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Coal industry's MATS challenge could weaken its Clean Power Plan case

Some legal analysis indicates that a win on the MATS challenge might undermine the coal industry's opposition to the Clean Power Plan.

Dec. 18, 2014 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

CA clean energy loan program grew 10 times bigger in 2014

Getting energy efficiency and distributed generation loans for homes and businesses has never been easier in the state.

Dec. 17, 2014 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

U.S. imposes tariffs on Chinese and Taiwanese solar panels

Taiwanese and Chinese manufacturers taxed for dumping and price cutting, the Commerce Department said.

Dec. 17, 2014 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

NYISO: New NY capacity zone is boosting reliability

The grid operator said a new zone in southeastern New York encouraged power producers to "revitalize" generation resources.

Dec. 17, 2014 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

New York bans hydraulic fracturing for natural gas

New York will ban the extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, possibly meaning less gas in a region increasingly reliant on the fuel.

Dec. 17, 2014 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

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'Storage is here': Solar-plus-storage market will surpass $1B by 2018

Falling battery prices and access to ancillary value streams make the solar-plus-storage systems economical for commercial customers. Residential customers are still waiting.

Dec. 17, 2014 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Senate pases short-term wind tax break, confirms FERC nomineee

The retroactive tax breaks are only good for 2014, and will expire at the end of the month.

Dec. 17, 2014 / Gavin Bade (Utility Dive)

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Coal gasification: American coal power's last, best chance?

Emissions regulations are about to make traditional coal plants a non-starter for utilities. Can gasification save coal as a fuel source?

Dec. 17, 2014 / Gavin Bade (Utility Dive)

Austin, Texas, commits to 950 MW of solar by 2025

Plan would cut electricity generation emissions by 75% to 80% by 2025.

Dec. 17, 2014 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)

SunPower drops $20M into Tendril to connect solar, energy management

Smart products and services will interface with utilities to streamline solar and efficiency.

Dec. 17, 2014 / Herman K. Trabish (Utility Dive)