The energy industry's skilled workforce is retiring, and utilities are in desperate need of filling the open positions. But who is responsible for training the energy workforce of the future?Article
With Earth Day fast approaching, now is the perfect time to take a closer look at what has become a key issue in this country: climate change. Whatever our individual stance is on climate change, most of us probably agree that it is important to take steps that will provide cleaner air for the next generation. Article
Today, we find ourselves at yet another crossroads within the ethanol and related biofuel industries. Conventional, or "Gen 1.0", corn ethanol producers have continued to diversify their revenue streams through the development of higher-margin, value-added co-products, as well as the successful implementation of various performance-enhancing capital projects designed to extract incremental value from the corn kernel. Article
Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) has found a way to avoid one of its major pain points for approximately 1.5 million of its 7.8 million customers.By leveraging Opower's platform to connect with customers using their preferred channel -- Internet, interactive voice response (IVR), or paper – ComEd, one of the first utilities to utilize Opower's segmentation and targeting tools, is ensuring higher levels of engagement.Article
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Erie County, Pennsylvania has decided to invest in offshore wind power, with the decision to join the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo). LEEDCo is a nonprofit based in Northeast Ohio who is working to bring offshore wind to Lake Erie.
Even after years of review, BLM's final rule is "both substantively meritless and the product of a procedurally deficient rulemaking process."
Mississippi Power is taking the step to bring utility-scale solar to the state. The utility is partnering with two solar businesses and the United States to build two solar farms -- with a total of 53 megawatts (MW). According to Mississippi Power, the projects will become the largest solar installations in Mississippi.
Alliant Energy's Wisconsin utility, Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL), is seeking approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to construct a combined-cycle, natural gas-fueled generating station at the company's Riverside Energy Center near Beloit, amidst widespread support.
The Integrys Energy Group, Inc. acquisition by Wisconsin Energy Corp. passed another approval with the go-ahead by the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC). We Energies is a subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corp.
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Many utilities are evaluating Zero Net Energy homes, whether as single demonstrations or as pilot programs. One such effort is being led by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in partnership with Southern California Edison (SCE) to evaluate the energy use and grid integration of at least 20 zero net energy (ZNE) homes-- the first development of a community of highly-efficient houses in California.
PSEG is investing billions in projects that will provide customers with better and more reliable service while boosting New Jersey's economy and creating hundreds of jobs.