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As Trump takes office, job growth is pushing GOP governors to embrace renewables

Three Republican governors recently strengthened the renewable portfolio standards in their states in a sign that the link between job growth and renewable energy incentives may be trumping traditional partisan affiliations.That connection could be...

Posted January 18, 2017    

Greens, FirstEnergy nail down settlement on efficiency program

Dive Brief:Environmental groups in Ohio have agreed to a settlement that will move ahead FirstEnergy's new slate of efficiency programs after the utility made several revisions including striking a provision allowing it to profit from...

Posted January 12, 2017    

NRG completes Texas carbon capture plant retrofit

Dive Brief:NRG Energy and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration have completed development of Petra Nova, a retrofit of an existing coal power plant that is now the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture system, the Houston Business...

Posted January 11, 2017    

House Republicans target energy production rules in opening days

Dive Brief:House Republicans plan to target Obama administration rules on methane emissions from oil and gas facilities and stream pollution from coal mining in some of their first acts of this Congress, The Hill reports.The House on Wednesday...

Posted January 6, 2017    

Colorado partners with Utah, Nevada to develop electric vehicle charge network

Dive Brief:Governors from Colorado, Utah, and Nevada this week unveiled plans to link their states via an electric vehicle charging network that will span 2,000 miles across eight highways, the Denver Business Journal reports. The hope is...

Posted December 23, 2016    

Proposed Massachusetts air regulations target 80% decarbonization by 2050

Dive Brief:Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R)'s Department of Environmental Protection has issued a draft of new clean air regulations to address greenhouse gas emissions, seven months after the state's Supreme Court ruled it was...

Posted December 20, 2016    

ConEd Brooklyn-Queens non-wire alternative project installs first microgrid

Dive Brief:Consolidated Edison's Brooklyn-Queens Neighborhood Program is installing its first microgrid aimed at deferring investment in the bulk power grid: a combined battery, fuel cell and solar PV facility at Brooklyn's Marcus Garvey...

Posted December 15, 2016    

Duke outlines compensation plan for neighbors of coal ash facilities

Dive Brief:Duke Energy will compensate homeowners within a half mile of North Carolina coal ash plants, according to a report by the Associated Press, offering financial payments to compensate for lost water wells and the cost of tying in to...

Posted December 13, 2016    

Votes nearing, efficiency changes in Exelon Illinois bill draw environmental support

Dive Brief:The latest changes to Illinois’ massive and comprehensive energy legislation has won over some environmental advocates who previously opposed it.The bill, SB 2814, has won support from the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Dense Council...

Posted December 1, 2016    

Dept. of Transportation unveils national electric vehicle charging network

Dive Brief:Moving to support the electrification of the transportation sector and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the federal government this week announced 55 routes that will serve as the basis for a national network of “alternative...

Posted November 7, 2016    

Inching closer to climate goals, New York contracts for 300 EV charging stations

Dive Brief:A New York Power Authority (NYPA) contract for 300 electric vehicle charging stations will move the state towards its goals of having 3,000 stations online by 2018 and reducing greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030.The five-year...

Posted October 27, 2016    

Minnesota real estate developer tackles 'beyond ambitious' energy retrofit

This post originally appears on our sister publication, Utility Dive. Our mission is to provide busy professionals like you with a bird's-eye-view of the utilities industry in 60 seconds. To subscribe to our daily newsletter click here. Dive...

Posted October 14, 2016