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Smart policy contributing to national solar growth

Solar energy continues to make significant inroads across the country, as evidenced by the joint findings of GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), with falling prices and rapid industry growth being attributed to smart, effective public policies that allow consumers to choose renewable energy.

Clearer regulations aim to lift administrative burden from industry, regulators

The Department of the Interior (DOI) has released a draft proposed federal regulation by the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) governing the valuation of federal oil and gas, and federal and American Indian coal resources, as well as expanded guidance on the production of coal on public lands issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

NYPA gets increase for 2015 operating expenses

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will have two percent more money in its operating budget next year to help sustain the transformation that the state's power system has undergone toward becoming more intelligent, reliable and flexible.

XTO fined for environmental damage caused by gas extraction-related construction

XTO Energy has been fined for a Clean Water Act violation and will also will pay for restoration of eight locations harmed by unauthorized dumping of dirt, rocks and other fill material in wetlands and streams in West Virginia.

What gas oversupply? Southwestern Energy moves ahead with production

It's a natural reaction for oil and gas companies when prices are low: reconsider future projects or pull up stakes for the time being and wait for the market to stabilize. Southwestern Energy appears to have a completely different idea.

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Ameren Missouri has submitted its new energy-efficiency programs to regulators. If approved, the utility expects to invest about $135 million over three years and anticipates that investment will yield customer energy savings of more than $260 million over 20 years.

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The World Bank has authorized a loan of $378.4 million for a grid modernization project for power-strapped Ukraine that is earmarked for developing renewable energy integration and smart grid technologies for transmission.