Tom Ewing’s Regulatory Update

* Don’t worry about the money: DOE has issued updated guidance for hydroelectric generation facilities to qualify for certain incentive payments, available when electricity is generated and sold for a specified 10-year period. This isn’t new, it was authorized under the […]

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Tom Ewing’s Regulatory Update

Critical Minerals:  DOE issued guidance this past week through its Loan Programs Office to help projects focused on expanding production of 35 listed Critical Minerals, formally referenced in two Executive Orders in 2016 and 2017. The minerals are defined as (i) […]

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Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update

* Musical science: Harmony. On March 22 EPA and DOT announced reconsideration of the mid-term evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions standards for model year 2022-2025 light duty vehicles. EPA regulates GHG. But DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sets fuel […]

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Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update

* On 01/20, Reince Priebus, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, sent a Memo – “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review.” Priebus directed a 60 day stay for regulations published in the OFR (Office of Federal Register) but not yet, […]

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Truck Fuel Consumption And GHG Regulations Proposed

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a joint notice of proposed rulemaking calling for both fuel consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction standards applicable to medium- and heavy-duty trucks. This rulemaking was mandated […]

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