The Obama Administration's new Clean Power Plan Final Rule (issued Aug. 3) is historic. It is the first federal rule to regulate carbon emissions from an entire sector of the U.S. economy, ambitiously addressing emissions from the electric power sector. Geopolitically, it is the first time a domestic power industry policy has been tied so closely to a global climate initiative. The Rule sends a message to the world that the United States willing to take the lead on climate change and will "walk the walk." Feature
And now, the moment you've been waiting for…From reader nominations, Smart Grid News has narrowed its 2015 Smart Grid Companies to Watch winners to 15. Congratulations to everyone who was nominated. Special Report
Although numerous cities in the United States are implementing smart technology, the country as a whole continues to fall behind others in terms of smart city rollouts. The National Geographic Channel featured San Diego in their Smart Cities series -- but it was the only United States city to be highlighted. Feature
Something remarkable is happening in western Pennsylvania. Civic, business, and philanthropic leaders have come together to write a new story for Pittsburgh. In that new story, the city that steel built is turning into a smart city. In the process, Pittsburgh is applying cutting-edge technology to century-old infrastructure assets to jump from rust-belt decline to vibrant 21st century urban growth. Feature
IT/OT convergence delivers high degrees of grid automation, sensing and visibility; achieves greater control of distributed generation; and provides better support of regulatory compliance. Those are just a few points touched on by an expert panel of speakers during yesterday's Fierce Live! Webinar, "The IT/OT Integration Imperative," sponsored by ABB.
ComEd is already losing an estimated $168 million in smart grid funding as a result of the $100 million annual reduction in funding by the Illinois Commerce Commission beginning in 2014. Now, the utility faces a class action lawsuit and a $182 million penalty for delays and costs associated with its smart meter rollout.
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Ten years after the devastation and destruction of Hurricane Katrina, the area hardest hit has unveiled Resilient New Orleans -- a concrete, strategic roadmap of 41 actions for the City of New Orleans to build urban resilience.
Chief Financial Officers (CFO) across the United States are losing sleep over everything from extending tax incentives to cybersecurity.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is not only using state-of-the-art electric vehicles as part of its own fleet, but has donated a plug-in electric hybrid truck as part of the city of Napa's commemoration of last year's South Napa earthquake to recognize the earthquake response of the many first responders, PG&E employees and the community.
Utilities across North America are being recognized for excellence across their project, program and service initiatives -- with Southern California Edison (SCE), Avista Utilities, TXU Energy and Hydro One taking top honors.
The increasing drive to reduce vehicle emissions and increase safety for drivers is spurring several technological developments in the transportation sector -- specifically, vehicle-to-external communications (V2X) systems that allow real-time information sharing between vehicles, drivers, and pedestrians.
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A new global initiative could become a way to reduce-- and eventually eliminate-- the proliferation of nuclear weapons, while at the same time giving countries the opportunity to develop nuclear power safely.
The largest developer of solar energy projects in the state of Michigan, DTE Energy, is expanding its solar power portfolio by installing an array in the city of Ypsilanti. The project is part of DTE Energy SolarCurrents, a pilot program launched in 2009.