Electric battery maker taking over old Philip Morris plant in Concord

Electric Vehicles | Sep 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Eric Frazier The Charlotte Observer
The former Philip Morris plant site in Concord will apparently become home to an electric battery manufacturing operation, according to help wanted ads placed online by the firm.

Ashtabula wants old utility poles removed

Grid Operations | Sep 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Shelley Terry Star Beacon, Ashtabula, Ohio
Out with the old, in with the new. So it goes with the utility poles that are critical to keeping the lights on in the city.

SEIA, Vote Solar Celebrate Solar's Continued Price Declines

Solar | SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, DC, Sep 17, 2014 -- PRWeb.com
The average cost of going solar in the United States continued its rapid decline in 2013 and the first half of 2014, according to a new study from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Georgia to construct two hydropower plants

International | Sep 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan
Georgia will construct two hydropower plants on the rivers of Didkhevi and Stori in the eastern region of Kakheti.

MS Power replacing 600 power poles in city

Grid Operations | Sep 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Michael Stewart The Meridian Star, Miss.
Mississippi Power crews are about halfway through replacing 600 power poles in the city of Meridian.

Carbon-capture technology works, but cost is still prohibitive

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Sep 17 - Hal Bernton The Seattle Times
For 14 years, an electric-power plant in Massachusetts used a chemical solvent process to capture carbon dioxide released from the combustion of natural gas.

Utility Scale Solar Farm Receives 15 Year Duke Energy Purchase Power Agreement

Solar | ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire
Innovative Solar Systems has just recently received a 15 year purchase power agreement from Duke Energy on the company's IS 41 project, a 48MW(AC) solar farm to be built in North Carolina and be online in late 2015.

Lagos Moves to Explore Nuclear Energy for Electricity

International | Lagos, Sep 17, 2014 -- Daily Independent/All Africa Global Media
Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday, said the state government is looking towards exploring nuclear energy as an alternative source of power supply in the state.

DEP eyes Cannonsville Reservoir for hydropower

Hydro | Sep 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Mark Boshnack The Daily Star, Oneonta, N.Y.
A plan to build a 14-megawatt hydroelectric facility at the Cannonsville Reservoir was announced Tuesday in a media release from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

DPL Inc. Announces Extension of Tender Offer and Early Tender Date

Business & Corporate | DAYTON, Ohio, Sep 17, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
DPL Inc. ("DPL") announced today that it is extending the expiration date for its previously announced tender offer to purchase for cash up to $280 million in aggregate principal amount (the "Maximum Tender Amount") of its outstanding 6.50% Senior Notes due 2016 (the "Securities").

State, corrections union investigate health at prisons by coal sites

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Sep 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Don Hopey Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The state Department of Corrections and the union representing corrections officers each are conducting a health survey of present and former members who are working or worked at SCI Fayette and three other prisons built near coal ash disposal or coal mining operations.

GE Appoints Three New Company Officers

Business & Corporate | FAIRFIELD, Conn., Sep 17, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
GE announced today the appointment of three new Company officers. GE has 195 officers globally who lead large revenue-generating businesses or are in critical technology or functional roles, helping to drive growth.

China, Germany to Build Energy Conservation Center

International | SHANGHAI, Sep 17, 2014 -- SinoCast Daily Business Beat
Stephan Kohler, Chief Executive of the German Energy Agency, shows at the 2014 Sino-German building energy conservation sustainable development summit forum that the agency will join hands with Hebei province to build a Sino-German building energy conservation cooperation center and encourage more German companies and technologies to launch businesses in Hebei.

Ratch enters gas plant co-venture

International | Sep 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Nop Tephaval Bangkok Post, Thailand
Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Plc (Ratch) and Rajburi Sugar Co (Rajburi Sugar) have entered a joint venture to co-invest 4.7 billion baht on a 100-megawatt co-generation gas-fired power plant.

Transmission line proposal sparks high-powered dispute

Grid Operations | Sep 17 - Ryan Holeywell Houston Chronicle
A battle is brewing between three Houston-based Fortune 500 companies -- and Texas electricity customers could be stuck in the middle.

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