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Category: News and Policies


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, State

NRC Approves Changes to Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant’s Emergency Planning Requirements

December 15, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted the Omaha Public Power District’s request to alter the emergency preparedness plan for the Fort Calhoun Station nuclear power plant in Washington County, Neb., to reflect the plant’s decommissioning status. The changes come in […]


News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. Department of Energy – Department of Energy Announces $100 Million Open Solicitation for Transformative Energy Projects

December 14, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $100 million in funding for new projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) latest OPEN funding opportunity. OPEN will support America’s top innovators through dozens of early-stage research […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

The War on Wind (and Solar)?

December 14, 2017

Via: Forbes

While President Trump and some Republicans have been fighting back in the supposed ‘war on coal’, a new battle front has been formed – the ‘war on wind (and solar)’. This battle is playing out the in the current tax […]


News and Policies, State

California’s Biggest Solar Project Will Be Located at an Oil Field

December 11, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

A newly announced project at California’s Belridge oilfield will bring solar and fossil fuels together in the state’s biggest solar project. The partnership, between Belridge field operator Aera Energy and solar thermal power company GlassPoint, will feature a 26.5-megawatt photovoltaic […]


News and Policies, World

Growing Opportunity For China-US Collaboration On Reducing Oil & Gas Methane Emissions

December 11, 2017

Via: Forbes

Every November, the International Energy Agency publishes its annual World Energy Outlook – a comprehensive assessment of the economic, technological and geopolitical trends shaping world energy markets. That makes it essential reading for anyone interested in preserving the Earth’s climate. […]


News and Policies, State

Want More Solar in Virginia? Here’s How to Get It

December 8, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

If there is an energy issue that Republicans and Democrats can agree on, it is support for solar energy. It’s homegrown and clean, it provides local jobs, it lowers our carbon footprint, and it brings important national security and emergency […]


News and Policies, World

Why Mergers and Acquisitions Will Define the Distributed Energy Boom

December 7, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

We’re in the middle of a boom in utility mergers and acquisitions. The biggest power companies in the world are scrambling to buy up new startups in order to stay at the forefront of the distributed energy transition — and […]


News and Policies, U.S.

US Energy Storage Deployments Up 46 Percent Annually in Q3 2017

December 7, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

According to the latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA), 41.8 megawatts of energystoragewere deployed across the U.S. in the third quarter of 2017. This represents 46 percent year-over-year growth and 10 percent […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Nearly Half of All U.S. Electricity Customers Have Smart Meters

December 6, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

Installations of smart meters have more than doubled since 2010—almost half of all U.S. electricity customer accounts now have smart meters. By the end of 2016, U.S. electric utilities had installed about 71 million advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) smart meters, […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Government Department Secures Financing for 15 New Solar Array Sites

December 5, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

Standard Solar, a solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide, today announced it will finance solar arrays on 15 new sites for the DC Department of General Services (DGS), approximately 2,000 megawatt hours […]


News and Policies, State

Which States Will Have The Highest Energy Costs This Winter? [Infographic]

December 1, 2017

Via: Forbes

On Thursday evening, President Trump lit the national Christmas tree in Washington DC, wishing America and the world a very merry Christmas. With temperatures hovering in the mid-50s, he also said that the weather is the best it’s been in […]


News and Policies, State

Critics Demand Clean Energy Guarantees for Diablo Canyon Closure

November 30, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Diablo Canyon, California’s last operating nuclear power plant, will close by 2025. Everyone agrees on that. But how to replace the plant’s 2.3 gigawatts of energy without adding carbon emissions — and how to keep its workers and surrounding communities […]


News and Policies, U.S.

A Major Disruptive Force In The Global Economy? Look No Further Than U.S. Oil Exports

November 30, 2017

Via: Forbes

When we think of disruptive forces in the global economy, we often think of technological breakthroughs. Of ever-tinier and more powerful computer chips; of medical miracles in implantable devices, surgeries or pills; of digital platforms that threaten the taxi industry, […]


News and Policies, World

Here Are Solar’s Next Gigawatt-Scale Markets

November 29, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

When this year comes to a close, GTM Research expects eight countries will top the 1-gigawatt mark in annual PV installations. By the end of 2018, that number will grow to 13 countries. According to GTM Research’s latest Global Solar […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Senate Tax Bill Offers Benefits for Advanced Energy, But Faces an Uncertain Vote

November 27, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

If you are looking for information to share at the Thanksgiving table about how the tax bills pending in Congress will affect the advanced energy industry, you’re in luck. A whirlwind November brought proposals from House and Senate Republican leadership, […]