Policy & Regulation

Connecticut Green Bank and EV charging companies pave the way for future funding

Connecticut Green Bank (Green Bank) and its partners are proud to announce a collaboration that is the first joinable, grouped carbon offset credit project registered under the new methodology for electric vehicle (EV) charging systems. The...

TODAY and Friday! December DISTRIBUTECH + sessions look at cybersecurity and data privacy

As if the pandemic wasn’t enough, in the first six months of 2020 there were more cyberattacks than in all of 2019. That’s according to a recent study by CrowdStrike, who attributes most of...

Connecticut overhauls rules for electricity rate increases

The state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority unanimously approved new rules for electricity distributors Eversource and United Illuminating. The changes will help prevent dramatic increases in bills, ensure rates more accurately reflect costs and decrease the likelihood that the companies overcharge consumers, the agency said.

UN calls on humanity to end ‘war on nature,’ go carbon-free

With new reports highlighting 2020’s record-breaking weather and growing fossil fuels extraction that triggers global warming, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivered yet another urgent appeal to curb climate change.

Senate votes to confirm Christie, Clements to FERC

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nominations of Mark Christie and Allison Clements to join the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, bringing the commission to its full, five-member complement of commissioners for the first time...

Duke Energy North Carolina EV charging pilot gains approval

The North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) last week approved an electric vehicle pilot program for Duke Energy in North Carolina, which Duke says will be the largest such program in the state. Duke originally proposed...

Report: EU greenhouse gas emissions down 24% since 1990

BRUSSELS (AP) – Greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union have been reduced by 24% compared to 1990 levels, according to the bloc's annual climate report, but the EU said Monday it still needs...
Transmission

Unlocking transmission capacity is key to a renewable-energy powered future

As the world turns deliberately and inevitably towards a renewable energy future, innovators from around the world have worked tirelessly to improve upon renewable energy generation technology to the point where it now competes...

NJ commits to wind energy for 3.2M, eyes onshore sites

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey formally committed itself Wednesday to using offshore wind energy to power 3.2 million homes and will study the best ways to get that electricity from ocean turbines...

Patti Poppe to take the reins of PG&E as new CEO

PG&E Corporation announced the appointment of Patricia K. "Patti" Poppe as Chief Executive Officer and member of its Board of Directors as well as of the Board of Directors of Pacific Gas and Electric...