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  • Nuclear technology innovation and regulatory transformation are essential to meeting climate goals

    Sep 04, 2019 01:15 PM

    Development of next-generation nuclear energy technology enjoys broad bipartisan support. This support has grown ever stronger as concern over human-induced climate change has escalated. That's because policymakers and leading environmental organizations have come to recognize what the operators of our electric grid have long known — the most affordable and technically feasible approaches to decarbonizing our electric grid will depend on both preserving today's nuclear power plants and expand​

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  • FERCs LaFleur Decries Partisanship and Politicization

    Sep 02, 2019 12:00 PM

    “I hate to see things going out along party lines,” Cheryl LaFleur, outgoing commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), told POWER during an exclusive interview. “During my 35 years of watching FERC, that has not been the pattern.” During the early years of the Obama administration, “we didn’t think of ourselves as [partisan],” she said.

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  • Utilities, Investors Seeing Green in Renewable Natural Gas

    Aug 30, 2019 12:00 PM

    There are plenty of efforts to make fossil fuels more “green,” or compatible with the environment, but few are gaining the scale of renewable natural gas (RNG), with the number of RNG production facilities more than doubling in the last three years. Utilities, investors, and consumers are benefiting from the growth of RNG as more methane is being captured and used in heating and transportation applications in the U.S. and Canada, officials in the RNG sector said in recent interviews.

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  • Factbox: China's tariffs on U.S. commodities and energy

    Aug 29, 2019 12:00 PM

    BEIJING/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - In the escalating China-U.S. trade war Beijing on Aug. 23 retaliated with tariffs on about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods including imposing additional tariffs on crude oil for the first time. Below is a list and timeline of some key U.S. commodities and energy items on which China has imposed tariffs. Crude

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  • What will electricity pricing look like in 2040?

    Aug 28, 2019 12:50 PM

    Rising renewables penetrations are increasing the need for utilities to alter rate designs. More dynamic pricing can signal customers when bill savings are possible for shifting use away from high demand periods. Automated technologies can help customers respond. And strong customer participation in these programs can turn variable renewables' threats into system benefits. But will this overburden customers?

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  • PG&E fights for control of its future, access to new wildfire fund

    Aug 26, 2019 12:00 PM

    Dive Brief: Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) will file a reorganization plan by Sept. 9, pledging "rate neutrality" for its 16 million customers, and this week asked a bankruptcy judge to reject requests from its creditors that they too be allowed to propose financial recovery strategies for the embattled utility. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali is expected to rule on calls to end the exclusivity period either Friday or Monday.

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  • Study explores blockchain challenges, opportunities

    Aug 23, 2019 12:00 PM

    A new report from the Congressional Research Service explores the opportunities and challenges associated with the expanded use of Bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology in the energy sector. While the two technologies are related, they are also distinct and in the report, “Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Energy Sector,” represent two separate lines of inquiry.

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  • New Mexico senator moves to impeach utility commissioners as tensions rise over San Juan closure

    Aug 22, 2019 12:30 PM

    Dive Brief: The New Mexico state legislature is looking into an impeachment proceeding for three of the state's five utility regulators as tensions mount over implementation of the state's comprehensive clean energy bill. State Sen. Jacob Candelaria, D, on Wednesday "asked legislative lawyers to begin exploring impeachment" of Commissioners Jefferson Byrd, Valerie Espinoza and Theresa Becenti-Aguilar.

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  • EPA Provides Resilient, Renewable Energy Study Results to Culebra, Puerto Rico

    Aug 22, 2019 12:00 PM

    Culebra, Puerto Rico – In its continuing efforts to help the Caribbean recover from the long-term impacts from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have published the results of a study to take steps to provide renewable energy through a hybrid microgrid to the Puerto Rico island of Culebra.

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  • Appeals court tosses California PURPA programs

    Aug 16, 2019 03:00 PM

    A California renewable energy program and a related standard offer contract violate the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, according to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The July 29 decision could affect renewable energy developers in the West and comes as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is considering revamping its rules governing PURPA.

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