Genome mapping for buildings

Commercial buildings in New York City could save hundreds of millions of dollars in annual energy expenses through three efficiency changes, according to an analysis of more than 30,000 buildings in the state as part of the Building Genome Project.

NV Energy seeking benefits of ISO's energy imbalance market

NV Energy is seeking approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) to participate in the California Independent System Operator Corporation's (ISO) energy imbalance market (EIM) -- a voluntary, five-minute balancing market that provides participants the opportunity to more efficiently manage existing energy resources -- beginning in October 2015. 

EPA win has coal industry in an uproar

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mercury and air toxics (MATS) standards for power plants to the great concern of the coal industry.

Xcel's fortune windfall

Xcel Energy has been named the top wind energy provider in the United States for the tenth year in a row, as a national leader in providing wind energy to its customers. This is according to a report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), which also named Xcel Utility of the Year in 2013

NER 300 helping EU CCS, renewable energy reach commercial scale

European renewable energy demonstration projects and carbon capture and storage (CCS) are benefitting from nearly $1.5 billion raised by sales of 300 million emission allowances, which have been completed by the European Investment Bank's NER 300 program.


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An attack on PG&E's Metcalf transmission substation knocked the station out of commission. Although the attack wasn't well-publicized in the media, it became a call for utility companies to reassess their security.


Duane Highley, CEO of the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. (AECC) and vice-chairman of the Electric Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC), recently challenged the idea that the U.S. grid is antiquated, and implied that the United States takes reliable electricity for granted. This is according to testimony Highley offered at the first of several public meetings hosted by Department of Energy for the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER).