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Wants Versus Needs: The Struggle to Realize New York's Energy Vision

May 27, 2015 by Katherine Tweed

In 2009, National Grid chose ABB for a SCADA/EMS system that would allow for more modern and integrated visibility into its electric transmission and distribution networks in Massachusetts and New York. Earlier this year, the system went into service.[read more]


Restructuring the Grenada Electric Utility Sector

April 2, 2015 by Charlie Hewitt

Grenada and the Utility Sector

Opening the Grenada power market to competition is unlikely to achieve the government's goals. Applying a U.S.-style utility unbundling scheme to such a small and unique market is not prudent and the government should seek other measures to meet Grenada's energy needs.[read more]

Top 10 Utility Commission Issues to Watch in 2015

January 21, 2015 by Coley Girouard

Utility Commissions in 2015

To kick off 2015, we look at 10 key issues before state public utility commissions this year, from comprehensive grid modernization to rate design and utility mergers, from utility reform in New York to investments in energy storage in Texas and California.[read more]

Amid Global Efforts, New York Plants Seeds for Energy Reform in 2014 That Will Bloom in 2015

January 2, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

Energy Reform Last Year in Next Year

When we look back on 2014, I believe it will be remembered as the tipping point for climate action. In the Northeast, we’ll remember the devastating early-season snowstorm that caused over a dozen deaths. In the Southwest, many will remember the third-straight year of a drought that seems without end.[read more]

How a Broken Evaluation System Hampers California's Efforts to Scale Up Efficiency

December 28, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

California’s method of evaluating energy efficiency programs needs fixing because it hinders efforts to help Californians save more energy and the state’s progress on its climate goals. With some concerted effort, this broken system can be repaired.[read more]

Mexico's New Power Industry Law: Implications for Clean Energy

September 9, 2014 by Justin Miller

On August 11, 2014, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto enacted secondary energy reform legislation, thus concluding a legislative process to overhaul Mexico’s energy sector that stems from a December 20, 2013 decree modifying several energy-related provisions.[read more]

Energy Reform Could Increase Mexico's Long-Term Oil Production by 75%

August 26, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Mexico Energy Production

On August 11, 2014, Mexico's president signed into law new legislation that will open its oil and natural gas markets to foreign direct investment, effectively ending the seventy-five-year-old monopoly of state-owned Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex).[read more]

Mexico (and the World) Doesn't Have the Luxury of Politics of Usual

July 1, 2014 by Amy Myers Jaffe

The ongoing political struggle between the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and the center-right National Action Party (PAN) and the Party of the Democratic Revolution for power and influence has created a drag on President Enrique Pena Nieto’s ambitious vision for energy reform.[read more]