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News and Policies, State

Mississippi Announces Construction of Largest Utility-Owned Solar Farm in the State

November 8, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

The sunlight that fuels cotton, corn and soybean growth in the Mississippi Delta will soon fuel a 100-megawatt solar energy farm. This project will be the largest utility-owned solar farm in the state, pending approval of the Mississippi Public Service […]


News and Policies, State

Virginia’s Dominion Energy Gets Approval for 12 MW Offshore Wind Farm

November 6, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Dominion Energy Virginia is moving forward on clean energy projects, from sources such as solar and wind, to meet its commitment of 3,000 megawatts of renewable energy in operation or under development by 2022. The company has taken several steps […]


News and Policies, State

Words Matter Mr. President: Tell The Truth About Coal’s Future

November 1, 2018

Via: Forbes

When the U.S. president makes his eighth speech in West Virginia, he should finally be honest with the citizens about the state of their economy and the direction that public policies should take. Words count. The economy globally is shifting […]


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California’s gas tax repeal is in danger of losing — and it could could spell trouble for the GOP

October 26, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Republicans in California had rallied around a gas tax repeal known as Proposition 6, but the measure is now at risk of failing, according to a new poll. That could mean trouble for some GOP candidates who pinned hopes on […]


News and Policies, State

Interior approves first oil production facility in federal waters offshore Alaska

October 25, 2018

Via: Energy Global

Hilcorp proposes to build a nine-acre artificial gravel island in the shallow waters of the Beaufort Sea, about 20 miles east of Prudhoe Bay and about five miles off the coast. The facility would be similar to the four oil-and-gas-producing […]


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NYSERDA Announces $1 Million Available for Net Zero Energy Performance in New Buildings

October 25, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently announced that $1 million is available for net zero energy performance in new buildings. According to NYSERDA, the money can go to large real estate portfolio owners – such […]


Energy Economics, News and Policies, State

California Vs. Texas: Electricity — Comparing The Two States 1 In 5 Americans Call Home

October 25, 2018

Via: Forbes

The two most-populous states, California and Texas, are home to one in five Americans. More alike than different in many aspects—diverse population and economy, abundant natural resources—the two states differ in one important respect: policy. With some exceptions, California is […]


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Report: Wood Fuels Used for Heating Save $5.5 Million Annually

October 24, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry released a report documenting the economic and environmental benefits of heating community, commercial and institutional buildings with modern wood chip and wood pellet technology and fuels produced in Maine. The Maine Forest […]


Energy Economics, News and Policies, State

US carbon fight moves to Washington state

October 23, 2018

Via: Petroleum Economist

US oil majors are still pouring funds into a fierce referendum scrap in Washington state over proposed a carbon “fee”, even though the prospect of a US environmental levy on fossil fuel consumption appears even more distant under the Trump […]


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New York State Invests $40 Million in Solar Energy and Storage Projects

October 12, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that $40 million will be available in early November to support solar projects that integrate energy storage. This latest investment is aimed at helping the state reach its energy storage target of […]


News and Policies, State

Trump’s Trade War With China Is Hurting Those Energy-Producing States He Won

October 11, 2018

Via: Forbes

Donald Trump’s trade war with China is hurting the same states he won in 2016. And that includes Pennsylvania and West Virginia, which sit atop the natural gas-rich Marcellus Shale basin. Will the tariffs erode his political support not just […]


News and Policies, State, U.S.

Trump’s FERC Pick Could Tip Balance in Favor of Coal Bailout

October 5, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

U.S. President Donald Trump tapped Energy Department staffer Bernard McNamee to join the nation’s top energy regulator, potentially smoothing the path for a brewing bailout of money-losing coal and nuclear plants. If confirmed, McNamee would fill a seat on the […]


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New York Gas Plant Comes Online Despite Opposition

October 2, 2018

Via: Power Magazine

The Valley Energy Center in Orange County, New York, entered commercial operation on October 1 despite complaints from local officials and area residents about noise from the plant, among other concerns. Community members spoke out against the plant at public […]


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California Universities Are Transitioning to All-Electric Buildings

September 24, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

With governments squeezing carbon out of their power grids, zero-emission buildings will emerge as an important tool for reaching carbon neutrality by mid-century. It’s already happening in California. Two of the state’s universities, the University of California and Stanford University, […]


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California’s New 100% Green Energy Target May Do More Harm Than Good

September 21, 2018

Via: Forbes

California governor Jerry Brown just signed a bill (Senate Bill 100) that would eliminate fossil fuels from the state’s electric grid entirely by 2045. That’s a tall order for a state that consumes 206 billion kilowatt hours (bn kWh) of […]