By Zack Colman | 08/29/14 11:31 PM
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.
08/29/14 04:45 PM
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,...
By Zack Colman | 08/29/14 08:21 AM
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.
By Zack Colman | 08/27/14 12:05 PM
A repeat of last winter's deep freeze could lead to power blackouts in a states from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic.
By Zack Colman | 08/26/14 04:16 PM
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday that nuclear waste could safely be stored on site indefinitely. The new rule also lifted a two-year moratorium on new licensing.
By Zack Colman | 08/25/14 05:46 PM
The federal government used sound methods to develop its updated "social cost of carbon," a tool used to measure damages inflicted by rising carbon pollution, according to the Government Accountability Office.
08/15/14 05:15 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An aging coal-fired power plant that Indianapolis' utility company had faced growing pressure to retire will be converted to cleaner-burning natural gas if state regulators endorse a revised plan the company announced Friday. Indianapolis Power & Light President and CEO...
08/15/14 03:30 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators approved a nearly $2.4 billion rate hike for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers that will see the typical customer's monthly bill increase by $7.50 starting in the fall and then even more in 2015 and again in 2016. The California Public Utilities...
By Zack Colman | 08/15/14 12:43 PM
A federal court on Friday upheld a key rule designed to spur investment in expensive electric grid infrastructure that could connect more people to renewable energy and other power sources.
By Zack Colman | 08/13/14 05:04 PM
The "social cost of carbon" has sparked criticism from the Right because they say it inflates the perceived benefits from regulating greenhouse gases.
By Zack Colman | 08/07/14 05:31 PM
The Democrat will leave the five-member board Aug. 20 to take a job with the Agriculture Department in Rome.
By Zack Colman | 08/05/14 06:35 PM
If there is a lab to test the "all of the above" approach to energy, it's Africa. And the results of that experiment could have profound implications for climate change.
By Zack Colman | 08/05/14 07:06 PM
Obama said the Power Africa effort has been so successful that the White House is tripling the goal to 30,000 megawatts, enough to power 60 million homes.
By Zack Colman | 08/01/14 01:52 PM
President Obama named Cheryl LaFleur chairwoman of the nation's electric grid regulator for a nine-month term, honoring a deal between Senate Democrats and the White House.
By Ron Arnold | 07/22/14 03:32 PM
If all goes smoothly, President Obama will be able to sign a landmark bipartisan energy-for-Africa bill when more than 40 African heads of state convene at the White House for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit on Aug. 5 and 6.
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