Business & Corporate
| Mar 8 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Sam Kennedy The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
The PPL Tower presided over Allentown when the city was so lively it was called the Little Apple, and later when it was so down on its luck it was the subject of a top-40 hit about the American dream gone bust.
The Board of Directors of WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WGL), the parent company of Washington Gas Light Company (Washington Gas), on March 6, 2014, voted to declare quarterly dividends on its common stock. On February 4, 2014, the Board of Directors voted to increase the quarterly dividend on its common stock to $0.4400 per share from $0.4200 per share.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced today the successful completion of its Cornerstone Project--an initiative which helped the utility achieve record electric reliability delivered to its customers in 2013.
According to the latest numbers from the Energy Information Administration at the Department of Energy, wind power is the fifth largest electricity source in the U.S., and accounts for nearly one-third of all new electricity capacity created over the last five years.
The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) has released an updated roadmap that will help guide electric vehicle (EV) integration into the power grid as well as support California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.'s 2012 executive order to get 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on California roads by 2025.
| Mar 6 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Alan Yonan Jr. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
The state Department of Education Wednesday announced the creation of a renewable energy and efficiency program at public schools statewide that it estimates will save the department roughly $1 billion in operating costs over 25 years while expanding educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math.
President Obama's FY 2015 budget seeks $711.0 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to advance technologies related to the reliable, efficient, affordable and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels as well as manage the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and Northeast Home Heating oil Reserve to provide strategic and economic security against disruptions in U.S. oil supplies.