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Cryptocurrency Miners will be Charged Higher Power Rates In New York

Munis to charge cryptocurrency miners higher power prices in New York Written by Robert Walton, Utility Dive, March 16, 218 Dive Brief: New York regulators will allow municipal power providers to charge higher rates to high-load cryptocurrency mining operations, which are using large amounts of power and driving up prices for other customers. In upstate New York, […]

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Massachusetts Attorney General Testifies Before Department of Environmental Protection

AG Healey Calls for State Plan on Electric Vehicles and New Clean Energy Goals Testifies Before Department of Environmental Protection on Use of $75 Million in Volkswagen Settlement Funds Office of Attorney General Maura Healey, February 15, 2018 BOSTON — Today, Attorney General Maura Healey called for a comprehensive statewide plan for electric vehicles and new, ambitious goals […]

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ACEEE Report Explores Energy Efficiency’s Role in Distributed Energy

Grid Modernization, Energy Efficiency, and Distributed Energy Resources Written by Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits, March 14, 2018 It is becoming increasingly vital that utilities take into account energy efficiency and distributed energy resources in system planning. States differ widely on regulations surrounding utility infrastructure, and ACEEE recently released a report surveying utilities across the […]

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Floating Wind Farm in Scotland Provides a Peek into the Power of Offshore Wind

Scotland’s floating wind farm is showing how powerful offshore wind can be The turbines withstood some serious gusts. Ars Technica, March 4, 2018 The world’s first commercial floating offshore wind farm, called Hywind, started sending electricity to the grid last October. Since then, the six-turbine, 30MW installation has been working well. Really well. In fact, Hywind […]