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
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
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
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
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... Filed under: Announcements
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"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
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... Filed under: Business & Corporate
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... Filed under: Energy Efficiency
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... Filed under: Information Technology
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Monday Nov 2, 2015
- Wednesday Nov 4, 2015 -
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...
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...