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Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Report: Global energy crisis drives demand for green hydrogen

September 23, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

The global energy crisis is boosting interest in low-emissions hydrogen and the pipeline of projects is expanding, but only a small share of projects are under construction around the world. Electrolyser manufacturing is set to grow strongly and pilot projects […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

California needs to move on from net metering, advocates, industry and utility leaders say

September 22, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

Participants in an RE+ panel on ratemaking trends generally agreed that the time for net metering policies has passed in many states. But finding consensus around what should come next could prove challenging. “Here in California, we are in a […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Federal cyber mandates for water infrastructure are too costly to implement, experts tell Hill panel

September 22, 2022

Via: FCW

Fortifying the cybersecurity protocols and technology surrounding water systems was raised as a priority infrastructure investment during a Congressional hearing on Wednesday, with lawmakers and experts characterizing recent hacking instances as major threats to public safety. Witnesses underscored the challenges […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Biden Administration unveils interagency commitment to cut emissions, reduce costs

September 20, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Biden Administration announced Friday it had organized a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between four federal agencies that will accelerate the nation’s affordable and equitable clean transportation future. According to the White House, the U.S. Departments of Energy, Transportation, Housing […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

3 steps to identifying best practices and efficiencies for gas utilities

September 19, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

As natural gas local distribution company (LDC) spending on non-fuel costs and infrastructure replacement requirements continues to increase, the need for gas utilities to identify and pursue operational and cost efficiencies persists. Recent increases in natural gas prices are putting […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Energy Fuel Corp Announces Mutually Beneficial Supply Deal

September 8, 2022

Via: Waste360

Using organic waste to produce waste, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has proven itself one of the best in the craft. As the market for alternative fuel grows, the company is constantly looking for ways to stay on top. Clean Energy […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

What Can be Done With Coal Ash Waste?

September 8, 2022

Via: Waste360

The disposal of coal ash is a challenge due to the heavy metals inside of the material that is leached out by water and can contaminate groundwater. Due to this, the EPA has implemented strict disposal procedures to divert ash […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

DOE Targets Biofuel for Hard-to-Electrify Transportation Modes

September 6, 2022

Via: Waste360

The Biden Administration has set an aggressive goal for the American economy: net zero emissions by 2050. Recognizing that the transportation sector is the largest source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $59M in […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Entergy exec: Southeast Texas ‘well positioned’ in growing hydrogen industry

September 2, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Entergy Texas President and CEO Eliecer Viamontes said the southeast region of the state is well-positioned to play a key role in the low- to zero-carbon hydrogen industry. “We are in the heart of hydrogen producers, extensive hydrogen pipeline delivery […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Data — An essential tool for utilities to prepare for extreme weather

August 22, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

Memories of last February’s Winter Storm Uri are likely to linger for a long time in the minds of people across Texas and the deep South. Uri battered the region with heavy snow, ice and temperatures more than 40 degrees […]


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Ultra Safe Nuclear opens facility to produce advanced reactor fuel

August 22, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp. announced the opening of its fuel production facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The PFM (Pilot Fuel Manufacturing) facility is expected to produce TRISO and ceramic microencapsulated nuclear fuel, designed for use in USNC’s micro modular reactors […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

FirstEnergy closes coal ash landfill, paving the way for solar

August 16, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

FirstEnergy closed an ash landfill for the former R. Paul Smith coal power plant in Berkeley County, West Virginia. The company said it plans to develop a utility-scale solar facility nearby. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection recently allowed […]


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California moves to eliminate gas line extension subsidies starting in 2023 amid building decarbonization push

August 10, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

California’s current gas rules offer a variety of subsidies to a customer, builder or developer who wants to connect to the gas utility system – while the total cost of the gas line extension is initially paid by the applicant, […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Utility marketplaces are taking bold moves to build awareness

August 1, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

To meet the ever-changing needs of customers, utilities are increasingly launching online energy marketplaces. However, with the average e-commerce site conversion rate between 2% and 3%, utilities remain a small part of an already crowded market. To increase customer awareness […]


Electric Utility, Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Surprise Senate climate deal includes incentives for hydrogen, nuclear, renewables

July 28, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

The unexpected inflation reduction legislation announced by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has lawmakers and clean advocates scrambling to read the 725-page bill. The sweeping bill includes nearly $370 million on energy and climate change initiatives. […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

3 reasons US coal power is disappearing – and a Supreme Court ruling won’t save it

July 27, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

The U.S. coal industry chalked up a couple of rare wins this summer. First the Supreme Court issued a ruling limiting the government’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Then President Joe Biden’s climate plan stalled in […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

The POWER Interview: SMR Growth Tied to Plan for Nuclear Waste

July 27, 2022

Via: PowerMag

A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, based on research from Stanford University and the University of British Columbia, addressed the problem of nuclear waste from small modular reactors (SMRs). The study said that […]


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Connecticut Gov. Lamont announces new climate law to reduce GHG emissions from transportation

July 26, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

On Friday, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced the enactment of legislation that would help the state reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transportation sector. The legislation, Public Act 22-25, contains several measures aimed at reducing emissions from the transportation […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Here’s How Utilities Are Primed to Lead America’s Race to Clean Energy

July 25, 2022

Via: PowerMag

Climate change has captured the world’s attention for decades. We’ve seen countless intergovernmental summits, worldwide protests, and documentaries on global warming over the years. Although momentum has been building across the public and private sectors, leaders are preparing for a […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Regulators approve Georgia Power IRP and keep coal in the mix

July 22, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Georgia regulators approved the retirement and decertification of all Georgia Power-controlled coal units by 2028, with the exception of the 3,300 MW Plant Bowen. Regulators also approved 2,400 MW of capacity from natural gas power purchase agreements in the coming […]