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Duke Energy

Duke Energy Abandons Lee Nuclear Project Due to Bankruptcy

Duke Energy Abandons Lee Nuclear Project Due to Bankruptcy

Duke Cancels the Lee Nuclear Project, Files for 13.6% Rate Increase Green Tech Media, August 25, 2017 Duke Energy Carolinas announced today that it is abandoning plans to build the Lee Nuclear Station in light of the bankruptcy of the project’s principal designer and contractor. The decision was noted in a rate case filed with the North

Governor Cuomo

Governor Cuomo Releases Strategic Plan for Agricultural Clean Energy Opportunities

Ari Michelson, ERS, for Zondits In June 2017 the Clean Energy for Agriculture Task Force (CEATF), formed initially by Governor Andrew Cuomo, published a strategic plan for agriculture in New York State. The CEATF is co-managed by NYSERDA and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and is an assembly of farmers, agricultural

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New York Approves Integrating More DER Into the Grid

New York Public Service Commission scraps net metering and approves new rates structure to value DER PV Tech, March 10, 2017 The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved a new rate structure for distributed energy resources (DER) that is set to more accurately value and compensate for solar, while also boosting energy storage

Binghamton University Massachusetts Legislators

Massachusetts Legislators Propose 100% Clean, Renewable Energy by 2050

Elana Cole, ERS, for Zondits A trio of Democratic legislators in Massachusetts has introduced a bill to help the state reach its ambitious goal of using 100% renewable energy by 2035 and phasing out all fossil fuels from the heating and transportation sectors by 2050. The Bay State is seeking to catch up with other

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Wyoming’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, or, Standard Portfolio Renewable?

Ethan Forauer, ERS, for Zondits In a piece of legislation that has proven to be one of the first of its kind, Wyoming State Representative David Miller has brought forward a bill aiming to penalize state utilities that incorporate ineligible clean energy resources in the state’s electricity portfolio. This comes at a juncture where economic

FERC Distributed Energy Resources DER

FERC Moves to Integrate Energy Storage into National Wholesale Markets

Jesse Remillard, ERS, for Zondits Over the last few years, the Federal Energy Regulation Committee (FERC) has been implementing policy to build energy storage into electricity markets. FERC Order 745, which required grid regulators to allow energy storage resources to bid into wholesale markets, was initially passed in 2012. In 2014, Order 745 was challenged

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Arizona Regulators Vote to Replace Net Metering with a Wholesale Rate

Arizona solar industry hinges on imminent grandfathering decision PV Tech, January 10, 2017 The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) will decide either Tuesday or Wednesday whether to amend its recent decision on grandfathering, to alter the timing when consumers will be grandfathered under pre-existing rules. The decision will have a significant impact on the future of

Solar PV

What’s the Real Outlook for Solar PV in Massachusetts?

Manuel A. Fontan, ERS, for Zondits Solar photovoltaic (PV) power is understandably a hot topic in Massachusetts. This kind of energy has a favorable market outlook, along with other renewable sources and efficiency measures, as cities look toward smarter and cleaner power and in many cases compliance with optimistic greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards such

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