Fitch Rates Minnesota Municipal Power Agency Electric Rev Bonds 'A'; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK, Jul 28, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A' rating to the following Minnesota Municipal Power Agency's (MMPA or agency) revenue bonds.

NRG eVgo Partnership with BMW Expands Access to Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Network

Electric Vehicles | SAN JOSE, Calif., Jul 28, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
NRG eVgo (ee-vee-go), a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), is further expanding access to the Company's electric vehicle (EV) charging network by partnering with BMW on its new ChargeNow DC Fast program.

New Finding Reveals Xcel Flip Flop on Solar Net Metering

Solar | DENVER, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire
Last week in Denver, Coloradans packed into the Public Utilities Commission meeting rooms to support the cornerstone rooftop solar policy net metering. Meanwhile, a new finding shows that Xcel also knows the true benefits of net metering. A Denver Post article from 2007 says "Xcel officials maintain that all customers benefit because solar systems delay the need to build expensive power plants and reduce prospective future taxes on carbon emissions from fossil-fuel power." Xcel's current attacks on net metering are a flip-flop meant to protect the utility monopoly from competition.

Geothermal Energy Association Names Winners for GEA Honors 2014

Business & Corporate | WASHINGTON, Jul 28, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) announced today the winners of their 2014 GEA Honors, which recognizes companies, projects, and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the geothermal industry.

NStar lights irk Bourne residents

Grid Operations | Jul 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Patrick Cassidy Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass.
Jennifer Richards had a great panorama from her home on Dogwood Road overlooking the Cape Cod Canal.

Leidos Engineering Welcomes Kemp to its Facilities, DesignBuild Business

Annoucement | RESTON, Va. - July, 28, 2014 (News Release)
Troy Kemp has joined Leidos Engineering as the deputy operations manager for the company's Facilities and DesignBuild operation.

ABB replaces HVDC link in the US

Annoucement | Zurich, Switzerland, July 28, 2014 (News Release)
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has successfully commissioned an HVDC link for American Electric Power (AEP) which replaces the 30- year-old Oklaunion HVDC back-to-back converter station in Texas, USA.

Siemens awarded turnkey order for the Netherlands' largest near shore wind farm

Annoucement | Hamburg, Germany, July 28, 2014 (News Release)
Siemens Energy has received an order for the Netherlands' largest near shore wind farm. Designed to generate 144 megawatts (MW) of wind power, the Westermeerwind project with 48 direct drive wind turbines is also the first wind power plant Siemens Wind Power's Offshore unit will erect for handover to the customer on a turnkey basis.

Sargent & Lundy Awarded Contract to Continue Engineering Services for Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project

Annoucement | CHICAGO - July 28, 2014 (News Release)
Sargent & Lundy LLC has been awarded a contract by Petra Nova to continue providing engineering services for the completion of the Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project.

Possibility of sabotage on power transmission line not ruled out by Georgian minister

International | Jul 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Nana Kirtzkhalia Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan
Georgian Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze didn't rule out the possibility of sabotage on the Imereti power transmission line and added that this fact should be investigated.

Help with utility bills gets harder to find

Business & Corporate | Jul 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Eric Pera The Ledger, Lakeland, Fla.
It's only $131, but Tammy Rutledge said she doesn't have it. At least not until Friday, when her monthly Social Security Disability benefit comes through.

Pennsylvania Earns International Recognition for Implementing Strategies to Attract New Investment in Energy

Business & Corporate | HARRISBURG, Pa., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire
Governor Tom Corbett recently announced that the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Association named Pennsylvania the 2014 FDI Destination of the Future for Energy Intensive Industries for actively implementing strategies to support foreign direct investment in the energy sector.

Plan calls for lowering Scoby Dam to give fish more stream in which to thrive

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Jul 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - T.J. Pignataro The Buffalo News, N.Y.
Tens of thousands of steelhead trout and other lake fish swim up Cattaraugus Creek every fall seeking a quiet spot to spawn.

PHI Group Signs Agreements to Set Up Joint Venture Wood Pellet Factories in Vietnam

International | NEW YORK, NY and HANOI, VIETNAM, Jul 28, 2014 -- Marketwired
PHI Group, Inc., ( (OTCQB: PHIL) (PINKSHEETS: PHIL), a company focused on energy and natural resources, announced today that the Company has signed Memoranda of Understanding with two Vietnam-based wood processing companies to set up joint venture wood pellet factories in Central and Southern Vietnam.

AEP Energy Installing Solar Array At Ohio State

Solar | COLUMBUS, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire
AEP Energy today began installation of a 101-kilowatt (kW) solar array on the roof of The Ohio State University's Student Life Recreation and Physical Activities Center (RPAC).



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