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Support Gathers For Legislation To Cap Fixed Fees On Power Bills

Dec 18 - Hartford Courant (CT) - The controversial decision by regulators Wednesday to approve a higher fixed customer fee for Connecticut Light & Power's customers has sparked a strong response from lawmakers and energy advocates who say they will push for legislation to cap those fees. More...

NC's ongoing coal ash regulatory disaster shows urgency of EPA action

Dec 17 - YellowBrix - It's been 10 months since a pipe broke beneath a coal ash waste pit at a shuttered Duke Energy power plant in North Carolina, sending 39,000 tons of toxic waste into the Dan River, a drinking water source for downstream communities in Virginia and North Carolina. More...

Salem power plant wins market deferral

Dec 17 - Forexpros - Federal regulators have granted a request by the developer of a power plant in Salem, Massachusetts, to defer its commitment to provide power to the New England market. More...
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Georgia PSC Approves Potential 30 MW Solar Project at NSB Kings Bay

Dec 17 - Defense Department Documents & Publications - The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) today indicated positive approval to allow the Department of the Navy (DON) and Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power to proceed with the development of a potential 30 megawatt alternating current (AC) or 40 … More...

SolarWorld Commends Critical Wins in Trade Cases against China, Taiwan

HILLSBORO, Ore. (The Associated Press) - Dec 17 - SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer for nearly 40 years, commended the U.S. Department of Commerce for issuing final duties on a comprehensive scope of solar imports, announced today, in the company’s second set of trade cases over 3½ years. More...

Renewable Energy Companies Use New Clout in Statehouses

Dec 16 - Jeffrey Stinson Stateline.org - Earlier this year, Ohio became the first state to freeze a scheduled increase in the amount of electricity that must come from wind, solar and other renewable sources. More...

Articles 

By Paul DeCotis , Will McNamara
On: November 7, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) is more than 1,600 pages long and difficult to navigate. Since EPA delegated authority to the states for developing compliance plans as part of more...
By Ernest Norsworthy
On: July 30, 2014
Some in the electric power transmission business must wonder if it makes political sense to follow the administration's lead and at least pay lip service to their green initiatives (mainly solar and wind) and to more...
By Sheldon Zakreski
On: July 9, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a proposal for the first-ever national protections from dangerous carbon pollution from existing power plants. The EPA plans to utilize section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act more...
By Dr. Marc Lamoureux
On: June 16, 2014
Internal controls are becoming a crucial part of business processes to achieve NERC reliability standard compliance objectives. An internal control program may consist of processes, practices, policies, procedures and activities that an organization employs to more...
By Brian S. Heslin
On: February 28, 2014
Several months ago we discussed the lack of coordination between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") regarding energy market enforcement activities. more...

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Powering Africa: Summit

Wednesday Jan 28, 2015 - Friday Jan 30, 2015 - Washington D.C. USA

From 28-30th January 2015, EnergyNet invites African Ministries and utility companies to Washington to attend the Powering Africa: Summit (PA:S), where they will showcase major investment opportunities, meet the CEOs of some of America’s leading corporations and do deals with more...

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Green Deal Home Improvement Fund reopens this week

By Kevin Burke - Submitted by 247 Home Rescue The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is to reopen on Wednesday December 10th at 09:00. more...
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Objections to Demand Response are Ludicrous

By Jessica Kennedy - Seriously?   Demand responseshould beputting power plants out of business; it’s supposed to reduce our reliance on expensive peaking power more...
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British Gas to pay £11.1m following regulatory failings

By Kevin Burke - This post was submitted by 247 Home Rescue. British Gas will have to pay Ofgem £11.1 million after failing to more...
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Texas Electric Choice Benefits from Healthy ERCOT Reserve Margins

By Charlie Hewitt - On December 1, 2014, ERCOT released its latest 10-year Capacity, Demands, and Reserves Report (CDR).  This CDR provided important updates more...
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GoCompare.com: Majority of Brits overpay energy companies

By Kevin Burke - Most British people overpay for gas and electricity by an average of £96, a study has shown. Research, commissioned by more...


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