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Springer Electric Cooperative Dedicates Large Solar Power Generation Station

USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner was joined by 3rd District Congressman Ben Ray Lujan to help Springer Electric Cooperative in Springer, New Mexico celebrate the completion of construction of a new solar power generation...Show More Summary

EIA Details Utility Sector Impact of Clean Power Plan

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides a snapshot of the extent to which EPA’s plan will accelerate the decline of domestic coal fired generation, coal production, and provide a tail wind for natural gas and renewables. read more

A Look at Wind and Solar, Part 2: Is There An Upper Limit To Intermittent Renewables?

As our journey through the world’s variable renewable energy leaders illustrates, while wind and solar have come a long way, they have only recently reached double-digit penetration at the grid-wide level in a couple of places. read more


Texas flooding puts Cruz, GOP in bind on climate change Alexandra Jaffe, May 27, 2015 (CNN) "The heavy flooding that's overwhelmed Texas and killed more than 30 people has put [Republican climate change deniers] in a bind…[Some] have...Show More Summary


Weak wind resources in 1st quarter look like 'aberration,' developer says Michael Copley, May 26, 2015 SNL Weather pattern-caused weaker winds in the Western and Southwestern U.S. have caused wind-generated electricity to drop 20% to 50%, forcing power producers to turn to alternative resources and electricity markets. Show More Summary


Duke Energy Corp To Provide Solar Power To Disney World; Duke Energy is making its latest solar investment by constructing a solar power facility in Florida Michael Kaufmaan, May 28, 2015 (Bidness-Etc) "…Duke Energy plans to build aShow More Summary


NC officials warn more near Duke ash pits not to drink water May 21, 2015 AP via Winston-Salem Journal The water in 191 wells, 90% of those tested within 1,000 feet Duke Energy’s 32 coal ash pits, proved unsafe to drink or cook with, according to the latest report from North Carolina’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Show More Summary

NEC Energy Solutions Introduces Next-Generation Grid Energy Storage Technology

NEC Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, today introduced its next-generation SLD technology, the latest addition to the energy storage technologies available on its GSS™ grid energy storage platform. The SLD energy storage technology will utilize lithium-ion cells based on NEC’s lithium manganese oxide chemistry. Show More Summary

Crude Oil Prices, Climate Change, and Global Welfare

Is the dramatic decline in oil prices a complete gift to the West because of the enormous funds being saved, or is it an unintended Trojan horse because development of renewable energy as well as new fossil-fuel sources will decline in the West, posing longer new challenges? read more

President Obama Says Global Warming Harms U.S. National Security

President Barack Obama addressed the graduating class at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on May 20, 2015. A major theme in his remarks was that the worldwide effects of global warming negatively impact the security of the United States in its military preparedness and military operations. read more

It's Time to Put Nuclear on the Offensive, and Make it the Low Carbon Choice

The expansion ofnuclear power is essential in achieving a future of increased energy security, diversity of fuel supply and lower emissions; and is already expected to have the largest impact on meeting climate goals of any other single technology. read more

Under Clean Power Plan, Natural Gas, then Renewables, Gain Generation Share

The Energy Information Administration's recently released analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan rule shows it would result in major changes in the fuel mix used to generate electricity in the United States. read more

Russia's Gazprom is Top of Its Energy Industry Class, but Not in a Good Way

A new Thomson Reuters/BSD Consulting “Global 500 Greenhouse Gas Report: The Fossil Fuel Energy Sector” shows that energy companies emitted 31 per cent of total GHG emissions globally from their operations as well as the use of the products further down the value chain on an annual basis. read more

Think Beyond The Menu and Help the Planet

Imagine strolling into your favorite restaurant. You probably walk through the door focused on what food to order, which table to take and how much it will all cost. Yet there is actually a lot going on behind the scenes you may have no idea about, and it affects the future of the planet. Many […]

Promoting Green and Efficient Energy for Europe’s Regions

Today, the European Commission is launching the European Smart specialisation platform on energy, which will support regions and Member States in using Cohesion Policy funding more effectively for promoting sustainable energy. The Platform...Show More Summary

UK utilities higher charges for pre-payment meters is not the ‘smart’ option

I’d like to draw a positive parallel between pre-payment meters and smart meters. That sounds facetious and in some ways it is. Rightly or wrongly, it seems pre-payment meters have become symbolic in the UK of poor families and intransigent tenants on Benefits Street. Pre-paid meters can be forced by court order on customers who […]

Key Trends in the EH&S Implementation Services Market

In 2015, the market for environment, health and safety software implementation services will be worth $475 million across the eight economies of Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, the UK and the US, according to a free Verdantix report. A multitude of drivers will lead to an 11 percent compound annual growth rate from 2015 […]

Senate Bill Would Create America's First National Energy Storage Target

Under the bill, called the Energy Storage and Deployment Act of 2015, large retail electric utilities would need to meet at least 1 percent of their peak demand from storage by 2021. By the end of 2024, they'd need to meet at least 2 percent of peak load with storage read more

Waste-to-Energy Facility Cuts Emissions 53% with Covanta Technology

Emissions at the Metro Vancouver waste-to-energy facility have been reduced by 53 percent since the beginning of the year due to an updated emission control system. Covanta developed the technology as a retrofit for existing facilities like Metro Vancouver’s, and says it results in an improved combustion process that minimizes nitrogen oxides that contribute to […]

Exelis Monitors CO2 Emissions at Carbon Sequestration Site

Exelis is monitoring a site in Illinois for possible carbon dioxide emissions as part of a program funded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy seeking to improve greenhouse gas-monitoring technologies and ensuring the safety of carbon capture and storage. Show More Summary

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