Regulatory & Legal

  • Nov 25, 2015 | EnergyBiz news services

    Google will become the first customer of a Duke Energy program to bring renewable power to energy-hungry companies, the two said Tuesday.

  • This announcement represents the seventh annual selection of BIRD Energy projects, which support President Obama's comprehensive efforts to combat climate change and develop low-carbon alternatives to traditional energy sources.
  • Article 4 of the preliminary permit requires that the permittee submit a progress report at the close of each six-month period from the effective date of the permit.
  • The European Union (EU) has endorsed, both at regional and national levels, the ambitious goal of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to increase its share of renewable energy to 31% of its energy mix, and also achieve 100% access to sustainable energy by 2030.
  • The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday denied a request for a new hearing on Energy Keepers Inc.'s acquisition of the recently renamed Seli's Ksanka Qlispe' Dam.
  • The city attorney is drawing up a utilities tax ordinance that, if passed by the City Council, could add a new revenue stream of up to $2 million -- and a new tax to residents' utility bills.
  • New Mexico's largest water utility says it plans to fight an order to pay PNM to acquire renewable energy, even if the case goes to the state Supreme Court.
  • Nov 24, 2015 | R. Kress

    Long-term containment of the waste produced in nuclear fission remains one of the biggest challenges confronting advocates of more nuclear energy.  

  • The City Council approved two energy agreements which promise a steady revenue stream, as well as financial savings for the city.
  • Charlie Carpenter, 26, of Riverside stood on the hot roof of a Rancho Mirage home just below the Santa Rosa Mountains happy that he had found a good job in a field he enjoys.
  • A proposed solar energy project that has been entangled in bureaucracy for years could finally get underway early in 2016.
  • The FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant this month announced it will close after its sole reactor runs out of fuel next year and the plant's supporters are blaming a system that ignores its value as a clean energy resource.
  • As Liberians strive for electricity to improve living standard and the growth of businesses in the country, Liberia entrepreneurs have called on the government to help ensure that the Liberia Electricity Act is passed into law.
  • State regulators have suspended a review of a proposed $2 billion interstate electric transmission line at the request of developers.
  • "Crypto-currency" miners and other intensive users of electricity could see their energy rates more than double if Chelan County PUD commissioners approve a unique new rate classification proposed Monday.
  • Republican lawmakers are reviving a long-discussed plan to lift Wisconsin's moratorium on new nuclear power plants.
  • The battle over Northern Pass, as expected, has ended up in the courts.
  • The jury foreperson in the criminal trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship sent a note to the presiding judge late Friday morning, prompting a 30-minute closed-door session with attorneys from both sides.
  • A King County Superior Court judge has found that the state Department of Ecology has both the authority and "mandatory duty" to move ahead with a proposal to regulate carbon emissions.
  • Rates for customers of a Green Bay electric utility are on track to drop in 2016, but the customer fixed charge will rise by $2 a month