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We Energies accused of forging petition signatures

The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC), RENEW Wisconsin and The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) have filed a request with the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) to open an investigation into a petition filed by the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) in an ongoing We Energies rate case. The same petition was filed in a Madison Gas & Electric (MGE) rate case.

Lawsuits charge NRC failed to comply with nuclear waste storage ruling

Nine environmental groups and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) have filed lawsuits in the D.C. Court of Appeals challenging the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) decision to proceed with an "extended waste storage rule" and a generic environmental impact statement that fail to comply with a 2012 federal court ruling that had previously reversed the NRC decision.

FPL amending service territory

In 1965, the original territorial agreement approved by the Florida Public Service Commission divided the Babcock Ranch property between FPL and LCEC. If approved, this resolution will allow the Babcock Ranch community to be served by a single electric service provider.

HB 2354 both unique and critical

Pennsylvania has joined a growing number of states passing legislation or resolutions allowing for a comprehensive approach to state compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan, as Governor Tom Corbett signed House Bill 2354 (HB 2354) into law. 

Duke Energy establishes Helping Home Fund

Duke Energy has launched a $20 million assistance program for income-qualified customers in North Carolina to receive up to $10,000 in energy-efficiency upgrades, as part of a fund designed as a result of an approved agreement approved by the North Carolina Utilities Commission during the 2013 Duke Energy Progress and Duke Energy Carolinas rate cases.

EPA Clean Power Plan called a self-inflicted wound

Americans harbor major concerns about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed greenhouse gas regulations, according to a survey conducted Paragon Insights for the Partnership for a Better Energy Future (PBEF).  In fact, the national survey of 1,340 likely voters revealed that the majority of respondents are concerned that the U.S. cannot afford new costs and potential job losses resulting from the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

Fathoming the smarter future of energy

This year's IEEE Technology Time Machine, taking place October 21-22, focuses on six key themes-- among them, the future of energy. FierceEnergy Editor-in-Chief, Barbara Vergetis Lundin, caught up with John McDonald, IEEE fellow, and IEEE Technology Time Machine keynote speaker. McDonald's speech addressed, in part, the trends influencing the evolution of energy generation and distribution, which we share with you here.

AEE celebrating CA legislative wins

Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) has wrapped up a number of successes in California's State Capitol. In pursuit of its mission to transform public policy to enable rapid growth of advanced energy companies, AEE is celebrating new laws that will accelerate the deployment of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout the state and streamline permits for rooftop solar installations, as well as the defeat of a bill that would delay bringing vehicle fuels under California's cap-and-trade system.

NY launches first energy management center for public facilities

The first energy management network operations center has launched in New York State. The center will provide public facilities across New York with real-time data on their energy use, allowing them to improve building energy performance and lower the state's utility bills.

CPUC proposes sanctions for ex parte violations

An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Ruling and an alternate Commissioner proposal have been issued by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regarding sanctions against Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for ex parte violations concerning the assignment of a particular ALJ to the utility's gas transmission and storage rate proceeding.