Coal forecast: No need for new NW terminals

Nov 20 - Seattle Times (WA) - U.S. coal exports have plummeted from their 2012 peaks, making it more difficult to make the case for building new export terminals in Washington and Oregon, according to a report released Wednesday by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass

NRG Energy Sets Long-Term Sustainability Goals at Groundbreaking of "Ultra-Green" New Headquarters

Nov 20 - Business Wire - NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) is establishing a clear course towards a clean energy future by setting ambitious sustainability goals as part of its continued corporate growth strategy. more...
Filed under: Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Management

Seattle-area activists call for Richland nuclear plant shutdown

Nov 20 - Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, WA) - Seattle-based Heart of America Northwest and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility called Wednesday for the nuclear power plant near Richland to be shut down based on a study they commissioned. more...
Filed under: Nuclear

2014/2015 Winter Outlook: Sufficient Power Supplies Expected, but Natural Gas Pipeline Constraints an Ongoing Concern

HOLYOKE, Mass. (Business Wire) - Nov 20 - The New England region should have sufficient resources in place this winter to meet consumer demand for electricity, according to ISO New England Inc., the operator of the region’s bulk power system and wholesale electricity markets. more...
Filed under: Demand Response

EPA Carbon Plan and Power Plant Regulations Will Cause Energy Prices to Soar

Nov 20 - PR Newswire - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed carbon rule is the latest in a series of regulations alongside rising natural gas prices that will increase the cost of electricity and natural gas by nearly $300 billion in 2020 compared with 2012, according to a study released today by Energy Ventures Analysis, Inc. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

House Passes Bill to Usher in New Era of EPA Transparency

Nov 20 - Congressional Documents & Publications - The House of Representatives today approved the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014 (H.R. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
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Posted By: Sarah Battaglia
On: November 21, 2014
Ripping open a heating bill during the height of the holiday season is worse than unraveling a string of twinkle lights. Since when does it cost more to heat a more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted By: Paul Rosengren
On: November 20, 2014
A little over a year ago, PSEG launched an employee electric car incentive program. As part of the program, the company set aside 13 spots at its Newark, New Jersey more...
Filed under: Electric Vehicles
Posted By: Michael Keller
On: November 19, 2014
Seems to me nuclear power is essentially a 1950's vintage technology entering the twilight stage of life. However, 21st century advancements can solve the shortcomings of the earlier atomic age. more...
Filed under: Nuclear
Posted By: PJ Davis
On: November 18, 2014
On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy moved in on the Jersey shore. Local and national crews rallied to restore power to over 2 million. Impressively, power companies managed to cut more...
Filed under: Grid Operations
Posted By: Mike Varney
On: November 17, 2014
As a former U.S. Navy captain with over 20 years' experience in operating nuclear-powered submarines, Mike Varney draws insightful parallels between commanding a submarine and operating a utility. He offers more...
Filed under: Nuclear

Five Year Outlook: Asset Management Practices and Challenges

Wednesday Dec 3, 2014 - 1:00 PM Eastern - Your City

Recently, and IBM conducted the largest and most inclusive asset management study ever, having surveyed 1,000 asset managers from around the world and cross-industries. In this video webcast, hear and watch our featured panel of EAM industry experts provide insights into this research on the state of asset management. more...

W2W4: What to Watch for in 2015 & Beyond

Thursday Dec 4, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

The utility analytics market has developed at a dizzying rate over the last few years. Now, as utilities become more adept at leveraging data for business improvement and predictive operations, new challenges are on the horizon. How will utilities be able to continue to leverage data to continue to improve both grid and customer operations with a landscape that is full of challenges...and opportunities? more...

Training for Disruption - The PG&E and Con Edison Stories

Wednesday Dec 10, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Utilities are focused like never before on training to deal with disruptions - from increasingly violent weather events to threats of physical and cyber-terrorists and criminals. Two utilities have dealt with these issues in depth. more...

Physical Security from Mars, Cyber Security from Venus

Thursday Dec 11, 2014 - 2:00 PM Eastern - Fremont, CA - United States

Join this must-attend webinar and hear from Mark Weatherford, Principal, The Chertoff Group (former Under Secretary, DHS, and former CSO at NERC) as he discusses the challenges Utilities and other Energy companies are dealing with when it comes to integrating Physical Security programs with Cyber Security. Joining Mark, will be Jasvir Gill, Founder and CEO of AlertEnterprise, an expert in Security Convergence. Together they will examine how companies are dealing with complex threats and what they can do to keep themselves off the unwanted headlines. more...

Free 10th Anniversary EnergyBiz Webinar | 2015 & Beyond - The Future of Power in America

Thursday Dec 18, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

New strategies - learned from one of the most respected, and thoughtful utility execs - will be shared in this insightful webinar. more...

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DOE Lantern Live Is A Must

By Catherine Fulton - I just downloaded the new DOE app LANTERN LIVE on my droid and found it well organized, useful and educational. more...
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Global Advanced Energy Storage Systems Market (Technology, Applications, Geography) 2013-2020

By John Cooper - Report overview:   Research Beam adds a report titled "Global Advanced Energy Storage Systems Market (Technology, Applications, Geography) - Size, more...
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Global Factory Automation & Industrial Controls Market (Application, Product, Geography) 2013-2020

By John Cooper - Global Factory Automation & Industrial Controls Market (Application, Product, Geography) - Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, more...
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Today's Energy Market Analysis - 21-11-2014

By Dan Birkett - Today's energy price report has been published looking at the latest gas, power and oil prices and the different factors more...
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Are energy bills really simpler this year?

By Kevin Burke - Energy companies are supposed to have made their bills simpler this year. Ofgem, the energy market regulator, has been enforcing more...

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