Dynegy subsidiary, Illinois Power Holdings (IPH) has completed its acquisition of Ameren subsidiary New Ameren Energy Resources (AER). The transaction includes AER and its subsidiaries Ameren Energy Generating Company (Genco), New AERG (AERG), and Ameren Energy Marketing Company (AEM).
In 2011, the University of California, Davis, West Village opened its doors with a goal of becoming the nation's largest ZNE community. Today, it is setting the standard for what a sustainable energy future may look like. As the nation's largest planned zero net energy community looks back on its first year, a formal analysis shows that even in its initial phases, West Village is well on the way to the ultimate goal of operating as a zero net energy (ZNE) community.
The global warming and climate science review organization Friends of Science is calling on the City of Calgary, Canada, to rescind its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction plan, which was developed by the Pembina Institute, a renewable energy think-tank.
Duke Energy Renewables Inc., a subsidiary of Duke Energy Corp., based in Charlotte, N.C., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Wyoming to violating the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) in connection with the deaths of protected birds, including golden eagles, at two of the company's wind projects in Wyoming-- the first ever criminal enforcement of the MBTA for "unpermitted avian takings at wind projects."
The Department of Energy has made available up to $30 million in Advanced Research Projects Agency- Energy (ARPA-E) funding for a new program focused on the development of transformational electrochemical technologies to enable low-cost distributed power generation.
CleanTECH San Diego's Sustainable San Diego pilot project has received recognition as one of five programs characterized as "supporting the earth, energy use, and the environment" by the Office of Science and Technology Policy for its success in accelerating research, development, and collaborations in data-enabled science and engineering.
Support for Public Service Electric and Gas' (PSE&G) Energy Strong proposal is rolling in. Energy Strong calls for the investment of $3.9 billion over 10 years to fortify the utility's electric and gas distribution systems against power storms and natural disasters.
The extracting of shale gas has attracted the attention of environmental groups and others who have raised concerns about the impact of hydraulic fracturing technology. Nowhere is this clearer than in California currently where 27 former campaign and administration staffers of Governor Jerry Brown are urging him to impose a moratorium on fracking in the state.
PA Consulting Group has recognized five regional investor-owned utilities to receive this year's award for providing outstanding reliability and customer service. The selections are based on overall system-wide performance in outage duration and frequency, and sustained leadership, innovation and achievement in the electric reliability.
North Charleston, South Carolina is now home to the nation's largest wind energy testing facility. Led by Clemson University's Restoration Institute, the facility will help test and validate new turbines, particularly for offshore wind, helping to speed deployment of next generation energy technology, reduce costs for manufacturers and boost global competitiveness for American companies. The testing facility is also one of the world's most advanced.