$102M from DOE a boon for CPP compliance

On Wednesday, the Obama Administration said it would provide $102 million in funding to support clean energy innovation. The funds will flow through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which will use the bulk of the money to support development of solar power technologies.

Experts weigh in: Nuclear and the CPP

 As the U.S. takes bold steps toward cleaner air and state policymakers focus on how they will comply with the CPP's emission reduction requirements, it's important to recognize the role nuclear energy plants play.

Survey shows digital oil field more like mine field for those navigating the industry

Aging assets and access to talent are the top issues facing the energy industry. That is according to a Lloyd's Register Energy survey taken at last week's Offshore Europe event.

Con Edison using Li-on alternative to diesel generators

Electrovaya, a portable lithium-ion battery manufacturer based in Ontario, Canada, is trying to gain a foothold in the electric utility's growing market for mobile power solutions.

Market Manipulators: FERC accuses traders of making Up-To Congestion trades in PJM

On Friday, federal energy regulators formally accused a group of traders from a small power trading company called Coaltrain Energy of manipulating the PJM wholesale power market. 

Major wind blow: UK rejects $8.3B offshore wind farm

In a major blow to the offshore wind power industry, the U.K. Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) rejected a proposed 970 megawatt offshore wind farm planned for the Navitus Bay off the English coast, about six miles south of the Isle of Wight.

Financial strain: CA climate law could squeeze public utility budgets

The legislation could amplify several financial issues likely to affect public power utilities over the medium to long term, according to Fitch Ratings.

Breaking wind records in Texas

On Sunday night, wind farms in Texas generated a record output of 11,467 megawatts, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) said on Monday.

Risky business: VC firms gamble on battery startups

Venture capital investments in energy storage startup companies nearly doubled during the second quarter of 2015 and the deals keep comong.

Poised to plunge: Global solar PV system pricing

Solar photovoltaic (PV) prices are poised to plunge by a whopping 40 percent over the next five years, according to a new report by GTM Research.

California Nightmare: Wildfire damages world's largest geothermal plant

The wildfire, which local residents call the "Valley Fire," caused damage at five of the 14 power plants located at the facility.

Russia orders charging at all gas stations for nearly nonexistent EV market

Russia may soon have more electric vehicle charging stations than it has electric vehicles.

Using trade associations as a conduit

Officials from three different professional associations from throughout Canada told the energy-efficiency leaders attending the Association of Energy Services Professionals summer conference last month in Niagara Falls that they should be using trade groups as a conduit to deliver their messages.

Formula-E race cars, EVs getting battery boost

The maximum power output of the batteries used by the race cars in FIA's Formula-E series is set to increase to 170 kilowatts (kW) for races in season two of the Championship.

Gaining traction: LNG exports in eastern Canada

Canadian regulators gave the green light to Repsol SA to begin exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Canaport facility in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Bad news for SCANA financial outlook

Moody's Investors Service changed the ratings outlook of SCANA Corporation (SCANA) and its two primary subsidiaries, South Carolina Electric and Gas Company (SCE&G) and Public Service Co. of North Carolina (PSNC), from stable to negative.

Second QTR exhibits technical know-how, innovative spirit

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the second Quadrennial Technology Review (QTR), which provides a blueprint for planners at the Energy Department to identify high-value opportunities for energy research.

California passes law accelerating renewable energy, energy efficiency targets

Under SB 350, the utilities would increase the share of electricity from renewable energy to 50 percent by 2030. The legislation would also mandate by 2030 a 50 percent increase in energy efficiency in buildings by that year.

Scandal plagues world's largest hydropower plant

Chinese government auditors have uncovered a new set of accounting problems at the Three Gorges dam, the largest hydropower plant in the world, according to Reuters.

The secret behind Hawaii's solar-at-night scheme

No, the sun does not shine in the evening -- not even in Hawaii.