News

Boom times: Middle market continues to thrive

In the midst of these boom times, middle market companies have seen some of the greatest success in exploiting new energy resources and capitalizing on global appetite for inexpensive supply.

NEIS celebrating blow to Exelon nuclear

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (DC PSC) has rejected the proposed merger of Exelon Corporation and Pepco Holdings -- a huge blow to Exelon's nuclear fleet.

Double take: Exelon, BEST Coalition view PJM auction results very differently

Exelon Corporation's Oyster Creek, Quad Cities and Three Mile Island nuclear power plants did not clear in the PJM capacity auction for the 2018-19 planning year.

Epic microgrid combines solar, storage, biomass and diesel

Microgrids are one of the most intelligent, efficient, reliable, and secure ways to create and manage power for the needs of a 21st century power market.

The carbon effects of biofuel

The Renewable Fuel Standard was signed into law 10 years ago this month by President George W. Bush to end America's addiction to oil, reduce reliance on foreign oil and lower carbon emissions from the transportation sector.

Checking themselves: Xcel validates carbon emission reductions with Climate Registry

Xcel Energy has become the first U.S. utility to verify and register all of its greenhouse gas emissions data with The Climate Registry for seven consecutive years -- validating a more than 20 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in the last decade.

Out with the old: NJ getting new burst of energy

New Jersey is expected to get some needed energy to the region in time for summer of 2018, thanks to a more than $600 million investment by PSEG Power.

Dominion Energy on leading edge of GTL transformation

Intrexon Energy Partners (IEP), and Dominion Energy, a subsidiary of Dominion Resources, are exploring the potential for commercial-scale biological conversion of natural gas to isobutanol, a drop-in fuel with numerous advantages over other clean burning gasoline blendstocks.

Mega Gigawattage: 480 GW predicted by 2020

The huge increase will be driven by factors like the higher global emphasis on clean energy production, governmental support and beneficial policies for the development of solar PV.

Scoop and Stack: Sooner Trails Pipeline will face production plays head on

The Sooner Trails Pipeline is expected to provide up to 1.2 million dekatherms per day (Dth/d) and offer timely, cost-effective access to natural gas.

TVA talks financial objectives and meeting the CPP

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is continuing to focus on financial and operational objective that keep the lights on, with the recent board approval of a $10.7 billion budget for fiscal 2016 that requires continued productivity improvements to reduce operating and maintenance costs while funding $3 billion in capital investment in generating plants and system improvements.

Billion dollar injection: Obama shepherding new era of clean energy

President Obama's been busy over the past couple days. In addition to giving the keynote at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, he has blessed more than a billion dollars in initiatives to advance innovative clean energy technologies.

Coast to coast: Solar push is far-reaching

Utilities from coast to coast are capitalizing on the power of solar. In California, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is rolling out a new Community Solar Choice program to customers. In South Carolina, Duke Energy is seeking proposals for utility-scale and community shared solar.

Double win: Sempra, DON part of largest ever renewable energy purchase by federal entity

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, the Department of the Navy (DON), and the Western Area Power Administration are celebrating an agreement to construct a 210 megawatt (MW) direct current solar facility to benefit 14 DON installations in California.

When is enough enough? Energy efficiency in Nevada, California

As the National Clean Energy Summit 8.0 wraps up in Nevada, a new report from the national nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) identifies energy efficiency as an economically beneficial way for Nevada to meet new carbon pollution limits set by the federal Clean Power Plan -- the cornerstone of President Obama's climate agenda.

Beyond 33 percent: Transforming the California grid

As California moves toward integrating more renewable energy beyond the 33 percent required by 2020, many activists believe the state's approach to managing the electricity grid needs to evolve.

One technology could save data centers 40 percent in energy

In the United States alone, data centers consumed an estimated 91 billion kilowatt hours in 2013, equivalent to the entire output of 34 of the world's largest power stations. 

SB 350: Keeping the growth momentum going

Increasing the use of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and alternatives for petroleum fuels will meet California's energy needs, and create jobs and grow businesses -- and with it, California's economy. That is according to a group of advanced energy business leaders who flocked the California Capitol building last week to express support for Governor Jerry Brown's energy and climate goals for 2030 and Senate President Pro-tempore Kevin de Leon's bill to put those goals into law.

Singled out? SCE disputing CPUC SONGS ruling

Southern California Edison (SCE) is sounding off on a California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) administrative law judge's recent ruling regarding the utility's communication with commission officials on the shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).

Leveling the playing field: DTF testimony calls for uniformity, neutrality across fleets

With one of the largest medium and heavy duty fleets in the country, California stands to benefit the most from the federal government's proposed truck fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction rules. That is according to testimony from the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officials at a hearing on the proposed truck regulations in Long Beach.