April 7, 2020

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  • In a decision that indirectly challenged utility attitudes toward distributed generation, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled last week that utilities cannot impose demand charges on home solar ratepayers because state law bars higher rates on customers...
  • Methane pollution from underground coal mines could be 50 percent higher than previously thought and it will continue to increase even if global demand for coal declines because of long-term releases from abandoned mines and the accelerated emission...
  • Facing a jump in the number of nuclear plants set for decommissioning nationwide, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed to make the process slightly cheaper and easier for the industry by allowing for more systematic disposal of the lowest...
  • Global greenhouse gas emissions plunged when economies went into a coronavirus lockdown, with carbon pollution dropping by as much as 25 percent during the February height of the outbreak in China, according to a leading group of carbon...
  • Carrie Bivens, a former high-ranking executive at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, has been named as the lead market monitoring official for ERCOT’s power market, the most deregulated of any regional wholesale electricity market in the...
  • Permanently barring access to the state’s substantial shale gas reserves, New York lawmakers last week passed a law codifying the hydraulic fracturing ban that officials under Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) imposed in 2014.The New York Department of...