Content Category: New & Noteworthy
Constellation Energy Sells To MidAmerican For $4.7B
on Monday September 22 2008 by NAW staff
MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. has reached a tentative agreement in which MidAmerican will purchase all of the outstanding shares of Constellation Energy for a cash [read more]
Granholm Applauds Renewable Energy Package
on Monday September 22 2008 by NAW staff
Passage of a bipartisan energy package proposed by Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm, D-Mich., includes a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) that mandates that 10% of the [read more]
FERC Decision Reaffirms RPM, Supports Competition
on Monday September 22 2008 by NAW staff
Chicago-based utility Exelon Corp. says a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) decision to dismiss complaints about the reliability pricing model (RPM) reaffirms the model and [read more]
ERCOT Withdraws Fee Increase Request
on Monday September 22 2008 by NAW staff
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the grid operator for most of the state, is withdrawing its request for a fee increase filed last [read more]
Iowa Lakes Expands Wind Energy Program
on Friday September 19 2008 by NAW Staff
The board of trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College has decided to secure more classroom space for wind energy students. While the college was originally [read more]
PSE Provides Grant For Renewables Courses At WSU
on Thursday September 18 2008 by NAW staff
Engineering students at Washington State University (WSU) will soon be able to study cutting-edge technologies for harnessing the power of the wind, sun, biomass, fuel [read more]
House Passes Legislation That Extends Wind PTC Until 2009
on Wednesday September 17 2008 by NAW staff
The House of Representatives passed a Democrat-sponsored energy bill that would expand U.S. offshore drilling and increase taxes on oil companies by $18 billion, according [read more]
New Members Join GridWise Alliance
on Wednesday September 17 2008 by NAW staff
The GridWise Alliance, a consortium of public and private stakeholders based in Washington, D.C., has announced that 15 companies and academic institutions have joined the [read more]
Beacon Tests High-Power Flywheels
on Wednesday September 17 2008 by NAW staff
Tyngsboro, Mass.-based Beacon Power Corp., a designer and developer of advanced products and services to support more stable, reliable and efficient electricity grid operation, has [read more]
Report: Investing In Clean Energy Would Create Jobs
on Tuesday September 16 2008 by NAW staff
A report released by the Sierra Club, Environment New Jersey, the New Jersey Work Environment Council and other labor and environmental groups shows that the [read more]
Richardson Signs Pledge For Comprehensive Energy Plan
on Tuesday September 16 2008 by NAW staff
Gov. Bill Richardson, D-N.M., became the first governor to sign the pledge to join T. Boone Pickens' campaign to lessen U.S. dependence on foreign oil. [read more]
DTE Energy Partners With University To Launch Clean Energy Prize
on Monday September 15 2008 by NAW staff
Ann Arbor, Mich.-based DTE Energy and the University of Michigan (U-M) have teamed up to challenge teams from Michigan colleges and universities to develop the [read more]
Oklahoma Commission Approves OG&E Renewable Program
on Friday September 12 2008 by NAW staff
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission voted 3-0 to approve OG&E's comprehensive renewable energy program, which includes construction of 115-mile, 345 kV transmission line between Woodward and [read more]
Allegheny Energy Files Proposal On Transmission Project
on Friday September 12 2008 by NAW staff
Greensburg, Pa.-based Allegheny Energy Inc.'s subsidiary, Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line Company (TrAILCo), has filed a motion with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to defer any decision [read more]
DOE Announces Grants For Renewable Energy Initiatives
on Thursday September 11 2008 by NAW staff
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency David Rodgers has awarded approximately $6.6 million in competitive-selected grants for innovative state-level energy [read more]
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