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Democratic senators propose clean energy tax credits

Two U.S. senators from states with declining manufacturing sectors are pushing to invest $8 billion through tax credits to create clean energy jobs.

Texas top utility regulator quits in fallout over blackouts

Texas' top utilities regulator resigned Monday in the widening fallout from blackouts triggered by an unusually heavy and widespread winter storm that left millions in the state without power and water for days.

Financial freeze from winter storm sends Texas electric coop into Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The deep freeze that knocked out much of the Texas grid has claimed a key power provider as one of its first financial victims. Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, which serves more than 1.5 million customers...

AG sues Texas utility over customers’ sky-high energy bills

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' attorney general said Monday he's suing electricity provider Griddy for passing along massive bills to its customers during last month's winter storm. The lawsuit comes days after Texas' power grid manager effectively...

New US DOE report offers pathways to support the electricity system of the future

A national transmission policy is one of several recommendations. A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides a suite of recommendations for improving the U.S. electric power system in light...
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Granholm sworn in as 16th Secretary at U.S. Department of Energy

Jennifer M. Granholm was sworn in Feb. 25 as the 16th Secretary of Energy by U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, after a confirmation vote of 64-35 in the U.S. Senate. Secretary Granholm is only the...

DTECH Initiate winner analyzes entire US electric transmission grid for vegetation risk

For the first time, vegetation risk to the entire us electrical transmission grid has been analyzed with satellite data; LiveEO publishes results for free online Vegetation encroachment risk to the entire publicly available U.S. transmission...

Xcel teams with LineVision, ORNL to explore new tech for overhead line monitoring plus...

LineVision, provider of non-contact overhead line sensor solutions, said this week that it has been hired by Xcel to deploy its technology across transmission lines in parts of its service territory. This project is...

Dayton, Indianapolis utilities take name of parent firm AES Corp.

Several utilities in the U.S. Midwest owned by global firm AES Corp. have changed their names to reflect that connection and solidify statewide identities. Indianapolis Power & Light has changed its name to AES Indiana....

Xcel celebrates milestone as utility is now halfway to 100% carbon free electricity

For the second year in a row, Xcel Energy has hit a significant milestone in its quest to deliver 100% carbon-free electricity to customers by 2050. Xcel reported that it broke its own record...