U.S. Energy News

New York utilities give first look into distributed energy future

CLEAN ENERGY:
• New York utilities are giving a first look at a future that relies on more distributed generation. (EnergyWire)
• Getting to North American leaders’ goal of 50 percent clean energy by 2025 raises questions about the role of nuclear and carbon capture. (Washington Post)

OIL AND GAS:
• The Obama administration announces new regulations for offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean off the Alaskan coast. (New York Times)
• The Alberta wildfires last month were Canada’s most costly natural disaster. (Grist)
• Industry officials are in ongoing talks with California Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration over emission rules. (Associated Press)

STORAGE: When energy storage wins a competition with a conventional power plant. (ClimateWire)

NUCLEAR: California’s largest utility urges regulators to uphold a 2014 decision that distributes costs for closing a nuclear plant there. (Associated Press)

ELECTRIC CHOICE: A Texas regulator vows to crack down on energy companies that take advantage of consumers shopping for cheaper electricity rates. (Texas Tribune)

COAL:
• After saying 80 percent of its workforce may be laid off, Ohio-based Murray Energy says it’s doing what it can to retain employees as it fends off bankruptcy. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Associated Press)
• An exodus of senior executives signals a pullback by the last major bank to fund coal operations. (The New York Times)

CLIMATE:
• A new poll finds broad support for a carbon tax in Vermont. (VT Digger)
• Minnesota climate advocates are “pleasantly surprised” with U.S. Bancorp’s new climate policy. (Midwest Energy News)

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