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Issue 266: May 14, 2013
» PVs Become Net Energy Producer
Since 2000, the global solar PV industry has consumed more power than it has produced, mostly from fossil fuels -- until now, a new Stanford University study has found. ...more
» PacifiCorp Joins California ISO Energy Imbalance Market
The California ISO and PacifiCorp signed an agreement to expand the ISO's real-time market into an energy imbalance market. The move likely means PacifiCorp won't be joining an EIM being considered in the Northwest. ...more
» BLM Issues EIS for Gateway West Transmission Project
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has issued the final environmental impact statement for the Gateway West project, a 500-kV transmission line across southern Wyoming and southern Idaho. ...more
» Generators Focus on Transmission Issues
Delays in transmission permitting hit renewable generators harder than transmission owners, according to participants in a recent California Energy Commission workshop looking at western transmission issues. ...more
» Future of SONGS Uncertain in Absence of NRC Decision
Southern California Edison could retire the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station if federal officials fail to make a decision by the end of the year on restarting Unit No. 2. ...more
» B.C. LNG Boom Gets Louder
BG Group has officially begun permitting for the largest proposed LNG export terminal on the British Columbia coast. The Prince Rupert LNG terminal would export the equivalent of the province's current production of natural gas. ...more
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