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FERC approves BPA plan settling dispute with wind generators over curtailment

October 27, 2014 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

Ending a long-running dispute that raised sensitive jurisdictional issues, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a revised cost-sharing plan by Bonneville Power Authority to finance compensation payments to Pacific Northwest wind generators... More »


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GAO audit reveals DOE reviewing SPR’s size

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U.S. wants climate pledges tightened every 5…

Study sees scant climate benefits from abundant…

Wind

Desertec consortium disbands, but will continue…

WAPA seeks renewable energy for 14 Navy bases in…

Water

Snohomish cancels tidal project over costs, lack…

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EPA approves first permits for underground…

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Nuclear

DOE floats plan to revamp nuke waste management

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Court stays demand response ruling; denies…

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Executive Q & A

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 »

     
Commentary

Always his own man: A remembrance of Jim Schlesinger
By LLEWELLYN KING

COMMENTARY James Rodney Schlesinger was assistant director of the Bureau of the Budget, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, director of the CIA, secretary of defense, secretary of energy, chairman of The MITRE Corporation, managing director of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., and my friend. He was a colossus in Washington; a great Sequoia who towered in the forest...... 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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