Regulatory & Legal

  • The controversial decision by regulators Wednesday to approve a higher fixed customer fee for Connecticut Light & Power's customers has sparked a strong response from lawmakers and energy advocates who say they will push for legislation to cap those fees.
  • Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), world's leading solar panel manufacturer, known as "Yingli Solar," today commented on the final anti-dumping ("AD") and countervailing duty ("CVD") decisions by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the import of solar PV panels assembled in China …
  • SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer for nearly 40 years, commended the U.S. Department of Commerce for issuing final duties on a comprehensive scope of solar imports, announced today, in the company’s second set of trade cases over 3½ years.
  • It's been 10 months since a pipe broke beneath a coal ash waste pit at a shuttered Duke Energy power plant in North Carolina, sending 39,000 tons of toxic waste into the Dan River, a drinking water source for downstream communities in Virginia and North Carolina.
  • Federal regulators have granted a request by the developer of a power plant in Salem, Massachusetts, to defer its commitment to provide power to the New England market.
  • The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) today indicated positive approval to allow the Department of the Navy (DON) and Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power to proceed with the development of a potential 30 megawatt alternating current (AC) or 40 …
  • A union representing a portion of the workers at the Verso Paper mill in Bucksport has filed a federal lawsuit against the Memphis-based company in an attempt to block the sale of the mill to a scrap-metal company and open the way for a buyer that would keep the mill operating.
  • The final meeting of the ad hoc committee charged with looking at Vermilion County's wind ordinance has been moved back.
  • A hearing by the North Dakota Public Service Commission on the Merricourt Wind Power Project is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Ashley City Hall.
  • Earlier this year, Ohio became the first state to freeze a scheduled increase in the amount of electricity that must come from wind, solar and other renewable sources.
  • A hearing by the North Dakota Public Service Commission on the Merricourt Wind Power Project is scheduled for 10 a.m., Dec. 22, at the Ashley City Hall.
  • Moving Toward Gas Transport

    Dec 14, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    The natural gas industry is in the thick of America's energy revolution, exploring new growth opportunities in transport and beyond, according to Ron Jibson, Questar chief executive officer.

  • A federally recognized Indian tribe has filed a lawsuit to block construction of a solar energy facility that will replace 4,000 acres of ancestral homelands in the Mojave Desert with reflective photovoltaic panels.
  • A commission cleared the way late Thursday for a public water district to wrest away control from investor-owned Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and become the retail electric provider for 38,000 homes and businesses in south San Joaquin County.
  • The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a construction agreement for Minnesota Power's proposed Great Northern transmission line from Manitoba to Grand Rapids.
  • State regulators have turned out the lights on a rebate program that benefits solar-energy consumers.
  • The Malloy administration's high-profile plan to buy clean energy from a wind farm in northern Maine has survived a legal challenge that argued that the nearly $1 billion contract violated federal energy laws.
  • IEEE provides guidance on president's energy review
    Dec 11, 2014 | Damir Novosel

    The power industry worldwide is in transition and the drivers of change are profound and diverse. New technology trends, environmental needs, weather patterns, higher public expectations for reliability and quality of supply and regulatory requirements all mark this transition.

  • Focusing on Customers

    Nov 30, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Utilities are infrastructure businesses facing increased merger and acquisition activity. EnergyBiz recently sat down with Gale Klappa, the company chairman and chief executive, to discuss these and other major trends.

  • Klappa’s View from Wisconsin

    Nov 23, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Wisconsin Energy sees its business shifting somewhat, particularly as distributed generation spreads. EnergyBiz recently sat down with Gale Klappa, the company chairman and chief executive, to discuss these trends.