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Amazon picks 20 finalists for its second headquarters

Kaya Yurieff, CNN Tech Summary But the list isn't exactly short. The 20 potential cities are Atlanta; Austin; Boston; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; Denver; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Miami; Montgomery County, Maryland; Nashville; Newark; New York City; Northern Virginia; Philadelphia...


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Basalt Infrastructure Partners II LP and DCO Energy Form New Partnership

Press Release, Business Wire NEW YORK--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Basalt Infrastructure Partners II LP (“Basalt”) and DCO Energy (“DCO”) today announced the closing of a transaction to acquire a joint equity ownership stake in DB Energy Assets, a newly formed entity that owns four well established...


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Fact-checking the Trump administration’s claims on ‘saving’ coal country

Nicole Lewis, The Washington Post Summary “I’m the one that saved coal. I’m the one that created jobs.” — President Trump, in an interview with the New York Times, Dec. 28, 2017 As a candidate, President Trump vowed to end the “war on coal” and put miners back to work. And over the first year...


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Industrial Trade Associations Oppose Federal Proposal to Change PURPA

Alyssa Danigelis, Energy Manager Today Cogeneration facilities in Kern County, California. Credit: David Seibold, Flickr Creative Commons Summary More than a dozen large trade associations including IDEA, the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, the American Forest & Paper...


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FERC Decision and Recognition of Microgrids - Time for an industry voice?

Robert Thornton, IDEA As we all know, on Monday January 8, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a unanimous decision to terminate Docket No RM18-1-000, which addressed the Proposed Rule on Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing (Proposed Rule), submitted to the Commission...


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California Regulators OK Closing State's Last Nuclear Plant

Associated Press, Power Engineering Summary SAN FRANCISCO — California utility regulators have approved an agreement to retire the state's last nuclear power plant. The California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously Thursday to ratify a 2016 deal to mothball the Diablo Canyon...


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FERC Initiates New Proceeding on Grid Resilience, Terminates DOE NOPR Proceeding

Press Release, FERC January 8, 2018 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today terminated the proceeding it initiated (Docket No. RM18-1-000) to consider the Department of Energy’s September 29 proposal on grid reliability and resilience pricing. The Commission places a priority...

FERC Order Terminating Rulemaking Proceeding.pdf


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Puerto Rico Energy Commission Lays Out Rules for a Future Microgrid Landscape

Emma Foehringer Merchant, Greentech Media Clean up and electricity restoration efforts in Puerto Rico are ongoing. Photo Credit: Flickr/The National Guard Summary Thee Puerto Rico Energy Commission unveiled 29-pages of proposed regulations last week for future microgrid installations ...


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Filings Offer Clues to Harvard’s Vision for Allston ‘Enterprise’ Campus

Truelian Lee and Jacqueline P. Patel, The Havard Crimson Construction in Allston. ANNIE E. SCHUGART Summary New documents Harvard filed with Boston’s urban planning agency last month offer a glimpse into the University’s plans for its “Enterprise Research Campus,” a proposed 36...


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Loans available for energy improvements from the Missouri Department of Economic Development

STL News Summary The Missouri Department of Economic Development is now accepting applications for low-interest energy improvement loans to public schools, public/private colleges and universities, local governments, local government/public owned airport facilities (municipal, county, regional...