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  • Senators: Spike in energy costs could push 840,000 Americans into poverty

    Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Tim Scott of South Carolina released their report on energy insecurity to highlight some of the repercussions from regulations that they say could raise energy costs.

  • House energy votes double as post-election GOP wish list

    House Republicans are putting a package of energy bills up for a vote, but they have already earned a veto threat from the White House and the probability that they will stop dead in the Democratic-held Senate. But the hope for Republicans is that the congressional calculus will change come January.

  • EPA extends comment period for power plant rule

    The Environmental Protection Agency has extended by 45 days the comment period for its proposal to limit power plant emissions, according to a letter obtained by the Washington Examiner.

  • GAO: More coal power plants to close than expected

    A report says 13 percent of coal-fired generation will come offline in 2025, which raises concerns about having enough electricity supply to meet demand in certain situations, potentially increasing instances of blackouts.

  • Clouds darken over solar subsidies

    At issue is "net metering," a subsidy in 44 states that pays solar-using customers for excess power they sell back to the utility.

  • Army Corps of Engineers stops its review of Oregon coal export project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is halting its review of a proposed coal export terminal in Oregon, a decision that comes a month after the state rejected a permit needed for the project.

  • Environmentalists call on philanthropies to drop fossil fuel investments

    Environmentalists from across the world say they are targeting the foundations that handle billions of dollars in funding for climate change projects because those organizations likely are unaware that some of their finances are tied up in fossil fuels.

  • States to EPA: We need more time for power plant rule comments

    The officials from six states -- Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Missouri -- said they need more data behind the EPA's methodology to better understand how it arrived at individual state goals for cutting power sector emissions by 2030.

  • Senate panel sends two nuclear regulator nominees to floor

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission nominees Stephen Burns and Jeffery Baran, both Democrats, were approved by the committee. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., was the only GOP lawmaker to join all the panel's Democrats in voting to send the nominees to the floor.

  • EPA struggles to account for cross-state emissions reductions in power plant rule

    States that import electricity from neighbors are giving the EPA headaches when it comes to crediting them for reductions under the proposed power plant emissions rules.

  • GOP lawmakers probe EPA

    "It appears that the NRDC's unprecedented access to high-level EPA officials allowed it to influence EPA policy decisions," the lawmakers wrote to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

  • Electricity prices rise most since 2009

    Electricity prices for the first half of this year increased the most in a year-over-year basis since 2009, according the Energy Department's statistics arm.

  • Solar power set to double for seventh straight year

    While solar's slice of the U.S. electricity pie is still small -- it accounted for just 0.2 percent of total generation in 2013 -- the electric utility industry is viewing it as a disruptive force.

  • Duke proposes $1.9 billion Indiana grid upgrade

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Duke Energy asked state regulators Friday to approve a nearly $2 billion upgrade of its Indiana electric grid, improvements the utility said would help reduce power outages by adding "self-healing" smart technologies to the grid. Duke is Indiana's largest electric utility,...

  • Obama taps Arkansas utility chief for FERC

    President Obama tapped Colette Honorable, the Democratic utility regulatory chief in Arkansas who's earned praise from both sides of the aisle in Washington, as nominee for commissioner at the federal electric grid regulator.



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