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Adding Clean Energy to PJM Grid Would Slash Emissions, Study Finds

Adding Clean Energy to PJM Grid Would Slash Emissions, Study Finds

Raising renewable energy to 14 percent of the electricity supply operated by power grid manager PJM Interconnection would reduce CO2 emissions by 12 percent compared to 2011 levels, according to a study. Under a 30 percent renewable energy penetration scenario, in which more than 100,000 MW of renewable capacity is … Read more »

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Arctic Blast Could Cost US Economy $5 Billion

The record freeze that blanketed the eastern half of the US this week cancelled or delayed thousands of flights, halted road and rail travel, and drove energy prices higher, Reuters reports. At least nine people have died from frigid temperatures, expected to be 25 degrees to 35 degrees Fahrenheit below … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Drilling Authority, Wind Leases, $1.7M Pesticide Penalty

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court stuck down parts of a law that removed some of municipalities’ authority to dictate where natural gas drilling can occur. The rules had yet to go into effect, the New York Times reports. The Department of the Interior has proposed to auction for commercial wind energy development, via … Read more »

PJM Gets Some Regulated Service from Battery-Based Energy Storage

AES Energy Storage says its AES Laurel Mountain facility surpassed the 400,000 MWh mark of regulation service to the PJM Interconnection since the project began service on September 30, 2011. Laurel Mountain, a plant comprised of 98 MW of wind generation and 64 MW of integrated battery-based energy storage resource, … Read more »