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PM Edition: Zero-carbon power dominates in Britain; LNG-by-rail approaches in US

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Zero-carbon power outstrips fossil fuels for 1st time in Britain

During the past 12 months, electricity generated from renewable and zero-carbon sources eclipsed fossil fuels for the first time in Britain, according to data released by National Grid PLC.

LNG-by-rail transportation approaches US shale plays

U.S. regulators are preparing to release a rule that would broadly allow transportation of LNG by rail. The move is unlikely to spur a wave of LNG-by-rail shipments destined for export but could bring such projects into the realm of possibility.

European power outlook: Off-take deals to spur merchant wind market

Europe's onshore wind sector will only live up to its full potential over the next five years if countries can resolve issues around permitting and grid investment.

Other energy headlines

* Williams Cos. Inc. filed a settlement with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that would allow natural gas pipeline subsidiary Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC to resolve a pending rate case and recover costs on capital expenditures, operations and maintenance.

* Analysts are eyeing the northeastern coast of South America as one of the most hotly watched frontier exploration regions in 2020 following a slew of discoveries and the first flow of oil in Guyana in 2019.

* Duke Energy Corp. will excavate nearly 80 million tons of coal ash in North Carolina under an agreement reached with state regulators and environmental groups.


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Very little additional capacity will be necessary to meet Ohio's renewable energy portfolio standard of 8.5% by 2026, which has been frozen and ultimately slashed in recent years. Annual compliance benchmarks can be met through either generation by specific qualifying resources or the purchase of renewable energy credits, or utilities must make an alternative compliance payment.

Research and data

* Data Dispatch: Gas-fired generator margins improve in December 2019

* RRA Regulatory Focus: NH PUC staff eyes lower ROE, rate base disallowance in Eversource rate case

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