Guiding the state’s push to reach nation-leading goals in clean energy deployment, the chief of the NY State Energy Research and Development Authority acknowledges the “heavy lift” ahead amid construction headwinds but says the challenge to mitigate climate change is "compelling."
A $283-million gas power plant being built near Billings may face added environmental scrutiny as state Supreme Court weighs Aug. 14 lower court ruling of state law barring greenhouse gas emission impact review as unconstitutional.
Work is set to resume on 175-MW Yellowstone County project, with Burns & McDonnell as EPC contractor, after new court ruling that followed revised state law banning regulators from weighing greenhouse gas emissions in permit reviews of new energy projects.
In just submitted comments, trade groups cite concerns in proposed rule to track direct and indirect emissions as it is set to finalize, but some join advocates in seeing it as key step to reduce climate impact
Unburned gas makes up as much as 10% of U.S. petroleum-based emissions, University of Michigan researchers claim in journal Science, as Europe probes methane leaks from Russia's Nord Stream gas pipelines that could be sabotage.
As the Biden administration ramps up efforts to include consideration of project greenhouse gas emissions impacts in policymaking, court developments and a March 24 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission action show a fluctuating path toward final carbon effect rules.