Lake Township raises restrictive bar in wind energy ordinance

Wind | Jul 26 - Huron Daily Tribune, The (Bad Axe, MI)
Planners in Lake Township have raised the restrictive bar in drafting a wind energy zoning ordinance.

DTE plan calls for turbines in Colfax, Meade

Wind | Jul 26 - Huron Daily Tribune, The (Bad Axe, MI)
DTE Energy is one of several developers with plans to construct new wind parks in the county.

Energy Department Announces Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project Awards

Wind | Jul 25 - Global Data Point
In support of the Energy Department's Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative, this funding aims to help U.S. manufacturers improve their turbine designs and manufacturing processes to reduce hardware costs, improve efficiency and eventually earn certification from accredited third-party certification bodies..

Caswell solar farm to power 700 homes

Solar | Jul 26 - Times-News (Burlington, NC)
Think Caswell County seems like an unlikely place to find a solar farm generating enough power to provide energy to nearly 700 homes?

KSA boosts renewable energy investments

Risk & Operations | Jul 25 - Arab News (Saudi Arabia)
The Kingdom has confirmed its commitment to allocate over $109 billion of investment to develop a strong renewable energy sector by 2032, according to energy industry sources.

Larger payout to speed up power cut fix

International | Jul 25 - Gloucestershire Echo (England)
Power cut victims stand to receive larger compensation payments in the future.

Spanish firm to build $112m wind power plant in Maan

International | Jul 25 - Jordan Times, The
Jordan awarded a contract to Spanish engineering firm Elecnor to build a 65-75 megawatt wind power plant in the southern region.

Construction on Westermeerwind Wind Farm to Start

International | Jul 25 - PR Newswire Europe
Westermeerwind BV reached financial close on 25 July for the turn key construction of the Westermeerwind wind farm in IJsselmeer.

Tripura to produce more electricity

Business & Corporate | Jul 25 - Asian News International
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was recently signed between the North East Electric Power Corporation (NEEPC) and the Tripura State Electrical Corporation Limited to increase the production capacity of three power plants in the state.

Low cost of electricity leads to higher use in Northwest

Billing & Customer Care | Jul 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Danielle Wiley Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Moscow, Idaho
Washington has the second lowest energy prices for consumers in the 50 states, which includes electricity, natural gas and fuel.

Caswell solar farm to power 700 homes

Solar | Jul 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Chris Lavender Times-News, Burlington, N.C.
Think Caswell County seems like an unlikely place to find a solar farm generating enough power to provide energy to nearly 700 homes?

TVA ends LiveWell program closes employee gymns to cut costs

Business & Corporate | Jul 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Dave Flessner Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is shuttering its award-winning LiveWell program and closing most of its employee fitness centers as part of the utility's ongoing efforts to trim $500 million in annual operating expenses.

China's coal inventories rise, losses widen

International | BEIJING, Jul 26, 2014 -- Xinhua
China's coal producers faced greater inventories in the first half of the year as an economic slowdown and lingering oversupply continued to weigh down the sector, according to data from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).

Wind energy utility leasing more than 7,000 acres of land Down East

Wind | Jul 25 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Tim Cox Bangor Daily News, Maine
Atlantic Wind, a subsidiary of a global utility business, has leased thousands of acres in two coastal communities and is gathering data to assess the feasibility of a wind energy project there.

SolarReserve Signs Contract to Supply Solar Power In Central America

International | SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire
SolarReserve, a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects and advanced thermal energy storage technology, today announced that it signed a supply contract for its 20 megawatt (MW) Acajutla photovoltaic (PV) solar power project in El Salvador as part of a highly competitive tender solicitation by the local electric distribution companies.

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