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Clean Power Plan: Obama’s Team Confident About Pitch to Supreme Court

Ken Silverstein

The Obama administration is asking the US Supreme Court to reject a request by 27 states to initially allow them to put off complying with the Clean Power Plan — a step toward eventually wiping out the rule altogether. The White House is fairly confident in its pitch, with legal onlookers noting that it has   …Continue Reading

Walmart, Apple Lead On-Site Renewables Challenge

Karen Henry

Walmart, Apple and the US Department of Energy are the top three on-site renewable power users, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s list of Green Power Partners. Coca-Cola and General Motors round out the top five. As of October 26, 307 organizations have joined the EPA’s Green Power Partnership, using a total of more than 1.1 billion kWh of   …Continue Reading

IEMS Revenue to Reach $35.6B by 2024

Karen Henry

The industrial energy management system (IEMS) market is expected to grow from $13.5 billion in 2015 to $35.6 billion in 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research. Increasing customer demand for IEMS software and services will cause this market will grow aggressively during the next decade. The North American and European markets are   …Continue Reading

DOE to Invest $10 Million as Part of New “Smart Cities” Initiative

Karen Henry

The US Department of Energy (DOE) will invest almost $10 million to expand smart cities technologies that promote energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The investment is part of the Obama Administration’s new Smart Cities Initiative to help local communities address the effects of a changing climate and improve the delivery of city services.   …Continue Reading

Energy Efficiency Focus Will Help Time Warner Meet 30% Carbon Reduction Target

Karen Henry

Time Warner Cable (TWC) will focus on energy efficiency and fleet reduction efforts to meet its new two-year goal to reduce its carbon intensity by 30 percent by the end of 2016. Earlier this year, TWC announced it achieved a 38 percent carbon intensity reduction, surpassing the 15 percent two-year goal set in 2012. To   …Continue Reading

FPL Customers Set to Save Over $70 Million Annually with Cleaner Fuel

Cheryl Kaften

The Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) approved a settlement agreement between Florida Power & Light (FPL) and the Office of Public Counsel on August 27 that is expected to save the utility’s 4.7 million customers more than $70 million annually. The FPSC ruling modifies FPL’s proposed plan – presented to the commission last March –   …Continue Reading

FERC Joins with DOE, EPA to Manage Rollout of Clean Power Plan

Cheryl Kaften

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agreed on August 3 that, as the Clean Power Plan (CPP) is executed nationwide, they will monitor the development of single-state or multi-state plans, or, where applicable, a federal plan; and address any grid reliability issues.   …Continue Reading

IECA Slams House Subcommittee’s Proposed FERC Cost Recovery Plans

Cheryl Kaften

How should the costs of US energy security and resiliency be recovered? Not by raising rates to utility customers, the Washington, DC-based Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) argued in a letter to the US House Subcommittee on Energy and Power on July 22. In that correspondence, the manufacturing trade group asked legislators to eliminate   …Continue Reading

EPA Honors 3 Facilities for Combined Heat and Power

Linda Hardesty

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized three facilities with the Energy Star Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Award for superior performance of their CHP systems. The three 2015 award winners demonstrate how CHP can partner with district energy systems to reduce pollutant emissions from electricity generation. District energy systems produce steam, hot water and chilled   …Continue Reading

EPA Announces College and University Green Power Challenge Winners

Karen Henry

The Big Ten is the Collective Conference Champion of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2014–2015 College and University Green Power Challenge. The University of Pennsylvania topped the individual school challenge for the eighth year in a row. Big 10 purchased more than 375 million kWh of green power during the academic year. The Big   …Continue Reading