The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mercury and air toxics (MATS) standards for power plants to the great concern of the coal industry.
NV Energy is seeking approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) to participate in the California Independent System Operator Corporation's (ISO) energy imbalance market (EIM)-- a voluntary, five-minute balancing market that provides participants the opportunity to more efficiently manage existing energy resources-- beginning in October 2015.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a comprehensive blueprint to guide the agency's core mission of ensuring America's security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.
Testimony to the Public Service Commission recently presents a rosy picture for bringing wind energy to Georgia, as told by clean energy supporters and Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) staff. At the same time, Georgia Power is asking the PSC to approve two contracts to import 250 MW of wind power from wind farms in Oklahoma.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is imploring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to consider state differences and flexibility when developing emissions guidelines surrounding carbon dioxide (CO2) standards for existing fossil fuel-fired power plants.
If a proposal submitted to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) by Alliant Energy is approved, customers will see a reduction in retail natural gas base rates, and retail electric base rates will remain the same.
Last week, Ohio Senator Troy Balderson (R-Zainesville) introduced SB 310, which would freeze indefinitely Ohio's efficiency and renewables standards (EERS) at 2014 levels or 2.5 percent for renewable energy and 4.2 percent for energy efficiency-- although utilities with binding contracts can continue those efforts.
With the uncertainty surrounding tax incentives for renewable energy, the Clean Energy Victory Bond would extend vital tax credits for a decade and provide an opportunity for average investors to support the clean energy economy.
The energy industry has experienced large shifts in how energy is produced and consumed, with an influx of low-cost natural gas, rapid expansion of subsidized renewable generation, smart grid deployment, behind-the-meter technologies and low demand growth reshaping the energy landscape. Market rules have to keep up with that evolution, Exelon contends.
The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved a proposal by Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) to begin construction of a $675 million natural gas facility. The state-of-the-art, combined-cycle Wildcat Point Generation Facility will be located next to ODEC's existing generating facility in Conowingo (Cecil County), Maryland.