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June 15, 2015

Wyo. utility starts ‘orderly transition away from coal’ 

Krysti Shallenberger, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2015-06-15 06:36:38

Rocky Mountain Power’s new vision for its resource power mix includes a lot less coal. The utility’s new 500-page integrated resource plan maps out RMP’s vision of how to serve its 1.8 million customers in six states — the majority of whom live in coal-heavy Utah and Wyoming alongside fellow Western state Idaho. Regulatory uncertainty along with market trends favoring natural gas and renewables spurred the utility, a subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway-owned PacifiCorp, to pare down its coal usage. It’s unlikely Rocky Mountain Power will replace any of the coal-fired power set to retire by the 2020s with more coal plants, according to the plan. [ read more … ]

Clinton outlines commitment to renewable energy at first major campaign rally 

Jennifer Yachnin, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2015-06-15 06:36:55

“We will restore America to the cutting edge of innovation, science and research by increasing both public and private investments,” Clinton said. “And we will make America the clean energy superpower of the 21st century [by] developing renewable power — wind, solar, advanced biofuels; building cleaner power plants, smarter electric grids, greener buildings; using additional fees and royalties from fossil fuel extraction to protect the environment.” [ read more … ]

Whirlpool windmill produces power without blades

BY JOSE ELÍAS RODRÍGUEZ, Reuters  •    •  Posted 2015-06-15 06:39:24

A 1940 clip of the Tacoma Narrows suspension bridge in the United States stretching like chewing gum in a gale captured the imagination of a Spanish engineering student who became obsessed with how he could turn that chaos into power. Twelve years later, David Yanez is part of a team inspired by the motion that collapsed the bridge to create a bladeless wind turbine – an inverted-cone-shaped structure half the cost of a conventional machine. [ read more … ]

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