Vistra Will Close Another Illinois Coal Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 23:06:08 +0000

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A Vistra Energy subsidiary on Sept. 16 said it will close the nearly 60-year-old E.D. Edwards coal-fired plant in Bartonville, Illinois, by year-end 2022 under a settlement between the company and environmental groups the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Respiratory Health Association. The groups made a joint announcement Monday of the […]

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Nine Utility Companies Suing Trump Over Emissions Rule

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 22:37:38 +0000

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A coalition of nine utility companies is suing the Trump administration over its plan to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. New York-based Consolidated Edison said the Affordable Clean Energy, or ACE, rule undermines efforts the companies already have in place to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power generation. The companies, who call their group […]

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India x Cleantech — September 2019

Credit to Author: Saurabh| Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 03:33:41 +0000

Welcome to the inaugural issue of our new India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we will pull news from across clean technology sectors in India into a single, concise summary article. Ongoing, this series will find a home over on CleanTechnica’s “Future Trends” page. Without further ado, here are this month’s highlights from India x Cleantech

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PG&E’s Reorganization Plan—Cap Wildfire Liabilities at $18 Billion

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 00:03:33 +0000

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Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) wants to cap its liabilities from damages caused by California wildfires at about $18 billion, according to the reorganization plan filed by the bankrupt utility September 9 in federal court in San Francisco. The amount is less than half what creditors, including insurance companies and wildfire victims, say they are […]

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Warren’s Climate Plan: Solid, But Sophisticated & Hard To Sell To Voters

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2019 01:00:55 +0000

Warren’s climate plan is a progressive patriot’s dream plan. Unions, supply management, the moonshot and WWII are all present. And jobs. Lots of jobs

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Hydrogen Could Replace Coke In Steelmaking & Lower Carbon Emissions Dramatically

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2019 16:45:12 +0000

hydrogen for steel makingA new report claims hydrogen could replace coke in 10 to 50% of all steelmaking my the year 2050, given the right carbon pricing. Using hydrogen instead of coke — a process known  as direct reduction — could lower the carbon emissions from steel mills significantly

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PG&E Seeking $14 Billion in Restructuring Plan

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2019 18:52:37 +0000

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Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) reportedly will soon file a restructuring plan that includes more than $14 billion in equity commitments, as the utility looks to recover from billions of dollars in liabilities tied to its role in California wildfires that caused the company to file the largest utility bankruptcy in U.S. history. Bloomberg on […]

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Report: Gas-Fired Generation Will Rise in Pennsylvania as Coal, Nuclear Decline

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 18:19:09 +0000

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Power generation from natural gas is expected to rise in Pennsylvania over the next few years, according to the state Public Utility Commission’s (PUC’s) annual report on generation and transmission and distribution capacity released in late August. The PUC’s “Electric Power Outlook for Pennsylvania 2018-2023” report made public last week projects gas-fired power generation will […]

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How Net Generation Has Changed in States with Renewable Portfolio Standards

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 12:48:26 +0000

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As of August 2019, 29 U.S. states and the District of Columbia had renewable portfolio standards (RPSs), and eight others had non-binding renewable portfolio goals. Three states also had clean energy standards, which set targets for low-carbon non-renewables, like nuclear, and two had clean energy goals. Our monthly infographic in September 2019 shows how shares for each […]

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THE BIG PICTURE: Renewable Portfolio Standards

Credit to Author: Tracey Lilly| Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 04:00:14 +0000

As of August 2019, 29 U.S. states and the District of Columbia had renewable portfolio standards (RPSs), and eight others had non-binding renewable portfolio goals. Three states also had clean energy standards, which set targets for low-carbon non-renewables, like nuclear, and two had clean energy goals. Shown in the bars are the shares of generation by source for […]

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