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  1. PG&E launches $500 rebate for electric vehicle drivers

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E ) will launch the Clean Fuel Rebate for residential, electric customers who are electric vehicle (EV) drivers. The new Clean Fuel Rebate is part of California’s statewide Low Carbon Fuel Standard initiative, which aims to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging the adoption of clean fuels like electricity. Transportation is the single largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in California at 40 percent. Today, each mile driven using electricity reduces vehicle-related greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 70 percent, compared to gasoline-powered cars. The electricity fueling EVs in California comes from one of the cleanest energy mixes in the country – PG&E delivers more than 58 percent of electricity to customers from greenhouse gas-free resources. “Electric vehicles are a critical part of creating cleaner air and meeting ambitious climate goals in California. Administering this rebate is part of our ongoing commitment to electric vehicles by supporting our more than 100,000 customers who are adopting clean fuels to significantly reduce their environmental impact and support the state’s clean energy future,” said Aaron Johnson, PG&E Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions. Key facts about the Clean Fuel Rebate What is the rebate? The Clean Fuel Rebate is a one-time rebate of $500 starting in January 2017. For using electricity as a clean transportation fuel, eligible EV owners can receive one rebate per owned or leased EV. Where does the money for the rebate come from? By participating in the statewide Low Carbon Fuel Standard program, PG&E generates credits for the clean electricity it provides to customers who charge their EVs at home. After selling these credits to regulated parties, PG&E returns the revenue to customers driving EVs through the new Clean Fuel Rebate. Who can apply? PG&E residential customers with active electric service who own or lease a battery EV or plug-in hybrid EV can apply for the rebate. A PG&E account holder may also apply on behalf of a vehicle owner in their household or a tenant in a multi-unit dwelling with the vehicle owner’s permission. Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) customers are also eligible to apply. Since the Clean Fuel Rebate comes from a statewide program, residents who have electric service from another provider in California may be eligible for a similar rebate from their electric utility. What do customers need in order to apply? Customers need their PG&E account number and vehicle registration documentation for their EV. When can customers apply? The rebate is available for EV drivers starting now. The amount of the rebate is subject to change after 2017 due to market conditions. Where can customers learn more and apply? Learn more about the rebate and apply via a simple online application at www.pge.com/cleanfuelrebate-ev. PG&E’s ongoing commitment to EVs PG&E is partnering with EV charging companies to further EV adoption by building out charging infrastructure across Northern and Central California. This program focuses on extending charging access to places where it has traditionally been limited including workplaces, multi-unit dwellings and disadvantaged communities. PG&E offers resources to help customers driving EVs learn more and determine which rate makes sense for them. Customers can choose from rates that are equivalent to about $1.00 per gallon of gasoline for overnight charging. Additionally, PG&E helps EV drivers who add EV charging at their households manage their electricity bills. For more information on the Clean Fuel Rebate, please visit www.pge.com/cleanfuelrebate-ev. To learn more about EVs, rates for EV drivers and other resources, visit pge.com/ev.

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    Wed, 18 Jan 2017

  2. Groups petition federal court to halt infrastructure projects on four Lower Snake River hydropower projects

    Environmental groups are asking a federal court to halt 11 infrastructure projects on four lower Snake River hydropower projects in Washington state that could ultimately see the dams at the projects removed if a pending review determines the dams need to come out to help salmon. 

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    Wed, 11 Jan 2017

  3. BOEM denies G&G permit applications for South and Mid-Atlantic OCS

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has denied six pending applications to conduct offshore oil and gas geological and geophysical (G&G) surveys on the US South and Mid-Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. The Jan. 6 move came more than 4 years after BOEM set the stage for what would have been ...

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    Fri, 6 Jan 2017

  4. DOE Releases Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Hawaii

    DOE released a final programmatic environmental impact statement for Hawaii to provide federal, state and county governments as well as the public and developers with a reference document for project-specific environmental reviews.

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    Mon, 21 Sep 2015

  1. Duke Energy's Patriot Project receives draft environmental impact statement from FERC

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    Wed, 1 May 2002

  2. Design tool launched for wave and tidal array optimization

    A design tool called DTOcean has been launched as an open source software package to assist project developers in designing wave and tidal energy arrays.

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    Thu, 12 Jan 2017

  3. US DoI releases supplemental Chukchi Sea environmental impact statement

    The Department of the Interior has released a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) for Chukchi Sea Lease Sale 193.

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    Fri, 13 Feb 2015

  4. NRC issues final environmental impact statement for South Texas Project new reactors application

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has completed its Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed South Texas Project Units 3 and 4, reactors near Bay City, Texas.

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    Wed, 2 Mar 2011

  5. Proposed uranium enrichment plant receives environmental impact statement

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on Feb. 29 issued its final technical Safety Evaluation Report (SER) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a laser-based uranium enrichment facility proposed to be built in Wilmington, N.C.

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    Thu, 1 Mar 2012

  6. MMS schedules Public Meetings on Atlantic Geological & Geophysical Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

    The Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) has scheduled 13 public scoping meetings in seven locations to solicit comments for the development of a programmatic environmental impact statement for future geological and geophysical exploration in the Mid- and South-Atlantic ...

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    Mon, 5 Apr 2010

  7. NRC to hold public meetings on updating generic environmental impact statement for license renewal

    The NRC will hold four public meetings in July concerning an update of its "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants," NUREG-1437, originally published in 1996.

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    Tue, 10 Jun 2003

  8. Final Environmental Impact Statement Issued for Potential Nuclear Reactor

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Army Corps of Engineers concluded that environmental impacts would not prevent issuing a Combined License (COL) for a reactor at the Bell Bend site in Pennsylvania.

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    Tue, 26 Apr 2016

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