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Waste management driving Europe's waste-to-energy plants

The need for more energy coupled with and a projected rise in the cost of solid waste management is driving the future of waste-to-energy plants in Europe.

PA could double renewable energy requirement

Legislation is on the table in Pennsylvania that could nearly double renewable energy generation requirements for state utilities.

Wind whipping Texas coal generation

Since 2008, Texas has seen significant changes in the electricity market, to the point where wind power and natural gas prices have made large, capital-intensive coal plants uneconomic.

CA ISO, PacifiCorp enhance grid optimization

Dramatic increases in the amount of wind and solar power require grid operators to hold more flexible generation in reserve as a backup to intermittent renewable resources. Increased coordination of energy systems between the two largest grid operators the in the Western United States will help ensure reliability, keep costs down for customers and integrate renewable resources.

U.S. not among high-growth solar markets

According to Lux Research, China and India are the most promising high-growth markets for solar, while Japan, U.K., France and South Korea are also becoming attractive markets.

City of Boise opposes net metering changes

The City of Boise, Idaho this week filed a petition to intervene in a state proposal that would adjust net metering tariffs and generation caps for Idaho Power Company customers.

Renewables poised to thrive, despite Washington gridlock

In the wake of the presidential election, the energy industry is beginning to piece together the potential implications of a second Obama term on energy policy and standards, which could have big impacts on the future of electricity generation and grid operation in the United States.

Regulatory web stunts energy market growth

The perennial balancing act for utilities is one of reconciling the wants and needs of their consumers with myriad energy regulatory policies, all while running a business. It's not often easy, and it's almost always expensive for both utilities and ratepayers.

California solar subsidies plummet

As of Friday, the solar subsidy for residential and commercial customers of San Diego Gas & Electric and Pacific Gas & Electric fell to $0.20 per installed watt, according to data from the California Solar Initiative (CSI).

Minnesota Power asks for more time before retiring coal plants

Minnesota Power recently performed a generation study and has since filed additional comments with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC).