Battle in the Bull Mountains: Northern Plains files suit to overturn coal lease

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 1 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Tom Howard Billings Gazette, Mont.
Cracks in the ground, some deeper than a man's height, are cropping up on hillsides in the Bull Mountains.

Utilities officials face off

Business & Corporate | Sep 1 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Peter Roper The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo.
Black Hills Colorado Electric wants the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to grant it a 3 percent increase in revenue this year, but the state's Office of Consumer Counsel wants to stop that -- or sharply reduce any increase.

Commission to weigh in on solar fields

Solar | Sep 1 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Kelly Quimby The Brunswick News, Ga.
Glynn County's planning staff is asking the mainland planning commission to weigh in on whether a proposed 61-acre solar field is an allowable use for property near the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport.

Construction to begin on solar farm

Solar | Aug 31 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Mike Corn The Hays Daily News, Kan.
Construction on the 3,960-panel, 1-megawatt community solar array north of Colby could begin within the next 10 days, a Midwest Energy spokesman said Friday.

Exelon doubts EPA will order removal of West Lake radioactive waste

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 31 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Jacob Barker St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Construction has been almost nonstop at the smoldering Bridgeton Landfill this year, with workers laboring even during a frigid January to build the treatment plants and filtering systems that keep the worst of the odors at bay.

Calpine to sell power plant to Duke amid debate in Florida

Business & Corporate | Aug 30 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Ryan Holeywell Houston Chronicle
Calpine Corp. has agreed to sell a Florida power plant to Duke Energy, but the companies have not yet completed the terms of the deal, a Calpine spokesman said.

Angry Duke Energy customers look to Tallahassee for help

Billing & Customer Care | Aug 30 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Ivan Penn Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.
The list is long. Too long. Dozens of calls and emails, all with similar customer complaints about Duke Energy Florida.

Experts clash on Fukushima radiation effects

International | Aug 30 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - John Boyd Al Jazeera, Doha, Qatar
In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on 11 March 2011, the Daiichi nuclear plant in Fukushima was badly wrecked in a series of meltdowns and explosions that severely damaged three reactors and one spent-fuel pool.

Work starts on solar energy plant

Solar | Aug 30 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Rosalie Rayburn Albuquerque Journal, N.M.
Ground preparation work recently started on a $16 million project to build Sandoval County's first solar energy plant.

Sunrise Coal Closes Acquisition of Vectren Fuels

Business & Corporate | DENVER, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire
Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ:HNRG) announced this afternoon that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sunrise Coal LLC, closed the acquisition of Vectren Fuels. As previously announced on July 1, 2014, an agreement was reached on the sale, and today marks the official closing of the transaction.

The Empire District Electric Company Files for New Missouri Electric Rates

Business & Corporate | JOPLIN, Mo., Aug 29, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
The Empire District Electric Company (NYSE:EDE) announced today it has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission (MPSC) for changes in rates for its Missouri electric customers.

Fitch Rates Missouri Joint Muni Electric Util's Iatan 2 Revs 'A'; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK, Aug 29, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A' rating to the following Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission (MJMEUC) power project revenue bonds (Iatan 2 Project).

Customers won't feel new rates, HECO says

Business & Corporate | Aug 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Kathryn Mykleseth The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Hawaiian Electric Co. President and CEO Dick Rosenblum defended the utility's proposed rate changes Thursday, including the $55 minimum rate for all customers and higher monthly charge for new solar owners.

Benco Energia to build 700MW power plant in Nigeria

International | Sep 01 - Global Data Point
The company is set to invest about $800m to $900m in the construction of the power plant, which is expected to take around three years to complete.

Largest solar array in the Pacific completed

International | Sep 01 - M2 PressWIRE
New Zealand Government - Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the completion of the Apia racecourse solar array in Samoa today.

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