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PNM files ownership plan, coal supply deal with regulators


New Mexico's largest electric provider says it's on track to meeting a deadline for submitting to regulators key documents related to the future of the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station.

Oklahoma attorney general challenges EPA's clean-air plan


A plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants would threaten the reliability and affordability of electricity and cause substantial economic injury to the state, Attorney General Scott Pruitt claims in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Wave Energy Week will mix marine energy developers with traditional hydropower


Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, Democrat, has proclaimed “July 13-17, 2015 to be Oregon Wave Week in Oregon and encourages all Oregonians to join in this observance.”

Public Service Company of Oklahoma seeks rate increase


Public Service Company of Oklahoma is asking for a 13.6 percent rate increase it says is needed to help comply with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mandates.

GAO looks at reliability impacts of changing power generation mix


The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on June 29 released a study provided a month before to members of Congress that looks at how the mix of energy sources for electricity generation has changed, and the growth in electricity consumption has slowed.

On the day after MATS decision, Bernstein sees only a limited reprieve for coal units


In light of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), Bernstein is saying that the coal plant retirement bloodletting by 2020 won’t be quite as bad as previously forecast.

Pence says Indiana will not comply with coal plant regulations


Indiana will not comply with President Barack Obama's plan to battle climate change by requiring reductions in emissions from coal-fired power plants, Republican Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday.

Westermost Rough offshore wind park enters operations


The 210-MW offshore wind power plant, Westermost Rough, has entered operations. The project was a joint venture with owners DONG Energy (50 percent) and its partners Marubeni Corp. (25 percent) and the UK Green Investment Bank (25 percent).

Duke Energy to upgrade energy storage system at Notrees Windpower Project


Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), Samsung SDI and Younicos will work together to update Duke Energy's 36-MW energy storage and power management system at its Notrees Windpower Project in west Texas.

Wisconsin Energy acquires Integrys, forms WEC Energy Group


Wisconsin Energy Corp. successfully acquired Integrys Energy - forming the WEC Energy Group (NYSE: WEC) — on June 29, 2015.

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