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AEP sets end-August deadline for Wind Catcher project

Columbus Business First: This quarter will be “definitive” for AEP Corp.’s titanic wind farm project in Texas and Oklahoma. During the second-quarter earnings call, investors repeatedly pushed the Columbus-based energy giant for more detail on where things stand with the $4.5 billion Wind Catcher Energy Connection, which is pending regulatory approvals from the two states. AEP […]

July 26, 2018 Read More →

New Mexico utility spends big to influence state PUC elections

Santa Fe New Mexican: The company that probably powers your home is wielding a very different kind of power ahead of Tuesday’s primary election. Public Service Company of New Mexico’s parent corporation pumped $440,000 over just the last few weeks into a political action committee promoting two incumbents for seats on the Public Regulation Commission […]

June 5, 2018 Read More →

International Agency: Solar and Wind Will Continue to Outcompete Across Africa and Asia

Reuters: With the costs of creating electricity from solar power and wind continuing to fall, electricity from renewable energy will soon be “consistently cheaper” than electricity from fossil fuels, according to the head of the world’s renewable energy agency. By 2020, most wind and solar power technology now being commercially used will be priced in […]

January 29, 2018 Read More →

IEEFA Update: U.K. Biomass-Fueled Electricity Generation Appears Not to Be the Answer

Regulators Are Catching Up With Wood-Burning Power Plants

Growing doubts around the merit of burning wood and other solid biomass as a large-scale solution for cutting carbon emissions from power generation may see the renewable fuel dumped —in the same way diesel and liquid biofuels have lost favor as” low-carbon solutions” in transport. Burning biomass to generate electricity is supported by some in […]

November 8, 2017 Read More →

IEEFA Europe: Will Germany Walk the Walk on New EU Emissions Rules or Just Talk the Talk?

The Lignite Industry Hopes the Government Will Adopt a Foot-Dragging Strategy But With Noncompliance Comes Risk

By recently opposing stiffer new European pollutions limits for coal-fired power, Germany—an avowed leader on progressive climate-change policy—joined the ranks of the most reluctant nations, most notably Poland. At issue actually are two major sources of carbon emissions—coal and lignite—lignite being a lower-grade, and dirtier, cousin of coal. Both produce air pollutants such as oxides […]

May 16, 2017 Read More →