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Portland General Electric reports Carty plant 60% complete


Portland General Electric Co. (NYSE:POR) said July 28 that construction of the 440-MW Carty natural gas-fired Carty baseload power plant near Boardman, Ore., is 60% complete.

Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states


A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants.

First step taken in Fukushima nuclear decommissioning project


The decommissioning project at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan begins a crucial stage as workers begin to dismantle protective covers from one of the reactors.

Baltimore Ravens greenlight onsite solar project


Constellation, a retail energy supplier, and the Baltimore Ravens today announced an agreement to construct a 375-kilowatt solar generation project at the team’s headquarters and training facility in Owings Mills, Md.

Demand response system picked for Canadian utility


Hydro Ottawa picked Opower (NYSE: OPWR) to develop a demand response solution in collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Energy.

East Kentucky Power Cooperative wants to buy lease on 594-MW Bluegrass plant


East Kentucky Power Cooperative applied July 24 with the Kentucky Public Service Commission for approval to acquire and operate the existing simple-cycle combustion turbine facilities in LaGrange in Oldham County, Kentucky, from Bluegrass Generation Co. LLC and for approval to assume certain evidences of indebtedness related to this acquisition.

Hillary Clinton calls for dramatic increase in renewable power


In a proposal released Sunday evening, Hillary Clinton announced that if she is elected president she will push for two national goals to combat climate change

Panel weighs changes to Ohio's alternative energy targets


With months of public testimony concluded, a committee studying the future of Ohio's alternative-energy targets is weighing what changes to recommend to the law.

Commission expects no major Michigan power shortfall in 2016


The Michigan Public Service Commission says it's unlikely there will be a significant power shortage in the state next year.

Colorado officials ready for new carbon emission air rules


Colorado officials say they're ready for an expected EPA rule by next month that would require a 30 percent reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions nationwide by 2030.

Mississippi delegation attacks carbon dioxide limits


All members of Mississippi's congressional delegation say new federal carbon dioxide reduction goals are prohibitively expensive and unattainable, despite significant investments to improve air quality in the state.

DNR wants to expand projects that don't require analysis


The state Department of Natural Resources wants to permanently expand the list of projects that don't require an environmental analysis, including air pollution permits, decisions affecting factory farms and dam repairs.

AWEA: More than 1600 MW of wind capacity installed in second quarter


With the completion of 845 new wind turbines across five states, more than 1600 megawatts (MW) of newly-installed wind capacity came online during the second quarter of 2015, with 13,600 MW of new wind capacity currently under construction; this according to a report by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) yesterday.

Environmental groups ask judge to dismiss part of Duke suit


A coalition of environmental groups is supporting Duke Energy's effort to dismiss part of long-running lawsuit over pollution leaking from the company's coal ash dumps.

NC state lawmaker offers plan to delay action on EPA rules


A North Carolina senator introduced legislation on Wednesday to block state agencies from taking action on expected Environmental Protection Agency rules to cut carbon emissions on power plants until the rules complete what will likely be a lengthy legal challenge.

New program lets New Yorkers support renewable energy


A new program will let New York residents subscribe to local renewable energy projects and get a credit on their utility bills for their portion of the energy produced.

IKEA completes Missouri’s largest rooftop solar array


IKEA today announced the completion of the  installation of solar panels atop its new St. Louis store.

Vermont's Green Mountain Power ready for energy revolution


When Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiled the company's new Powerwall battery to back up home electrical systems in April, Green Mountain Power Corp. CEO Mary Powell was at the event in California, looking to put her company at the head of the line to order them for its customers.

Oklahoma's lawsuit over the Clean Power Plan crashes and burns at federal court


The ink was barely dry on a July 1 lawsuit that the Oklahoma Attorney General filed against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the proposed Clean Power Plan when a federal judge on July 17 gave the suit a quick heave-ho, saying the suit was premature and filed in the wrong court.