The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is not happy with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). In fact, NRDC is demanding that ALEC immediately cease misrepresenting NRDC's position on renewable energy on the ALEC website -- calling it an "erroneous reference" -- and stop making other false claims. Article
Energy is as important to Americans as food, clothing and shelter. As I get to visit with people around the country on my Just the Fracks book tour I am learning a lot about what Americans think and know about energy. It seems that the further I get from areas that produce oil, natural gas and coal the less people know about where their energy comes from. Article
This year's IEEE Technology Time Machine, taking place October 21-22, focuses on six key themes -- among them, the future of energy. FierceEnergy Editor-in-Chief, Barbara Vergetis Lundin, caught up with John McDonald, IEEE fellow, and IEEE Technology Time Machine keynote speaker. McDonald's speech addressed, in part, the trends influencing the evolution of energy generation and distribution, which we share with you here. Article
It's With the technological advances and resultant surge in oil and gas production in the last few years, it is not surprising that the number of patents issued to energy companies has increased substantially. In 2012 alone, the world's three largest oilfield service providers (Schlumberger, Halliburton and Baker Hughes) secured a combined total of over 1,000 patents -- more than double the number they received just a decade ago. Article
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The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC), RENEW Wisconsin and The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) have filed a request with the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) to open an investigation into a petition filed by the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) in an ongoing We Energies rate case. The same petition was filed in a Madison Gas & Electric (MGE) rate case.
Wind energy is poised to play an important role in Quebec's energy future and, in fact, can no longer be considered a marginal electricity source, according to the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA). Now more than ever, wind energy represents significant opportunity for Quebec -- specifically, eastern Quebec and Montreal -- and is in a good position to serve new markets.
Construction on a large-scale solar array built on 13 acres of a decommissioned landfill in West Nyack for the Town of Clarkstown is complete, marking the first solar installation of its kind built on a capped landfill in the State of New York.
NRG Energy recently celebrated the installation of the Spanish Town Estate Solar Project on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, which stands ready to generate 4 MWac of emissions-free energy -- enough to power the homes of approximately 1,500 U.S. Virgin Island Water and Power Authority (WAPA) customers.
ComEd has announced the winners in its Student Innovation Contest, which more than 60 student from colleges and universities across northern Illinois entered. The contest challenged students in the utility's service territory to envision products, services or software applications that leverage smart meter technology to help low-income customers better manage their electricity use and save money.
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In 2000, FirstEnergy first introduced PSI as a way to help replace retiring line workers with programs established at colleges throughout the company's six-state service area.
FirstEnergy subsidiary Toledo Edison has completed the construction of a $1.2 million, 138 kV transmission line to serve Home Depot's new distribution warehouse in Troy Township, Ohio-- a 1.65-million square foot facility used primarily for online order fulfillment.