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Washington D.C. to initiate green bank to fund renewable investments - Energize Weekly, March 22, 2017 Washington D.C. could become the first city in the country to create a bank dedicated[...]
New research suggests natural gas methane emission may be far higher than reported - Energize Weekly, March 22, 2017 A new peer-reviewed study suggests methane emissions from natural gas power plants and oil refineries[...]
ComEd to launch first community storage project for Illinois ratepayers - Energize Weekly, March 22, 2017 Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) has launched a pilot energy storage project to test the use of[...]
White House proposes revising Yucca nuclear waste site - Energize Weekly, March 22, 2017 President Donald Trump is seeking to revive the controversial Yucca Mountain nuclear storage facility in[...]
Wind and Solar dominate a big year for new generating capacity in 2016 - Energize Weekly, March 22, 2017 The broad shift in U.S. electricity generating capacity—as coal declines while natural gas and renewable[...]
Solar PV sets a record in 2016 and is top choice for new generating capacity - Energize Weekly, March 15, 2017 The U.S. solar market—led by utility-scale projects—set a record in 2016, doubling its previous high[...]
Trump to rescind EPA’s Clean Power Plan - Energize Weekly, March 15, 2017 President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order this week directing the U.S.[...]
Wind energy accounted for 5.5 percent of U.S. demand in 2016 - Energize Weekly, March 15, 2017 Wind power accounted for 5.5 percent of all electricity consumed in the United States in[...]
Wood Group buys Amec Foster Wheeler for $2.7 billion - Energize Weekly, March 15, 2017 In a deal highlighting the pressures of weak prices on the UK oil industry, Wood[...]
New York PSC mandates grid-scale storage projects for investor-owned utilities - Energize Weekly, March 15, 2017 With the mass proliferation of energy storage capacity, New York regulators have mandated investor-owned utilities[...]
Six years after meltdown, some Fukushima areas deemed safe to return - Energize Weekly, March 15, 2017 Six years after experiencing one of the worst nuclear disasters in recent memory, a new[...]
Ohio PUC launches New York-style grid modernization, utility reform initiative - Energize Weekly, March 15, 2017 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has launched a review of the latest technological[...]
Arizona Public Service, solar companies reach settlement on solar rates - Energize Weekly, March 8, 2017 Solar companies and Arizona’s largest utility have reached a long-sought rate design settlement that could[...]
Feds to open 73 million acres in Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas drilling - Energize Weekly, March 8, 2017 The federal government is proposing to put up for lease some 73 million acres offshore[...]
FirstEnergy to spend $540 million on Ohio electricity transmission, distribution - Energize Weekly, March 8, 2017 FirstEnergy has laid out plans to spend over half a billion this year on infrastructure[...]
NRC approves FitzPatrick nuclear plant transfer to Exelon - Energize Weekly, March 8, 2017 A revival of the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in upstate New York cleared[...]
PG&E to offer agricultural discounts for marijuana cultivation - Energize Weekly, March 8, 2017 Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), California’s largest utility, is giving marijuana farmers a break when[...]
After pledging to abolish DOE, Rick Perry gets sworn in as Energy Secretary - Energize Weekly, March 8, 2017 Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been sworn in as the 14th U.S. Secretary of[...]
National Grid’s REV demonstration project, an interview with lead project manager Jonathan Nickerson - Energize Weekly, March 1, 2017 In July 2015, National Grid launched the Fruit Belt Neighborhood Solar REV Demonstration project, which[...]
Study identifies more than 6,000 spills at oil and gas fracking sites - Energize Weekly, March 1, 2017 Hydraulic fracturing techniques have resulted in thousands of spills in four states over a 10-year[...]