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Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

Message To Ohio Electricity Customers — Stop Closing Nuclear Plants

June 14, 2019

Via: Forbes

Debate rages in the Ohio Legislature over Ohio House Bill 6, legislation that is highly misunderstood. The bill, passed by the Ohio House May 29, would sunset the State’s prescriptive renewable-only subsidies and green energy mandates in favor of a […]


News and Policies, State

New Jersey unveils clean energy master plan

June 12, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

New Jersey’s state agencies were directed to prepare the Draft 2019 Energy Master Plan (EMP) under an executive order signed by Governor Phil Murphy in May 2018 alongside legislation establishing the state’s Zero Emissions Certificate (ZEC) programme. The plan has […]


News and Policies, State

Consumers Energy gains Michigan regulator approval for closing coal-fired units

June 10, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan regulators on Friday approved a major utility’s plan to phase out its coal-fired power plants and rely increasingly on renewable sources and energy efficiency to provide electricity. Jackson-based Consumers Energy, which supplies power to much […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, State

Nuclear energy era closes out in Massachusetts

June 3, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth has permanently shut down after 47 years of generating electricity, bring to a close the era of nuclear power in Massachusetts. The final shutdown occurred at 5:28 p.m. Friday. […]


News and Policies, State

Alabama Municipal Electric Authority signs 100-MW solar PPA

May 29, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

Today, Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) and Lightsource BP announced the development of a 100-MW (AC) solar energy project in Montgomery County, Alabama. Lightsource BP will finance, develop, build, own, and operate the solar facility and will deliver energy to […]


News and Policies, State

Dallas government to save US$80m via full renewable shift

May 23, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Dallas’ municipal government is to reap savings in their tens of millions by powering all of its buildings with clean energy over the next decade. The US$472.6 million deal with electricity firm TXU Energy will see the Texan city slash […]


News and Policies, State

Duke Energy gains regulatory OK for Hot Springs solar-storage microgrid

May 21, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

North Carolina utility regulators have approved Duke Energy’s plan for a solar-and-battery storage microgrid in the town of Hot Springs, the company reported Tuesday. The microgrid will include a 2-MW solar facility and 4-MW lithium-ion battery storage system. The combination […]


News and Policies, State

Geothermal balances California’s renewable portfolio

May 13, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

California’s rapid renewable energy expansion has led to a boom in large-scale solar and wind projects and a huge expansion of rooftop solar. As costs have fallen, solar energy has become much less expensive, and utility-scale solar and wind are […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, State

Gas prices nearing peak pain, relief may come soon

May 9, 2019

Via: Vermont Biz

Vermont Business Magazine Gasoline prices in Vermont may be below the national average right now ($2.81/gallon versus $2.90/gallon), but they’re still higher than last week, higher than last month and almost as high as last year. With the national average […]


News and Policies, State

LA now biggest U.S. city to announce 100 percent renewable energy goals

May 8, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

The city of Los Angeles is following the same clean energy direction that its home state and some neighboring cities are taking by declaring an intent to power all of its municipal activities with carbon-free sources by 2050. Los Angeles […]


News and Policies, State

New York State announces third tender round for large-scale renewable projects

April 24, 2019

Via: PV Resources

New York governor Andrew M. Cuomo plans to ramp up the third annual solicitation for large-scale renewable energy projects under the state’s Clean Energy Standard. The solicitation is expected to support approximately 1.5 million MWh of renewable electricity per year, […]


News and Policies, State

Clearing Up Confusion Over Community Solar in New York

April 23, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Community Solar in New York has a messaging problem. It is confusing, and even some industry professionals have given up in disgust because of aggressive marketing and a lack of clarity. Fortunately, aggressive marketing is not universal among community solar […]


News and Policies, State

In Michigan, developer cancels plan for large Upper Peninsula wind project

April 22, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

Citing planning delays, a global renewable energy developer has canceled plans for a major wind project in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. A local referendum on the project is scheduled for May 7, though it is not clear whether that impacted developers’ […]


News and Policies, State

Tenaska raises $302M financing for Missouri wind farm

April 19, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

Independent energy provider Tenaska closed approximately $302 million in commercial financing for Tenaska Clear Creek Energy Center, a 242-MW wind project now under construction in Nodaway County in northwest Missouri. “We are pleased that lenders recognize the strength of the […]


News and Policies, State

California Bill Proposes a Backstop Authority to Secure State’s Power Grid Needs

April 17, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Amidst a flurry of energy, environmental, wildfire and Pacific Gas & Electric bankruptcy-related bills emerging for this year’s legislative session, California lawmakers are also grappling with a complicated, yet critical issue — how to secure the energy resources needed to […]