Southern California Edison (SCE) has reached a tentative $37 million settlement with California regulators in proceedings related a 2007 Malibu Canyon wildfire.
GMDs caused by solar events distort the earth's magnetic field, could create potentially severe, widespread effects on reliable grid operation, including blackouts and damage to critical or vulnerable equipment.
Just hours after being sworn in as the newest U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz affirmed that energy efficiency will be a major focus of his policy agenda.
The benefits and potential of hydropower suggest it can play a significant role in the future of the U.S. energy mix. Still, hydropower often gets downplayed in the national discussion of renewable energy that so often focuses on solar and wind generation.
Currently, when a facility is coming online, shutting down, or experiencing a malfunction, large industrial sources are allowed to emit large amounts of air pollution for which they are not held accountable. The EPA's SSM safeguards will close this loophole that has allowed large amounts of toxic pollution for decades.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released a new draft proposal for updated hydraulic fracturing safety standards, which it says are now more than 30 years old.
Industry stakeholders note that a doubling of Colorado cooperatives' renewable energy standard in less than seven years is a "wildly unrealistic timeframe."
The New York State Department of Public Service this week presented state regulators with updated recommendations as a result of management audits of several state utilities.
In a petition filed by Xcel Energy with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, Xcel wants the CPUC to confirm that the city of Boulder cannot unilaterally break boundaries to serve electric customers outside the city.
A decision this week by the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) could put the brakes on efforts to restart the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).