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July 15, 2013

Ideas to Bolster Power Grid Run Up Against the System’s Many Owners

By MATTHEW L. WALD, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2013-07-15 11:49:36

Bill Richardson often denigrated America’s power transmission network as a “third-world grid” when he was President Bill Clinton’s energy secretary, but the more current description of it is “balkanized,” with 500 separate owners. Marc L. Spitzer, a former member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, said even that analogy was not harsh enough. “To call the U.S. grid balkanized would insult the Macedonians,” he said. [ read more … ]

Warming already taking toll on U.S. energy sector — DOE

Hannah Northey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-07-15 11:50:26

Rising temperatures, decreasing water availability, more severe storms and rising seas stemming from climate change are already affecting every part of the country’s energy sector, and those threats will only grow more severe in years to come, the Energy Department said today. [ read more … ]

Ohio Experts Endorse State’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Standards

Jeff Deyette, asst director of research & analysis, Clean Energy, UCS  •    •  Posted 2013-07-13 13:29:21

The good news is policy makers in states across the country, including recently in Kansas and North Carolina, are choosing clean energy facts over fossil fuel fiction, and doing so in bipartisan fashion. In fact, no state has repealed a renewable electricity standard, ever. Ohio should not be the first to reverse progress on clean energy. [ read more … ]

N.Y. study provides technical backbone for future projects

Colin Sullivan, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-07-15 11:51:07

State officials in Albany yesterday released their most comprehensive study of offshore wind potential to date in an attempt to shape where future projects are placed.

The 154-page technical analysis from the Department of State is the result of two years of work on the marine wildlife, biology, culture and economic potential. In all, the study covers more than 16,000 square miles of state and federal waters. [ read more … ]

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