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Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Florida regulators approve nearly 1.7 GW in new gas plants

May 10, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Despite its nickname, Florida is not a leader in solar energy. In 2016, the Sunshine State got about two-thirds of its electricity from gas-fired plants, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The industry has been working to address that […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Washington utilities need better carbon cost estimates in IRPs, regulator says

May 9, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

The utilities that serve Washington State have been moving away from coal-fired power, but going forward the UTC wants the utilities to step up those efforts. And it wants them to improve consideration of carbon costs in their estimates of […]


Electric Utility, Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

2017 Was Weird For Solar. What’s Coming This Year and Beyond?

May 2, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The solar industry weathered a particularly strange 2017, but is poised for global growth. If the right factors come together, solar power could provide 15 percent of the global electricity mix by the 2030s, rather than the business-as-usual rate of […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Washington Governor Signs Bills to Promote Renewable Natural Gas

March 26, 2018

Via: Waste360

Jay Inslee, the governor of Washington, has signed a bill to increase the use and development of renewable natural gas (RNG) in the State of Washington. RNG is produced from biogas, which is released during the decomposition of organic materials. […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Arizona Regulators Freeze New Gas Plants, Demand More Clean Energy Planning From Utilities

March 16, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Arizona’s energy future took an unexpected turn this week. At a hearing Tuesday for the routine assessment of major utilities’ long-term resource plans, regulators rebuked the proposals and instituted a nine-month moratorium on new gas plants larger than 150 megawatts. […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

PG&E Must Solicit Energy Storage and DERs to Replace 3 Existing Gas Plants

January 15, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

California regulators rejected an effort to award lucrative “must-run” status to three Calpine gas plants, calling for new energy storage and clean resources instead. The California Public Utilities Commission ruled Thursday to authorize PG&E to procure energy storage or preferred […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Mississippi utilities seek higher rates as gas prices rise

November 20, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

The rate increase requested by Southern Co.’s Mississippi Power is separate from the utility’s bid to recover Kemper costs, but that too is likely to hit a customer’s bottom line. AP reports Southern agreed to write off most of the […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Massachusetts lawmakers press for law banning ‘pipeline tax’

November 6, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Massachusetts lawmakers are considering a pair of bills that would strengthen gas project reviews and make it explicitly illegal to charge electric ratepayers to develop gas infrastructure. Senate Bill 1855 says the DPU “shall not approve any contract for the […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Republic Unveils Northeast Texas Landfill Renewable Energy Facility

September 21, 2017

Via: Waste360

Republic Services unveiled their latest landfill gas-to-energy facility at the Pinehill Landfill in Northeast Texas. The renewable energy facility is set to generate 404.7 million cubic feet of renewable natural gas per year, reducing carbon emissions equal to that of […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

US poised to become leader in gas exports, but some fear price impacts

August 15, 2017

Via: American Infrastructure

Natural gas producers are only just beginning to access an entirely new market, a potential boon to their bottom lines. But if those energy supplies are sent into higher-priced global markets, will there be an impact on consumers in the […]