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Coal ash could cost Duke Energy up to $10B

Duke Energy has laid out its response to the North Carolina Joint Environmental Review Commission (ERC) on the Dan River coal ash incident and its short- and long-term actions to address coal ash across the state.

Geothermal booming across 76 countries

The international geothermal power market is booming at a sustained growth rate of 4 to 5 percent, according to a new report from the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA), driven by climate change threats and grid needs. Currently, there are nearly 700 projects under development in 76 countries, according to GEA.

Legoland soaking up the power of the sun

For Earth Day, Tampa Electric and Legoland Florida celebrated a first in the United States, with their partnership to make the 150-acre theme park run completely on renewable energy for the day, as part of existing and new conservation initiatives -- including installations that will educate park guests about solar energy.

Con Edison setting solar example

Con Edison is setting a solar example for customers at its landmark office tower in Manhattan. In cooperation with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), among others, the utility is encouraging customers to consider using the sun for their electricity generation needs by installing its own solar array.

White House recognizes PG&E in fight against climate change

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has been called out by the White House for "collaborating to address key technical and regulatory factors affecting methane emission reduction opportunities from natural gas distribution systems."

API reports strong bipartisan support of energy infrastructure investment

API will use social media, advertising and its grassroots resources of more than 24 million Americans to communicate the importance of America's energy future to members of Congress, the administration and elected officials at every level of government.

NorthWestern Energy: FERC decision is confiscatory

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued an order affirming a FERC Administrative Law Judge's (ALJ) initial September 2012 decision regarding cost allocation at NorthWestern Energy's Dave Gates Generating Station (DGGS). The order found that a significant portion of DGGS costs could not be allocated to wholesale customers under NorthWestern's proposal. 

Bringing energy efficiency to cannabis operations

In the midst of a shakeup surrounding the legal status of marijuana, the United States is grappling with serious and complex issues related to the intense energy drain that legal grow house operations put on the electricity grid, according to Manifest Mind who recently introduced research on the subject.

Turner, Southern Company solar acquisition complete

In January 2010, Ted Turner partnered with Southern Company to form a strategic alliance to pursue development of renewable energy projects in the United States, with a specific focus on solar PV projects where solar resources are most favorable.

Customers, utility benefit from energy efficiency program

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company's (BGE) energy efficiency program is paying huge dividends -- especially for Towson University (TU), who recently implemented a variety of energy efficiency upgrades across the campus with the help of the utility's Smart Energy Savers Program.

Biomass has multiple benefits in California

A new biomass gasification plant is being erected near Lake Tahoe, California, that will utilize forest biomass from Placer County's fire threat reduction activities to make electricity, heat and biochar. 

$4B available to commercialize clean energy technology

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is looking for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases. At its culmination, the DOE initiative could make as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available to help commercialize technologies that may otherwise be unable to obtain full commercial financing.

PA DCNR monitoring reveals shale gas trends

DCNR's program monitors water, revenue, energy, forest health, timber products, and infrastructure, just to name a few. However, trends and impacts and often not seen or felt are not felt for years or decades. Despite that fact, there are some things which can be gleaned from the initial data.

Job market driving SA renewable energy investment

South Africa is targeting its rapidly changing renewable energy sector -- which is expected to account for more than 20 percent of the country's total power generation capacity by 2030 in comparison to the less than 5 percent it currently contributes -- as a source of employment opportunities.

Consumer support for renewable energy widespread

Products and services such as solar PV, utility-scale renewables and hybrid electric vehicles have all experienced double-digit compound annual growth rates over the past decade, accounting for significant adoption of clean energy technologies across broad demographic groups. 

Easter Break

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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.

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

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.

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.