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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.

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.

Alabama carbon capture pilot-scale project begins testing

01/20/2015

The National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) has begun pilot-scale testing of a cost-effective advanced technology for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from flue gas in Wilsonville, Alabama.

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.

Top 10 most read articles from 2014

01/14/2015

We take a look back at the stories that you, the reader, read the most this year.

US aims to cut methane emissions by nearly half

01/14/2015

The Obama administration is putting the energy industry on notice that it intends to curb methane emissions by nearly half through regulations affecting oil and gas production.

Inslee pushes for cap-and-trade proposal

01/14/2015

Gov. Jay Inslee says the state has a "moral obligation" to address carbon pollution.

BLM considers possible solar impacts in San Luis Valley

01/08/2015

Large-scale solar development on public lands may contribute to a brighter economic future for the San Luis Valley, but will there be a cost to the environment?

EPA delays carbon rule to allow states to comply

01/07/2015

During a press conference on Jan. 7, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation Janet McCabe said the agency will delay a final rule to control carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new coal-fired power plants.

Report: Grid-scale energy storage to reach $68Bn from 2014-2024

01/06/2015

Global revenue from energy storage for the grid and ancillary services is expected to total $68.5 billion from 2014 through 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

Avenal Energy Center gets nine months to re-look at 600-MW project

01/05/2015

The California Energy Commission on Dec. 30 agreed to a nine-month delay, until September of this year, on a construction start for the 600-MW Avenal Energy Center project.

PGE’s Port Westward Unit 2 plant goes online

01/05/2015

Portland General Electric Company (PGE) announced last Friday that its Port Westward Unit 2 plant went into service Dec. 30 of last year. The 220-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired plant, located near Clatskanie, Ore., is highly efficient and designed for maximum flexibility in order to meet real-time fluctuations and integrate renewable resources.

TVA approves additional coal-fired emissions controls in Ky.

01/05/2015

The Board of Directors for the TVA voted to add more air emissions controls to units 1 and 4 at the Shawnee Fossil Plant in Kentucky.

UMaine in business of certifying turbine blades

12/30/2014

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine has tested its largest wind turbine blade to date.

UMaine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center completed static strength testing this month of a 184-foot-long wind turbine blade built in North America for a Spanish company.

Ameren Missouri plans $135M in energy efficiency

12/23/2014

Missouri's largest electric company said Monday that it plans to invest $135 million in energy efficiency programs for customers over a three-year period.

Rockwood nears permit for up to 915-MW power plant in Texas

12/22/2014

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Dec. 18 issued notice of a planned approval of air permitting for a gas-fired power project of Rockwood Energy Center LLC.

EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage

12/19/2014

Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material.

Recovery project for Kingston ash spill nears completion

12/17/2014

Clean up efforts, from the 2008 Kingston Fossil Plant coal ash spill, is near completion.

Eos Energy Storage receives $2.1Mn from California Energy Commission for battery demo

12/17/2014

As part of California’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC), through the California Energy Commission (CEC), Eos Energy Storage was awarded $2.1 million for an advanced battery storage system demonstration.

Boeing 737 factory to move to clean energy

12/17/2014

Boeing said Tuesday it plans to buy renewable energy credits to replace fossil-fuel power at the factory in Washington state where it assembles its 737 commercial airplanes.