Kyocera Solar Empowers Hawaii Tokai International College to Stabilize Electricity Costs Long-Term

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Kyocera Solar, Inc. announced the completion of a 284-kilowatt (kW) solar energy project for Hawaii Tokai International College (HTIC) in Kapolei, Hawaii. The project is expected to meet more than 50% of the College's total electric power requirements, based on projected use. The project is the latest example of Kyocera's in-house ...

Plans for coal-fired power in Asia are disaster for planet, warns World Bank

Plans to build more coal-fired power plants in Asia would be a “disaster for the planet” and overwhelm the deal forged at Paris to fight climate change, the president of the World Bank said on Thursday. In an unusually stark warning, the World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim, noted that countries in south and south-east Asia were on track to build hundreds more coal-fired power plants in the next ...

Sonoma Clean Power: From startup to profit in two years

May 05--Two years ago, Sonoma Clean Power launched as a public startup in a business dominated locally by Pacific Gas and Electric Co., a private-sector energy giant that has served households and businesses in Sonoma County for more than a century. The new venture's supporters promised consumers a greener brand of electricity built upon greater use of renewable power, from solar, wind and ...

MSU economics study has implications for Sheppard, wind farms

Wind | By Christopher Collins, Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texas
May 05--An economic study conducted this week by a Midwestern State University economics professor could have important implications for proposed wind energy developments in nearby Clay County. In reviewing labor and job earnings statistics, professor John Martinez found that more than 50 percent of Clay and Archer county workers are employed in Wichita County, and also that at least ...

SC protects the solar project controversies

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To uphold a controversial solar project in the town of Rutland that's expected to cover nearly 15 acres of land on Cold River Road the decision was made by the Vermont Supreme Court The land on Cold River Road where the project is proposed sits near a number of properties whose owners have vocally petitioned against the development. Lawyers representing the neighbors claim the Public Service ...

Jamshoro coal power plant in limbo

The government's plan to produce 1,320 megawatts of electricity from the $1.5 billion Jamshoro coal-fired power plant by the end of 2018 has faced a setback, as even two years after arranging loans from international lending agencies it could not begin construction activities. The government's plan to produce 1,320 megawatts of electricity from the $1.5 billion Jamshoro coal-fired power plant ...

GMP, VELCO named finalists for electric industrys highest honor

Two Vermont-based power companies are finalists for the prestigious Edison Electric Institute's 2016 Edison Award. Recognized for innovative work in the industry, Colchester's Green Mountain Power and VELCO are among just eight contenders chosen nationwide. "It is such an honor for GMP and our partner VELCO to be finalists for this national award," GMP CEO and President Mary Powell said. "To ...

Sun tax or consumer protection? Oklahoma must balance net metering issues

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U.S. energy markets, including those in Oklahoma, are in the midst of a massive, forever-changing transformation. Our one-time historical reliance on large, centrally located coal-fired power plants has gradually shifted toward the growing demand for natural gas, renewables and distributed generation. Predictably, this transition presents both opportunities and challenges -? not just in ...

RMP contracts for solar source in Millard Co.

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Rocky Mountain Power has signed a contract with German solar energy company juwi to build and develop the utility's first Subscriber Solar program resource. The 20-megawatt solar farm will be located near Holden in Millard County. With solar projects and offices worldwide, juwi has its North America headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. The Utah Public Service Commission approved Rocky Mountain ...

JSW Energy drops 3%; JSW Energy to acquire 1,000 MW thermal power plant

Jindal Steel and Power Ltd ended 3% lower at Rs. 66. JSW Energy agreed to acquire the 1,000 MW thermal power plant from JSPL subject to receipt of necessary statutory and shareholder consent. The enterprise value (EV) of the deal could be increased to Rs. 6,500 crore if the power plant is completely secured of fuel and manages to enter into long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs), JSW ...

EFG-Hermes to more than double renewable energy investments it manages

International | Reuters
Egypt's EFG-Hermes is planning to increase the investments it manages in renewable energy to 1.5-2 billion euros in the next two years from 730 million currently, said Bakr Abdel-Wahab, its managing director of infrastructure private equity. EFG-Hermes, one of the Middle East's largest investment banks, has a renewable energy portfolio concentrated in Europe, but Abdel-Wahab said the firm was ...

Jindal brothers in 6,500- crore power plant pact

SAJJAN Jindal's JSW Energy Limited has inked an agreement to buy a 1,000 megawatt ( MW) power plant from his younger brother Naveen's heavily indebted Jindal Steel and Power Limited ( JSPL) in a deal valued at around ` 6,500 crore, the companies announced on Wednesday. JSPL said that the deal, to be completed by mid- 2018, would help it meet its liabilities while JSW will gain a foothold in ...

Shut down at Newton Power Plant will cost 50 jobs

Human Resources | By Bill Grimes, Effingham Daily News, Ill.
May 04--NEWTON -- Newton Mayor Mark Bolander said Wednesday that Dynegy Inc.'s announcement this week that it is shutting down one of the two units at the Newton Power Plant came as little surprise. About 50 jobs will be lost, according to a company official. Bolander called last year's closure of a Dynegy plant in Wood River "a wake-up call." "But we still have an uneven playing field," ...

Josh Frydenberg says Indias demand for Australian coal will increase

Australia’s resources minister has predicted India’s demand for coal will increase, even as some analysts warned him against relying on “overly bullish” forecasts. In a speech in Canberra, Josh Frydenberg said China – which is undergoing an economic transition – was “not the only game in town” and strong economic growth in India would drive increased demand for Australian resources. India is ...

Dozens of protesters converge on Duke Energy meeting

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | By Bruce Henderson, The Charlotte Observer
May 05--Dozens of advocates from 10 environmental groups protested outside Duke Energy's annual shareholder meeting in uptown Charlotte Thursday morning. The groups claim Gov. Pat McCrory maintains close ties to his former employer, undermining the state's policing of the largest electric utility, and staged a mock wedding of McCrory and Duke chairman and CEO Lynn Good. Charlotte residents ...

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