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Xcel Energy announces executive changes

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Xcel Energy announced the retirement of long-time executive, David M. Sparby

EPA: Coal plants should spend $2 billion to cut emissions

11/25/2014 Under the EPA's 260-page plan, 15 boilers at eight coal-fired plants would be retrofitted with high-tech filtering machinery known as scrubbers

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11/25/2014

The venture aims to build and operate four utility-scale power plants in the northeastern state of Bahia 

Michigan PSC to hold hearing on request to reclassify transmission assets

11/25/2014

Any person wishing to intervene and become a party to the case is to file a petition to intervene with the MPSC by Dec. 11

NSA: China can hurt U.S. power grid

11/25/2014 The possibility of such cyberattacks by U.S. adversaries has been widely known, but never confirmed publicly by the nation's top cyber official 

Nepal signs Indian hydropower deal during prime minster’s visit

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Low natural gas prices dim prospects for nuclear power generation

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Nuclear power's 19 percent to 20 percent share of U.S. electric power generation will fall slightly over the next several years 

Smart thermostats change game for residential demand response

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Worldwide revenue from residential demand response is expected to grow from $332 million in 2014 to $2.3 billion in 2023

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DOE to see billions back from energy loan program

Nov 13, 2014

The results of a new study into the program could surprise those who view it as a government boondoggle

Using EPRI technology to weather the next Superstorm

Oct 31, 2014

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Has privatization failed Texas utility customers?

Oct 24, 2014 Relative electricity prices have increased dramatically, and dangerously lower electrical system reliability is the result of Texas electric utilit...

Keeping the lights on

Oct 7, 2014

Without reliable power, American families and businesses could not go about their daily lives

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Bonneville Power Administration says power line will ease burdens on hydro

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