The U.S. Dept. of Energy will invest more than $231 million to accelerate
carbon management at large-scale U.S. geologic storage areas and support new grid resilience and energy storage projects and research for nine states
and three Tribes.
DOE Chief Jennifer Granholm told Columbia U. summit the president is "obsessed" with project permit reform and expedited approvals—as G7 climate ministers agreed April 16 to pursue common goal of net zero through "various pathways," while still supporting natural gas development.
TIC, Sargent & Lundy, Mitsubishi lead team picked to build $1.2B hydrogen-capable Texas power plant, as U.S. Energy Dept. aims first half of infrastructure law funds to expand fuel's use and refine technology gaps some market observers see.
US Energy Dept. needs analysis estimates that 47,300 GW-miles of new lines must be built by 2035, a 57% increase, as renewable sources expand—but study says grid investment has steadily declined since 2015.