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VIDEO: NRC resumes license renewals for U.S. nuclear power plants

Following a two-year hiatus, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has resumed issuing license renewals for nuclear power plants 

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Con Edison deploys Landis+Gyr smart switches for electric vehicle charging stations

Con Edison has installed Landis+Gyr's L510 load control switches at 50 single-family homes as part of a pilot program 

UK Smart Grid project releases data on consumer energy consumption

Domestic and business customers were monitored over a two-year period to produce industry-leading research into current, emerging and possible futu...

VIDEO: Westar Energy, Landis+Gyr agree to smart grid contract

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Itron, DTE Energy collaborate on smart city demonstration project

Located at DTE Energy’s headquarters, the demonstration highlights the important role smart technologies play in managing energy 

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ERDF selects CG to supply Linky smart meters

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EU close to reaching emission-cutting goals

That goal is to reduce emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases by 20 percent compared to 1990 levels.

Power4Georgians gets 18-month extension on coal plant air permit

The extension will give Power4Georgians time to determine if or how Plant Washington will be affected by that CO2 rule

VIDEO: Texas regulators to approve 138-kV transmission line

The length of the 16 route alternatives that GVEC filed in the application ranged from about nine miles to 12 miles

FirstEnergy returns Perry to service after unplanned outage

The plant experienced an unexpected shut down at 2:18 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, a FirstEnergy spokesperson said  

VIDEO: NRC resumes license renewals for U.S. nuclear power plants

Following a two-year hiatus, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has resumed issuing license renewals for nuclear power plants 

Utilities open new gas-fired plant in Cheyenne

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SunEdison to install 150 MW in solar power projects in India

Following SunEdison's recent announcement of a memorandum of understanding for 5 GW with the Rajasthan government

EU close to reaching emission-cutting goals

That goal is to reduce emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases by 20 percent compared to 1990 levels.

MidAmerican Energy contracts with Siemens for Iowa wind power projects

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RWE connects solar farm to U.K. power grid

The solar park has been constructed and commissioned by global downstream company Conergy 

SunEdison finances 69.5 MW solar power plant in Chile

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Appalachian expects the six programs to save about 43,000 MWh in energy usage

Energate collaborates with PowerStream in dynamic pricing project

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Samsung, Earth Networks partner on energy efficiency with WeatherBug Home

Texas pilot program to combine WeatherBug Home’s virtual energy audits with Samsung’s customized service plan recommendations

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The Mantras of a Consumer-centric Energy Service Provider

In an article that appeared in the June 2014 issue of Electric Light & Power, I talked about the need to move to an energy as a service model.

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Tendril hires PrintReleaf to cut environmental impact of home energy reports

The two companies work together to deliver reports to more than 1.2 million consumers that provide insight into energy usage and energy efficiency ...

Axion Power to supply energy storage for 9.1 MW Pennsylvania solar farm

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VIDEO: Landfill turned into solar power array in New York

OnForce Solar, a provider of solar energy systems, completed construction on a large-scale, 2.364 MW solar array built on 13 acres of a decommissio...

PSE&G improves infrastructure, communication after Superstorm Sandy

In the two years since the storm, PSE&G, which serves nearly three-quarters of New Jersey's population, continues to make improvements to its i...

Con Edison deploys Landis+Gyr smart switches for electric vehicle charging stations

Con Edison has installed Landis+Gyr's L510 load control switches at 50 single-family homes as part of a pilot program 

Electric vehicle drivers trading gas for solar power

Advocates say the investment pays off over time and is worth it for the thrill of fossil fuel-free driving 

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