Duke Florida to Use $223 Million From Federal Tax Savings to Pay Storm Costs

The Florida Public Service Commission on June 11 approved an agreement allowing Duke Energy Florida LLC to use savings from the 2017 federal tax reforms to cover the costs of restoring power after hurricane Michael, avoiding a surcharge to the utility’s customers. Duke Energy will use $223.5 million for the costs incurred from the October…

Maine’s Green New Deal Passes With a Focus on Workforce Training and Small Scale Solar

The Maine legislature has passed a bill on June 11 which was set to mandate an 80 percent renewable portfolio standard by 2040, but the goal was removed to focus instead on workforce initiatives and solar installations in schools. The final version of the bill, which was introduced by Democratic Representative Chloe Maxmin, centers instead on workforce…