By - Michael Drost

EPA’s final Clean Power Plan even more ambitious than anticipated

Energize Weekly, August 5, 2015 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled the final version of its highly anticipated Clean Power Plan this week, which aims to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the electric power sector by 2030. The rule is an even more ambitious plan than the draft proposal released by the EPA last year, and is considered

By - Michael Drost

Report: Cyber attack on power grid could cost $1 trillion

Energize Weekly, July 22, 2015 The damage from a hack on the U.S. power grid could cost the nation’s economy more than $1 trillion, according to a new report by insurance market Lloyd’s and the University of Cambridge. The report, titled “Business Blackout”, envisions a “plausible but extreme” scenario where part of the U.S. electrical grid between New York and

By - Michael Drost

Natural gas finally surpasses coal as biggest U.S. electricity source

Energize Weekly, July 15, 2015 Natural gas has overtaken coal as the top source of electric power generation for the first time in the U.S., according to SNL Energy, which looked at data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). According to SNL, the EIA’s June 25 Electric Power Monthly report showed 92,516 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity was produced

By - Michael Drost

Dynegy to exit California, eyes Ohio for future growth

Energize Weekly, July 15, 2015 Power plant behemoth Dynegy Inc says that it will likely exit renewable-heavy California in favor of greener pastures, or in its case the American Midwest, where it has spent $2.8 billion on coal and gas-fired plants just this year. “I will minimize any investment possible in the state of California because the business environment there

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