Activists, officials, residents gather in support of Clean Power Plan

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Jul 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Kate Elizabeth Queram Star-News, Wilmington, N.C.
Environmental activists, elected officials and a handful of area residents gathered in downtown Wilmington Tuesday morning to encourage support for a federal proposal to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.

Consol Energy posts $25 million loss despite gas gains

Business & Corporate | Jul 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - David Conti The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Several one-time expenses offset an otherwise successful three months in the gas fields for Consol Energy Inc.

W.Va., other states rally for coal

Fossil & Biomass | Jul 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Karissa Blackburn The Logan Banner, W.Va.
Area coal miners and supporters are encouraged to attend an affordable electricity and energy jobs rally Wed., July 30, at Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh.

Fitch Affirms SCPPA Mead Adelanto, Mead Phoenix and STS Project Rev Bonds at 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | AUSTIN, Texas, Jul 29, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Fitch Ratings affirms its 'AA-' rating on the following outstanding Southern California Public Power Authority, CA (SCPPA).

Lincoln Electric Appoints Jennifer Ansberry As Vice President, Deputy General Counsel

Business & Corporate | CLEVELAND, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The Lincoln Electric Company (the "Company"), a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., has named Jennifer Ansberry, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel.

Fitch: US Public Power Deal Could Be Positive for Constituents

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK, Jul 29, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
The recently announced agreement to sell North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency's (NCEMPA) generating assets to Duke Energy Progress (DEP) does not heighten risk to existing agency bondholders and could benefit member communities and related creditors, Fitch Ratings says.

CEIVA Energy Deploys Home Energy Management System for National Grid

Annoucement | Worcester, Mass. - July 30, 2014 (News Release)
CEIVA Energy today announced its home energy management system (HEMS) has launched as part of National Grid's Smart Energy Solutions Program that includes nearly 15,000 National Grid customers in Worcester, Mass.

NECEC Report: Next Governors Critical to New England's Clean Energy Future

Business & Corporate | BOSTON, Jul 29, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
The upcoming elections this November will be central in deciding the fate of the clean energy industry in New England, according to a new report released today by the New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC) and NECEC Institute.

Let's Talk: Plug-In Electric Vehicles and Energy Companies Are About to Start Communicating via the Cloud

Electric Vehicles | DEARBORN, Mich., Jul 29, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
--This new software-based technology would let plug-in electric vehicles from all participating automakers communicate with the power companies, managing vehicle charging to help keep the electric grid in balance and running efficiently

Peabody Urges Withdrawal Of Power Plant Carbon Proposal As Adverse To Human Health; Calls For Broad Technology Deployment

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | ST. LOUIS, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire
Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today called for withdrawal of the proposed carbon rule for existing power plants and greater deployment of technology as the long-term solution to improve emissions, during testimony at a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing in Washington, D.C. Peabody is also offering testimony in Denver.

Exelon Corporation Declares Dividend

Business & Corporate | CHICAGO, Jul 29, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
The Board of Directors of Exelon Corporation declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.31 per share on Exelon's common stock. The dividend is payable on Sept. 10, 2014, to shareholders of record of Exelon as of 5:00 p.m. New York Time on Aug. 15, 2014.

TXU Energy Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary of Brighten iThermostat, Highlights Consumer Study

Demand Response | DALLAS, Jul 29, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
TXU Energy introduced the Brighten(R) iThermostat in 2009, making it the first two-way, Internet-enabled thermostat in the competitive electricity markets of Texas.

Two Iberdrola USA Companies among Nation's Most Trusted Utilities

Business & Corporate | NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire
Central Maine Power (CMP) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E), two Iberdrola USA-owned utilities, were ranked among the most trusted utility brands in the nation according to a recent study conducted by Cogent Reports.

Exelon and Bloom Energy Partner to Provide Clean Distributed Power to Commercial Customers

Distributed & Cogeneration | CHICAGO & SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jul 29, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Exelon Corporation, the nation's leading competitive energy provider, will provide equity financing for 21 megawatts (MW) of Bloom Energy fuel cell projects at 75 commercial facilities in California, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.

Duke Energy Progress-NCEMPA deal could lower local electric rates

Business & Corporate | Jul 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Eddie Fitzgerald Sun Journal, New Bern, N.C.
Duke Energy Progress announced Monday it has agreed to purchase generating assets used by 32 cities, including New Bern, that are members of the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency.


CEIVA Energy Deploys Home Energy Management System for National Grid

Worcester, Mass. - July 30, 2014 (News Release)

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