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Some energy storage already cost competitive, new valuation study shows

A new report from Lazard breaks down the costs of 8 different technologies, finding some can already compete against traditional generation sources, and others are getting closer.

Nov. 24, 2015 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)


12 charts that show the state of the US clean energy revolution

A new DOE report highlights deployment and price trends for five key technologies in the clean energy revolution.

Nov. 24, 2015 / Gavin Bade (Utility Dive)

Michigan energy proposals will 'kill choice,' limit renewable investments, opponents say

Michigan is considering two pieces of energy billed as "compromises," but advocates for retail choice and renewables say they will do little to advance their causes.

Nov. 24, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Despite green outcry, CPUC approves SoCal Edison gas & storage plans

The California Public Utilities Commission approves 57 of 63 of controversial SoCal Ed procurement contracts, but sees room for improvment in the "all-source RFO process."

Nov. 24, 2015 / Peter Maloney (Utility Dive)

Portland General Electric joins CAISO energy imbalance market

The regional balancing authority headed by California’s grid operator will now span eight states.

Nov. 24, 2015 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

Kinder Morgan files $5B Northeast pipeline plan despite critical Mass. AG study

The Northeast Energy Direct project is a "transformative" plan to exand the Tennessee Gas Pipeline system in  Pennsylvania, New York and New England.

Nov. 24, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Siemens, RWE team up to develop mass-market virtual power plant

The two companies will expand on a 2010 virtual power plant pilot, which included combined heat and power systems, hydro units and backup power, to include a wider range of resources. 

Nov. 24, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

EPA set to finalize carbon trading models for Clean Power Plan in August 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the release of the the final model for how carbon trading could help states comply with the Clean Power Plan.

Nov. 24, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

New York Gov. Cuomo orders 50% renewables in bid to save 2 nuke plants

New York has a goal of reaching 50% renewables, but sources told the New York Times that Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) will direct state regulators to make that goal a mandate in an effort to stave off the closure of two nuclear plants.

Nov. 24, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Utilities, regulators near settlements in Ohio power plant subsidy debate

American Electric Power and FirstEnergy are reportedly near settlements on proposed income guarantees for struggling power plants, but any such arrangements will likely be challenged in court by environmentalists and other power companies.

Nov. 23, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)