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We've tracked down and rounded up some of the week's top energy stories. 

Here are the articles that caught our eye. 

EIA: Natural Gas-Fired Electricity Generation to Hit Record Level in 2016

Natural gas-fired electricity generation in the United States is expected to reach a new record this year, providing an average of 3.8 million megawatt hours per day in 2016, or 4 percent higher than 2015. According to the EIA's latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, monthly natural gas-fired generation is expected to hit record highs in July and August, when air-conditioning increases electricity demand.

Delaware Business Times: Delaware Designates Direct Energy as Retail Power Supplier

The State of Delaware formally named Direct Energy as the “Electric Retail Supplier Exclusively Contracted by the State of Delaware” for its 315,000 residents and businesses in the Delmarva territory and for Delaware Electric Cooperative’s 84,000 customers. This is the first such program and designation in the United States.

Utility Dive: Clinton Will Not Pursue Carbon Price

Hillary Clinton's campaign has signaled that the presumptive Democratic nominee will not support calls for a price on carbon, despite that proposal being included in the Democratic party's platform. Clinton's environmental policy calls for cutting carbon and boosting renewable energy, but it does not include mention of a price on carbon.

BBC: Government Axes Climate Change Department

In one of her first acts as Prime Minister, Theresa May abolished the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in a major departmental shake-up. The brief will be folded into a newly expanded Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy under Greg Clark.

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Posted: July 15, 2016

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