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Berkley Lab Releases Utility-Scale Solar Report

Earlier this week, the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) released Utility-Scale Solar 2016, its fifth annual report of the utility-scale (i.e., ground mounted and greater than 5 MWAC) solar project fleet in the United States.  The report summarizes installation and … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Rejects “Perfect Substitution Assumption” in NEPA Analysis of Coal Leases

On Friday, the Tenth Circuit issued a decision in WildEarth Guardians v. Bureau of Land Management, Docket No. 15-8109, rejecting the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) decision to approve four coal leases in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin (PRB) Region on … Continue reading

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DOE Releases “Voices of Experience” Paper on Integrating Intermittent Resources

“Start preparing now,” the Department of Energy (DOE) says in a recently released report intended to provide practical guidance to utilities seeking to integrate intermittent resources onto their systems.  The report, entitled Voices of Experience | Integrating Intermittent Resources: What … Continue reading

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California Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Utilities to Consider Using Distributed Energy Resources and Storage to Meet Peak Demand

Last week, the California Senate and Assembly passed a bill that would require utilities and the California Public Utilities Commission to consider the use of distributed energy resources, energy storage, and grid operational efficiencies to meet peak energy and reliability … Continue reading

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Fifth Circuit Grants EPA’s Request for Power Plant Effluent Rule to Remain in Abeyance

On August 22, the Fifth Circuit issued an order granting EPA’s motion to sever and hold in abeyance all judicial proceedings in Southwestern Electric Power Co. v. EPA relating to certain provisions of the Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for … Continue reading

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