Cuba is proud of its success in using alternative energy to bring electricity to isolated hamlets like Ramon Gordo, 90 miles west of Havana. But scientists say the island, blessed with year-around sunshine and sea breezes but plagued with chronic energy shortages, could be doing much more on the national level.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission sued JPMorgan on July 2 to release 25 emails in an investigation of possible manipulation of power markets in California and the Midwest. More »
The future of the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant could balance on an inescapable question: Is it worth the money to fix it? Engineers face a daunting task finding a solution for problems that knocked the seaside plant offline last winter. And even if they come up with a plan that fully addresses safety and operational issues, will it all make sense on a balance sheet? More »
The Progress Energy chief executive whose sudden departure was announced hours after the merger creating America’s largest electric utility is getting a big payout.
Energy regulators are investigating whether the bank manipulated electricity markets in California and the Midwest. More »
Despite the goverment’s $6.9 billion investment in emissions-cutting technology in coal power plants, carbon capture and storage isn’t gaining traction, the CBO reported. More »
With each passing day of summer, the deregulated electricity market looks more like the Titanic. More »
Texas markets itself as a business friendly state that’s weathered the economic slowdown. More »
The Texas Public Utility Commission voted Thursday to raise the wholesale electricity price cap by 50 percent this summer in a move it hopes will spur construction of new power plants. More »
With the Public Utility Commission set to raise price caps on wholesale electricity prices by as much as 50 percent today, consumer outrage is mounting. More »
The Texas Public Utility Commission is set to vote Thursday on raising the price cap on wholesale electricity rates by 50 percent later this summer, a move advocates hope would spur construction of new power plants to help the state avoid rolling blackouts and meet future energy demands.
Yesterday the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issues a stinging rebuke to state and industry challengers’ petition to prohibit the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, and extending that regulation to prevention of significant detioration for major stationary sources. The unanimous decision stated that the EPA’s endangerment […] More »