As California Water Levels Drop, Electric Customers Pay $2B More

Hydroelectricity is considerably less expensive than other forms of energy – which is among the many reasons why, for years, California has relied upon its rivers and reservoirs for fully 18 percent of its generation mix. However, following a serious four-year drought, hydropower production in … Read more…

Mass. Governor Proposes Hydropower Imports to ‘Stabilize’ Electricity Rates

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is proposing to gather a coalition of neighboring states to import cost-effective, carbon-reducing Canadian hydropower – all in an effort, he said on July 9, to “stabilize New England’s electricity rates while meeting the Commonwealth’s Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) goals.” … Read more…

Wind Power Dominates New Generating Capacity in US

Wind Power Dominates New Generating Capacity in US

Wind power provided over two-thirds of new US electrical generating capacity in October 2014, according to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Office of Energy Projects. Specifically, five wind farms in Colorado, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska and Texas came on line … Read more…

Climate Plan Jumps Ahead to Mitigating Weather-Related Disasters

Climate Plan Jumps Ahead to Mitigating Weather-Related Disasters

President Obama laid out his new Climate Action Plan in a speech at Georgetown University yesterday, and as expected, he directed the Environmental Protection Agency to work closely with states, industry and other stakeholders to establish carbon pollution standards for both new and existing power … Read more…

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