Conventional Energy Production Becoming Less Profitable

The U.S. Department of Energy is holding a series of public meetings centered on the topic of the second installment of its Quadrennial Energy Review, an integrated study of the U.S. electricity system from generation through end use.

Illinois Governor Appoints Special Task Force To Review Energy Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — Building on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) ongoing efforts to modernize the grid and accelerate the deployment of renewable energy, today U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announced that DOE will participate in the development of the Plains & Eastern Clean Line Project (Clean Line), a major clean energy infrastructure project. The Clean Line… Keep reading →

California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today built on its Grid Modernization Initiative – an ongoing effort that reflects the Obama Administration’s commitment to improving the resiliency, reliability, and security of the nation’s electricity delivery system. During his visit to a utility control center in Miami, FL today, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced… Keep reading →

Congress And Energy This Fall

Congress Reconvenes After Midterm Elections

Congress could consider wide-ranging energy legislation this fall if they can get past a Continuing Resolution, rumors of a government shut-down and pre-election year politics.

Texas Oil Companies Work To Adapt To Falling Oil Prices

The issue was energy infrastructure – where the United States is and where things are headed. At the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) annual conference this week, one discussion honed in on the challenges to infrastructure approval and construction – as well as government’s best role in developing projects that are key to U.S. energy… Keep reading →

Germany Expands Its Electricity Grid

NEW ORLEANS — The Obama administration has made helping veterans find civilian employment and reintegrate into our nation’s workforce and economy a top priority. Further building on that effort, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz yesterday announced the creation of the Utility Industry Workforce Initiative during a speech at the Edison Electric Institute conference in… Keep reading →

California Faces Continued Energy Woes

Insight for Industry – Breakthroughs in Battery Storage Technologies Carry Impacts for Wind and Solar On April 30, 2015, Tesla Motors unveiled its Powerwall and Powerpack lithium ion batteries for homes and utility-scale applications, which could facilitate an increased role for wind and solar energy resources that have so far been limited by a need… Keep reading →

Congress Reconvenes After Midterm Elections

Insight for Industry – Energy Efficiency Improvement Act Will Reduce Energy Demand The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, which President Obama signed into law on April 30, will add momentum to falling energy consumption per capita in the United States by reducing energy demand from commercial buildings, manufacturing plants, and homes. The relatively uncontroversial… Keep reading →

A Power Department worker performs maint

On Tuesday, April 21 the Obama Administration released the first Quadrennial Energy Review (“QER”) as a component of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. The extensive report analyzes energy infrastructure in the United States, and “identifies the threats, risks, and opportunities for U.S. energy and climate security, enabling the federal government to translate policy goals into a set of integrated actions.”

Obama And Biden Meet With Governors On Energy Policy

The White House on Tuesday released a four-year energy plan with a detailed outline of how they plan to curb climate change and modernize power plants while maintaining a steady supply of safe energy. “Vice President Joe Biden is planning to visit Peco Energy Co. in Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the administration’s Quadrennial… Keep reading →

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