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Looking for a fight: CPP cuts party lines

The draft plan released in June 2014 proposed to cut national power sector carbon emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. The plan issued today calls for 32 percent, meaning deeper cuts in greenhouse gases for the power sector. States will have more time to comply thanks to a two-year extension of the initial compliance deadline-- from 2020 to 2022.

Lowest cost CPP compliance option? What the studies say

Wind energy is the lowest cost solution to helping states affordably and reliably comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) to cut carbon pollution from power plants. That is the conclusion of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), who says there are independent studies which confirm this.

Summer demand just part of the operations challenge for utilities

Summer demand is something all utilities have to deal with each year, but when you own nearly a dozen different utilities in different areas of the country-- there has to be a plan for each one, and each area.

Halfway point: Plant Vogtle benefits exceeding original estimates

Benefits for customers under the fulfillment of the DOE loan guarantee are possible because of Georgia's constructive regulatory environment, as well as the company's continued strong performance and credit standing.

Solar shining on NFL energy hogs

NFL is big business, but it is also a big energy user. Numerous NFL teams have come up with solutions for this-- including renewable energy.

Test results: smart grid will cause chaos and blackouts

Although study after study has said smart meter integration will have no major effect on the grid, a new study found that widespread deployment will cause chaos on the electric grid. So, what is different this time?

Clear winners? Experts claim deregulated retail energy markets are better

The ABACCUS report recognizes Texas as the leader in competitive retail electric markets for the eighth consecutive year. In addition, the Canadian province of Alberta, as well as Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania were all recognized as leading competitive retail electricity markets.

Get ready for disruption: Utilities should prepare for PV impacts on ops, business model

The deployment of residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have grown dramatically, causing power quality issues for some utilities. And there could be even more trouble on the horizon.

Nation domination? Duke Energy continues US solar expansion

Duke Energy is continuing its goal of dominating the U.S. solar industry with the purchase of two new plants in California. But it's just business as usual for the utility.

Is Apple planning to catapult ahead of Tesla smart grid technology?

Apple is a company that likes to be first, but when it comes to the smart grid, they are lagging painfully behind-- or are they?