Grid chief: Enact carbon price to reach 100% clean energy
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2021 budget this week proposed $3 billion more in financial support to tackle the state's demanding clean energy goals, but the pledge hasn't quieted pressure for him to support a price on carbon, as well.
Governor attacks PG&E bankruptcy plan for wildfire claims
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) yesterday vehemently objected to a bankruptcy reorganization plan by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to pay $25.5 billion to settle wildfire damage claims, just as the utility had announced an agreement with the one other major remaining opponent to its plan.
Transmission hamstrings push for 100% clean electricity
A coalition of grid companies has fired off a new argument on why green energy advocates should embrace strategic, long-haul, high-voltage transmission lines and why the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission needs to make that happen.
Gas industry: 'Antennas are up' for Iranian cyber strikes
A leader of the U.S. natural gas pipeline industry said yesterday he has seen no indication of Iranian cyberattacks against the nation's gas networks, which are considered to be potential targets for retaliation by Iran following the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani by a U.S. drone strike last week.
DOE advances 'what-if machine' for gas-grid disasters
The Energy Department has completed the first phase of a threat analysis program designed to alert government and industry officials to cyber and physical dangers in the nation's interconnected power grid and gas supply networks.