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$4B to upgrade Nebraska transmission system for exporting wind power

If Nebraska wants to sell wind power out of state, it will cost up to $4 billion in transmission line upgrades to do it. That figure is from an analysis the Nebraska Power Review Board issued earlier this week.

Getting microgrids right: NREL partners on advanced technologies

Microgrids, at one time thought of as having limited applications, are getting better, cheaper and more sophisticated. Some are in use, typically in a field trial setting. However, the technologies involved are still being tested and enhanced.

Is the home energy management market really about to take off?

The home energy management market has seen its share of starts and stalls over the years. But now, Navigant Research forecasts global revenues will grow from $846 million in 2013 to $2.4 billion by 2023.

Boeing to get greener

Boeing's 737 manufacturing plant in Renton, Washington will get a little greener when it buys renewable energy credits as a replacement for fossil fuel-generated power.

CT regulators call for distributed generation to slow rising power prices

It has been well-documented that New England residents are seeing higher and higher electric bills as a result of inadequate capacity in the region's natural gas pipelines. To slow those price hikes, Connecticut regulators are pushing for more distributed generation to help meet power needs, in addition to energy-efficiency measures.

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State Electric Efficiency Regulatory Frameworks reveals that spending and budgets for customer-funded utility electric-efficiency programs continue to grow, driven, in part, by the evolution of state policies that allow utilities to pursue efficiency. In fact, utility company electric efficiency budgets totaled $7 billion in 2013, a 30 percent increase from 2010.

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Priorities in energy and sustainability management are shifting, according to an Ecova report that aggregates the findings from a survey of more than 500 C-suite executives, energy and facility managers, and finance and sustainability professionals at U.S.-based companies from a variety of industries. The second annual survey reveals an important shift in the way companies are approaching and viewing energy and sustainability management.