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Vermont bill would set new standards for renewable energy

01/23/2015

Vermont is considering a change to its energy policy that would end a practice that critics said amounted to double-counting the environmental benefits of its renewable sources of power.

Senate panel passes energy-efficiency utility bill

01/23/2015

Major utility companies would be able to develop their own energy-efficiency programs and charge customers to implement them under a bill that cleared a state Senate committee Thursday, but the panel's chairman said the bill still needs a lot of work.

Oklahoma lawmakers want changes to state wind farm subsidies

01/23/2015

Two Oklahoma lawmakers have filed legislation to alter state tax subsidies for new wind farms in the state.

Feds seek public input on coastal NC wind energy study

01/23/2015

The federal government is inviting the public to comment on an environmental assessment that supports wind energy development off North Carolina.

WPS seeks approval to build $517Mn gas-fired generating unit

01/23/2015

Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) has requested to build a $517 million, 400-MW natural gas-fired generating unit at its Fox Energy Center in Wrightstown.  

India, U.S. nuclear liability talks progressing

01/22/2015

India and the U.S. are reportedly making progress in talks over India’s nuclear liability law.

State of energy generation is strong, trade group officials say

01/22/2015

The day after President Obama delivered his State of the Union address, leaders of various energy industry sectors gathered in Washington, D.C. to say that the state of energy production is strong.

Light at the end of the Tunnel

01/21/2015

The Keystone Pipeline is no stranger to controversy from environmentalists in the United States.

US Senate opens showdown with Obama over Iran sanctions

01/21/2015

Senators in both parties squared off with the Obama administration Wednesday about whether the threat of new U.S., sanctions would scuttle nuclear talks with Iran as House Speaker John Boehner, without consulting the White House, invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress.

Republicans: Obama missed the mark on energy issues during State of the Union

01/21/2015

On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union, and the first with Republicans controlling both houses of Congress.

West Virginia Senate passes energy act repeal unopposed

01/21/2015

The Republican-led West Virginia Senate passed a bill to eliminate a state alternative energy standard without opposition Wednesday -- a repeal the GOP promised on the campaign trail, but one that many stakeholders say has little impact one way or another.

Report looks at issues vexing gas, electric interaction

01/21/2015

Power generators and the businesses that provide them natural gas are still figuring each other out, and a new white paper concludes that if differences between the two sectors aren't harmonized problems could arise.

HydroVision Russia 2015 keynote address to include World Energy Council, Russian Federation involvement

01/20/2015

The organizers of HydroVision Russia and POWER-GEN Russia are pleased to announce the support of the Russian Federation's Ministry of Energy and other industry leaders, making the upcoming conference and exhibition an important event for all those working Russia's energy market.

GOP leaning against job impact studies on energy law repeal

01/20/2015

The Republican-led Legislature is leaning against doing more analysis of how jobs in West Virginia would be affected by repealing a state alternative energy standard, GOP leadership said Monday.

Weyerhaeuser pays $37K fine for air pollution over limits

01/19/2015

Weyerhaeuser Co.'s Columbus pulp mill is paying a $37,500 civil fine for exceeding emissions limits during a 2013 test.

Surviving Great Lakes coal-fired ship gets new lease on life

01/19/2015

The 62-year-old SS Badger is the last coal-fired ferry operating in U.S. waters and is undergoing a makeover to meet the terms of a deal with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate pollution from the disposal of coal ash.

Senators seek to capitalize on Nebraska wind energy

01/19/2015

A group of Nebraska senators on Friday announced proposals aimed at boosting the state's wind energy production by offering tax incentives and reducing regulations for developers.

Cap-and-trade plan would make top polluters pay

01/16/2015

The state's largest polluters would have to pay for their carbon pollution under companion bills introduced in the Legislature Friday.

W.Va. GOP kicks off work by focusing on energy act repeal

01/16/2015

West Virginia's Republican-led Legislature took first steps Thursday to repeal the state's renewable-energy standards, which power companies say won't cost more to meet, but coal interests have started to bemoan.

GE gas-fired turbines to power TVA coal replacement project

01/16/2015

GE (NYSE: GE) will supply two natural gas-fired turbine generators to help in the replacement of a coal-fired power plant in Tennessee.