Category: State

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, 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, 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, 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, State

North Carolina’s Solar Market Gripped by Growing Pains, as Gigawatts of Projects Are Planned

November 22, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Over the years, driven by the requirements of its renewable energy portfolio standard and the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, North Carolina has risen to become the country’s second largest solar market. The state now has more than 3,500 megawatts […]

News and Policies, State

National Grid and AutoGrid Test Demand Response for Natural Gas in New York

November 21, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Demand response in the electricity sector is now worth billions of dollars and over 30 gigawatts of capacity in the United States. It’s a useful tool for utilities and grid operators trying to manage the real-time balance of supply and […]

News and Policies, State, U.S.

EPA to Hold Public Hearing on Clean Power Plan Repeal in West Virginia

November 3, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced Thursday it will hold a public hearing in West Virginia on its plan to nullify an Obama-era plan to limit planet-warming carbon emissions. The state is economically dependent on coal mining. The Environmental Protection […]

News and Policies, State

Texas County to Save More Than $10 Million with Energy Efficiency Project

November 2, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

Officials in Webb County, Texas, announced the county will save more than $10 million through an energy efficiency project. The project, engineered by Schneider Electric, will improve the County’s aging facilities and deliver significant energy and operational savings. The project […]

News and Policies, State, U.S.

Trump Admin. Desperate To Keep Coal Power Plant Alive With Taxpayer Dollars

October 30, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

You hear it all the time from Trump supporters, the tired old shibboleths about “government shouldn’t be picking winners and losers,” and about the mythical “level playing field” in business. Then you realize all those pious platitudes are just so […]

News and Policies, State

Texas’ ‘Energy City’ Still Reeling from Hurricane Harvey

October 20, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

Port Arthur, Texas, a crucial hub of the worldwide energy industry, is struggling to recover from the effects of Hurricane Harvey. The city of 55,000, also known as Energy City, is responsible for 6.3% of American oil refining through several […]

Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Delaware Wants In on the US Offshore Wind Market

October 18, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Delaware is ready to rejoin the U.S. offshore wind race. On August 28, Governor John Carney signed an executive order establishing an Offshore Wind Working Group. The working group is to submit a report to the governor by December 15 […]

Emerging Technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

CleanChoice Energy Launches New York City Office

October 18, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company providing 100% clean electricity to customers across the country, announced it has opened a Manhattan office to develop new solar software and clean technological innovations. The new […]

News and Policies, State

NRG Stops Plan for California Gas Plant

October 17, 2017

Via: Power Magazine

NRG Energy has stopped development of a proposed natural gas plant in Oxnard, California, after two state regulators earlier this month recommended the California Energy Commission (CEC) reject the project. NRG on October 16 asked the CEC to suspend its […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

460 MW Texas Mega Solar Farm Projects Offered to Investors

October 13, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Everything is bigger in Texas, and the Solar Farms that Innovative Solar Systems, LLC (ISS), is developing in TX are no exception. The Utility Scale Solar Farm projects being sold in this portfolio […]