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AWEA: U.S. wind power installation rebounded in 2014

Jan 29, 2015 Industry leaders blamed uncertainty over federal policy. The renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) was only extended for two weeks at the end of last year, and has now expired again 

Dominion seeks rate freeze against opposition on many fronts

Jan 29, 2015 Virginia's biggest electric utility wants to weaken state oversight of its rates, saying the move will help protect its customers from possible steep increases in their electric bills brought on by...

Gov. Inslee's cap-and-trade plan makes polluters pay

Jan 29, 2015

The governor-backed bill, which must be approved by the legislature, faces resistance from some businesses and Republicans, who control the Senate

Nuclear capacity must double to 1200 GW by 2050, report says

Jan 29, 2015 The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) jointly released a roadmap saying nuclear needs to more than double...

IEA advocates doubling of nuclear power by 2050

Jan 29, 2015

A report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) says nuclear global capacity must more than double by 2050, with nuclear supplying 17 per cent of global power generation by then.

FERC chair says EPA CO2 plan will affect infrastructure planning

Jan 28, 2015 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan will have a big impact on infrastructure planning Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Cheryl LaFleur told a Washington, D...

Industry reps, regulators to debate Obama carbon limits

Jan 28, 2015

Representatives of Wisconsin industries, state regulators and an environmental group are set to clash over President Obama's new limits on carbon emissions during a legislative hearing.

Tenaska power plant moves forward with EPA approval

Jan 28, 2015

Omaha, Nebraska-based Tenaska intends to build a gas-fired generating plant as a joint venture with the Brownsville Public Utilities Board

EPA permit paves way for $500M power plant in South Texas

Jan 28, 2015

Federal regulators have issued a permit that paves the way for construction of a $500 million power plant in South Texas.

KCP&L to install more than 1,000 electric vehicle charging stations

Jan 28, 2015

Over the next several months, KCP&L will install more than 1,000 charging stations throughout the Greater Kansas City region