February 3, 2009

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  • A Pennsylvania state court ruled Friday that the state’s tough utility mercury regulations are “unlawful and unenforceable” because they violate a state law barring state regulators from establishing emission or performance standards for...
  • Keying off a European Union initiative to speed grid interconnection, an Irish-based company allied with infrastructure giant ABB announced ambitious plans Monday to build undersea power lines to link the electricity systems of the UK, Ireland,...
  • In a decision that appears to quash a rare offshore drilling plan backed by green groups and local government officials, the California State Lands Commission last week voted 2-1 to reject a Houston-based company’s proposal to develop oil fields off...
  • The United States last year passed Germany to become the world’s largest wind power generator with 25,170 megawatts of installed capacity while China’s wind portfolio doubled for the fourth year in a row and Chinese renewable energy industry...
  • In another case of U.S. utilities and overseas nuclear firms joining forces on new U.S. nuclear plant construction, Luminant and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced the formation of a joint venture Monday to speed development of two planned new...
  • Dennis Miotla, deputy assistant secretary for nuclear power deployment in the Energy Department’s Office of Nuclear Energy, last week was named interim manager of DOE’s Idaho Operations Office, which oversees Idaho National Laboratory. He will...
  • A confluence of circumstances promised to make 2008 a transformative year for renewable energy in the U.S. States enacted additional, and more demanding, renewable portfolio standards, promoting accelerated and sustained development of "green" energy...
  • A Pennsylvania state court ruled Friday that the state’s tough utility mercury regulations are “unlawful and unenforceable” because they violate a state law barring state regulators from establishing emission or performance standards for polluting...
  • Keying off a European Union initiative to speed grid interconnection, an Irish-based company allied with infrastructure giant ABB announced ambitious plans Monday to build undersea power lines to link the electricity systems of the UK, Ireland,...
  • As the Obama administration takes office, energy resource allocation is both the most critical national security issue and the most critical economic issue facing us. It will be difficult to sustain and improve economic growth unless we implement...