UTILITY DIVE: HOW NEW TRANSMISSION CAN UNLOCK 10 TIMES MORE RENEWABLES FOR THE E…
Power line construction could obstruct the facilitation of adding 30 percent renewables within a decade to the Eastern Interconnect.
E&E NEWS: CHINA NOW INVESTING MORE IN ENERGY THAN U.S. – IEA
A new report from the Paris-based International Energy Agency shows cuts in the North American oil and gas sectors were the main trend behind falling U.S. energy investments. Read more
ELECTRIC LIGHT & POWER: MONIZ WANTS MORE DOE FUNDS FOR PROTECTING THE POWER GRID…
During an August 16 field hearing, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz highlighted the need for comprehensive and coordinated response capabilities in the face of increasingly integrated energy systems.
THE ECONOMIC TIMES: INDIA, U.S. PUSH FOR $30 MILLION ENERGY STORAGE RESEARCH INI…
A public-private five-year joint research initiative between the U.S. and India on smart grid and energy storage technology.
ALT ENERGY MAG: TRANSMISSION’S ROLE IN A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE
ITC Holdings Corp. Executive Vice President and Chief Business Unit Officer Linda Blair discusses transmission’s role in a clean energy future.
USA TODAY (OPINION): GREEN ENERGY GROWTH FUELS AN URGE TO MERGE
In this op-ed, the author explores how growth fuels companies to merge, which helps those companies meet the need or rising demand, like in the power industry. “The need for new infrastructure is evident in the U.S. power industry,” writes Bill loveless.
NEW YORK TIMES: FIGHTING OBAMA’S CLIMATE PLAN, BUT QUIETLY PREPARING TO COMPLY
States like Wyoming, a leading coal-producing state, opposes the Clean Power Plan but is moving forward with efforts to comply. This is not an uncommon theme with other states.
ENERGY.GOV: ENERGY DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES UP TO $15 MILLION TO HELP IMPROVE THE SE…
In an effort to strengthen and protect the nation’s electric grid from cyber and physical attacks, the Energy Department will provide up to $15 million, subject to congressional appropriations, to further enhance the culture of security.
UTILITY DIVE: SENATE VOTES TO CONVENE FIRST ENERGY BILL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE SIN…
Broad energy legislation is on House lawmakers table for the first time in almost 10 years, and the bill’s chief sponsor Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) says she generate a bill that President Obama will sign before he leaves office. The progress was made because Senate Energy Committee Republicans decided not to push for the inclusion of controversial items expected to trigger a …
RTO INSIDER: FIVE YEARS LATER, FERC TAKES ANOTHER LOOK AT ORDER 1000
It’s too early to tell what early July’s technical conference by FERC on Order 1000 will produce, but there is hope it will improve overall transparency in transmission planners’ decision-making processes.