UtilityDIVE – NYSERDA's plan doubles as a comprehensive guide to offshore wind in New York. The agency says it is "a comprehensive roadmap" that takes into account environmental, maritime, economic, and social issues, along with costs and barriers. Its appendices is made up of two dozen studies from a sand and gravel resource analysis to assessments of ports, cables and pipelines.
Washington Examiner – A stopgap government funding bill expected to be approved by the House contains language that orders the Energy Department to sell $350 million from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
Original Development Brief – Terminates a proposed Department of Energy (DOE) rule to provide additional purchasing agreements and cost recovery to certain power plants, and initiates an assessment of grid reliability and resilience.
Updated lastMay 21, 2018
for the 03/09/2018 initial comments by ISOs/RTOs reported back to FERC.
The Washington Post – A memorandum from the Interior Department directs its field offices “to simplify and streamline the leasing process” so that federal leases to the oil and gas industry can be expedited “to ensure quarterly oil and gas lease sales are consistently held.”