POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Nov. 10, 2015

President Obama launches Facebook page; FERC asked to revisit PURPA; SEED Collaborative launch


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily update of energy-related news:

  • On November 9, 2105, President Obama launched his own Facebook page to talk about the issues facing the country. In his first post, he discussed efforts to address climate change and the upcoming meeting in Paris. More at The White House Blog.
  • The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is being asked to revisit PURPA, a law enacted in 1978 to promote the use of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Citing the change that has occurred in the electricity markets and electric grid in the past 40 years, several U.S. Senators are asking for a technical conference to review PURPA.
  • The Energy Department has announced the launch of the SEED Collaborative. The SEED Collaborative is designed to help select cities/states manage building energy performance while seeking opportunities to improve efficiencies. The cities and states that will participate will be announced in 2016.
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