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  • Oil price keeps rising as industry eyes Iran-U.S. conflict

    Jan 13, 2020 12:00 PM

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — The global benchmark for crude oil rose above $70 a barrel on Monday for the first time in over three months, with jitters rising over the escalating military tensions between Iran and the United States. The Brent contract for oil touched a high of $70.74 a barrel, the highest since mid-September, when it briefly spiked over an attack on Saudi crude processing facilities. Stock markets were down as well amid fears of how Iran would fulfill a vow of “harsh...

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  • FERC accepts part of NYISO storage plan

    Jan 10, 2020 12:00 PM

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Dec. 19 accepted in part, and rejected in part, a filing submitted by the New York Independent System Operator to comply with the requirements of rules aimed at removing barriers to the participation of energy storage resources (ESRs) in wholesale power markets operated by regional transmission organizations and independent system operators. Enacted in February 2018, FERC Order No. 841 addresses the participation of electric storage resources in...

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  • California has big clean energy ambitions, and is looking for better energy storage to realize them

    Lithium-ion batteries have dominated the storage space for the last decade, largely due to declining costs caused by global build-out of storage manufacturing capacity for electric vehicle markets, according to Burwen. The technology is also familiar to the financial sector and investors. But California’s ambitious clean energy goals cannot be met only with current storage technologies, according to the CEC, due to inadequate energy density, longevity and pricing for them to be feasible...

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  • Power sector faces major policy, technology and market challenges in 2020

    Jan 09, 2020 10:00 AM

    Houston — Policy actions regarding distributed energy, capacity markets, carbon pricing and tax credits likely will interact with market and technical phenomena such as hydrogen, natural gas and offshore wind to make 2020 eventful for power markets, industry observers say. Lorraine Akiba, president of LHA Ventures, an energy consultancy, and a former Hawaii Public Utilities Commission member, said Friday a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission "ruling on aggregated distributed energy ...

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  • Natural gas plant replacing Los Angeles coal power to be 100% hydrogen by 2045: LADWP

    Dec 24, 2019 12:00 PM

    Europe has traditionally been ahead of the U.S. in optimizing hydrogen power on its grid. The only other 100% hydrogen plant in the world is operated by Enel in Venice, Italy, produced through reforming the methane in the fuel through a steam reaction, then removing excess carbon until left with pure hydrogen.

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  • Two-year panel to guide state energy policy

    INDIANAPOLIS — Earlier this year, the Northern Indiana Public Service Co. electric utility giant received the state’s go-ahead to set up a 300-megawatt wind turbine farm as part of plans to phase-out coal-fueled facilities. The state also approved NIPSCO’s plans to recover the costs of the project from its customers. The Roaming Bison Wind turbine farm was planned for northern Montgomery County and was to be constructed by Apex Clean Energy Holding LLC.

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  • 2019 seen as banner year for advanced energy policy as governors embrace clean energy targets

    Dec 20, 2019 12:00 PM

    Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), an association of business leaders focused on policies that support secure, clean and affordable energy, said many of the gains in advanced energy policy in 2019 were the result of the election of pro-clean energy governors across the country in Nov. 2018. Eight new governors took office in January having pledged 100 percent clean or renewable energy. “Many of those new governors didn’t waste any time moving forward with a string of policy

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  • Top 5 Energy Policy Predictions for 2020

    Dec 19, 2019 04:11 PM

    In some ways, 2020 likely marks a holding pattern for climate and energy policy ahead of the November election. But energy analysts think Congress just might be able to cobble a package of energy bills together. And even if national environmental policy remains rather stagnant, the electric vehicle industry — and domestic gas production — are poised to have a strong year.

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  • Decarbonizing with Energy Storage Combined Cycles

    Dec 09, 2019 12:00 PM

    Solar and wind resources are displacing conventional generation, which is increasingly used to follow and firm variable generation. Thermal plants are operating at reduced capacity factors, are called on for load-following, and are being cycled, sometimes requiring two starts per day. Under these conditions, the heat rate increases, emissions limit run-time, and thermally stressed components have dramatically shortened useful lifetimes.

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  • Organizational Changes at FERC On Cybersecurity Highlighted by Chatterjee, FERC Staff

    Dec 06, 2019 12:00 PM

    With energy infrastructure cybersecurity rising in importance, FERC has made some organizational changes to enhance the focus of in-house experts at the Commission and improve collaboration with other agencies, FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee said at the recent open meeting. The meeting also included a presentation from FERC staff on five different cybersecurity focus areas among the Commission’s offices.

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