek and Salem nuclear power plants after determining that the facilities could close within three years due to financial distress. The subsidy program was established under legislation enacted last May to compensate the fuel diversity and zero-carbon attributes…