Tag Archives: Electric grid

EIA Reports Increases in Generating Capacity in 2016

According to the Energy Information Administration, in 2016, more generating capacity was added to the U.S. grid than in years past and that by the end of the year wind generating capacity surpassed hydropower capacity. EIA reports that in 2016, … Continue reading

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White House and Senate Democrats Turn Their Attention to Infrastructure

Earlier this week, both the new Trump administration and Senate Democrats offered some insight into their visions on how to best go about revitalizing U.S. infrastructure.  On January 24, 2017, the White House put out an Executive Order Expediting Environmental … Continue reading

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As Administration Transitions, President Obama and Executive Agencies Recap Achievements

On January 9, Science Magazine published an online editorial by President Obama entitled “The Irreversible Momentum of Clean Energy.”  In it, President Obama addresses the decoupling of economic growth from energy sector emissions, private sector initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas … Continue reading

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DOE Releases Second Installment of Quadrennial Energy Review

After almost a year of stakeholder engagement, the DOE released the second installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER 1.2).  While the first installment of the QER focused on modernizing the U.S.’s energy infrastructure, QER 1.2 addresses the interrelated issues … Continue reading

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FERC Issues Report on Demand Response and Advanced Metering

FERC staff issued its final report of 2016, entitled Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering.  The Energy Policy Act of 2005 requires FERC to prepare annual reports on demand response resources.  This is the eleventh such report. Demand response … Continue reading

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