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Nicholas lingers in Louisiana, dumps rain as far as Florida

More than 112,000 electricity customers were still without power Wednesday morning in Texas, including 75,000 in the Houston area.

CPS Energy, Hyundai, OCI Solar sign MOU to test storage pilot with recycled EV...

San Antonio municipal utility CPS Energy is partnering with a solar firm and global automobile group to develop a large-scale energy storage testing project from recycled electric vehicle batteries. The memorandum of understanding between CPS,...

TVA launches $500M green bond offering; Fitch assigns it AAA but says outlook is...

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced and priced a $500 million offering of 10-year maturity green bonds today, its first offering of a sustainability-focused financial instrument.

West Virginia utility starts utility pole recycling program

Mon Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. said this week that it is launching a sustainability initiative to recycle and repurpose utility poles in West Virginia.
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Judge digs deeper into PG&E’s suspected role in Dixie Fire

A Pacific Gas & Electric troubleshooter spent nearly two hours in federal court Monday fielding questions about whether the beleaguered utility could have turned off the electricity sooner to a power line now suspected of sparking the monstrous Dixie Fire two months ago.
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Illinois passes binding 100% clean energy bill

The Illinois legislature gave final approval Monday to a bill that sets the state on a path to 100% carbon-free power by 2045.
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National Grid’s new pylon design to reduce infrastructure footprint

National Grid has erected its first T-pylon in Somerset, Southwest England, demonstrating a new design for an electricity pylon.

Biden’s proposed tenfold increase in solar power would remake the US electricity system

I think the grid of the future will need much higher levels of transmission, energy storage and programs that encourage customers to shift the times when they use power to periods when it’s most abundant and affordable.
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San Diego Gas & Electric pays $57M over botched bulb program

San Diego Gas & Electric will refund $51.6 million to ratepayers and pay a $5.5 million fine over a botched program to encourage people to buy energy-efficient lightbulbs.

Maine public utilities agency seeks new electric suppliers

The new standard offer prices that result from this RFP process will be announced later this year and will go into effect January 1, 2022.