Maryland Governor Allows 50 Percent Renewable Standard Despite Discontent, Unveils 100 Percent Clean Energy Plan Including Nuclear

Republican Governor Larry Hogan announced on May 22 that he is allowing the Clean Energy Jobs bill, which raises the renewable portfolio standard to 50 percent by 2030, to take effect without his signature, expressing concerns that the measure could send jobs and environmental benefits to other states. Hogan chose to allow the measure to…

Texas State Lawmakers Pass Legislation to Enhance Grid Protection Against Cyber Attacks

The Texas legislature on May 21 approved a measure aimed at mitigating the risk of cyber and physical attacks that may affect the reliability of the state’s electric systems. The legislation would establish the electric grid security council as an advisory body to implement and disseminate best security practices for the power industry, including generation,…