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SCOTUS Ruling on Power Plant Emissions Seen as Warning to Federal Agencies to Tread Lightly

SCOTUS Ruling on Power Plant Emissions Seen as Warning to Federal Agencies to Tread Lightly

This week’s Supreme Court ruling in the case of West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should be interpreted as a warning to federal agencies not to overstep their explicit statutory authority in crafting regulations, according to legal and energy experts. At the heart of the case was whether EPA had legal authority under section…

July 1, 2022
In Blow to Biden Climate Agenda, Supreme Court Limits EPA Authority Over Power Plants

In Blow to Biden Climate Agenda, Supreme Court Limits EPA Authority Over Power Plants

In a victory for the natural gas and coal industry, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday curtailed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from power plants. In a 6-3 decision, the high court sided with plaintiffs, including the coal-producing states of West Virginia and North Dakota, as well as…

June 30, 2022
Is Renewable Energy About to Boom? – Listen Now to NGI’s Hub & Flow

Is Renewable Energy About to Boom? – Listen Now to NGI’s Hub & Flow

Click here to listen to the latest episode of NGI’s Hub & Flow podcast. In this episode, NGI senior editor Chris Lenton talks to NGI senior analysts Shaylon Stolk and Josten Mavez about the renewable energy landscape and how natural gas fits into the mix. The war in Ukraine has completely upended the global energy…

June 23, 2022
Georgia Power Completes ‘Largest’ Test of Hydrogen in Existing Natural Gas Plant

Georgia Power Completes ‘Largest’ Test of Hydrogen in Existing Natural Gas Plant

Georgia Power announced it was able to efficiently generate power using a 20% blend of hydrogen with natural gas in a month-long demonstration at one of its plants, which it said could validate the use of existing natural gas infrastructure to lower emissions. The utility collaborated with Mitsubishi Power Americas Inc. and the Electric Power…

June 16, 2022
Hefty Production Drop, Lagging Wind Generation Behind Natural Gas Futures’ Huge Recovery

Hefty Production Drop, Lagging Wind Generation Behind Natural Gas Futures’ Huge Recovery

A large decline in production fueled a rebound in natural gas futures midweek, with lower wind generation providing additional market support. The July Nymex contract settled Wednesday at $8.696/MMBtu, up an astounding 55.1 cents on the day. August futures climbed 54.8 cents to $8.686. Spot gas prices also rallied on robust power burns, with NGI’s…

June 1, 2022
Natural Gas to Compensate for Shortfall in California Hydropower, Says EIA

Natural Gas to Compensate for Shortfall in California Hydropower, Says EIA

Natural gas-fired electricity generation would pick up the slack in California left by the state’s drought-compromised hydropower resources, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). In a recent analysis, researchers found that California’s extended drought could cut the share of summer electricity generation from hydropower to only 8%, or 6.8 million MWh, from June through…

May 26, 2022
Natural Gas Futures Rebound Amid Smoldering Supply/Demand Imbalance Threats

Natural Gas Futures Rebound Amid Smoldering Supply/Demand Imbalance Threats

Following a loss last week, natural gas futures bounced back on Monday as traders mulled reports of robust power burns and lighter production. The June Nymex contract gained 29.3 cents day/day and settled at $7.956/MMBtu. July rose 28.8 cents to $8.053. The prompt month had closed lower Friday and shed 5% the past week. NGI’s…

May 16, 2022
Lack of Planning Leaving Renewables Disconnected, Says FERC

Lack of Planning Leaving Renewables Disconnected, Says FERC

The Biden administration and FERC made moves in recent weeks to revamp the nation’s electricity transmission system, taking steps toward achieving a carbon-free energy grid by 2035 while addressing the impending infrastructure issues. During the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s third joint federal-state electric transmission task force, the five commissioners underscored that there is a great…

May 11, 2022
California Grid Breaks Renewable Generation Record

California Grid Breaks Renewable Generation Record

The California Independent Systems Operator (CAISO) saw 97.6% of electricity supplied to its grid come from carbon-free sources for a brief moment in early April, the second time this year the operator broke its record for energy generated from renewable resources.  During the late afternoon on April 3, CAISO recorded the peak, which surpassed the…

April 25, 2022
Wind-Powered Electricity Gains New Prominence but Still Long Way From Natural Gas, EIA Says

Wind-Powered Electricity Gains New Prominence but Still Long Way From Natural Gas, EIA Says

Daily wind-powered electricity eclipsed both coal-fired and nuclear electricity generation for the first time in March, though wind still pales in comparison to natural gas, the U.S. Energy Information (EIA) Administration said. The agency said in a report Thursday that wind turbines in the Lower 48 produced 2,017 GWh of electricity on March 29, making…

April 18, 2022
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