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Top Power News - August 13, 2022


Reliable Wind And Solar Are Not Cheap
By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ You often hear that wind and solar power are cheaper than burning coal or natural gas, so we will save money by switching. But as the song says, it ain’t necessarily so. In fact it
PA Pundits
 
APCo announces power grid upgrades
INDEPENDENCE — Appalachian Power is planning upgrades to the power grid in Grayson County, and company representatives are hosting an in-person open house for the public on Aug. 18. According to APCo, the Fries-Independence Transmission Line Rebuild Project includes: rebuilding
Staff Writer
 
Pleasant Prairie reaches water pipeline agreement with We Energies
PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. - Pleasant Prairie and We Energies announced an "in-place abandonment" agreement for water pipelines after a coal-fired power plant was demolished Saturday, Aug. 6. The power plant was in operation from 1976 to 2018, and We Energies
FOX6 News Digital Team
 
NEWLY ADOPTED OFFSHORE WIND GOALS FROM CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION SHOW STATE IS PREPARED TO "GO BIG" ON OFFSHORE WIND AND STAND UP FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRY ON THE WEST COAST
The following information was released by the American Clean Power Association (ACP): The state energy commission adopted new offshore wind planning goals of 2-5 GW by 2030 and 25 GW by 2045the two targets recommended by clean energy companies and
States News Service
 
New power plants to burden economy by billions
Financial pressures are seen mounting on the country's economy as the new power projects, currently at various stages of completion, would add billions of rupees to capacity charges to be paid by cash-strapped government, analysts at a brokerage firm viewed.
The News International
 
Nuke or no nuke? California officials ponder nuclear future
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Legislature has less than three weeks to determine if it will take an extraordinary step and attempt to extend the life of California's last operating nuclear plant, a decision that would be made amid
Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press
 
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Top Gas News - August 13, 2022


PG&E settles with confidential payout to family in 2015 natural gas explosion lawsuit
Aug. 12—In a surprise development connected to an ongoing civil lawsuit against PG&E and two locally owned companies, the giant utility said Thursday it has reached a settlement with plaintiffs in the case involving a fatal natural gas explosion south
Steven Mayer, The Bakersfield Californian
 
Will $369 Billion in New Climate Spending Lower Your Heating Costs This Winter?
Aug. 11—While Senate Democrats named it the "Inflation Reduction Act," most of the approximately $500 billion in new spending would go to green energy and climate initiatives. And while the bill's $80 billion for 87,000 new IRS agents has gotten
Chris Woodward, InsideSources.com, Washington, D.C.
 
Too much of a good thing for Texas? Uncle Sam’s pumping up wind, solar and batteries
Texas may be a fossil-fuel capital, but wind and solar power have been dominating the growth in electricity generation, and storage batteries are coming on fast. The momentum for a greener Texas is about to gain even more traction, thanks
Mitchell Schnurman, The Dallas Morning News
 
Minnesota consumers will pay $600M in extra costs from 2021 storm
Minnesota utility regulators Thursday faulted the state's gas providers for their response to a February 2021 storm, prohibiting them from passing down nearly $60 million in costs to consumers. The decision still means about $600 million of wholesale gas costs
Mike Hughlett, Star Tribune
 
San Diego wants to eliminate most natural gas use by 2035. Is it doable?
San Diego's City Council recently voted to adopt an overhauled climate action plan with the stated goal of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2035. The ambitious undertaking comes with a dramatic shift in policy: A ban on natural
Jennifer Van Grove, The San Diego Union-Tribune
 
City juggling complaints on high utility bills
FORT PIERCE - The members of both the City Commission here and the Fort Pierce Utility Authority Board found themselves on the defensive recently in response to resident complaints over the astronomical rise in their electric bills fueled by a
Donald Rodrigue
 
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