EPA adopts new smog standard that environmentalists say is weak

Los Angeles Times (CA) Oct 1 - The U.S Environmental Protection Agency has adopted a stricter smog limit that will force states to reduce emissions and improve respiratory health for millions over the next decade while bringing billions in pollution-control costs to industry. more...
Filed under: Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Management

Emissions plan fails to account for nuclear power's role in electric grid stability, industry leaders say

Oct 1 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - David Conti The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - The Obama administration's plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants assumes no change in output over the next 15 years from nuclear reactors, the biggest carbon-free source of electricity on the grid. more...
Filed under: Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Management

Farms key to renewable energy development, feds say

Oct 1 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Tom Lutey Billings Gazette, Mont. - Farms have always been hotbeds of invention, and the U.S. more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

PUC asks Boulder, Xcel for more arguments on city's muni request

DENVER -- Sep 30 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Erica Meltzer Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo. - The Colorado Public Utilities Commission wants to hear arguments from Boulder and Xcel Energy about how the principle of regulated monopoly applies to the city's plans to create a municipal energy utility that includes infrastructure outside its geographic boundaries. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

Siemens probe report faults county administrator

Oct 1 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Don Lehman The Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y. - Investigators determined there was probable cause to charge Warren County Administrator Paul Dusek with official misconduct for repeatedly assuring county leaders that the controversial natural gas cogeneration project on county property was saving money when he admitted he did not understand the energy savings contract for the project. more...
Filed under: Policy, Regulatory & Legal

ScottMadden Joins Industry Leaders to Discuss Responses to Coal Plant Shutdowns and Impacts of Expanding the CAISO EIM

October 01, 2015 | Atlanta, GA - ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, recently joined leading industry players as a sponsor and presenter at Infocast’s 7th Annual Transmission Summit West in San Diego, California. more...
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Posted By: Ferdinand E. Banks
On: October 2, 2015
"More than 70 new nuclear reactors are now under construction, but that's not nearly enough to make a strong dent in CO2 emissions worldwide," So the question is, why aren't more...
Filed under: Nuclear
Posted By: Sven Lindstrom
On: October 1, 2015
In an earlier article, Midsummer's CEO Sven Lindström outlined some of the most common myths about solar power. Here are five more of the most common solar energy myths - more...
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Posted By: Roger Ford
On: September 30, 2015
Current U.S. energy policy is predicated on antiquated thinking-avoiding actual resource and production integration to achieve maximum positive impact for the American economy, American job creation; plus, environmental considerations that more...
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Posted By: Irina Zerchaninova
On: September 29, 2015
Famous British author, inventor and futurist Sir Arthur C. Clarkes predicted for 2016 the replacement of money by a megawatt-hour universe currency. He was not the first who thought in more...
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Posted By: Pandurang (Pradeep) Naik , Parthasarathy S A
On: September 28, 2015
As the technology and energy industries continue to evolve, we are seeing more governments take steps to ensure energy conservation, emission reduction in generation, greater energy efficiency, energy quality, and more...
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A fresh approach to enhancing the income-qualified program experience

Tuesday Oct 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Consumers Energy's income-qualified "Helping Neighbors" program expands on the traditional program approach to include multiple avenues to reach, engage and spur action among customers to take control of their energy use. Together, Consumers Energy and CLEAResult have innovated marketing design to empower households and build communities. more...

Kick Starting Your Big Data Journey with Hadoop

Wednesday Oct 7, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

The utility industry is undergoing a powerful transformation, and big data is right in the thick of it. As utilities wrestle with challenges of distributed energy resources, renewed emphasis on customer engagement, improving grid reliability, upgrading transmission infrastructure and more, the power sector has looked to big data technologies to help embrace change and harvest new insights locked away in corporate data stores. more...

Save Energy, Save Money: Energy Analytics Goes Mobile

Thursday Oct 15, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

In its quest to continually maintain its high customer service, ensure customer retention and lead the market, Greenchoice Utility, the largest green and renewable sources energy provider in the Netherlands, partnered with ONZO Ltd., to develop a new mobile customer engagement project. more...

Avoiding the 'Frankenstein' Approach to Utility Mobile Workforce Management

Tuesday Oct 20, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

The demands on the Utility workforce are continually expanding. So too are the demands on the software technology that supports these mission-critical processes. Many utilities deploy workforce management technology one point solution at a time as their needs grow. These disparate, one-off solutions can create a mountain of integration and system update headaches - that not only are a problem for the existing workforce applications, but also for the back-end operational systems they have to interface with. more...

Strategizing the Role of Bring Your Own Device in Your Demand Management Program

Thursday Oct 22, 2015 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Demand response and energy efficiency programs that utilize a bring your own device (BYOD) approach to include energy devices already in consumers homes benefit utilities, consumers and connected device providers alike. Utilities can expand demand response capacity with lower marketing and installation costs, while also engaging with their customers about energy efficiency. Consumers benefit from comfort, convenience and energy savings with a device that they chose to purchase in addition to the financial incentives of utility program participation. Third-party connected device providers, meanwhile, have the opportunity to offer utilities marketing, services and access to their existing customer's devices for a fee. more...

15th Annual Outage Response & Restoration Management

Wednesday Oct 21, 2015 - Friday Oct 23, 2015 - Atlanta, GA


Utility Analytics Week 2015

Wednesday Oct 28, 2015 - Friday Oct 30, 2015 - New Orleans, Louisianna

As analytics progress in the utility industry, so do the needs for greater return on investment while gaining maximum strategic advantage and value. Utility Analytics Week will help you ignite your program and tackle the most challenging analytic hurdles. more...

Knowledge Executive Summit

Monday Nov 2, 2015 - Wednesday Nov 4, 2015 - Miami, Florida

Accelerating Knowledge Transfer Among Utility Leaders. Today's utility leaders have to contend with intense schedules and receive a host of invitations to meetings and trade events that do not deliver tangible benefits. Through Knowledge Executive Summit, utility leaders can participate in an exclusive event with targeted one-to-one meetings, precious networking time and stimulating, enlightening experience in addition to gaining exclusive insights from keynote speakers. more...

16th PLMA Fall Conference

Tuesday Nov 3, 2015 - Wednesday Nov 4, 2015 - Charlotte, NC - USA

Gain real-world insight from market practitioners, technology firms, and energy utilities active in the demand response marketplace. About 150 demand response industry professionals are expected to attend from energy utilities and government agencies as well as industry allies, including consultants, manufacturers, and service providers. more...

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As Handy is right on about privatization, Do we need deregulation?

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Orbis Research: 2015 Global AC Deep Well Submersible Pump Market

By Carol Wilson - Latest study on "Global AC Deep Well Submersible Pump Market 2015 Industry Trend and Forecast 2020" added to OrbisResearch market more...
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2015-2020 Global Blue Film Flat-plate Collector Industry

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2015-2020 Flat Plate Solar Collectors Industry in Global Analysis & Forecast Research Report

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New wind Ventilators Market 2014 Industry Size, Trends, Growth, Share, Research, Analysis

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