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Connecticut Seeks 2,000 MW of Offshore Wind Capacity

LCG, August 22, 2019--The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) on Friday released a request for proposals (RFP) for offshore wind power projects. DEEP is seeking up to 2,000 MW, as required under Public Act 19-71, An Act Concerning the Procurement of Energy Derived from Offshore Wind.

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EIA Publishes Regional Electricity Supply and Pricing Forecasts Using UPLAN Model

LCG, August 13, 2019--The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced that it is revising the presentation and modeling of its forecasts for electricity supply and market hub pricing to better reflect current electricity markets and system operations in the U.S. Beginning with the August 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the new forecasting approach models electricity markets using the UPLAN production cost optimization software developed by LCG Consulting. EIA uses the solution results provided by this proprietary model to develop the STEO forecasts of monthly electricity generation, fuel consumption, and wholesale prices.

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Less than Twenty Generators Produce Half of All Emissions

LCG, March 25, 2002-A study conducted by two environmental policy organizations found that over fifty percent of all U.S. noxious air emissions came from less than twenty utilities.

Using 2000 federal emissions data to rank companies relative to the quantity and type of generators they own, the report included one hundred of the largest companies in the U.S.

Four pollutants were considered: mercury, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxide, and carbon dioxide. These contaminants contribute both to health and environmental problems.

Critics such as AEP, the country's largest generator, say that the study is out of date and ignores improvements made by polluters and changes in holdings.

The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies sponsored the study and hope that legislators will consider those with the least pollution relative to the extent of operations as a standard for the industry.

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