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The Obama administration’s new Clean Power Plan has been welcomed by renewable industries since its announcement on Monday, consolidating the changes in electricity generation, and the recent boom in solar and wind energy. [The Washington Post] Russia has submitted a bid to the UN claiming vast territories of the Arctic, the country’s foreign ministry announced on… Keep reading →

The Iran Irony

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

The current crude oil export debate basically is about global competition – and whether the United States will stop sanctioning itself and let an American commodity trade freely on the global market. An irony – we’ll call it the “Iran Irony” – underscores the anti-competitive nature of our outdated ban on oil exports and the… Keep reading →

FirstEnergy Can’t Hide Any Longer

Gulf Coast Still Reeling From Aftermath Of Hurricane Katrina

Over the past few months, I have written a good deal about FirstEnergy, the massive electric utility serving customers across six states, and specifically its attempts to saddle Ohioans with the cost of its risky investments. The company has asked the Public Utility Commission of Ohio (PUCO) to guarantee profits for its uneconomic power plants… Keep reading →


In the City of Boulder, Colorado, a newly upgraded hydropower facility is generating clean, renewable electricity for thousands of area residents and businesses. Originally built in 1910, the completely modernized Boulder Canyon Hydroelectric Facility will provide 583,000-megawatt hours of renewable energy — enough to power about 1,000 homes each year. To optimize performance at Boulder Canyon, two… Keep reading →

Debate Continues into Future of UK Energy Generation

With a view to generate green energy by using new technologies, India and the United States have set up new Rs 500 million ($8 million) PACESetter fund. The fund will support the Promoting Energy Access Through Clean Energy (PEACE), for which memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by the two countries. This PEACE initiative will… Keep reading →

Shadows are cast from the inspection lad

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has promulgated significant new provisions both to its 1988 underground storage tank (UST) regulations and to its 1988 state program approval (SPA) regulations.

President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address

Coal companies vowed to fight President Barack Obama’s new limits on climate-change pollution as details of the emission regulations emerged. [Bloomberg] NextEra Energy Partners have announced it will purchase NET Midstream, a privately held company that develops natural gas pipelines, for $2.1 billion. [Reuters] Stocks are decreasing as energy companies slide due to the continuing… Keep reading →

Sunset Lines Up With Manhattan's Street Grid

The plan includes a lot of complicated acronyms.  On Tuesday, New York electricity regulators released a white paper on ratemaking and utility business models to be considered as part of the state’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative, which seeks to transform distribution utilities into energy platform providers, encourage distributed generation, and eliminate electricity peaks. The… Keep reading →


WASHINGTON — Furthering efforts to encourage clean energy innovation, the Energy Department today released a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to support the research, development, and demonstration of advanced reactor concepts. The announcement represents an early step in increasing investment in nuclear advanced reactor technologies, which have the potential to provide substantially enhanced operational performance, safety, security,… Keep reading →


The Clean Air Act’s good neighbor provision prohibits upwind states from emitting air pollutants in amounts that will “contribute significantly to nonattainment” of a national ambient air quality standard in a downwind state.

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