Prepared for Patrick B. | Delivered October 3, 2020
Energy Policy Updates
To find out the latest developments in energy policies in the US during July-September 2020.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently updated guidelines relating to effluent limitations from coal-fired power plants. The new guidelines were approved on
August 31, 2020
The Office of
, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) at the US Department of Energy recently created the
, which provides support to the energy industry, as well as states, localities, and tribes, in the event of a natural disaster.
Lawmakers in California passed a law that will allow electric utilities to
recover revenue shortfalls
caused due to the pandemic.
A law passed in New Jersey now requires the Department of Environmental Protection to take into consideration
when making decisions for certain facilities.
Policies under Review
Several bills relating to the energy industry, combined into a single legislation known as the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, are expected to be passed by the Congress. The act includes "provisions on building codes,
, workforce training, research and development, environmental justice, critical minerals and fighting climate change."
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