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Environmental Defense Fund (blog)The two clean energy bills that could take California's climate action to the next levelEnvironmental Defense Fund (blog)SB 100, authored by Sen. Kevin de León, would have increased the state's current Renewable Portfolio Standard (the amount of electricity utilities have to provide with renewables) from 50 percent to 60 percent by 2030 and created a 100 percent ...and more »

Environmental Defense Fund (blog)Innovative measurement tool will help Illinois calculate the benefits of smart-grid investmentsEnvironmental Defense Fund (blog)By determining the carbon value of a kilowatt-hour of electricity for all 8,760 hours in a single year, the metric can pinpoint how much pollution the smart meters are keeping out of the air. Utilities can now show investors and the public that they ...and more »

Portland General Electric (POR) Earns News Impact Score of 0.16StockNewsTimesPortland General Electric logo Media stories about Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty ...and more »

Pre-Market Technical Pulse on Electric Utilities Stocks -- Entergy, Great Plains Energy, Atlantica Yield, and ...PR Newswire (press release)These stocks belong to the Electric Utilities space, which consists of companies engaged in generating and distributing electric power. The industry includes hydroelectric, fossil fuel, nuclear, solar, tidal, wind, and independent electric power ...and more »

How utilities can enter the energy-saving business this Energy Efficiency DayEnvironmental Defense Fund (blog)So, why isn't everyone jumping on the efficiency bandwagon? In part it's because utilities don't usually encourage customers to save electricity. Electric companies make money by selling more electricity, so they're reluctant to reduce use and their ...and more »

Environmental Defense Fund (blog)This utility is training workers for the clean energy future – with an eye on inclusion and equityEnvironmental Defense Fund (blog)A clean energy future is attainable only with a proper workforce to support it, a fact recognized by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) and Illinois' largest electric utility, ComEd. The ICC recently approved ComEd's $30 million Workforce ...

Clean Energy News (blog)Energy efficiency is trending up and down in the SoutheastClean Energy News (blog)As discussed in yesterday's blog, across the region SACE works in, utility management commitment, state regulatory or legislative policy, and stakeholder engagement are the critical factors that determine success. Today's blog will review the rest of ...

Dysfunctional gas market cost New England electric customers $3.6 billionEnvironmental Defense Fund (blog)In New England, as in many other markets, gas-fired electricity generators generally procure gas from a secondary market, where sellers are usually natural gas utilities that purchase long-term contracts at regulated prices directly from the pipeline ...and more »

Miami Herald'Days were lost': Why Puerto Rico is still suffering a month after Hurricane MariaMiami HeraldRicardo Ramos, chief executive of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, PREPA, watched from the public utility's headquarters in Miramar as Maria's onslaught knocked out the island's entire power grid. Then, the storm took out the utility's ...and more »

Environmental Defense Fund (blog)Why better energy data equals better lives – now more than everEnvironmental Defense Fund (blog)Data are also being used by regulators across the country to reward utilities for designing new electricity rates that integrate and optimize those resources. Furthermore, data help prove that markets exist for clean energy solutions, like electric ...