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Report: DOE bailout for coal, nuclear plants could cost $34B

Report: DOE bailout for coal, nuclear plants could cost $34B Along with AEE, the report was funded by a wide range of energy groups and represents a general lack of support for the controversial subsidy proposal, not just among renewables-focused stakeholders, but those with carbon emissions as well. The plan “could raise costs on American … Continue reading Report: DOE bailout for coal, nuclear plants could cost $34B

DoE pushes itemized power bill

DoE pushes itemized power bill The Energy Department is pushing for a uniform electricity bill format, with all the charges itemized or unbundled, to promote greater transparency and empower consumers. The department released a draft circular adopting the framework for a uniform monthly electricity bill format. “The DoE takes cognizance of the need to empower … Continue reading DoE pushes itemized power bill

#IPPA, industry groups call on DoE to avoid using emergency authorities

IPPA, industry groups call on DoE to avoid using emergency authorities The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPPA) urged U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on Thursday to refrain from imposing U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) emergency authorities that would provide support to a particular class of power plants. The American Exploration & Production Council … Continue reading #IPPA, industry groups call on DoE to avoid using emergency authorities

DOE Steps Up Investments into Electric Generation Technology Research

DOE Steps Up Investments into Electric Generation Technology Research The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) over the past two weeks has made a string of funding announcements, including nearly a half-billion dollars of new investment in power-related initiatives. The funding backs advancements in cybersecurity, advanced nuclear, solar, bioenergy, fuel cells, geothermal, and energy storage. $25 … Continue reading DOE Steps Up Investments into Electric Generation Technology Research

DOE could use wartime law to help coal. Here’s how it works

DOE could use wartime law to help coal. Here’s how it works Invoking a Korean War-era law to aid struggling coal and nuclear units would represent a dramatic expansion of the Trump administration’s campaign to rescue the industry, lobbyists and analysts said yesterday. The Department of Energy is reportedly weighing use of the Defense Production … Continue reading DOE could use wartime law to help coal. Here’s how it works

Power grid manager PJM to Energy Department: There is no emergency

Power grid manager PJM to Energy Department: There is no emergency CLEVELAND, Ohio — Power grid manager PJM Interconnection on Friday urged the U.S. Department of Energy not to take extraordinary action ordering subsidies to keep uncompetitive coal and nuclear power plants operating. FirstEnergy’s power plant subsidiary, FirstEnergy Solutions (FES), asked the DOE for the … Continue reading Power grid manager PJM to Energy Department: There is no emergency

DOE embarks on crucial step in renewed renewable-energy push

DOE embarks on crucial step in renewed renewable-energy push In a bid to give power industry players enough time to comply with the renewable portfolio standards (RPS), the Department of Energy (DOE) has set a two-year period—from 2018 to 2019—as transition years to prepare the mandated participants in developing their compliance plans to the minimum … Continue reading DOE embarks on crucial step in renewed renewable-energy push