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Fossil fuels beware: NYS considering carbon tax bill

Assembly members Kevin Cahill and Barbara Lifton have introduced a carbon tax bill into the Assembly that would tax carbon emissions with the ultimate goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions in New York State-- starting a discussion at the state level on what a market-based solution to climate change should look like.

Powerhouse merger to create second largest U.S. utility

The boards of directors of both Southern Company and AGL Resources have approved a definitive merger agreement to create one of the leading electric and gas utility company in the United States.

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.

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.

Alaska: The next energy frontier?

Alaska is getting a lot of attention in the energy industry, partially because U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, from Alaska, is now the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. But the remote communities of the state offer an opportunity to look into providing power in all types of locations.

One man's trash: Annapolis creating solar in an unusual location

Annapolis is joining many other cities in adding renewables to their energy mix, but they are doing it in an innovative way.

Sen. Schumer proposing dramatic change to solar tax credits

With solar investment growing all over the state of New York, NY Sen. Charles Schumer announced a change in solar credits, which could change the industry forever.

Smart energy storage: Not just for utility giants

The Glasgow Electric Plant Board (EPB) and Sunverge Energy have teamed up to provide energy storage for their customers in Glasgow, Kentucky. Although storage is becoming more common for utilities, smaller utilities may be left behind.

NRC stands by Diablo Canyon report

Despite opposition to the contrary, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has reaffirmed their stance with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) that the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant (DCPP) could withstand a strong earthquake.

Shale's effect on Susquehanna streams surprising everyone

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) conducted a study on the effects of shale and other effects from the Marcellus shale region on the water quality in the area-- and the results are surprising.