2018 has been a big year for energy storage in the Midwest and across the country. Between the hundreds of megawatts (MW) that have been deployed and are now operational to the detailed policy work to enable the next wave of business models, there has been no shortage of work for energy storage wonks. Continue reading »
Event: Looking Ahead – Big Challenges in 2019, an Expert Stakeholder Workshop for States & Stakeholders in the PJM RegionDecember 5, 2018 in Carbon Management Author: Jennifer Christensen
The Great Plains Institute and Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions are hosting an expert workshop on December 13 in Washington, D.C. for state officials and stakeholders exploring recent energy and environmental policy developments in the PJM region and the potential challenges in 2019.
Registration for the workshop is now closed. You can view a webcast of the event below beginning at 9:30 A.M. (EST) on December 13.
Governors’ Partnership for Carbon Capture Releases Letter in Support of USE IT ActNovember 19, 2018 in Carbon Management Author: Patrice Lahlum
A recently formed governors’ group aimed at advancing the development and deployment of carbon capture projects and CO2 pipeline infrastructure across the United States sent a letter to Congressional leaders today urging passage this year of the bipartisan Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies (USE IT) Act, S. 2602. Continue reading »
Best Public Affairs Campaign Award Goes to Carbon Capture Coalition and RENEWPROctober 29, 2018 in Carbon Management, News & Press Author: Gail Nosek
I am thrilled to share that the Carbon Capture Coalition, along with its communications partner RENEWPR, received the inaugural Best Public Affairs Campaign Award from the Cleanie Awards. The award recognizes the Coalition’s collaborative effort to garner support for the reform of the federal 45Q tax credit for carbon capture technology development and deployment, which was signed into law earlier this year.
The USE IT Act: Advancing Innovative Carbon Capture Projects & InfrastructureSeptember 26, 2018 in Carbon Management Author: Jennifer Christensen
There’s growing global recognition that technologies which capture carbon, and in some cases remove it from the atmosphere, will be vital to achieving a decarbonized economy. There is also increasing interest in these technologies given their potential economic value since carbon can be used to develop products through beneficial use or conversion. Continue reading »
Update: Momentum Builds on Carbon Capture with Major Announcements on Projects and Leadership EffortsAugust 2, 2018 in Carbon Management Author: Jennifer Christensen
Earlier this year, landmark legislation which expands and reforms the 45Q tax credit for carbon capture and storage projects was signed into law. The legislation, titled the FUTURE Act, received broad bipartisan support in Congress from governors and other state leaders and a diverse coalition of industry, labor, and environmental supporters. Continue reading »
Federal Funding and Tax Incentives Create Opportunities for Kansas to Realize Economic Potential of Carbon Capture Utilization & StorageJuly 25, 2018 in Carbon Management Author: Gail Nosek
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24, 2018
Federal Funding and Tax Incentives Create Opportunities for Kansas to Realize Economic Potential of Carbon Capture Utilization & Storage
Policy, industry, & research leaders gather to push potential projects forward at pivotal time
LAWRENCE, KS – The Department of Energy has announced $13.3 million in funding paving the way for major carbon capture and storage projects in Kansas and Nebraska with considerable potential benefits to Kansas workers and its economy. This comes after a major win for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the federal budget bill signed into law just months ago.
Road Map to Decarbonization in the Midcontinent’s Electricity Sector ReleasedJuly 24, 2018 in Carbon Management, Electricity, News & Press Author: Gail Nosek
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July 24, 2018
Stakeholders Release First-of-its-Kind Road Map to Decarbonization for Midcontinent Power Sector
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – A diverse set of stakeholders from across the U.S. Midcontinent region have released a road map to identify possible routes toward decarbonization of the region’s electricity sector by Midcentury. The Midcontinent Power Sector Collaborative (MPSC) developed the road map to help guide industry and regulators as they make decisions about how to meet the region’s electricity needs while reducing carbon emissions. The full road map as well as an interactive website outlining its findings are available at roadmap.betterenergy.org.
Shave, Shift, Shimmy: How Demand Response Can Unlock Value on the Electric GridJuly 23, 2018 in Carbon Management, Electricity Author: Matt Prorok
Earlier this month I attended the Midcontinent Independent System Operator’s (MISO) Board meeting “hot topic” discussion on resource adequacy representing the Environmental/Other Sector.
My comment on the topic was quoted by RTO Insider in their coverage of the meeting, where I discussed how distributed energy sources can unlock value for the system by “shaving loads, shifting loads, and shimmying loads.” This quote, which pertains specifically to demand response (DR) as a form of distributed energy resource, generated questions about what these terms mean and why they matter for the region. It is worth spending some time talking about these values and how they can help MISO and its members. Continue reading »
Event Preview: Road Map to Decarbonization in the MidcontinentJuly 20, 2018 in Carbon Management Author: Jennifer Christensen
The full road map and accompanying interactive website can be found here. Read on for details about the road map. The archived webcast from the event can be viewed in the playlist below
What if policy makers had a road map for decarbonizing the energy system? In the Midcontinent region of the US, a group of stakeholders including investor-owned utilities, merchant power companies, electric cooperatives, environmental groups, and state regulators has begun development of such a road map for decarbonization by 2050.
The stakeholder group, called the Midcontinent Power Sector Collaborative, is releasing the first part of the road map which focuses on decarbonizing the electricity sector. An event to release and discuss the road map will take place on July 24, 2018 in Milwaukee, WI.