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Does coal have a future? - Energize Weekly, April 26, 2017 President Trump took steps to keep his promise to revitalize the coal industry by signing[...]
Lawrence Livermore energy flow charts show renewable energy increase, energy efficiency down - Energize Weekly, April 19, 2017 Renewable energy resources are growing in the U.S., but overall energy efficiency is flagging, according[...]
Demand charges seen as a barrier to the growth of public EV charging stations - Energize Weekly, April 12, 2017 The growth of electric vehicles (EVs) and the charging stations they need is often described[...]
NREL study finds battery storage expensive, but future prospects bright - Energize Weekly, April 5, 2017 A new federal study seeking to get beyond “the hype” on residential energy storage and[...]
California lawmakers introduce plan to align renewable generation with peak demand - Energize Weekly, March 29, 2017 In keeping with their reputation as champions of innovative clean energy and climate change policies,[...]
U.S. reverses course, greenlights Keystone Pipeline - Energize Weekly, March 29, 2017 President Donald Trump has formally approved the controversial Keystone XL pipeline extension, reversing a previous[...]
Aging electrical grid could cost $5 trillion to replace - Energize Weekly, March 29, 2017 The aging U.S. electricity grid, which has been an integral part of American life since[...]
U.S. Senate forwards bill to license advanced nuclear power - Energize Weekly, March 29, 2017 A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators easily advanced a bill last week that will update[...]
Illinois launches major utility reform study - Energize Weekly, March 29, 2017 Illinois regulators have approved an ambitious, 18-month study to determine new technologies, business models, and[...]
Trump signs executive order eliminating Clean Power Plan - Energize Weekly, March 29, 2017 President Donald Trump made due on a key campaign pledge this week after he signed[...]
Growth of distributed renewable generation poses challenges for bulk electricity market - Energize Weekly, March 29,2017 The growth in renewable energy resources—particularly ones distributed across the grid—provide both an opportunity and a[...]
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[...]