Energy

Energy Secretary proposes rule to make grid managers favor coal, nuclear

Today, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry directed the nation’s federal grid regulator to create rules favoring coal, hydroelectric, and nuclear generators. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) (PDF) stated that the Federal Energy Regulatory Council (FERC) must order grid operators to increase how they value “reliability and resilience attributes” in energy generation. Although no specific electricity sources were mentioned as beneficiaries of the ...

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Designing a Home Without Disrupting the Land’s Healing Energy

Conceived as a skylit, sonorous room — a temple dedicated to the sun — it was to have “both mass and void, fullness and emptiness,” Mr. Girardoni said. “Light and shadows affect the way we perceive things. To prevent shadows, the room needed to be without any corner geometry.” In essence, he wanted an empty chamber with curved white walls ...

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Ontario pulls plug on little-used energy program – Ottawa

A $270-million energy conservation program that allowed utilities in Ontario to remotely access home thermostats and scale back power usage during peak demand times is coming to an end Saturday, having been activated only 21 times in a decade. The Peaksaver PLUS program, launched in 2005 in Toronto and expanded two years later across the rest of the province, was lauded as ...

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Chesapeake Energy: Cash Flow Is Better, But Still An Issue – Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK)

One of the more interesting firms I follow is Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE:CHK). With management forecasting neutral cash flow next year and the potential for significant asset sales to help make this happen, a lot of activity could take place at any given moment with the company. Given some recent developments provided by the firm, not to mention some changes ...

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Energy Secretary Perry proposes new moves to support coal and nuclear plants | News

Energy Secretary Rick Perry took sweeping steps on Friday to buttress a pair of financially-strapped nuclear plants under construction and redefine how coal and nuclear plants are compensated for the electricity that they provide – a move that, if agreed to by independent federal energy regulators, could tilt some of the nation’s complex power markets away from renewables and natural ...

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Two energy companies raise prices ‘and more will follow’

Customers who get electricity from SSE Airtricity are facing a price rise from the start of November. The move will see bills rise by almost €50 a year. The company said the 5.6pc rise was due to the recently announced increases in regulated networks charges, combined with an extended period of rising wholesale energy costs. Bord Gáis Energy said its ...

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Puma Energy doubles fuel distribution in Puerto Rico after hurricane

MEXICO CITY – Puma Energy this week doubled its fuel sales to Puerto Rico’s gas stations and industrial customers, aiming to ease long lines for gasoline and diesel that have persisted since Hurricane Maria struck earlier this month, a top executive said on Friday. READ: Puerto Rican capital braces before storm The firm, partially owned by commodities ...

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