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BNSF plans rail expansion as utilities fume over coal delivery delays

Almost a quarter of utilities have less than a 30-day supply of coal on hand.

Nov. 25, 2014 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

NERC: Resources adequate for winter, worries remain on extreme cold

Periods of extreme cold would stress the power grid, however.

Nov. 25, 2014 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

BLM rejects 200 MW solar proposal in California

The BLM has approved 18 solar, wind and geothermal projects on public lands in California since 2010. 

Nov. 25, 2014 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Wind power saved Southwest Power Pool ratepayers $1.2B in 2013

Saving came from eliminating fossil fuel costs, reducing water use, and avoiding pollution.

Nov. 24, 2014 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

Solar and wind beat the price of coal and gas in many markets

Renewables have integration costs and but new analysis from Lazard shows their megawatt hour cost can be lower than fossil fuels.

Nov. 24, 2014 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

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A whole new kind of renewables business: Inside the SunEdison-First Wind deal

The world’s biggest clean energy developer aims to offer 24-7 clean energy to utilities.

Nov. 23, 2014 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

Sage-grouse protections worry western utilities

Federal regulators recently added the Gunnison sage grouse to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.

Nov. 23, 2014 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Ohio regulators approve FirstEnergy plan to end efficiency programs

Ohio regulators approved the utility's plan to end most of its efficiency programs.

Nov. 23, 2014 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Federal regulators approve merger of Exelon, Pepco Holdings

The deal would create the largest mid-Atlantic electric and gas utility.

Nov. 23, 2014 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

FERC: Kansas City coal plant needs more time to comply with EPA toxins rules

Federal energy regulators say taking the Nearman-1 unit offline would dip capacity reserves too low.

Nov. 23, 2014 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)