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May 27, 2020

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Hydrogen Primed For Key Role in World’s Greenest Stimulus Plan

By Ewa Krukowska, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted 2020-05-27 14:47:08

Hydrogen is emerging as a fuel of the future in a growing number of European countries, including the Netherlands, Germany and Portugal. The region is well positioned for it thanks to its natural gas infrastructure, which can be used to transport hydrogen. The European Union’s growing renewable energy output could also be used for emission-free production of the fuel. [ read more … ]

Markets

U.S. oil production may not rebound until late next year, report says

By Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle  •    •  Posted 2020-05-27 14:45:17

U.S. oil production is expected to bottom out in June and not recover to pre-pandemic levels until late 2021, a new report from Norwegian energy research firm Rystad Energy says. American oil producers are expected to pump out 10.7 million barrels per day in June, a decline of 17 percent from the 12.9 million barrels they produced in March, Rystad said after oil companies shut in or reduced production at existing wells or scaled back drilling and completion activities. [ read more … ]

Daimler forges ahead with plans for flagship EV

By Christoph Rauwald, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted 2020-05-26 15:09:28

Daimler AG is pushing ahead with plans to produce an all-electric version of its flagship Mercedes S-Class sedan from next year even as it cuts back in other areas to weather a slump in demand across the industry. The company’s main Mercedes-Benz cars unit aims to make all of its factories carbon-dioxide-neutral by the end of 2022, Chief Executive Officer Ola Källenius said Monday in a webcast. The goal was previously restricted to Europe. Daimler also confirmed that it will roll out a fresh version of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class in the second half of this year, another key project. [ read more … ]

Regulations

States lead court fight against Trump. They’re winning

By Pamela King and Jeremy P. Jacobs, E&E News reporters  •    •  Posted 2020-05-27 14:46:41

California AG Becerra said there are differences between the current strategy and what Republicans did during the Obama administration. “Part of it has nothing to do with California or Democratic AGs,” he told E&E News. “It has to do with an administration hellbent on taking us back to the 20th century.” The states’ “strongest allies,” Becerra said, are “facts, science and the law.” [ read more … ]

FERC

Democrats press FERC to reject anti-net metering petition

BY ALEX GUILLÉN, Politico  •    •  Posted 2020-05-27 14:45:43

Twenty-one Democratic senators and House members on Tuesday wrote to FERC asking the agency to reject a petition that would effectively end the practice of solar net metering, which pays rooftop solar owners for the power they send back to the grid. The lawmakers wrote that Congress expressly gave states — not FERC — authority over net metering, and that approving the petition would give the federal agency the authority to set “rates, terms and conditions” for net metering programs active in 45 states.  [ read more … ]

EVs

Powering EVs is cheaper than diesel, gas in the largest US cities — Atlanta and Boston are exceptions

By Guy Burdick, Utility Dive  •    •  Posted 2020-05-27 14:46:13

In 21 of the 25 largest U.S. cities, running electric vehicles saves on energy costs, but in Atlanta, Boston, Detroit and San Antonio, running EVs is more expensive than fleets with internal combustion engines, according to a new white paper from Amply Power. Charging-as-a-service provider Amply Power developed a Dollar-per Gallon-equivalent (DPGe) to help fleet operators compare energy sources for their fleets. [ read more … ]

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