Nine environmental groups and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) have filed lawsuits in the D.C. Court of Appeals challenging the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) decision to proceed with an "extended waste storage rule" and a generic environmental impact statement that fail to comply with a 2012 federal court ruling that had previously reversed the NRC decision.
In 1965, the original territorial agreement approved by the Florida Public Service Commission divided the Babcock Ranch property between FPL and LCEC. If approved, this resolution will allow the Babcock Ranch community to be served by a single electric service provider.
Construction on Broken Bow II began in January 2014-- creating more than 300 jobs during peak construction-- and had far reaching economic impacts beyond just those who are directly involved to community members who own and operate a range of local businesses. The facility's 43 turbines generate enough electricity to power about 30,000 homes.
Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) has marked the start of construction on its largest solar project to date-- an 11.18 MW-dc solar farm atop the Kinsley Landfill, which closed in 1987, and the utility's third solar landfill project in New Jersey through its Solar 4 All program.
A project completed by DTE Energy at its coal-fired Monroe Power Plant will significantly reduce emissions and improve air quality in the region, making it one of the cleanest coal plants in the country, as well as the first in Michigan to operate best-in-class systems that reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by about 90 percent and sulfur dioxide emissions by about 97 percent.
Southern Power, a Southern Company subsidiary, will acquire from First Solar the 150 MW Solar Gen 2 solar facility in California, making it the largest solar facility in the Southern Power portfolio and helping Southern Company continue to develop a more diverse energy mix.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has made available more than $53 million for 40 innovative research and development (R&D) projects that drive down the cost of solar energy, using next generation photovoltaic (PV) solar technologies and advanced manufacturing processes, and addressing both hardware and non-hardware "soft" costs of solar installation.
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has taken steps to replace two of the aging vessels support the winter operations of its Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant and Sir Adam Beck Pumped Generating Station, owned by Ontario Power Generation (OPG). NYPA is acquiring two new tugboats to replace two of the plant's four existing vessels-- the Daniel Joncaire (30 years old) and the Breaker (50 years old).
Wind venture capital (VC) funding came in at $140 million in one deal in the third quarter-- compared to $48 million in four deals in the second quarter of 2014. In the third quarter of 2014, total corporate funding in the wind sector came totaled $2.4 billion, including VC funding, public market financing and debt financing.
A "myopic focus" was touted as the reason for PJM Interconnection's current diverse fuel mix this week at PJM's Grid 20/20: Focus on Resource Diversity in Washington, D.C., with the impacts of the world's largest and fastest fuel switch, evolving federal policies and the increasing use of non-traditional generation being cited as driving the industry to recognize the greater need for resource diversity.