EnerKnol’s Visual Primer – U.S. Offshore Wind Industry Gathers Steam as Northeast’s Climate Goals Ramp Up

In the latest sign of the health and growth of the nation's nascent offshore wind industry, state commitments to procure supplies of the energy source rose to nearly 20 gigawatts this year, quadruple the amount of capacity from just two years ago. The burgeoning industry remains upbeat even as federal permitting delays to the nation’s first large-scale project raised concerns of regulatory roadblocks.

Maine Utilities, Solar Developers Seek Rule Changes to Tackle Influx of Grid Connection Requests

A coalition of investor-owned utilities and renewable energy developers on Nov. 11 asked the Maine Public Utilities Commission for temporary rule changes to resolve issues arising from the growth in interconnection activity after the state passed a law in June that expands opportunities to invest in solar power and distributed generation.  The legislation led to…

National Grid Faces Threat of License Cancellation in New York Over Gas Supply Issues

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo notified National Grid plc of the state’s intent to revoke the company’s license to operate its gas franchise, following its inability to provide reliable natural gas supply, according to a Nov. 12 press release. The company’s failure to plan for supply needs is evident from its own explanation that it denied…