Community solar project to pay off

Solar | Nov 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Becky Kramer The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash.
Solar energy intrigued Landy Comstock, but he wasn't ready to fork out $30,000 to install solar panels on the roof of his home in Valleyford.

Dassault Systemes and Solar Impulse Define a New Chapter in the Future of Solar-Powered Aviation

International | VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, Nov 25, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Dassault Systemes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) (Paris:DSY), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock-up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today the renewal of its ongoing technical partnership with Solar Impulse SA and publicly committed itself to the next phases of the record-breaking, solar-powered, round the world airplane project. The Solar Impulse 2 airplane, revealed on April 9 and successfully test flown in June of this year, is designed using Dassault Systemes' 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Federal sale will be a record for offshore wind power

Future & Alternative Generation | Nov 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Ryan Holeywell Houston Chronicle
The federal government said Monday that it will hold its largest-ever competitive lease sale for offshore wind development early next year.

Nixon's comments to EPA suggest carbon rule tweaks

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Nov 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Jacob Barker St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Missouri should have more time to reach carbon dioxide reduction targets called for in proposed federal rules, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said in comments on the regulations obtained by the Post-Dispatch.

Default rates going up for PPL customers

Business & Corporate | Nov 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Sam Kennedy The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
The price of electricity for PPL Electric Utilities' default customers will rise slightly next month, the Allentown company announced Thursday.

MID could cancel earthquake insurance policy

Business & Corporate | Nov 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - The Modesto Bee
The prospect of higher electricity bills will take center ring at Tuesday's Modesto Irrigation District meeting, but the board also will consider dropping its earthquake insurance.

Dispute over Big Bend skies tied to coal-fired power plants

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Nov 25 - Matthew Tresaugue Houston Chronicle
Federal regulators are taking their fight with Texas over pollution from coal-fired power plants to an unlikely new front: Big Bend National Park.

Largest carbon emitters team up in combating climate change

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Baruch College, New York, NY November 24, 2014 -- The Ticker, provided by UWIRE, a division of Uloop via Comtex
On Nov. 11, China and the United States, the world's biggest emitters of carbon, acknowledged the urgent need to curb emissions.

AES announces departure of executive vice president and COO

Business & Corporate | Nov 25, 2014 -- MarketLine
The AES Corporation, a generator and distributor of electricity, has announced the departure of Andrew Vesey as executive vice president and COO, effective December 31, 2014.

Fitch Rates Seguin, TX's Utility Revs, Series 2014 at 'A+'; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK, Nov 24, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A+' rating to the city of Seguin, Texas' approximately $19.1 million of utility system revenue bonds, series 2014.

Fitch Rates Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems Veyo Revs 'A'; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK, Nov 24, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Fitch Ratings assigns an initial 'A' rating to the following Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) bonds.

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. announces additional 10MW solar generation project

Solar | OAKVILLE, ON, Nov. 24, 2014 -- Canada NewsWire
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. ("APUC") (TSX: AQN) today announced that it intends to proceed with a 10 MW project adjacent to its 20MW Bakersfield I Solar project in Kern County, California, which is currently under construction.

New federal analysis favors Maine biomass plants

Fossil & Biomass | Nov 25 - Scott Thistle Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine
A new analysis by the federal Environmental Protection Agency may be good news for Maine firms that make electricity by burning wood, but some environmental groups are crying foul.

Zimbabwe : 100MW solar plant to be established in Ntabazinduna

International | Nov 24 - TendersInfo (India)
An independent power producer, Yellow Africa (Pvt) Ltd, has tendered an application to the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) looking to set up a 100MW solar plant in Ntabazinduna.

Yingli Green Energy Supplies 72 MW of Solar Panels to Solarcentury in the United Kingdom

International | Nov 25 - PR Newswire
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), the largest vertically integrated solar panel manufacturer in the world, known as "Yingli Solar", today announced that the Company will supply 72 megawatts of multi- and monocrystalline solar panels to Solarcentury Holdings Ltd. ("Solarcentury"), a leading solar company in the United Kingdom (" UK ").



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