The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) recent request that the D.C. Circuit hold a case challenging the Clean Power Plan in additional abeyance until it concludes rulemaking has been strongly opposed by 17 states and several cities. The EPA, in its latest 30-day court-required status report filed on January 10, asked the federal court for continued […]
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New York and Connecticut Renew Interstate Smog Fight in New Lawsuit
New York and Connecticut on January 17 filed suit to force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to curb ground-level ozone blowing in from Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia with federal implementation plans (FIPs) issued under the “Good Neighbor Provision” of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The two states allege in their […]
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European Parliament Adopts Measure to Hike EU Renewables Target to 35% by 2030
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Tampa Electric Will Convert Big Bend Coal Plant to Natural Gas
CPUC Backs PG&E Plan to Retire Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant
Decade-Old Power Grid Problem Solved by Smart Grid Technology
A control system that smooths out inter-area oscillations—a problem affecting power systems connected by relatively weak tie lines—has been successfully demonstrated by researchers from Sandia National Laboratories and Montana Tech University. The system that uses smart grid technology could allow utilities to push more power through transmission lines, possibly nixing the need for new transmission […]
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AES and Siemens, Two Power Giants, Join Forces on Energy Storage