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Regional grid operators brace for summer peak demand as hot weather is forecast - Energize Weekly, May 23, 2018 Regional grid operators are bracing for a hotter-than-normal summer, but say they are prepared to[...]
The world faces an air conditioning energy crunch, the IEA says - Energize Weekly, May 23, 2018 The world could face a “cold crunch” as electricity demand for air conditioning is projected[...]
Xcel Energy plan to capture stranded assets from coal-fired plant challenged at PUC - Energize Weekly, May 23, 2018 An Xcel Energy proposal to close two Colorado coal-fired power plants as part of a[...]
Renewable energy jobs grow worldwide, but remain concentrated in a few countries - Energize Weekly, May 16, 2018 Renewable energy employment around the world grew by 5.3 percent in 2017 to 10.3 million[...]
Natural gas-fired set to dominate 2018 electricity generation additions, EIA says - Energize Weekly, May 16, 2018 Almost 32 gigawatts (GW) of new electric-generating capacity is set to come online in 2018—the[...]
Nuclear needs financial support to survive, and some states are already heeding the call - Energize Weekly, May 16, 2018 Nuclear power plants under pressure from market forces are facing closures, but states with high[...]
Global wind market set to grow 4 percent a year through 2027 - Energize Weekly, May 9, 2018 Annual global wind power capacity additions are projected to average more than 65 gigawatts (GW)[...]
More than $8 billion in solar deals already announced in 2018, kWh Analytics says - Energize Weekly, May 9, 2018 Solar acquisitions and asset-financing deals worth more than $8 billion have already been made in[...]
U.S. shale oil production rises, Canadian production and exports also rise - Energize Weekly, May 9, 2018 U.S. oil production and productivity per well from shale plays increased in 2017 making up[...]
PJM says proposed closing of FirstEnergy nuclear plants will not impact grid reliability - Energize Weekly, May 9, 2018 PJM Interconnection, the operator of the grid and wholesale electric market covering portions of the[...]
Corporate purchases of renewable power were strong in 2017, and 2018 is off to a good start - Energize Weekly, May 2, 2018 Corporate renewable energy purchases reached 2.78 gigawatts (GW) in 2017, on 28 deals, second only[...]
Nuclear and coal-fired power plant closures offer an expanded market for natural gas - Energize Weekly, May 2, 2018 A string of announced closings for nuclear and coal-fired power plants is part of a[...]
More than half of public power coal-fired plants remain competitive, Moody’s analysis says - Energize Weekly, May 2, 2018 A little more than half of the coal-fired power plants operated by public power utilities[...]
U.S. DOE to fund $105.5 million in photovoltaic and concentrating solar research projects - Energize Weekly, April 25, 2018 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new $105.5 million round of funding for[...]
Xcel gets federal approval to inspect transmission lines and infrastructure using drones - Energize Weekly, April 25, 2018 Xcel Energy has received the first approval in the country from the Federal Aviation Administration[...]
Wind industry taking hold in red states in the U.S. heartland in 2017 - Energize Weekly, April 25, 2018 The wind industry is having a big impact on red heartland states and rural economies,[...]
U.S. crude production in the Gulf of Mexico hit a record in 2017, output is projected to grow - Energize Weekly, April 18, 2018 U.S. crude oil production in the Gulf of Mexico hit a record 1.65 million barrels[...]
Cities growing solar generating capacity, survey finds - Energize Weekly, April 18, 2018 The installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays is growing in cities across the country—especially in[...]
Investment rises in repowering old wind farms to get tax credits, cut costs and boost output - Energize Weekly, April 18, 2018 Wind farms across the country are getting a makeover as rising costs, declining production and[...]
Southwest Power Pool sets a record for wind generation in the wee hours on March 31 - Energize Weekly, April 11, 2018 In the early hours of March 31, the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) set a new[...]