Is It Safe to Invest in Mexican Energy Projects?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 14:43:59 +0000

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In late 2013, Mexico embarked on a path to transform its energy markets. Then-President Enrique Peña-Nieto oversaw constitutional reforms that ended state-run monopolies, and opened Mexico’s power market to competition and investment from foreign and private companies. By most accounts, the policies were highly effective in spurring investments in renewable energy and efficient natural gas-fired […]

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Is It Safe to Invest in Mexican Energy Projects?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 14:43:59 +0000

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In late 2013, Mexico embarked on a path to transform its energy markets. Then-President Enrique Peña-Nieto oversaw constitutional reforms that ended state-run monopolies, and opened Mexico’s power market to competition and investment from foreign and private companies. By most accounts, the policies were highly effective in spurring investments in renewable energy and efficient natural gas-fired […]

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Power Co-op Files Bankruptcy After $2.1 Billion ERCOT Bill

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 19:40:28 +0000

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The group considered Texas’ oldest and largest electricity cooperative has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying it can’t pay money wanted by the state’s grid operator in connection with power outages during a major winter storm that hit in February. Brazos Electric Power Cooperative filed its bankruptcy petition March 1 in the U.S. Bankruptcy […]

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Power Co-op Files Bankruptcy After $2.1 Billion ERCOT Bill

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 19:40:28 +0000

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The group considered Texas’ oldest and largest electricity cooperative has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying it can’t pay money wanted by the state’s grid operator in connection with power outages during a major winter storm that hit in February. Brazos Electric Power Cooperative filed its bankruptcy petition March 1 in the U.S. Bankruptcy […]

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Blockchain and Energy Innovation Marches On

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2021 19:48:43 +0000

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Even in a pandemic, energy innovators are developing blockchain technology to implement powerful changes. From automating crude oil trading to amplifying the impact of renewable energy sources, innovations harnessing blockchain technology are likely to change the energy industry in profound ways. Inventors, enterprises, and investors who act today to obtain patent protection for their early […]

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Blockchain and Energy Innovation Marches On

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2021 19:48:43 +0000

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Even in a pandemic, energy innovators are developing blockchain technology to implement powerful changes. From automating crude oil trading to amplifying the impact of renewable energy sources, innovations harnessing blockchain technology are likely to change the energy industry in profound ways. Inventors, enterprises, and investors who act today to obtain patent protection for their early […]

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THE BIG PICTURE: EPA Regulatory Roundup

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 13:00:00 +0000

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Over its 50-year history, several rules issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have reshaped the power sector. But for at least a few modern rules, the road has been full of turns. Notes: CAA = Clean Air Act; BSER = best system of emission reduction; CO2 = carbon dioxide; GHG = greenhouse gases; […]

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EPA Changes Closure Requirements in Coal Ash Rule

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 13:12:50 +0000

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on July 29 finalized several changes to the regulations for disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCRs), or coal ash, from electric utilities. The changes include giving utilities more time to design clean-up and closure plans for their coal ash storage sites. The changes stem from an opinion issued Aug. […]

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Judge Approves PG&E Bankruptcy Exit

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2020 18:28:13 +0000

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A federal judge in California has approved Pacific Gas & Electric’s plan to exit bankruptcy, clearing the way for the utility to compensate victims of a series of wildfires in the state that left more than 100 people dead in 2017 and 2018.  The action by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali on June 20 authorized […]

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Exelon’s Peach Bottom Nuclear Plant Licensed for 80 Years—Will It Make It?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2020 13:31:18 +0000

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) granted a 20-year license extension for Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station Units 2 and 3. The extension authorizes the two reactors—both of which began commercial operation in 1974—to continue operating through 2054. “We are pleased with the NRC’s decision to grant a subsequent license renewal for Peach Bottom Units […]

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