Business & Corporate
| Sep 2 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Kevin Robinson-Avila Albuquerque Journal, N.M.
Consumers may soon face higher electric rates as Public Service Company of New Mexico seeks to recover costs for investment in power plants and other infrastructure, and to make up for a drop in power consumption brought about by a combination of a weak economy, energy conservation and renewables such as "rooftop" solar.
Aventine Renewable Energy, a leading producer, marketer and end-to-end supplier of ethanol, has announced completion of a $13.2 million project to upgrade its wet mill ethanol plant in Pekin, Illinois, by replacing 70-year-old coal boiler technology with two newly installed Indeck(R) high-pressure natural gas boilers.
Maryland is in the running for a data storage center with its own sizable power plant, a project planned for the University of Delaware until officials there spiked it amid an uproar over its scale and potential effect on the community.
ReneSola Ltd ("ReneSola", or the "Company") (www.renesola.com) (NYSE: SOL), a leading brand and technology provider of solar photovoltaic ("PV") products, today announced that it will develop a 13MW solar project in Dorset, England.
| Sep 2 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Daniel Connolly The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn.
Each year, the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library at 3030 Poplar runs up a utility bill of $666,000, with most of it going toward electricity. The city of Memphis will soon launch a library renovation project that aims to cut the bill down to about $474,000 -- a decrease of roughly 29 percent.
| GENEVA, SWITZERLAND AND TOKYO, JAPAN, Sep 02, 2014 -- Marketwired
Etrion Corporation ("Etrion") (TSX: ETX)(OMX: ETX) and Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation ("Hitachi High-Tech") (TSE: 8036), a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. ("Hitachi") today announced the planned construction of 34 megawatts ("MW") in Japan with financing arranged by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited ("SuMi Trust").
Utah solar advocates and customers are hailing a decision Friday by the Utah Public Service Commission to reject Rocky Mountain Power's request of a monthly fee for rooftop solar homes. "What a bright day for Utah's future.
National Grid PLC Tuesday opened a tender for the Supplemental Balancing Reserve service for winter 2014-15, bringing forward one of two services the UK electricity network operator is using to provide additional reserves in the coming few winters amid tightening capacity margins.
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.
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.