Industry Developments

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PSEG betting on the future of EVs

Public Service Electric and Gas (PSEG) is using innovation to encourage New Jersey businesses to provide employees with electric car charging at work and foster greater adoption of electric cars, which would help to improve the state's air quality, help companies achieve sustainability targets, reduce costs for employees, and foster the country's energy independence. 

EEI: Utilities should spend 5 percent a year on EVs

"Transportation Electrification: Utility Fleets Leading the Charge" focuses on the electric power industry's effort to accelerate the expansion of electric transportation in commercial and retail markets, beginning with electric utility fleets, encouraging investor-owned electric utilities to meet an industry-wide goal to spend at least five percent of annual fleet acquisition budgets on PEVs and plug-in technologies.

Are you an Energy Industry Innovator?

The  Fierce Innovation Awards  provide a platform for you to showcase the innovative products and services you have created, not just to our  distinguished panel  of third-party executives from major North American utilities, but also to our 30,000 industry readers in our  Innovation Report. 

Ontario expanding Industrial Electricity Incentive

Expanding the IEI program to more industries offers an opportunity for more Ontario industries to reduce their electricity costs, increase competitiveness, and assist in improving electricity load and demand management.

PA DEP says its oil and gas program is new and improved

The Auditor General's Office has released the Special Audit of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Performance in Monitoring Potential Impact to Water Quality from Shale Gas Development for 2009 through 2012.

Collaborating for a better understanding of oil and gas separation technology

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is launching a multi-million dollar joint industry project to better understand oil and gas separation technology. Known as the Separation Technology Research (STAR) Program, the objective is to combine industry knowledge and resources to advance research that could lead to better equipment and test protocols.

Hydrogen breakthrough could make fuel greener

Rutgers researchers have developed a technology that could overcome a major cost barrier to making clean-burning hydrogen fuel. The technology is intended to replace cost-prohibitive platinum for electrolysis reaction. The resulting hydrogen fuel could, potentially, replace fossil fuels.

BLM blames budget for agency shortfalls

A shortage of inspectors, declining budgets, and a record number of wells on public lands highlight the importance of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) budget request for a fee system to increase the agency's oil and gas inspection capacity. 

NRG acquires Spanish Town Estate Solar

NRG Energy, Inc. has acquired the 4 MW Spanish Town Estate Solar project on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI). The project is expected to help the USVI achieve their renewable energy goals to reduce its fossil fuel based energy consumption by 60 percent over the next 10 years.

Rehabilitation funding focuses on critical water infrastructure

Current funding will provide rehabilitation assistance for 150 dams across 26 states; 500 dam sites will be assessed for safety through NRCS' Watershed Rehabilitation Program.