Computer data firm Switch has filed a request with the Nevada Public Utilities Commission, asking the regulators to rethink their rejection of the company’s application to leave NV Energy and generate its own power, the Las Vegas Sun reports.
The U.S. power industry isn't sure what to think about the Supreme Court's ruling on mercury emission standards, with some calling the ruling "significant" and others downplaying its importance to utilities that are already complying, Platts reports.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The owners of a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation reached a settlement Wednesday with federal agencies over complaints they flouted rules for permits and violated the Clean Air Act, leading to further pollution control upgrades that will cost millions of dollars.
The settlement filed in U.S. District Court in New Mexico came after years of negotiation among federal officials, the plant owners and environmentalists who sued over permits. It includes no admission of wrongdoing but resulted in a $1.5 million civil penalty.
NextEra Energy had been considered the front-runner to pick up Oncor from bankrupt Energy Future Holdings in an auction, but The Dallas Morning News reports that may be off, with billionaire Ray L. Hunt purchasing the Texas electricity transmission unit instead.
As of July 1, most utilities and electricity cooperatives in Minnesota will be able to charge new customers generating their own solar or wind power a grid fee, which has angered renewable energy supporters, Minnesota Public Radio reports.
Midwestern utilities dealing with renewables and net metering have been seeking permission to raise fixed electricity charges since the Wisconsin Public Service Commission approved several applications last autumn, E&E reports.
The Nevada Public Utilities Commission will reject an application from data company Switch to stop buying power from NV Energy and generate its own, according to a draft decision posted Monday on the PUC website, the Las Vegas Sun reports.
Creditors have granted Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority two more weeks before taking any action that might push the utility into default, after it presented them with a restructuring plan, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The stocks of U.S. petroleum products increased last week, the Energy Information Administration reported, although the million barrel rise in crude stocks was less than analysts’ expected, while the jump in gasoline stocks exceeded predictions, according to Reuters.
Earthjustice filed court papers Tuesday on behalf of several environmental and health groups seeking to intervene to defend the Environmental Protection Agency’s lower ozone limits from a lawsuit brought by coal company Murray Energy, The Hill reports.
State Department climate envoy Todd Stern told a news conference that he’s thinking about the upside, not the downside, heading into a critical global conference on climate change policy that starts Monday, National Journal reports.
The plan for coal producer Walter Energy to emerge from bankruptcy is being fought by unions and the firm’s retired workers in Alabama, but a court Tuesday approved the company’s move to auction off assets, Reuters reports.
Acting to lower its credit rating for Pemex, Moody’s Investors Service pointed to the firm’s increasing debt and declining earnings, although Mexico’s national oil company responded by saying the move brings the agency in line with other ratings firms, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The White House and the billionaire conservative Koch brothers have been allies recently in moves to liberalize the nation’s criminal justice laws, but they are disagreeing over one measure that would require proof of suspects knowingly engaging in unlawful conduct, The New York Times reports, noting that such a move is alarming environmentalists.
According to a report released this week by the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, weather-related disasters have caused more than 600,000 deaths and trillions of dollars in damages over the past 20 years, The New York Times reports.
A market-based approach for cutting vehicles’ greenhouse gas emissions—which could include mileage-based driver fees or emissions trading—is the goal as Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the District of Columbia announced an agreement to work together on the issue, Reuters reports.