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News and Policies, State

PG&E Gets $470 Million Tax Deduction For Fire Settlements

January 21, 2020

Via: Forbes

As bankrupt utility PG&E settles its fire liabilities, are taxes involved? You bet. A new regulatory filing says that PG&E’s $1.68 billion settlement agreement with California over wildfires could save the utility $470 million in taxes. Nearly all the wildfire […]


News and Policies, State

Solar generation increases in Hawaii

January 20, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Three solar arrays built by Clearway Energy Group totalling 110 MW and Hawaiian Electric’s West Loch solar array producing 20 MW came online on Oahu, Hawaii, in 2019. In addition, nearly 3500 new systems across Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui […]


News and Policies, State

Pattern Energy to repower Gulf Wind facility in Texas

January 17, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Repowering the Gulf Wind facility will consist of removing the current wind turbines and replacing them with 118 new Siemens Gamesa SWT-2.3-108 turbines, which have 108m blades on 80m towers. The new wind turbines will generate 271 MW of capacity. […]


News and Policies, State

New York Planning 1GW-Plus Offshore Wind Solicitation in 2020

January 9, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

New York confirmed plans to issue its second solicitation for offshore wind farms this year, expected to add at least 1 gigawatt to the state’s pipeline. The upcoming solicitation, to be overseen once again by the New York State Energy […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, State

New Jersey Backs 45 Community Solar Projects

December 23, 2019

Via: Power Magazine

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) on Dec. 20 announced it has approved 45 applications in the first year of its Community Solar Energy Pilot Program. The NJBPU in a statement Friday said the projects, with total generation […]


News and Policies, State

PSC Ensures Growth of Renewable Energy Resources to Combat Climate Change

December 16, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

The Public Service Commission today (12/12) acted to further promote the growth of renewable energy sources in New York by adopting a measure to consolidate the utility bills of Community Distributed Generation (CDG) customers. Consolidated billing will lower consumer costs […]


News and Policies, State

New York State approves sale of E15 fuel

December 6, 2019

Via: PetrolPlaza

The New York Department of Agriculture and Markets has approved E15 sales within the state. The move will soon open the nation’s fourth largest gasoline market to sales of the fuel blend. The rulemaking comes nearly a nine years after […]


News and Policies, State

Will Prior Decisions On Natural Gas Pipelines Come Back To Haunt The Governors Of New York And Pennsylvania?

November 25, 2019

Via: Forbes

Two Northeast Governors face reckonings over decisions made by their administrations on natural gas pipelines. These decisions could not have been more different, but the fallout from pipeline politics now threatens both of them. In Pennsylvania, word recently leaked out […]


News and Policies, State

A Texas-Sized Gas-for-Electricity Swap

November 22, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

What would happen if you converted all the single-family homes in Texas from natural gas to electric heating? According to a paper from Pecan Street, an Austin-based energy research organization, the transition would reduce climate-warming pollution, save Texas households up […]


News and Policies, State

New Jersey ramps up targets as it looks to go big on offshore wind energy

November 21, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

The Governor of New Jersey has signed an executive order to increase the state’s target for “offshore wind-generated electricity.” The order, which was signed by Phil Murphy Tuesday, ups the target from 3,500 megawatts (MW) by 2030 to 7,500 MW […]


News and Policies, State

PG&E Reportedly Nears $1.7 Billion California Wildfires Settlement

November 19, 2019

Via: Forbes

Topline: As it continues to struggle with bankruptcy and public backlash over its role in sparking California wildfires, the embattled Pacific Gas & Electric Company is reportedly nearing a $1.7 billion settlement with state regulators for starting wildfires in 2017, […]


News and Policies, State

California Emissions and Energy History

November 13, 2019

Via: Energy Collective

California has been able to decrease emissions by about 12% from 2000 to 2017. Most of this reduction was from shifting from coal use to natural gas. There was a drop of about 8% in the overall electricity from coal […]


News and Policies, State

New York Goes Out With A Whimper In Its Case Against ExxonMobil

November 11, 2019

Via: Forbes

Last Thursday, in a move that surprised everyone but perhaps shouldn’t have come as a surprise at all, New York State Attorney General Tish James withdrew two counts of fraud against ExxonMobil during her closing arguments in the flimsy case […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, State

Scout Clean Energy funds Texas wind farm

November 4, 2019

Via: Energy Global

Scout started the construction on Ranchero in January 2019. The completion follows the recently announced commencement of construction on Scout’s 180 MW Heart of Texas wind farm in McCullough County, Texas. The utility-scale wind power project will utilise 120 of […]


News and Policies, State

California wildfires intensify amid hurricane-force winds, forcing evacuations, power shutoffs

October 28, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

California’s governor declared a statewide emergency on Sunday as wildfires fueled by high winds continue to ravage parts of the state and millions are left without power because of planned power shutoffs. The California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection, […]