Minnesota’s second-largest electric power supplier has proposed an approach to complying with U.S. EPA’s upcoming rule: Set a regional target for carbon dioxide emissions cuts and charge all electric generators per ton of carbon.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory says permitting, fees, and other “soft costs” now account for well over half of all spending on U.S. solar projects, with the greatest proportion coming for residential systems
If the United States’ renewable fuel standard (RFS) is lowered, Abengoa Energy is likely to send its planned biofuels refineries to Europe or Brazil, said CEO Javier Garoz Neira.
As electric vehicle sales rev up, there are concerns that more battery-powered and plug-in hybrid cars might disrupt the nation’s power grids. But a recent study should ease those concerns.
One of the Midwest’s largest coal-fired electric generation units is set to restart this week after a nearly two-year shutdown that required the unit to be rebuilt from the ground up.