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Rep. James Frank to file wind farm-related proposal

By Christopher Collins, Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texas - State Rep. James Frank, R- Wichita Falls, plans to file a proposal in Texas' next legislative session that would place restrictions on tax abatements for some wind energy projects near military bases. Two possible wind farm developments in Clay County could threaten flight training missions and radar operations at nearby Sheppard Air Force Base, according to base officials and wind ... More...

Feds begin move to OK wind farms off Oahu

By Kathryn Mykleseth, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser - The Obama administration took the first step Wednesday toward leasing two offshore Oahu areas to the wind industry for renewable energy projects. More...

Capps Statement on PG&E's Announcement to Not Seek Relicensing for Diablo Canyon Power Plant

- (WASHINGTON) Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) released the following statement regarding Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) announcement that they will not seek relicensing for continued operation of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant beyond 2025: "For the past 30 years, PG&E and the Diablo Canyon Power Plant have been important partners in our local community, providing a significant portion of our ... More...
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Lee County tables UTV proposal, amends wind turbine building fee

By Rachel Rodgers, Daily Gazette, Sterling, Ill. - The Lee County Board today postponed moving forward with a proposed UTV trail pending further clarification on what level of access it would be granting to trail users. More...

Are we considering all the costs?

Michael Butler - Recently, Sen. Lamar Alexander took to the floor of the U.S. Senate to discuss an important issue: a proposed wind farm that would be located in Cumberland County, if approved. His opposition was quickly followed by Rep. Diane Black, who also came out against the proposal by writing to several federal agencies voicing her concerns. So why are they opposing this? "Clean" energy like wind must ... More...

DP&L charge to customers struck down by Ohio Supreme Court

By Thomas Gnau, Dayton Daily News, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court on Monday reversed a Public Utilities Commission of Ohio decision that allowed local utility Dayton Power & Light to charge customers extra in an "electric security plan." More...

Articles 

By Lena Hansen
On: June 17, 2016
It has been more than three years since Superstorm Sandy came ashore, creating massive storm flooding, gasoline shortages, and more than a week of power outages. Sandy's devastation revealed critical gaps in New York's utility more...
By Miles Farmer
On: May 4, 2016
The Supreme Court's decision in Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing, LLC, is good news for clean energy. The Court's decision is very important because, in holding that Maryland exceeded its authority in adopting a program more...
By Dan Delurey
On: April 27, 2016
In my last column I looked backward and talked about past forays into competition within the electricity sector. Now it is time for me to toss out my thoughts on where we are going from more...
By Dan Delurey
On: April 4, 2016
Sometimes in order to see where we are going it is important to look at where we have been. That is likely true of the evolution of the electricity sector. more...
By Michael Smith
On: March 22, 2016
The White House is standing-up a Water Resources intra-agency organization which will function like the go-go days of the Department of Energy with "shovel ready" projects which helped spark today's solar, smart grid and alternative more...

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