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295 MW of new generation capacity comes online during March, FERC reports

04/27/2015

The amount of new electric generation capacity commissioned during March was a relatively modest 295 MW, according to a monthly infrastructure update from a branch of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

EIA: Coal-fired generation alive and well in the coming decade

04/17/2015

Coal-fired power generation from existing plants will increase through 2025, this according to the Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO2015) report published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) this week.

Apple invests in China solar project, US forest conservation

04/17/2015

Apple is expanding its environmental efforts by investing in a new Chinese solar power project and preserving 36,000 acres of "sustainable" timberland in Maine and North Carolina.

DOE to fund low-impact hydropower technologies

04/15/2015

The Department of Energy said last week it would provide  $7 million in funding for the research and development of innovative technologies for low-impact hydropower systems.

NY announces $160M in clean energy funding

04/07/2015

New York state is investing $160 million in efforts to build and expand renewable energy projects around the state.

LePage aims to cut prices, transform Maine's energy future

04/06/2015

Maine became the regional wind power leader under Democratic Gov. John Baldacci, but change is in the air as Gov. Paul LePage makes an aggressive push away from his predecessor's renewable energy policies.

DOE, US Army Corps extends MOU for Hydropower

04/01/2015

The Departments of Interior, the Department of Energy (DOE), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works division have extended their Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower for an additional five years.

Low carbon standard passes Ill. Senate committee

03/27/2015

An Illinois Senate committee passed a bill that would establish a low carbon standard that would help the state’s nuclear power plants.

San Diego considers hydropower project

03/27/2015

The city of San Diego and San Diego County Water Authority are considering the construction of a hydroelectric power plant in the San Vicente Reservoir, according to a report by KPBS Public Broadcasting.

California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought

03/23/2015

This winter's record-low snowfall means less hydroelectricity for California.

RWE, E.On losing money on fossil-fueled power plants

03/20/2015

German utilities RWE and E.On released their 2014 Annual Earnings Statements, finding that the companies’ are not making a profit on its fossil-fueled power plants.

Obama orders 40% cut in government's greenhouse gases

03/19/2015

President Barack Obama will order the federal government on Thursday to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 40 percent, as the U.S. seeks to spur other nations to get serious about climate change.

Martin Drake coal-fired power plant resumes operations after fire

03/17/2015

IEA: Global CO2 emissions stalled in 2014

03/16/2015

The International Energy Agency (IEA) said global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2014 stalled, the first time in 40 years there was a halt or reduction in greenhouse gas emissions not tied to an economic downturn.

Massachusetts AG Healey backs renewable energy efforts

03/13/2015

State Attorney General Maura Healey says she wants to expand the state's use of solar power and other renewable energy sources.

Utility to sell power plants, save customers $300M 


03/12/2015

New Hampshire's largest utility on Thursday announced it will sell off its fleet of power plants after months of negotiations with state officials, saying it will save customers at least $300 million.

Senate OKs bill giving utilities option on renewable energy

03/10/2015

A bill that would give large electric utilities an alternative way to comply with a state law requiring more energy from renewable sources passed the Washington Senate on Monday night after a protracted fight over whether climate change is real and if humans contribute to it.

Governors looking to expand renewable energy, natural gas

02/26/2015

The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are joining forces to look for ways to increase the region's reliance on renewable energy sources while also expanding natural gas capacity.

Employment in power sector declines, except for renewable generators

02/04/2015

According to the latest data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as published on the website of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (eia), the electric power generation sector lost more than 5,800 jobs from January 2011 to June 2014, despite a gain of nearly 1,800 non-hydro jobs in the renewable energy sector.

Toshiba America Energy Systems names new president, CEO

01/21/2015

Toshiba has announced that Ali Azad will serve as the first president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Toshiba America Energy Systems Corporation (TAES).