Tag: Natural Gas

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Washington State Legislature Considers First of Its Kind State-Level Natural Gas Ban
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Hydrogen Rising: Leveraging the Existing U.S. Natural Gas Pipeline System for Hydrogen Transportation
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Blending Hydrogen Into U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines: Three Issues to Resolve
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U.S. Army Corps Proposes Two New Nationwide Permits for Utility Lines and Revises Additional Nationwide Permits Impacting Utility-Scale Wind and Solar Infrastructure
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Treasury Issues Carbon Capture Credit Proposed Regulations
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THE ENERGIZER – VOLUME 54
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The Energizer – Volume 52
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The Energizer – Volume 51
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The Energizer – Volume 47
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The Energizer – Volume 45

Washington State Legislature Considers First of Its Kind State-Level Natural Gas Ban

By: David Benson, Buck Endemann, Elizabeth Thomas, Sandra Safro, and Benjamin Mayer

Fossil-based natural gas may be headed for a reckoning, at least in Washington State. Not long ago, natural gas was seen by many as the key “bridge fuel” necessary to transition our society away from oil and coal. Natural gas has its upsides; most significantly, it burns more efficiently and emits fewer pollutants than coal.1 Yet burning natural gas still emits greenhouse gases (GHG), including methane, a potent climate pollutant. According to EPA, methane accounts for approximately 10% of the GHG emissions in the United States.2 That is a problem for states like Washington that have called for zero carbon emissions in the power sector by 2045 and have also enacted laws aimed at reducing GHG emissions throughout other sectors.

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Blending Hydrogen Into U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines: Three Issues to Resolve

By: David Wochner, Sandra Safro, Jennifer Bruneau Abbey, and Michael O’Neill

Members of our global Hydrogen team discuss three issues that need resolving around blending hydrogen gas into the natural gas stream, which could allow the U.S. energy industry to leverage existing natural gas pipelines and increase renewable energy output.

U.S. Army Corps Proposes Two New Nationwide Permits for Utility Lines and Revises Additional Nationwide Permits Impacting Utility-Scale Wind and Solar Infrastructure

Authors: Ankur K. Tohan, Robert M. Smith, and Natalie J. Reid

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has proposed revisions to its Nationwide Permits (NWPs) that will significantly change to how utility lines will be treated under the NWP program. Currently, only one NWP exists to address the construction of all utility lines: NWP 12. The USACE proposes to add two new utility line permits: NWP C: Electric Utility Line and Telecommunications Activities and NWP D: Utility Line Activities for Water and Other Substances. The USACE further intends to limit existing NWP 12 to only oil and natural gas activities. Finally, the USACE has proposed to further reduce the regulatory obstacles faced by wind and solar project developers by modifying additional NWPs.

The key changes relevant to wind and solar developments are the creation of NWP C, the elimination of many Pre-Construction Notification requirements, and the removal of the 300 linear foot limit for losses to stream bed in NWP 51. To read the full alert CLICK HERE.

Treasury Issues Carbon Capture Credit Proposed Regulations

Author: Elizabeth C. Crouse

Treasury is having a busy week! This afternoon, the U.S. Department of Treasury released proposed regulations under Code Section 45Q. Code Section 45Q provides for a U.S. federal income tax credit of 10% or 20% for carbon oxide sequestration and disposal in secure geologic storage, used as a tertiary injectant in a qualified enhanced oil or natural gas recovery project and then disposed of in secure geologic storage, or utilized algal or bacterial disposition, chemical conversion processes, or other methods, as provided in regulations.

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THE ENERGIZER – VOLUME 54

A biweekly update on blockchain technology applications, distributed energy resources, and other innovative technologies in the energy sector.

By: Buck B. Endemann, Benjamin L. Tejblum, Daniel S. Cohen, Toks A. Arowojolu, Olivia B. Mora, Abraham F. Johns

There is a lot of buzz around blockchain technology, distributed energy resources (“DERs”), microgrids, and other technological innovations in the energy industry. As these innovations develop, energy markets will undergo substantial changes to which consumer and industry participants alike will need to adapt and leverage. Every other week, K&L Gates’ The Energizer will highlight emerging issues or stories relating to the use of blockchain technology, DERs, and other innovations driving the energy industry forward. To subscribe to The Energizer, please click here.

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Nanobio Lab Scientists Working to Simplify and Scale Lithium-Sulfur Battery Production
  • California Public Utilities Commission Awaits Commentary on Microgrid Proceeding
  • Largest Residential Battery Demand Response Project Is Open for Business
  • Power Ledger Expands Reach with New Trials in Japan and Malaysia

To view more information on these topics in Volume 54 of The Energizer, click here.

The Energizer – Volume 52

A biweekly update on blockchain technology applications, distributed energy resources, and other innovative technologies in the energy sector.

By Buck B. EndemannBenjamin L. TejblumDaniel S. CohenToks A. ArowojoluOlivia B. Mora, and Abraham F. Johns

There is a lot of buzz around blockchain technology, distributed energy resources (“DERs”), microgrids, and other technological innovations in the energy industry. As these innovations develop, energy markets will undergo substantial changes to which consumer and industry participants alike will need to adapt and leverage. Every other week, K&L Gates’ The Energizer will highlight emerging issues or stories relating to the use of blockchain technology, DERs, and other innovations driving the energy industry forward. To subscribe to the Energizer, please click here.

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • EDF Renewables Acquires PowerFlex Systems to Boost EV Technology.
  • DOE Awards $200,000 to Blockchain Start-Up to Improve Grid Data Integrity.
  • Five States Leading the Charge in DER Integration.

To view more information on these topics in Volume 52 of The Energizerclick here.

The Energizer – Volume 51

A biweekly update on blockchain technology applications, distributed energy resources, and other innovative technologies in the energy sector.

By Buck B. EndemannBenjamin L. TejblumDaniel S. CohenToks A. ArowojoluOlivia B. Mora, and Abraham F. Johns

There is a lot of buzz around blockchain technology, distributed energy resources (“DERs”), microgrids, and other technological innovations in the energy industry. As these innovations develop, energy markets will undergo substantial changes to which consumer and industry participants alike will need to adapt and leverage. Every other week, K&L Gates’ The Energizer will highlight emerging issues or stories relating to the use of blockchain technology, DERs, and other innovations driving the energy industry forward. To subscribe to the Energizer, please click here.

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Softbank Vision Fund Invests $110 Million in Energy Vault’s Gravity Storage Plants.
  • Omega Grid Trial will Use Blockchain to Connect Electric Vehicles and Solar Generators.
  • Study Describes How to Effectively Move Existing Energy system onto a Blockchain Platform.
  • Hawaiian Electric Seeks Bids for 900MW of Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Projects.

To view more information on these topics in Volume 51 of The Energizer, click here.

The Energizer – Volume 47

A biweekly update on blockchain technology applications, distributed energy resources, and other innovative technologies in the energy sector.

By: Buck B. Endemann, Benjamin L. Tejblum, Daniel S. Cohen, Toks A. Arowojolu, Olivia B. Mora, Abraham F. Johns

There is a lot of buzz around blockchain technology, distributed energy resources (“DERs”), microgrids, and other technological innovations in the energy industry. As these innovations develop, energy markets will undergo substantial changes to which consumer and industry participants alike will need to adapt and leverage. Every other week, K&L Gates’ The Energizer will highlight emerging issues or stories relating to the use of blockchain technology, DERs, and other innovations driving the energy industry forward. To subscribe to the Energizer, please click here.

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Puerto Rico Introduces “MiniGrids” to Improve Grid Resilience.
  • New Jersey Becomes the Latest State to Commit to 100% Clean Energy.
  • KEPCO to Lead a Blockchain-based Renewable Energy Certificates Trading Platform Pilot Program.
  • U.S. Department of Energy Assigns Energy Security Grant to XAGE.
  • PPL Electric Earns Award for its DER Management System.

To view more information on these topics in Volume 47 of The Energizer, click here.

The Energizer – Volume 45

A biweekly update on blockchain technology applications, distributed energy resources, and other innovative technologies in the energy sector.

By: Buck B. Endemann, Benjamin L. Tejblum, Daniel S. Cohen, Toks A. Arowojolu, Olivia B. Mora, Abraham F. Johns

There is a lot of buzz around blockchain technology, distributed energy resources (“DERs”), microgrids, and other technological innovations in the energy industry. As these innovations develop, energy markets will undergo substantial changes to which consumer and industry participants alike will need to adapt and leverage. Every other week, K&L Gates’ The Energizer will highlight emerging issues or stories relating to the use of blockchain technology, DERs, and other innovations driving the energy industry forward. To subscribe to the Energizer, please click here.

IN THIS ISSUE

  • CAISO Adds Flow Battery Technology to Grid.
  • ENGIE North America Acquires DER Startup Genbright, LLC.
  • FERC Denies Requests to Rehear Order 841.
  • NY Public Service Commission Continues Enhancing Distributed Energy Resources Mechanisms.
  • ABB and Evolvere Initiate Blockchain Pilot Program for Energy Sector.

To view more information on these topics in Volume 45 of The Energizer, click here.

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