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#Dominion ’s New Grid Plan Overlooks Energy Storage in Favor of Gas Peakers

Dominion’s New Grid Plan Overlooks Energy Storage in Favor of Gas Peakers While other utilities launch full-scale grid battery projects, Dominion calls for gigawatts’ worth of new gas peakers. High-tech grid resources that have become commonplace in some utility territories aren’t even considered in others. California utilities are already deploying energy storage in place of … Continue reading #Dominion ’s New Grid Plan Overlooks Energy Storage in Favor of Gas Peakers

We still don’t need #fracked_gas: New report shows ISO got it wrong

We still don’t need fracked gas: New report shows ISO got it wrong A new report shows that ISO-New England used unreasonable assumptions in its Operational Fuel Security Analysis released on January 17, 2018. ISO’s original analysis demonstrated “significant grid reliability issues and rolling blackouts under almost all scenarios studied.” But when the analysis was … Continue reading We still don’t need #fracked_gas: New report shows ISO got it wrong

Researchers Point Finger At Natural Gas Prices For Coal ’s Decline, Not “War On Coal”

Researchers Point Finger At Natural Gas Prices For Coal’s Decline, Not “War On Coal” New research from North Carolina State University and the University of Colorado Boulder has shown that declining natural gas prices were primarily responsible for the significant reduction in US coal use for power generation over the past decade, putting to rest … Continue reading Researchers Point Finger At Natural Gas Prices For Coal ’s Decline, Not “War On Coal”

Gas Pipelines in #Virginia ’s Reconfigured Energy Future

Gas Pipelines in Virginia’s Reconfigured Energy Future The furor over construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) continues unabated this week. News reports have highlighted legislators in Richmond joining pipeline protesters outside the state Capitol and, more colorfully, the antics of a dissident known as “Red” who has ensconced … Continue reading Gas Pipelines in #Virginia ’s Reconfigured Energy Future

#Mitsubishi subsidiary seeks permits for $1.5B gas plant to send power to NYC

Mitsubishi subsidiary seeks permits for $1.5B gas plant to send power to NYC The North Bergen Liberty Generating project is sited on a 15-acre industrial lot being used by a demolition company that is already zoned for a power plant. Plant developer Diamond Generating is seeking permits from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection … Continue reading #Mitsubishi subsidiary seeks permits for $1.5B gas plant to send power to NYC

#Whitehouse preps bill directing study, pilot program for natural gas demand response

Whitehouse preps bill directing study, pilot program for natural gas demand response In the electric sector, demand response programs help reduce peak load and prices. New legislation would direct federal regulators to study its potential for gas markets. U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) plans to introduce legislation on Wednesday that calls on the U.S. Department … Continue reading #Whitehouse preps bill directing study, pilot program for natural gas demand response

‘Good news’ and ‘roadblocks’ on #Renovo_Energy project

‘Good news’ and ‘roadblocks’ on Renovo Energy project RENOVO — Borough Council received a highly anticipated phone call from Tom Emero regarding the progress of the proposed gas power plant, Renovo Energy Center LLC, during Wednesday’s council meeting. Emero, director of Innovative Power Solutions, was on speaker phone and gave council an update on plant … Continue reading ‘Good news’ and ‘roadblocks’ on #Renovo_Energy project

Green #Massachusetts turns to coal and Russian gas to make it through winter

Green Massachusetts turns to coal and Russian gas to make it through winter Environmentally progressive Massachusetts, which closed its last coal-fired power plant last year, has had to rely on coal as well as natural gas imports from a Russian firm that was sanctioned by the Obama administration to make it through what has been … Continue reading Green #Massachusetts turns to coal and Russian gas to make it through winter