Randolph landfill could get coal ash

Fossil & Biomass | Aug 31 - News & Record (Greensboro, NC)
Environmentalists warn that a planned regional landfill in Randolph County could become a burial ground for worrisome amounts of coal ash.

Emmons County targeted for possible mega-power plant

Fossil & Biomass | Aug 29 - Lauren Donovan The Bismarck Tribune, N.D.
In what would be major economic and energy development for the central region, Basin Electric Power Cooperative says it is scouting for land in Emmons County to locate a mega-scale power plant fueled by natural gas.

Carthage woman's appeal of Canton wind project allowed

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Terry Karkos Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine
A Massachusetts wind power developer has until Sept. 17 to respond to an administrative appeal filed with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection last month by a Carthage woman, a state official ruled Thursday.

County wind committee ready to call it a day

Wind | Aug 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Chris Aldridge The Huron Daily Tribune, Bad Axe, Mich.
The county's wind energy zoning subcommittee has achieved its purpose and will be terminated, Commissioner David Peruski said this week.

Duke Energy Indiana proposes plan to modernize its statewide electric grid

Grid Operations | PLAINFIELD, Ind., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire
Duke Energy Indiana is filing a plan today with Indiana state utility regulators to modernize its aging electric grid that delivers power to more than 800,000 Hoosier homes, businesses and industries.

UMaine's wind turbine lab tests largest blade yet

Wind | Aug 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Nick McCrea Bangor Daily News, Maine
The UMaine Composites Center has taken in a very, very big test subject. Wednesday, a truck brought in a 180-foot wind turbine blade for strength testing.

Consumers Energy Speeds Up Meter Technology Upgrade Across Michigan

Metering | JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire
Consumers Energy is accelerating its plan to provide updated electric meters to homes and businesses across Michigan. By the end of 2017 -- two years earlier than scheduled originally -- 1.8 million electric meters will be updated along with 600,000 natural gas meters for customers who also have Consumers Energy electric service.

DOE agrees to pay $23.6M to Energy Northwest

Nuclear | Aug 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Annette Cary Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Wash.)
The Department of Energy has agreed to pay Energy Northwest almost $23.6 million in damages for its continued failure to accept used nuclear fuel.

Duke Energy will credit customers

Business & Corporate | Aug 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Gary Pinnell Highlands Today, Sebring, Fla.
Rodney and Susan Ward's electricity bill was $208 last month. "And we live in a mobile home," Susan Ward said, pointing to a park across U.S. 27 from Lakeshore Mall, where she works.

Utilities, city settle ex-coal handler's lawsuit

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - David Little West Central Tribune, Willmar, Minn.
The Willmar Municipal Utilities and the city of Willmar have settled a discrimination lawsuit filed a year and a half ago in federal district court by former utilities coal handler Nefi Ibarra and will pay him $115,000.

BPA officials using private emails for sensitive public business, avoiding scrutiny

Business & Corporate | Aug 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Ted Sickinger The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.
Three successive administrators at Bonneville Power Administration used their private email accounts to conduct agency business with a political consultant who has been paid nearly $1 million by the agency since 2001, effectively shielding their interactions from public scrutiny.

NC environmental advocates ready to file new ash lawsuits

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Bruce Henderson The Charlotte Observer
North Carolina's environmental agency said Thursday it won't file further coal ash lawsuits against Duke Energy, as advocacy groups prepared to sue the utility next week.

Big power increase slated for Peach Bottom Atomic

Nuclear | Aug 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Brett Sholtis York Daily Record, Pa.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved Exelon's request to crank up their electrical output at Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station in south York County.

ComEd or Integrys? New calculator helps decide

Business & Corporate | Aug 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Julie Wernau Chicago Tribune
Chicagoans who are confused over whether to stick with the city's chosen electricity provider, Integrys Energy Services, or to go back to ComEd, now have a free tool to help.

Bingham wind energy project wins preliminary approval from Maine environmental regulators

Wind | Aug 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Darren Fishell Bangor Daily News, Maine
State regulators are prepared to give final approval for a 62-turbine wind farm in Bingham, which would be the largest so far approved in the state.

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