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Georgia Power unveils rooftop solar installation offering

The utility will not yet offer leasing or loan financing and the solar arrays "will not be rate based assets," an executive told Utility Dive.

July 1, 2015 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

Maine lawmakers override Gov. LePage's veto of value of solar bill

Huge bipartisan majorities send “Ratepayer Focused Strategy” for solar to state regulators, while LePage looks increasingly weak.

July 1, 2015 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

Lower gas prices edge coal out of SPP market

June coal-fired generation on the Southwest Power Pool grid fell more than 6% year-over-year.

July 1, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Experts see PJM's new performance rules boosting demand response

Observers expect capacity prices to rise under PJM's new performance standards, opening the door for more demand response opportunities.

July 1, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Study: Energy efficiency saved US $800 billion last year

And looking ahead to 2050, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy believes there could be opportunities to reduce energy use by half compared to a base case.

July 1, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Obama calls for 20% renewables by 2030 as Brazil, China join in new climate goals

The United States, Brazil and China all announced climate change initiatives yesterday, calling for conservation, emissions reductions and more non-hydro renewable resources.

July 1, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

EIA: Hawaii, Vermont lead nation in aggressive renewable standards

Hawaii is targeting 100% renewable energy by 2045, while Vermont hopes tom reach 75% by 2032.

June 30, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Large utilities yawn as Iowa Gov. Branstad signs solar incentive bill

The governor signed a bill last week to expand solar incentives, applies only to systems with a capacity no greater than 1.5 MW, leaving some to question if investor-owned utilities will utilize the incentive.

June 30, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

DOE-backed floating wind project may lose funding as utilities reject power prices

Utilities they can buy onshore wind at a quarter of the price of WindFloat’s ocean wind electricity.

June 30, 2015 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

With Minn. approval, Wisconsin Energy and Integrys complete merger

Minnesota regulators approved the deal last week, clearing the way for two companies to combine their assets under the name WEC Energy Group.

June 30, 2015 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)