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February 21, 2014

FERC to probe gas price spikes during deep freeze

Hannah Northey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-02-21 05:01:59

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission plans to probe recent wintry wallops that triggered both unprecedented natural gas price spikes in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic in recent weeks and the agency’s first-ever order for a private pipeline to ship propane into the Midwest. [ read more … ]

Powering California with 50% Renewable Energy by 2030: New Analysis Shows It Can Be Done

Laura WislandLaura Wisland, senior analyst, Clean Energy, Union Concerned Scientists  •    •  Posted 2014-02-21 05:02:21

Last week, a new analysis was released that explored the technical, environmental, and economic implications of raising California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) from 33 percent by 2020 to 50 percent by 2030. I’m excited to report that although the study illuminates the challenges of installing unprecedented amounts of renewables on the grid, it is technically possible. Moreover, California has tools in hand today to scale up renewables, and is developing programs and policies that will continue to lower the cost and technical challenges of doing so. [ read more … ]

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