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Maine utility regulators vote against reconsidering Efficiency Maine decision

May 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Steve Mistler Portland Press Herald, Maine - The Maine Public Utilities Commission voted Wednesday against reconsidering its controversial decision to cut $38 million in proposed funding from an energy-efficiency program popular with Maine homeowners and businesses. More...

DEP severs accord with mine reclamation office

May 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Pamela Pritt The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va. - Citing the "lack of communication and engagement," the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection terminated its agreement with the federal Office of Surface Mine Reclamation on proposed revisions to an environmental impact statement dealing with revisions to federal surface mining regulations. More...

Ontario City Council to stay the course in fighting PUC decision

May 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Grace Wong Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Calif. - City Council members say that despite the California Public Utilities Commission's decision to deny their request to put the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project lines underground in this city, they will continue to oppose the decision and find alternatives. More...
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Thompson bill extends solar power tax credit

May 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Times-Herald, Vallejo, Calif. - U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, this week introduced the New Energy for America Act which extends investment tax credits for energy efficient residential and commercial property through 2021. More...

Senate Debates Bill On Variable-Rate Electricity Contracts

May 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Brian Dowling The Hartford Courant - The Senate on Wednesday took up a bill to ban power generation companies from signing up residents for electricity contracts with variable rates. More...

Senators move to reauthorize alternative fuel research program

May 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Todd Spangler Detroit Free Press - Michigan's U.S. senators today proposed legislation that would authorize the U.S. Energy Department to spend more than $1 billion over several years on research to improve fuel efficiency in cars and trucks. More...

Articles 

By Dr. Dimitri Daskalakis
On: May 18, 2015
A crucial day of decision in the so-called "War on Demand Response" came on Monday April 27. The Supreme Court announced whether it will review the 2-1 decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for more...
By Rasika Athawale
On: March 30, 2015
The electricity industry is undergoing rapid changes in response to policy push as an outcome from climate change concerns and disruption pull from products and solutions such as distributed energy resources and demand response. more...
By Suzanne Jones
On: March 26, 2015
Energy efficiency must play a key role in state plans to implement an EPA rule created to cut carbon pollution, and should be fully integrated into the state's overall compliance plans, an expert panel told more...
By Rick Shumard , Steve Schneider
On: February 9, 2015
The critical infrastructure protection (CIP) standard for physical security measures (CIP-014-1) from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has been approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and became effective on Jan. 26, more...
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...

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