Ohio’s highest court struck a blow to hydraulic fracturing opponents yesterday, refusing to put anti-fracking measures on the November ballot.
Missouri regulators dealt merchant transmission developer Clean Line Energy Partners LLC another small setback in its bid to win approval for the $2 billion Grain Belt Express project by rejecting the application on procedural grounds.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder showed little concern that the state’s legislature adjourned last week without passing energy reforms that have been debated for more than a year.
The North Dakota Industrial Commission is preparing to finalize a package of rules governing pipelines, and neither the oil industry nor landowners are happy.
The Midwest grid operator released data last week showing that the cost of reserving power plant capacity across much of its 15-state footprint will be higher for the year beginning June 1.
States with renewable portfolio standards have been highly successful at meeting their targets, with compliance costs adding an average of only 1.3 percent to customer bills, according to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Chicago’s Commonwealth Edison has agreed to test whether customers with smart electric meters use less power and cause less damage to the environment than consumers with conventional meters.
The U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan, if upheld by the courts, could force more coal plant retirements than initially expected in the nation’s midsection, according to the most recent modeling by the region’s grid operator.
Nebraska Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry’s says his home geothermal system is an example of “the way of the future.”
As tomorrow’s grid is reshaped with more wind farms, solar arrays and gas-fired plants, experts warn that new regulation will be needed to ensure that these resources provide the frequency support and other essential services.