ClearEdge Power buyer will liquidate Hillsboro hub, exit Oregon

Distributed & Cogeneration | Aug 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Molly Young The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.
The apparent final act of ClearEdge Power in Oregon begins next Tuesday. Bidding opens that day for more than $40 million worth of machines, parts, computers and furniture that fill its darkened factory and office in Hillsboro.

Another Revel issue: The fate of its $129 million utility plant

Distributed & Cogeneration | Aug 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Harold Brubaker The Philadelphia Inquirer
Among the thorny issues surrounding the shutdown of Revel at the end of Labor Day weekend is the fate of the $129 million utility plant that heats and cools the massive money-losing Atlantic City casino-hotel and is crucial to preserving the building itself.

DWP apologizes, is hiring more people to handle calls

Billing & Customer Care | Aug 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Rick Orlov Daily News, Los Angeles
The Department of Water and Power continued Wednesday to offer apologies for long wait times and billing problems to its customers, promising that some relief is on the way as it hires more people to handle the volume of telephone calls.

Pace of mine idlings slows, but Appalachian mines still impacted

Fossil & Biomass | Aug 28 - Fred Pace Coal Valley News, Madison, W.Va.
The number of coal mines idled in the first half of 2014 slowed compared to second half of 2013, due in part to cold winter weather in early 2014 providing support for a rise in prompt month prices for both Powder River Basin and Central Appalachia coal.

Alternative Earth Resources completes sale of geothermal projects to Ormat

Business & Corporate | VANCOUVER, Aug. 27, 2014 -- Canada NewsWire
Alternative Earth Resources Inc. ("AER") (TSX.V: AER) is pleased to announce that it has completed the sale of certain geothermal projects to Ormat Nevada Inc. ("Ormat") pursuant to a Purchase and Sale Agreement dated August 5, 2014 (the "Transaction").

NStar: FAA requires more not fewer lights at canal crossing

Grid Operations | Aug 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Patrick Cassidy Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass.
Neighbors of the electric transmission lines crossing the Cape Cod Canal were hoping for fewer flashing lights overhead and blinking through their blinds.

Industry group say EPA plan would cut jobs, raise power prices,

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Aug 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Chuck Stinnett The Gleaner, Henderson, Ky.
The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers and other business representatives on Wednesday said proposed revisions to federal air pollution regulations could cost Kentucky billions of dollars and put tens of thousands of jobs at risk.

Attorneys general say federal regulators post incomplete data on proposed carbon dioxide rules

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Paul Monies The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City
Federal environmental regulators failed to include information in rulemaking dockets on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and should withdraw the rules, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and a dozen other attorneys general said.

Offshore Wind farm DanTysk: The last Wind turbine is erected

International | Aug 28 - Cision
Yesterday, with the installation of the last of 80 turbines an important milestone is reached for the DanTysk offshore project.

Westinghouse applies to stop Areva contract

International | Aug 28 - Mercury, The (South Africa)
Westinghouse Electric, a global supplier of nuclear plant products and technology, said yesterday it had filed a request to suspend the procurement of six replacement steam generators and associated work by Eskom to the Gauteng High Court.

Funding boost will help fuel SSE joint venture

International | Aug 28 - Herald, The (Scotland)
A joint venture between energy giant SSE and Intelligent Energy which is developing technology to change the way domestic energy is generated and consumed has received pound(s)800,000 in fresh funding.

GE Study: Wind Power Can Improve Resiliency of Electrical Grids

Wind | Aug 28 - Targeted News Service
General Electric issued the following news release: Today, at the CIGRE Session 45 in Paris, GE's Energy Consulting business (NYSE: GE) presented the findings of its frequency response study on wind power and grid resiliency.

GE Celebrates Wind Energy Milestones in Brazil

International | Aug 28 - ENP Newswire
GE (NYSE: GE) announced today it has achieved a total installed capacity of 1 gigawatt of wind energy in Brazil. During the first half of 2014, GE connected 381 wind turbines to the grid in Brazil, providing 600 megawatts (MW) of capacity to the country.

Fitch Affirms South Mississippi Electric Power Assoc. Bonds at 'A-'; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK, Aug 27, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'A-' rating on the following South Mississippi Electric Power Association (SMEPA) outstanding bonds.

Crystal Solar and NREL Team Up to Cut Costs

Solar | Aug 27 - Energy Department Documents & Publications
Crystal Solar and NREL Team Up to Cut Costs August 27, 2014 A faster, cheaper way to manufacture silicon solar cells, partially funded by the Energy Department and fine-tuned at its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has won a coveted R&D 100 award as one of the top technology innovations of 2013.

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