Shaheen Bill to Help Overcome Barriers to Use of Clean Energy Passes Key Senate Committee

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | ashington, D.C. Jul 31 - Congressional Documents & Publications
Key provisions from a bill Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced to help identify and overcome technical and regulatory barriers to the wider use of cleaner and more efficient energy technologies have been incorporated into the comprehensive energy package passed by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today.

Gardner Language Benefitting Colorado Included in Federal Energy Bill

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Washington, DC - Jul 31 - Congressional Documents & Publications
Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced that three energy bills he previously introduced were included in the base text of the Energy Policy Modernization Act, which passed by a bipartisan 18-4 vote of the Energy Committee today.

King Secures Provisions in Energy Bill to Help States Modernize Electricity Grid

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | J WASHINGTON D.C. - Jul 31 - Congressional Documents & Publications
U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today spearheaded the passage of an amendment through the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that would provide badly-needed federal guidance to states as they work to settle disputes over the future of distributed energy resources.

Energy Committee Adopts Three Warren Amendments Supporting Research

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | WASHINGTON, DC Jul 31 - Congressional Documents & Publications
Energy Committee Adopts Three Warren Amendments Supporting Research to Address High Energy Prices, Improve Energy Efficiency, And Enhance National Security. The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources this week adopted three amendments introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as part of the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015.

Former TEPCO top executives to be charged in Fukushima nuclear plant accident

International | Jul 31 - EFE Ingles
A judicial committee of Tokyo, comprising a panel of Japanese citizens, ruled Friday three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO should be charged for culpability in the atomic accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant, caused by the earthquake and tsunami that hit northeast Japan on March 11, 2011.

The grid that thinks for itself

Grid Operations | Jul 31 - Guardian Web
When the world’s first electricity grids were developed a century ago, energy was cheap and abundant, the term climate change hadn’t even been coined and grids were centralised systems, with electricity flowing from power plant to people’s homes in one direction.

Power firms seek regulator nod in supply-deal changes

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Jul 31 - Business Mirror (Philippines)
SAN Miguel Energy Corp. and Clark Electric Distribution Corp. are asking the regulators to approve changes in their power supply agreement and, at the same time, to issue a provisional authority so they can implement it prior to the scheduled shutdown of the Sual power plant.

OUC solar power from new plant will cost less

Solar | Jul 31 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Kevin Spear Orlando Sentinel
Orlando's electricity provider struck a deal this week for solar energy that will cost less than energy from the utility's coal and natural-gas plants.

How to achieve NY REV’s near-utopian goals for our energy future

Business & Corporate | July 30. 2015 Ken Munson
From New York to California to Hawaii, we're inviting new generation, distribution and energy management technologies into grid systems and encouraging formerly monopolistic and slow-moving utilities to reinvent themselves as smart, nimble player-coaches in a newly dynamic and pluralistic energy marketplace.

The $100 Million Text Message

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | July 30. 2015 Don Bishop
ALONG WITH WHATEVER makes utility company executives think of bright futures come a few nightmares such as storms, equipment failures and malicious threats that could cause energy generation or distribution outages. And then there are class-action lawsuits.

Davies Consulting Launches Annual Emergency Management Benchmark Study and Awards Inaugural Year Will Acknowledge Achievements of Leading North American Utilities

Annoucement | Chevy Chase, MD, 7/27/2015
Davies Consulting has launched an annual North American Utility Emergency Management Benchmarking Study and Awards to recognize leading emergency management practices among energy utilities.

SunEdison Inc. becomes official solar energy partner of NASCAR

Solar | Jul 30 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
SunEdison Inc. has been named the "Official Solar Energy Partner of NASCAR Green," the Maryland Heights-based renewable energy development company and NASCAR announced Thursday.

BRIEF: Lewis County PUD Commissioner Meets With Washington Congressional Members

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Jul 30 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - The Chronicle, Centralia, Wash.
A Lewis County Public Utilities District commissioner met with Washington state's members of Congress Tuesday to discuss federal issues that affect PUD customers.

CEO of Xcel Energy says the utility supports large-scale solar projects

Solar | Jul 30 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - David Shaffer Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Xcel Energy CEO Ben Fowke said Thursday that the Minneapolis-based utility supports development of large, attractively priced solar power projects, but will keep pushing to limit more costly rooftop and subscriber-based community solar gardens.

GE and Partners Announce New Renewable Energy Project to Boost Kenya's Power Grid

International | Jul 30 - Mehr News Agency (Iran)
Project follows a successful run of more than $2.5 billion worth of booked orders across Africa in the last year

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