Policy & Regulation

Mexico’s state power company admits it falsified document

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s state-owned electrical power company acknowledged Tuesday it presented a falsified brush fire report to explain a widespread blackout in December. The Federal Electricity Commission has been criticized for being antiquated...

Utility-consumer balance at issue in Georgia PSC runoff

Incumbent Republican Lauren “Bubba” McDonald, who has been on the utility regulator for 22 years, is trying to win a fourth six-year term. But McDonald fell short of a majority in November and was forced into a Tuesday runoff by Democrat Daniel Blackman, who's trying to break into what's now an exclusively Republican club on the five-seat body.

1st Circuit asked to stop hydropower corridor construction

Supporters say the project would reduce greenhouse emissions and stabilize energy costs in the region. Critics say that the benefits are overstated and that the project would destroy unspoiled wilderness.

Wyoming PSC chairwoman stepping down 4 years before term end

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The chairwoman of the Wyoming Public Service Commission is resigning four years before her term is scheduled to end to take another job. Kara Fornstrom has submitted her resignation effective Jan....

Judge declines to stop $1B power line in western Maine

By DAVID SHARP Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge declined to intervene to stop construction of a 145-mile (230-kilometer) electricity transmission corridor aimed at bringing Canadian hydropower to the New England grid. Three...

Washington Gov Inslee unveils climate proposals that include grid modernization, clean energy, more

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday announced several climate related proposals for the next legislative session, including fully reinstating a plan to cap carbon pollution in the state.

Biden taps Buttigieg for transportation, Granholm for energy

President-elect Joe Biden nominated Pete Buttigieg as secretary of transportation on Tuesday and intends to choose former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as his energy secretary. Biden also plans to tap Gina McCarthy, a former Environmental Protection Agency chief, for the new position of domestic climate chief.

Lion Electric successfully deploys V2G technology in New York with Con Edison

“V2G has been a trendy word in the EV industry for many years, but now we have proven that V2G is real thanks to our great partners at Con Edison, Nuvve, White Plains School District and National Express,” said Marc-Andre Page, Vice President of Commercial Operations at Lion Electric.

The wisdom and inevitability of public safety power shutoffs – a utility vegetation management...

Based on California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) analysis, trees or parts of trees falling into overhead facilities during Red Flag events represented the single largest cause of fires related to utility infrastructure. It is not growth “into” lines, but rather trees or portions of trees located outside of normal clearing limits that have failed during high winds and caused the initiating spark.

EXPLAINER: The real math behind “net zero” carbon emissions

What exactly does “net zero" mean? Does it mean no more smokestacks? And is it any more than creative accounting?