South Carolina House votes to fire all PSC regulators

Dive Brief: The South Carolina House of Representatives voted 108 to 1 on Thursday to fire all of the state’s utility regulators over the next two years due to their role in the V.C. Summer nuclear plant debacle.  The bill would remove and replace all sitting regulators on the state’s Public Service Commission by the … Read more

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EVBox and IBC Solar Partnering For Solar + EV Charging Stations

Clean Power Published on February 16th, 2018 by James Ayre 0 February 16th, 2018 by James Ayre  The elective vehicle charging solutions firm EVBox will be partnering with the solar photovoltaic solutions firm IBC Solar on the deployment of integrated solar energy + electric vehicle charging point solutions, according to an email sent to CleanTechnica. … Read more

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US Renewables Account For 18% Of Energy Mix, Hot On The Heels Of Nuclear

BNEF Published on February 16th, 2018 by Joshua S Hill 0 February 16th, 2018 by Joshua S Hill  Renewable energy deployment grew at a near-record pace in 2017, increasing by 14% to account for 18% of total US electricity generation, double its contribution a decade ago, and bringing it hot on the heels of the … Read more

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Hywind Scotland, World’s First Floating Wind Farm, Performing Better Than Expected

Clean Power Published on February 16th, 2018 by Joshua S Hill 0 February 16th, 2018 by Joshua S Hill  The world’s first floating wind farm, the 30 megawatt Hywind Scotland, is outperforming expectations and operating at levels consistently above that of its seabound offshore brethren, according to project developer Statoil. First approved by the Scottish … Read more

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Federal judge blocks loan to Puerto Rico’s utility, threatening blackouts

Dive Brief: A federal judge has denied the loan requested by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, throwing the troubled utility into even more uncertainty and threatening blackouts across the island within days of the deadline. According to the Wall Street Journal, a judge in the U.S. District Court in New York rejected the proposed … Read more

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Federal judge rules White House delay of efficiency standards is unlawful

Dive Brief: A federal judge yesterday ruled the White House’s delay on finalizing efficiency regulations for several consumer and commercial products is unlawful and the Department of Energy must issue the regulations within 28 days. In separate lawsuits, environmental groups and attorneys general from almost a dozen states sued DOE in June to force the release … Read more

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Grid Defection Is On the Rise in Puerto Rico

Orocovis sits right in the mountainous middle of Puerto Rico. It’s one of the island’s “more remote areas with challenging terrain” that on Thursday the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said may not have electricity restored until April or May. The town hasn’t had grid-connected power in the four months since Hurricane Maria. Instead, like … Read more

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