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1. DEC Rejects Williams Pipeline
2. PSC Requires Pro Geo Electric Rate
3. Stranded Asset Study

1. DEC Rejects Williams Pipeline

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) rejected the heavily disputed, nearly $1 billion Williams Transco Northeast Supply Enhancement natural gas pipeline. Business leaders and energy companies warned that the decision could bring a gas moratorium to New York City and Long Island, according to The New York Times.

The grassroots Stop the Williams Pipeline Coalition of SANE Energy Project, Mothers Out Front, Food & Water Watch, Fossil Free New York, 350.org and others celebrated cautiously.

See Politico's coverage and the DEC announcement here.

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2. PSC Requires Pro Geo Electric Rate

On May 16th the NYS Public Service Commission (PSC) issued an order to electric utilities on standby service electric rates that should cut costs for geothermal (GHP) customers as well as electric vehicle (EV) owners.

Current delivery rates overcharge geothermal customers, who wind up paying more for electricity even though efficient geothermal systems don't add significant costs to the utilities' delivery systems. The PSC ordered New York's utilities to file plans to make demand-based standby rates available to all customers with advanced ("smart") meters.

Read the PSC press release and the 71-page order.

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3. Stranded Asset Study

The Environmental Defense Fund has published Managing the Transition: Proactive Solutions for Stranded Gas Asset Risk in California. This important study provides an insightful look at the financial issues raised by the de-carbonization of the heating sector.

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