Residential and business electric customers will save more than $4 billion over the life of energy efficiency improvements made through the EmPower Maryland program; according to results of a study (Research Report U1701) released on January 12 by the nonprofit research group, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
The Public Utility Commission of Oregon, in compliance with HB 2193 – a state measure passed in June 2015 that directed the Commission to develop energy storage guidelines by January 1, 2017 –approved competitive bidding requirements and project ground rules on December 28 (Order No. 16-504)
Outgoing Indiana Governor Mike Pence in late December issued an executive order that extends the state’s energy codes for one year, according to the Indiana Business News. The Vice President Elect said in a statement that the move was a way to stave off the dangers of having no rules in place, which would have …Continue Reading
A joint resolution sponsored by State Senator Ogden Driskill (R-Devils Tower) and five other lawmakers in the Wyoming Legislature, which convenes its 2017 General Session today, urges the U.S. Congress to pass legislation granting states 50 percent for any rent or right-of-way fees for wind projects on federal land, according to a January 9 report by the Casper Star Tribune.
The Alliance to Save Energy is calling on legislators to restore common-sense energy efficiency tax breaks for American consumers and businesses that Congress –“ like a Grinch,” the energy efficiency coalition said – allowed to expire on December 31.
The National Governor’s Association says that it can help facilitate grid modernization, which will take into account the market demand for clean energy and the state and federal policies that will encourage that use.
It is the corporate community that is spurring on the trend toward a low-carbon economy and the resulting investments in clean technologies — a catalyst that will create even more opportunities and progress.
These devices consume huge amounts of electricity. The goal in The Golden State is to curb their appetites, a least a bit.
The Dakota pipeline is now getting all the headlines. But sometime after President-elect Trump is sworn in, the Keystone XL Pipeline will be back in the news. What is Trump likely to do and how will this impact both environmental and energy managers?
When Michigan utility commissioners issued an order to have their staff ensure that utilities are doing their utmost to prevent hacks, they did so out of fear that a cyber invasion could shut down the grid and hence cost the state millions of dollars in lost commerce. The move is a harbinger of things to come.