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No regrets: Tool steers states toward least cost CPP compliance options

Reducing energy waste, using more renewable energy sources like solar and wind, cogeneration fueled by natural gas and, depending on long-term price projections, an appropriate amount of natural gas-fired combined cycle generation can help Michigan comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) at the lowest cost. 

Voters speaking up for clean energy

At a time when it seems like everyone and their brother are jumping into the political ring, climate change prevention activist group NextGen Climate is calling on presidential candidates and elected officials to lay out a plan to power the United States with more than 50 percent clean energy by 2030.

Nuclear reactor cable tells a story

Nuclear energy is heardly news, but there are still plenty of things to learn from it. As some plants are entering the end of their lives, scientists are using the retirements to learn about how to make the energy source better.

Tax policy uncertainty casting clouds over wind outlook

On the heels of a U.S. Senate Finance Committee vote of 23-3 to extend the primary federal tax incentives for growing renewable energy as part of a larger tax policy extension bill, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is releasing wind figures for the second quarter of 2015 that support the extension-- and more wind investments.

Coal ash bill provides some certainty for utilities

Utilities support HR 1734, which would promote the continued use of coal ash in transportation, agriculture, housing and building construction, and allow states to enforce coal ash standards.

Proven performance: Could FPL convince Hawaii governor to support HEI-NextEra merger?

Hawaii's utilities have found themselves in a fight with their government-- after announcing a merger with NextEra Energy. But could another NextEra utility help convince the governor of their commitment?

National windmill policy? Senate Finance Committee votes to extend renewable tax credits

The federal PTC and ITC are predominant drivers of new wind farm development, and have helped lower the cost of wind power by more than half over the last five years.

BFFs again? NV Energy and Switch find a way to compromise

NV Energy and Switch appear to be friends again. A month after battling each other in front of the Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUCN), they found a compromise to make both happy.

Commonsense fix: Let each state decide how to handle coal ash

A new coal ash recycling bill that establishes minimum disposal standards that apply to more than 1000 coal ash dumps throughout the United States has been introduced by Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Joe Manchin (D-WV). The bill is companion legislation to Congressmen John Shimkus (R-IL) and David McKinley's (R-WV) bill in the House, mirroring the previous legislation.

Out of this world: DOE lab literally exploring New Horizons

The United States' Department of Energy's (DOE) national laboratories are here to help energy on Earth-- but now they are exploring other worlds as well.