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Clean energy’s potential gets short shrift in policymaking, report says

RENEWABLES: The federal Energy Information Administration has consistently and significantly underestimated the potential of renewable energy sources in reports to federal policymakers, according to a new analysis. (InsideClimate News) ROYALTIES: Environmental advocates are increasing pressure on the Obama administration to up fees energy companies pay to extract oil, natural gas and coal from public lands. […]

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Southern utilities are blocking cleaner power for data centers – report

UTILITIES: • Greenpeace says Duke Energy, Dominion Virginia Power and other southern utilities are blocking data-centers’ push for cleaner power. (EnergyWire) • Duke Energy’s increase in the use of natural gas is largest among big fossil-fuel utilities. (Charlotte Business Journal) ENERGY STORAGE: • Entergy will incorporate energy storage technology in its first solar system planned for […]

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Chicago allows petroleum coke piles to remain

EPA: The U.S. Supreme Court upholds the EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, which will likely require emissions reductions in most Midwest states. (Greenwire) PETCOKE: Chicago’s mayor pulls back on a plan to allow petroleum coke storage anywhere in the city; meanwhile, the city’s aldermen stop short of banning existing piles on the city’s Southeast Side. […]