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ERCOT Sets New April Demand Record

Peak demand records are being set already in ERCOT, and its only May!  Load up on the sunblock and get your peak demand management ready, it could be a long, hot summer… ERCOT last month set a new record for April peak demand, registering a high of 53,420 MW during the hour ending 5 p.m. […]

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Cuomo Confirms Deal to Close Indian Point Nuclear Plant

The Indian Point nuclear power plant located just 30 miles from New York City will officially shut down in 2021, likely increasing rate payer utility bills.  While this change won’t take place for several years, it will force New York to add electricity generation through renewable energy sources or by using hydro power from Quebec. […]

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U.S. energy production, consumption has changed significantly since 1908

A lot has changed in the way we produce and consume energy since the Cubs last won the World Series. Technological changes and society’s push for renewable energy has led to a reshuffling of the US energy consumption mix. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Petroleum Supply Monthly On Tuesday, the Cleveland Indians are set to […]

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NY regulators propose generous Upstate nuclear subsidies

New York is trying to avoid three upstate nuclear plants shutting down due to lack of funding. These plants are vital to providing clean lower cost energy for the entire state, and without them, not only will New York fail to reach emissions targets, but the entire region will be susceptible to higher prices. State […]

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Fossil fuels still dominate U.S. energy consumption despite recent market share decline

Despite the advancements in renewable energy generation over the past few years, fossil fuels continue to dominate the US energy consumption landscape. The EIA is expecting fossil fuel’s share to fall drastically over the next 20 years, to about 75% of consumption, the lowest level since the early 1900’s. Technological advances and potential policy changes […]

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Nuclear Plants, Despite Safety Concerns, Gain Support as Clean Energy Sources

Not many people consider nuclear power as a clean power source.  Nuclear is actually the cleanest of any power source besides the classic solar, wind, and hydro power sources.  The future of our sustainability efforts will rely on the continued operation of these low-price-generating sources. The Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania. Exelon, […]

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NRC: Staff Must Reanalyze Indian Point Accident Impacts

The Indian Point Energy Center, located about 35 miles from Manhattan, is a vital resource for clean nuclear power for the New York City area. Many groups, however, are attempting to stop the Energy Center from renewing its license, which if successful, may increase prices for end users in the region. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission […]

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U.S. Acts to Spur Development of High-Tech Reactors

A nuclear reactor under construction in 2014 in Georgia. The government is encouraging the development of new reactor designs, and is giving two companies grants of up to $40 million each. Credit John Bazemore/Associated Press The Obama administration is providing seed money for two advanced nuclear reactor designs, part of its effort to keep nuclear […]

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