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    Featured Power News - August 14, 2022


    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
     
    RWE, Northland expand Nordsee offshore wind tie-up to 1.5 GW
    August 12 (Renewables Now) - Canada-based Northland Power Inc (TSE:NPI) and Germany’s RWE Renewables GmbH are adding a fourth project to their Nordsee offshore wind cluster in the German North Sea to reach an overall capacity of 1.5 GW. The
    SeeNews Renewables
     
    Berrier named city electric director
    Aug. 12—HIGH POINT — Tyler Berrier said he doesn't use Facebook, but does read the comments on social media after large power outages like the ones that hit the city on Monday and Tuesday. "I think most people understand an
    Pat Kimbrough, The High Point Enterprise, N.C.
     
    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
     
    Massachusetts adopts 5.6-GW offshore wind goal with new law
    August 12 (Renewables Now) - Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker on Thursday signed into law a climate change bill that aims to facilitate the state on the way towards reaching its goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and sets
    SeeNews Renewables
     
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    Featured Gas News - August 14, 2022


    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
     
    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
     
    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.
     
    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
     
    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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