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PG&E: We need the help of California lawmakers to keep utility costs affordable
Almost a third of what customers pay is the result of state policy. That means we need the state’s help to reduce or remove subsidies and societal costs from customers’ bills.

Ore Energy emerges from stealth to build utility-scale batteries that last days, not hours
We are targeting around 100 hours of storage so we can actually bridge longer gaps of renewable power generation.

Possible gas pipeline route in SC is a 'trade secret' that a utility refuses to reveal
A small gas pipeline serves that area, but a much larger one would be needed to fuel a gas plant. Dominion and Santee Cooper said they need to build the plant and pipeline to meet rising electricity demand. Yet both utilities have declined to say how much the plant and pipeline would cost, how much land it might need and whose properties could be affected.

Cleanleaf Energy signs 350MW utility-scale PV O&M contracts
The contracts comprise five solar PV projects located in the states of Georgia and Pennsylvania, which were developed by independent power producer (IPP) Heelstone Renewable Energy. The IPP was acquired by investment platform Qualitas Energy earlier this year.

Report Weighs Impact of Utility-Scale Solar on Farmlands
In one instance, we found a county-level restriction related to prime farmland that eliminated 75 percent of potentially developable land in the area.

Hot Springs unveils new solar plant, advancing towards 100% renewable energy goal
The city of Hot Springs Tuesday unveiled its second solar plant, part of its effort to power 100 percent of city operations with renewable energy.

Third-party rooftop solar pitches can often hide costs
If someone’s coming to your house and selling you solar, regardless of how they’re financing it, you should pause and get more than one quote before you make a decision — just like you would with any other contract you might do for your home, like an air conditioner or any other home repairs.

California’s Senate approves legislation to allow consumers to use self-generated solar energy
On May 21, the state Senate approved legislation allowing entities such as schools, apartments, shopping centers and farms to consume their self-generated solar energy and save on utility costs.

Colorado bill to optimize electrical grid for clean energy signed into law
This comprehensive legislation introduces a suite of policy changes aimed at modernizing the local electric grid.


Oil prices fall after surprise US inventory build; rate jitters contribute
Oil prices fell Wednesday, dropping for the third straight session as industry data showed an unexpected build in U.S. inventories, raising doubts over demand in the world's largest crude consumer.

EIA Warns Severe Hurricane Season Could U.S. Disrupt Oil & Gas
Up to 25 named storms for this year’s hurricane season could wreak more havoc on the American oil and gas industry than ever before, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Wednesday in an in-depth analysis of weather’s effects on supply and demand.

Oil Driller Accountability Bill Passes CA Assembly, Says Consumer Watchdog
Legislation holding oil drillers accountable for low production wells in communities has passed the California Assembly.

First Canadian oil export cargo from expanded Trans Mountain pipeline set to load
Crude oil tanker Dubai Angel on Monday moored at the Westridge Marine Terminal in Vancouver, preparing to load the first cargo of crude oil from the recently expanded Trans Mountain pipeline (TMX), ship tracking data showed.

Perenco announces oil discovery offshore Congo
French independent oil and gas company Perenco has announced an oil discovery offshore the DRC. The company claimed that it is the first exploration success in the region in almost three decades.

Pentagon's Russian Oil Red Line Questioned
The Pentagon's red line on Ukraine's drone strikes on Russian energy infrastructure is under scrutiny after an investigation found that some targeted oil refineries have supplied President Vladimir Putin's military with fuel in the ongoing war.

Will one million barrels of oil released mean lower prices at the pump for you?
To try and give drivers some relief at the pump the Biden administration announced it's releasing one million barrels of gas. The Department of Energy says the release of one million barrels of oil is timed to maximize the impact.

Imperial achieves first oil production from Grand Rapids project using lower emission technology
Ramping up production to achieve 15,000 barrels per day of GHG-advantaged volumes Supports company goal to reduce operated oil sands emissions intensity 30% by 2030.

Another undeserved attack on the oil industry
The thinness of the FTC case against Sheffield is demonstrated by them to not file a complaint against him. Instead, it forced ExxonMobil to accept the consent agreement keeping Sheffield off the board, which limited his ability to contest the conspiracy charge.