POWERnews [March 31, 2016]

EEI Gets Pushback on Proposed Rebranding of Utility Solar

The Edison Electric Institute has come under fire for a new communications plan that was intended to depict utilities as more community-minded.

State AGs Join Forces to Ramp Up Investigations of Climate Change Financial Disclosures

A handful of attorneys general want to join forces on ongoing and potential investigations into whether fossil fuel companies misled investors and the public about the impact of climate change…

Clean Power Plan Backers Petition Court in Support of EPA

A diverse coalition of major investor-owned utilities, public power authorities, and one of the largest independent power producers, as well as a combination of cities and states, clean energy groups,…

Inspections at Indian Point Nuclear Plant Identify Missing Bolts in Reactor

While conducting a comprehensive inspection on more than 2,000 of the reactor’s removable insert liner bolts during a Unit 2 planned outage at the Indian Point nuclear power plant, engineers…

Bankruptcy Shadows Two High-Profile Solar Companies

Two renewables giants with a hefty global reach are facing debilitating financial crises. SunEdison on the Verge of Bankruptcy California-headquartered solar project developer SunEdison, a company that has 1,000 operational…

Edison Moves Toward Energy as a Service

Edison International, parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE), announced on March 29 that it’s launching a new business unit called Edison Energy that will provide energy consulting services to…