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Tag: clean energy


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Clean energy supply bottlenecks hit overburdened communities the hardest, utilities and advocates say

October 27, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

Disadvantaged communities in many parts of the U.S. are bearing the brunt of clean energy supply chain blockages that range from materials to labor, according to environmental justice advocates and utility officials. In marginalized communities, it is “substituting one kind […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

The energy system is ‘inherently racist,’ advocates say. How are utilities responding to calls for greater equity?

October 26, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

Utility company commitments to customer equity, energy affordability and equitable access to clean energy resources are becoming more common, but energy justice advocates say they’re not enough. Investor-owned utilities need to do more, these advocates say, to help low-income customers, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Inflation Reduction Act helps accelerate growth of green energy sources

August 26, 2022

Via: Waste Management World

On August 16 US president Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act. According to the White House this new policy will lower costs for families, combat the climate crisis, reduce the deficit, and ask the largest corporations to pay their […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utility leaders hail clean energy tax incentives as House sends historic climate bill to Biden’s desk

August 15, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

The House of Representatives on Friday passed the Inflation Reduction Act, sending the bill to President Joe Biden, who said he plans to sign it this week. The bill contains tax, healthcare and climate provisions, including about $369 billion in […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

NYPA does not want new authority to build renewable generation, officials tell New York lawmakers

July 29, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

The Build Public Renewables Act passed the state Senate in June but was never brought for a vote in the Assembly. After the legislative session ended, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D, called a hearing when clean energy and consumer advocates […]


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

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 […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Plan to share local clean-energy-related transmission costs across New York sparks mixed reviews

July 13, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

NYISO on June 21 asked FERC to approve a cost-sharing and recovery agreement, or CSRA, among New York’s investor-owned utilities, as well as tariff changes, for transmission upgrades that the grid operator said are needed to advance the state’s clean […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Upheaval in utility regulation emerging nationally as Hawaii proves a performance-based approach

July 5, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

Many states are working on regulatory reforms focused on utility performance, but some compromise approaches may be self-defeating, performance-based regulation, or PBR, consultants said. “A future power system that is affordable and optimally integrates clean energy requires changing the current […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Arizona utility regulator proposes confidential infrastructure meetings with state’s businesses community

June 15, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

The new clean energy tracker aims to inform the public about Arizona’s clean energy progress, while confidential meetings with business leaders will keep regulators up to speed on future plans, according to Márquez Peterson. “For too long, there has been […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

One cooperative should not be allowed to derail our collective clean energy efforts

June 8, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

Much is written and said about the “clean energy transition.” While it looks a little bit different for every utility, at its core the transition is about finding a flexible, reliable power supply that takes advantage of local clean energy […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Exelon earnings fall after generation spin-off, but clean energy plans promise increased growth

May 11, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

Slimming down its operations to improve the bottom line by focusing on transmission and distribution and separating out its generation assets had a small impact on Exelon’s net income in the first quarter of 2022. The change lowered first-quarter earnings […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Infrastructure, Renewables, ESG Initiatives Lead Trends for 2022

February 3, 2022

Via: PowerMag

The Biden administration has made clear its intention to promote the transition to clean energy, setting ambitious goals like carbon neutrality for the power sector by 2035 and for the entire country by 2050. A critical step toward these goals […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

2022 power and utilities industry outlook: The clean energy transition powers on

January 31, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

In 2021, the power and utilities industry tackled tough challenges, made measurable progress, and received clean energy encouragement from a new administration. As the US economy emerged from its pandemic-induced recession, electricity sales rose 2.4% through October 2021 over the […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Idaho Power to accelerate coal retirements, add 3.8 GW clean energy

January 7, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

Idaho Power is among the latest utilities to accelerate plans to phase out coal generation, but its newly proposed IRP does not have the company on a path to meet its 2045 100% clean energy goal, according to Otto. The […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

US Build Back Better bill plans ambitious growth for renewables

November 22, 2021

Via: Power Engineering International

The Senate must now take up the bill with moderate Democrats expressing objections to several key provisions. The White House released a framework of the bill last month. In total, the latest ‘Build Back Better’ budget reconciliation framework stands at […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

‘Growing Green’ strategy to expand RWE’s renewables capacity to 50GW by 2030

November 17, 2021

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

The goals of the expansion are to ensure energy security and decarbonisation, improve customer services and prepare for future business models. The investment will be directed into offshore and onshore wind, solar, batteries, flexible generation and hydrogen energy technologies and […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Time for utility companies to step up by supporting the Clean Electricity Performance Program

October 18, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

A crucial new program stands at the heart of the climate investments in Congress’s high-stakes negotiations around a trillion dollar budget reconciliation package. The Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP) is an innovative policy that’s a key piece of our once-in-a-generation […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Distributed Energy Platforms a Key for Sustainable Power

September 30, 2021

Via: PowerMag

The energy industry has been going through a revolution, and more and more businesses are looking to transition from non-renewable fossil fuel energy sources such as coal and oil to renewable energy sources like solar, wind and hydroelectric energy. There […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Pumped storage hydropower critical for future clean energy systems

September 20, 2021

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

The government-led coalition says the world should get used to blackouts or risk reverting to fossil fuel as calls to scale up long-duration storage to support fast-growing solar and wind energy sources ramp up. The International Forum on Pumped Storage […]