Colorado regulators are grossly underestimating oil and gas emissions

OIL PETROL: Colorado regulators are withdrawing parts of an ozone pollution reduction plan after a data error caused them to grossly underestimate emissions from some oil and gas operations. (CPR)

ALSO: A state analysis found that a proposed ban on oil and gas drilling around New Mexico’s Chaco Culture National Historic Park would block 47 potential new wells and have minimal impact on Navajo mineral rights holders. (NM policy report)

CLIMATE: California is releasing an ambitious climate plan outlining measures to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing electric vehicles and using wind and solar power, but critics say it relies too heavily on carbon capture. (Los Angeles Times)

RECONCILIATION: Unions representing former workers at the closed San Juan coal mine and plant in New Mexico are demanding $6 million in government funds for the energy transition to help cover healthcare costs since the plants closed. (NM policy report)

ELECTRIFICATION: Developers of an experimental all-electric California subdivision, equipped with a microgrid powered by solar power and storage, say it will be a model for future housing developments. (Blumberg)

SOLAR:
A southern New Mexico county zoning commission is rejecting three proposed community solar projects after neighbors complained about the potential impact on property values ​​and overlooks. (Roswell Daily Record)
California solar advocates say regulators’ revised proposal to cut solar compensation on rooftops will hurt the industry, while utilities say the plan is slowing down net consumption rates. (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Stanford University researchers find that incentives to generate solar power motivate low-income residents to adopt the technology better than tax rebates. (press release)
An Arizona solar panel maker plans to build a $1 billion manufacturing facility in Alabama. (Associated Press)

BATTERIES:
Residents of a California city are raising concerns about a proposal to build a 600MW battery storage facility at a disused power plant site in the city center. (KSBY)
The US Department of Defense is launching a project in Alaska to develop a battery-integrated microgrid that can withstand extreme cold and winter conditions. (Energy Storage News)
US Department of Energy awards $10 million to Nevada battery recycling company (press release)

HYDROPOWER: A California company says it has developed a hydroelectric turbine that allows fish to pass safely. (ENERGY)

WIND: Manufacturing company Dole is installing two 2.8 MW wind turbines to power its lettuce processing facility in central California. (press release)

NUCLEAR: Developers of a proposed small modular reactor plant in Idaho say rising steel prices and interest rates could nearly double the projected cost of power from the plant, potentially putting the project at risk. (utility dive)

TOOLS: Los Angeles advocates and residents are calling on public utilities to permanently end power outages for non-payment. (LAist)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A California electric vehicle subscription company expands into Washington state. (EV report)

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