Louisiana is going to need to tap new sources of gas supply, according to a new ICF report that examines how Louisiana satisfies growing U.S. southern gas market demands, its implications for portfolio and investment strategies, demand growth expectations, gas supply sources, and challenges in maintaining market equilibrium.
A strategic partnership between Hawaii Electric Light Company, the County of Hawaii and the state of Hawaii is intended to share resources and attract companies interested in testing and evaluating pre-commercial energy storage units at the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology (HOST) Park in Kailua-Kona, managed by the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA).
The world's largest concentrating solar power (CSP) plant, the Ivanpah Solar Energy Generating System, went online last week, bringing the U.S. closer to its goal of becoming a global leader in solar energy. As the first commercial deployment of innovative power tower CSP technology in the United States, the Ivanpah project was the recipient of a $1.6 billion loan guarantee from the Department's Loan Programs Office (LPO).
Satisfaction improved for an impressive 79 of the 93 utility providers included in the study, compared to 2013. However, satisfaction didn't always increase, and those utilities only have themselves to blame.
Wind is becoming an increasingly viable force in the American power generation mix. In fact, in 2012, the frenzy to take advantage of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) before it expired helped spur wind to record levels. The wind PTC is winding down; however, there are still opportunities for utilities.
ICF International has released its outlook for U.S. and Canada natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGL), and oil production through 2035 for oil and gas producers, field services companies, and the investment community.
Duke Energy is looking to add 300 MW of new solar energy capacity in its Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress territories, to be in service by the end of 2015.
According to a compilation of the 2013 global nanotechnology trends in research, technology, and industry, energy was the fastest-growing sector for graphitic carbon-based nanotechnology innovation.
Michigan is being hailed as a renewable energy success due to its renewable energy standard. The standard is being highlighted in a Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) report. Michigan's current Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires electric providers to ramp up their use of renewable energy in order to obtain 10 percent of their electricity sales from renewable resources by 2015.
In 2014, policy, consumers and the environment are on the top of the Edison Electric Institute's (EEI) list of key issues, which EEI executives talked about in a recent briefing with Wall Street analysts, executives, bankers and investors.
With increased energy demand, requirements to use curtailed renewable energy, growth in the cleantech backup power market, and deployment of a growing number of fuel cell-powered vehicles in the transport sector, overall demand for hydrogen as a fuel is projected to grow.
A new report that compares natural gas system leaks contends that organizations, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), have underestimated U.S. methane and natural gas industry emissions. As natural gas consists primarily of methane, even small leaks from the natural gas system are about 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
A new report is endorsing the use of distributed energy technologies like solar combined with energy storage to help communities become more resilient during severe weather events.
FirstEnergy Corp. has completed the sale of 11 hydroelectric power stations to Harbor Hydro Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of LS Power Equity Partners II, LP, for approximately $395 million.
The U.S. solar industry is more than 60 percent of the way to achieving cost-competitive utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE is three years into its 10-year SunShot Initiative. To continue the progress, DOE has made $25 million in funding available to strengthen U.S. solar manufacturing for photovoltaic and concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies and maintain a strong domestic solar industry – supporting the Department's broader Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative.
Business operations for the New York Green Bank have begun, which is expected to accelerate the transition to a more cost-effective, resilient and clean energy system for the state. The largest green bank in the nation, the NY Green Bank is the largest green bank in the nation is seeking to facilitate the financing of creditworthy clean-energy projects in New York state.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a conditional authorization allowing Sempra Energy subsidiary Cameron LNG to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its proposed liquefaction facilities in Hackberry, La. to countries that do not have a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States.
The 110 MW Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project -- the first utility-scale facility in the world to use advanced molten salt power tower energy storage capabilities -- has entered the plant commissioning phase.
Dominion is celebrating a milestone for its Green Power program with more than 20,000 residential and commercial customers now signed up and supporting renewable energy produced in Virginia and the surrounding region for either some or all of their energy needs.