Combined Heat and Power: A Sleeping Giant May Be Waking

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0000

One of the oldest energy efficiency ideas—combined heat and power—is prospering in the U.S. and looks promising elsewhere as the world searches for low-cost energy by increasing efficiency while lowering

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DOE Chief: Nuclear Power, Clean Coal Technology Key to Reducing Emissions

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 19:52:50 +0000

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on February 28 said nuclear power and the use of clean coal technology are the way to combat climate change and reduce emissions from the energy sector. Perry, speaking at a joint press conference in Washington, D.C., with Fatih Birol, director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), said, “We believe […]

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FERC and Cybersecurity: It’s Complicated [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 13:26:43 +0000

Carol Holahan, counsel in Foley Hoag’s Energy & Cleantech practice, was a guest on The POWER Podcast. Holahan advises large regional generators and other participants in the wholesale and retail competitive electricity markets on policy initiatives, changing environmental regulations, decommissioning and sale of plants, and matters pending before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). During […]

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Gatchalian wants probe on underperforming electric co-ops

Credit to Author: mfrialde| Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 04:51:01 +0000

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling for a Senate inquiry into the supposed underperformance of some distribution utilities (DUs) in the country

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Co-ops hit bid to kill franchises, give new ones to big firms

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2019 21:17:04 +0000

Co-ops hit bid to kill franchises, give new ones to big firms

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY — At least 120 power cooperatives nationwide mounted what they said was a Black Valentine protest on Thursday to denounce an effort to undermine cooperatives in favor of big companies wanting to take over electricity distribution in the provinces.

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DOE and FERC Mull Incentivizing Cybersecurity, Physical Security of Power and Gas Infrastructure

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 20:22:17 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) want to explore how federal and state authorities could incentivize cybersecurity and physical security in the power and natural gas sectors. The agencies issued a notice on Feb. 4announcing they would jointly hold a technical conference on Thursday, March 28, 2019, from 10 […]

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Power co-op group hits ‘flip-flop’ on franchises

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2019 21:17:42 +0000

An umbrella group of 121 electric cooperatives across the country expressed frustration over the Department of Energy’s (DOE) flip-flop over a recommendation to revoke the franchises of 17 of the group’s members, saying this showed the haste and unjustness of DOE actions.

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Bayan Muna presses DOE oil data to fight overpricing

Credit to Author: cbibe| Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 02:47:47 +0000

Bayan Muna presses DOE oil data to fight overpricing

MANILA, Philippines — As consumers braced for higher oil prices and a new round of excise tax on fuel products, lawmakers urged the Department of Energy (DOE) to release its “long overdue” memorandum itemizing oil prices in the country to identify overpricing companies. Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi ordered the unbundling of prices of petroleum products […]

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Facing Urgency, DOE Moves to Demonstrate HALEU Fuel Production Capability for Advanced Nuclear Reactors

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:30:33 +0000

To propel interest and bolster development of advanced nuclear reactor designs, the Department of Energy (DOE) will demonstrate—by October 2020—the production of high assay low enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel in a first-of-its-kind $115 million project at the agency’s uranium enrichment facility in Piketon, Ohio.  HALEU is nuclear fuel that is enriched to a higher degree […]

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Poe appeals to retail stations not to take advantage of fuel tax hike

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 08:54:10 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Grace Poe on Thursday appealed to retail stations not to use the implementation of the second tranche of fuel excise taxes on petroleum products to take advantage and jack up prices. Poe, chair of the Senate committee on public services, issued the statement after the Department of Energy (DOE) announced that […]

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