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Power prices and bills would rise, then fall, under CPP—EIA analysis

May 26, 2015 | BY CHRIS HOLLY

A federal proposal to slash carbon pollution from the nation’s power plant fleet would boost electricity prices by 3-4 percent by 2030, but consumers would see prices moderating after 2030 and by 2040 would see decreases in their electricity bills because... More »


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Markey, Warren warn EPA on CPP treatment of…

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eSolar Banking On Worldwide Partnerships For Deployment Of CSP Technology
Eric Lindeman

Its first utility-scale plant, the 5-megawatt Sierra SunTower project in California, has only been in operation since August, but eSolar has 3,500 megawatts of global partnerships and projects and believes it will be deploying as much as a gigawatt of concentrating solar power in the next few years. With its proprietary combination of optics, software to focus its mirrors, and modular design and construction methods, eSolar is able to achieve economies of scale that overcome the main obstacles to large solar installations—price, scalability, speed of deployment and grid impact, said Robert Rogan, eSolar's senior vice president for the Americas...... Read More »

     
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New DOE cybersecurity guidelines point to possible rules to come
BY DANIEL E. FRANK, JENNIFER J.K. HERBERT and MARK THIBODEAUX

COMMENTARY As advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and various smart grid technologies become increasingly prevalent, so, too, does the potential for cyber attacks on consumers, utilities and third-party vendors. With cyber risks on the rise, the government is not sitting still, and electric and gas utilities, as well as third-party contractors and vendors, should take notice of government-led initiatives on these issues...... Read More »

   

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DOE Uranium Transfers To USEC Jeopardize U.S. National Security

BY SPENCER ABRAHAM

As a former secretary of the Department of Energy, I am very concerned about recent decisions by the Obama administration and both houses of Congress that impact the commercial markets for nuclear fuel goods and services. These actions jeopardize both the domestic uranium mining and conversion industries and, as a result, have a very dangerous potential impact on our national security... More

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