POWER Engineers Announces Leadership Transition Plan

Business & Corporate | HAILEY, Idaho (June 2, 2015)
At the POWER Engineers Incorporated (POWER) May 13th Annual Shareholders Meeting, CEO Jack Hand announced that Chief Administrative Officer Bret Moffett will take over the role of CEO in May of 2016.

AREVA and Kurion Forming Alliance for Nuclear Waste Management to Serve the U.S. Department of Energy

Nuclear | CHARLOTTE, N.C. & IRVINE, Calif., Jun 02, 2015 -- BUSINESS WIRE
AREVA, a leader in nuclear energy solutions, and Kurion, an innovator in nuclear and hazardous waste management, are creating an alliance for nuclear waste decommissioning and remediation services to serve the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex.

Fitch Downgrades WEC's IDR to 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK (The Associated Press) - Jun 2
Fitch Ratings has downgraded Wisconsin Energy Corp.'s (WEC) Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and senior unsecured debt ratings to 'BBB+' from 'A-'. In addition, Fitch has affirmed WEC's short-term IDR and commercial paper ratings at 'F2'. The Outlook is Stable.

Essex County seeks energy savings

Energy Efficiency | Jun 2 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Lohr McKinstry The Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Essex County will pay $19,500 on a full energy audit that could result in a major overhaul of county facilities.

Wind in Oahu's waves

Future & Alternative Generation | Jun 2 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Kathryn Mykleseth The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
State and federal regulators will meet Wednesday to discuss a Danish company's plan to build 102 floating wind turbines off Oahu's shores and generate about 30 percent of the island's electric power needs.

EU Unable to Prove Claims Russia Uses Nuclear Energy as Political Tool

International | Jun 02 - Investing.com
Rosatom Deputy Director General Kirill Komarov said that Europe can't present at least one fact proving that Russia, Rosatom use nuclear projects for their own purposes. The European Union is unable to back claims that Russia uses its nuclear energy projects in Europe as a political tool, Rosatom Deputy Director General Kirill Komarov said Monday. “They can try to present at least one fact ...

GE-Led Study Reaffirms Barbados Light & Power's Renewable Power Integration Capabilities

International | Jun 02 - M2 PressWIRE
In order to develop a comprehensive assessment on the impact of increased penetrations of wind and solar generation resources on the operation of its island grid, Barbados Light & Power Corporation (BLPC) enlisted GE's Energy Consulting business (NYSE: GE) to lead its Barbados Renewable Integration Study (BRIS).

Court ruling could cost AEP customers

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Jun 2 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Dan Gearino The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio
Ohio utility regulators were wrong to reduce the interest rate that could be charged by American Electric Power on certain fuel costs, according to a ruling this morning from the Ohio Supreme Court.

Cadiz Inc. and Lucid Energy Inc. Enter Joint Venture to Provide Hydropower to Arizona & California Railroad

Hydro | LOS ANGELES, Jun 02, 2015 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Cadiz Inc. (NASDAQ: CDZI), a California land and water resources development company, and Lucid Energy Inc., a provider of in-pipe hydropower infrastructure, are pleased to announce that they have entered into a joint venture collaboration to create power for the Arizona & California Railroad Company ("ARZC") as a component of the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery & Storage Project ("Cadiz Water Project"). Through the installation of the LucidPipe Power System in the Cadiz Water Project's planned 43-mile water conveyance pipeline, new green power will be generated for expanding existing transloading operations and for other railroad purposes.

Dominion Virginia Power Provides Information on Energy Savings Benefit of Well-Designed Landscapes

Energy Efficiency | RICHMOND, Va., June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire
Homeowners can beautify their homes, add to their comfort and make their homes more energy efficient when they plant the right shrubs and trees in the right place, experts say.

Use of Solar and Wind Power in Angola Defended

International | Luanda, Jun 02, 2015 -- Angola Press Agency/All Africa Global Media
The use of solar, wind and electromagnetic energies to strengthen the development of environmental technologies in the country was advocated on Monday in Luanda by the technical director of the Experimental Centre for Technologies and Renewable Energy (CETER), Antonio Varanda.

Smart Electricity Meters to Total 780 Million in 2020, Driven by China's Roll-out, Says ABI Research

International | LONDON, Jun 02, 2015 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Mass roll-outs in China continue to push the global smart meter market, which had nearly 210 million units installed as of 2014. The Asia-Pacific region will account for almost 65% of the global installed base in 2020, when the worldwide installed base will reach 780 million.

Blue Energy acquires 98.7MW of three wind power projects in UK

International | Jun 02 - Investing.com
Blue Energy has acquired Cour, Blackcraig and Whiteside Hill wind power projects having a combined power generation capacity of 98.7MW, from SSE, for an undisclosed amount.

PSE&G And Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway Mark Completion Of $3.4 Million In Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Energy Efficiency | Jun 02 - PR Newswire
Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway today marked the completion of $3.4 million in energy efficiency improvements that will save the acute care hospital more than $300,000 annually in energy costs. The work was completed through the PSE&G Hospital Efficiency Program, a $174 million effort …

State to offer solar power incentives

Solar | Jun 2 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Larry Rulison Times Union, Albany, N.Y.
The New York Independent System Operator is studying the impact of the state's growing solar power generation on the electrical grid.

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