Policy & Regulation

Prysmian Group invests $100M to boost cable-making facilities in advance of new energy goals

Energy and telecom cable system manufacturer Prysmian Group this week announced it is investing an additional $100M over the next two and half years to upgrade its North American plants to support the foreseen growth in the power distribution and transmission markets.
cybersecurity renewable energy

U.S. launches cybersecurity innovation program to support clean energy transition

Highlighting the urgent need to address grid vulnerabilities, the U.S. Dept. of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Lab have launched a cybersecurity innovation program to support the country's rapid clean energy transition.

Western U.S. utilities totaling 10M+ customers create exploratory group looking for future market options

A dozen of the major power providers in the western U.S. are banding together to pursue future market services which could offer both reliable electricity and carbon reduction, they say.

Puerto Rico has a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build a clean energy grid – but...

The Biden Administration has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help Puerto Rico transition to a greener and more resilient energy future, but it’s on the verge of making a multibillion-dollar mistake.

Connecticut, Eversource reach deal over Isaias response

Under the deal, Eversource has agreed to return $103.4 million to consumers and provide more accountability during future storms.
Rooftop Solar

Massachusetts finds early success with behind-the-meter energy storage program

All six New England states have adopted some form of a customer battery funding program since Massachusetts launched its nation-leading program.

On climate change, Biden $3.5T plan making up for lost time

As President Joe Biden visited one disaster site after another this summer — from California wildfires to hurricane-induced flooding in Louisiana and New York — he said climate change is “everybody’s crisis” and America must get serious about the “code red” danger posed by global warming.

Microgrids can power the transition to a net-zero economy by 2050

How do we strike the right balance of carbon neutrality and renewables adoption with low-emission resiliency solutions that back this up?
Fire

PG&E charged in California wildfire last year that killed 4

Pacific Gas & Electric was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes after its equipment sparked a Northern California wildfire that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes last year, prosecutors said.

Shadow contracts, corruption keep the lights out in Iraq

In the Baghdad suburb of Sadr City, glossy election campaign posters are plastered alongside jungles of sagging electrical wires lining the alleyway to Abu Ammar’s home.