Oklahoma wind farm opponents tally state incentives for wind developers

Apr 22 - Paul Monies The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City - The wind industry receives at least $193 million in state tax incentives each year in Oklahoma, a group wanting additional regulations on future wind developments said Monday. more...
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Gov. Nikki Haley tours MOX facility at SRS

Apr 22 - Derrek Asberry Aiken Standard, S.C. - Gov. Nikki Haley's visit to the Savannah River Site's MOX facility reaffirmed her belief that the state of South Carolina is getting a raw deal in the federal government's push to freeze funding for construction of the facility. more...
Filed under: Nuclear

Nuke plants submit seismic evaluations to NRC

Apr 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Rachel Morgan Beaver County Times, Pa. - Nuclear plants across the country were required last month to submit seismic hazard re-evaluations to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, part of the agency's post-Fukushima directives. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Earthquakes could affect Beaver Valley nuke plant more than first thought

Apr 22 - David Conti The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Earthquakes could affect the Beaver Valley Power Station more than engineers thought when they built the plant's two nuclear reactors in the 1970s, according to a review that regulators ordered because of the Fukushima disaster in Japan. more...
Filed under: Nuclear

Solar Fuels: A Grand Challenge of 21st Century Chemistry

Apr 22 - Targeted News Service - Solar panels are becoming a familiar site in communities across the United States, but what about solar fuels? A solar fuel is produced from sunlight through artificial photosynthesis, mimicking what Mother Nature has been doing for billions of years. more...
Filed under: Solar

Ameren coal ash zoning appeal canceled

Apr 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Jacob Barker St. Louis Post-Dispatch - A Franklin County Board of Zoning Adjustment meeting to hear an appeal of Ameren Missouri's plan for a coal ash landfill has been canceled. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal
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Posted By: Kevin Herring
On: April 23, 2014
People do things in the workplace nearly every day that make us shake our heads and wonder, "What were they thinking?" Sure, there's a small percentage who may simply be more...
Filed under: Human Resourcess
Posted By: Arun Krishnamurthi
On: April 22, 2014
Modern energy and utility companies are becoming vulnerable in ways they are not familiar with: via cyber-attacks. A Symantec report in January said that in the first half of 2013, more...
Filed under: Information Technology
Posted By: Dan Sosland , Jamie Howland
On: April 21, 2014
The Gordian knot of carbon footprints, global warming, energy costs, and home/transportation inefficiencies is enough to exhaust the most resilient optimist. But.help is on the way. The path forward-to lower more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
Posted By: Jim Bell
On: April 18, 2014
Here we go again, justifying doing something bad to do something supposedly good. I'm referring to the plans to scrape off hundreds of square miles of desert and other habitat more...
Filed under: Solar
Posted By: Howard Ng
On: April 17, 2014
Several years ago, many utilities went down the path of attempting to use advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) for demand response (DR). As more pursued this option and implemented pilots that more...
Filed under: Metering

Best Practices in Recruiting Participants for Energy Management Programs

Wednesday Apr 23, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

The key to success for energy management programs, whether demand response or energy efficiency, is getting customers enrolled. This free webcast will feature Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) discussing the marketing tactics and tools that have contributed to the success of its residential demand response program. more...

A New Approach to Substation Security and NERC compliance

Tuesday Apr 29, 2014 - 1:00 PM Eastern - Fremont

High profile intrusions and physical attacks against substations have spurred a lot of discussion about physical security resulting in a FERC directive, for NERC to propose new physical security standards from NERC. A holistic approach to security has been proven to be more effective and addresses compliance requirements In the Utilities Industry at the same time. It is now essential to monitor and report roles-based physical access to various facilities, control rooms, substations and critical assets. Utilities of all size need to know who has access to specific facilities, critical assets and cyber critical assets and how much area access they should have within those facilities. more...

Asset Intelligence - Using analytics to increase reliability and manage total cost of asset ownership

Tuesday Apr 29, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

The growing use of asset monitoring and management technologies is creating a new paradigm in asset management. This new model expands the use of existing data to arrive at a significantly deeper and more precise assessment of the utility operation's asset fleet. Yet compelling questions remain for the asset manager. more...

Maximizing Workforce Management to Improve Customer Experience and Increase Operational Efficiency

Wednesday Apr 30, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

The webinar will focus on: How to apply the key tenets of Workforce Management to existing or new practices; Application of effectiveness measures for each process of Workforce Management; and Lessons learned during a Workforce Management practice optimization project (processes and technology). more...

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Today's Energy Market Analysis - 23-04-2014

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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Samoa sets sights on largest solar array in the Pacific

By John Ryan - Construction of the largest solar power array in the Pacific is expected to commence soon after New Zealand foreign minister more...
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Solar Frontier and other green companies look to set up shop in New York State

By John Ryan - Solar Frontier is poising to join other solar companies in New York State following more...
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Energy Poverty Entraps Economy In Developing Countries

By Annie K - Energy Poverty is lack of access to energy services, mainly electricity for basic needs such as lighting and cooking.  Prevalent more...

Embrace Winters With Home Heating Oil Long Island

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