Interior’s Salazar will tout Arizona energy

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is scheduled to meet with California Gov. Jerry Brown this week, and if he keeps his word, he will tell the governor that several businesses in Arizona are eager to sell renewable energy into the Golden State…”Renewable energy has been a big part of…

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Ramping Up Wind Energy Research

<ScienceDaily>  As the percentage of wind energy contributing to the power grid continues to increase, the variable nature of wind can make it difficult to keep the generation and the load balanced. But recent work by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in conjunction with AWS Truepower, may help this balance through…

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FERC Rejects Market Power Mitigation Proposal in Duke-Progress Merger

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today rejected Duke Energy Corp. and Progress Energy, Inc.’s proposed mitigation plan to remedy their merger’s harmful effects on competition, saying it cannot unconditionally approve the merger until the applicants remedy the harmful effects on competition previously identified by FERC. On Sept. 30, 2011,…

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49 MW of So Cal Geothermal Energy Purchased

Clean, renewable energy added to resource mix SRP has signed a second agreement for the purchase of 49 megawatts of geothermal energy from a plant that will be built in Southern California. The proposed geothermal generating station will be owned and operated by Hudson Ranch Power II LLC, and will…

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DOE Introduces First-of-Its Kind Database for Tidal Energy Resources

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology today introduced a new database highlighting the energy potential available in the United States from ocean tides. This online database is an important step towards providing information that can improve the performance, lower the costs, and…

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