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Utility industry urges EPA to keep mercury emissions rule in place and speed reviews - Energize Weekly, July 18, 2018 The electricity power industry—from cooperatives to municipality utilities to investor-owned utilities—is urging the federal Environmental[...]
Growing off-grid renewable energy powering farms and factories in developing countries - Energize Weekly, July 18, 2018 Off-grid technologies bring electricity to farm fields and remote villages in developing countries around the[...]
Natural gas-fired generation shoulders the biggest load during summer heat - Energize Weekly, July 18, 2018 The sizzling summer that is rolling across the country is being cooled by natural gas,[...]
Cost of energy efficiency programs vary widely across the U.S., Lawrence Berkeley study finds - Energize Weekly, July 18, 2018 Utilities across the country are investing in energy efficiency programs, and the average cost of[...]
PG&E proposes world’s largest battery storage project to replace natural gas plants - Energize Weekly, July 11, 2018 Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has proposed the world’s largest battery storage project—2.3 gigawatts—to replace[...]
World’s biggest reinsurer will no longer deal with companies with high exposure to coal - Energize Weekly, July 11, 2018 Swiss Re, the world’s largest reinsurer, said that it will no longer provide services to[...]
Venezuelan oil production propped up by foreign joint ventures in 2017, EIA says - Energize Weekly, July 11, 2018 Venezuelan oil production is increasing, being held up by its joint ventures with foreign oil[...]
Nation’s oldest nuclear power plant to close, but total decommissioning will take 60 years - Energize Weekly, July 11, 2018 The Oyster Creek nuclear power plant, the oldest operating nuclear facility in the nation, will[...]
Nuclear industry faces a bleak future without new technology or market changes, study says - Energize Weekly, July 11, 2018 The U.S. nuclear industry faces a bleak future with existing plants uncompetitive in wholesale electricity[...]
Moody’s downgrades U.S. regulated utility sector as cash flow is reduced by tax cuts - Energize Weekly, June 27, 2018 Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded the U.S. regulated utility sector to negative from stable due[...]
Utilities spent $3.6 billion on energy efficiency, saving enough electricity to power 2.5 million homes - Energize Weekly, June 27, 2018 U.S utilities reported spending $3.6 billion on energy efficiency incentives for customers in 2016 and[...]
Methane leak rate at oil and gas operations 60 percent higher than federal figure, study says - Energize Weekly, June 27, 2018 The leak rate of methane emissions from oil and gas operations is about 60 percent[...]
Energy storage market posts a decline in the first quarter of 2018, but residential installations were robust - Energize Weekly, June 27, 2018 Quarter-over-quarter the U.S. energy storage market dropped 30 percent to 43.6 megawatts (MW) in the[...]
Clean electric generation technologies take the lion’s share of investment dollars to 2050 - Energize Weekly, June 27, 2018 The pace for global investment in renewable energy will continue to grow—totaling an estimated $8.4[...]
U.S. solar market has a good first quarter in 2018 but sales expected to be flat for the year - Energize Weekly, June 20, 2018 The solar industry posted a 13 percent year-over-year increase in the first quarter of 2018[...]
Forecast of global oil demand trimmed by IEA on rising prices, economic uncertainty - Energize Weekly, June 20, 2018 The International Energy Agency (IEA) has trimmed its forecast for the increase in world oil[...]
Canadian investor and Texas solar developer team up for $100 million in projects - Energize Weekly, June 20, 2018 A Canadian real estate investment company is teaming up with a Texas solar developer for[...]
Energy consumption and carbon emissions rise in 2017, the power sector lags, BP review says - Energize Weekly, June 20, 2018 Energy consumption grew worldwide 2.2 percent in 2017, about an 80 percent increase year-over-year, and[...]
NREL study finds western grid held up as it lost 5.5 gigawatts of generation during solar eclipse - Energize Weekly, June 13, 2018 The western grid solar energy output dropped by nearly 5.5 gigawatts (GW) during last August’s[...]
Many shale plays are profitable, but there may be a rough patch for some high-price areas - Energize Weekly, June 13, 2018 Oil companies have cut the costs of shale drilling, leading to the resurgence of activity[...]