New IHS CERA Study Underscores Need to Preserve Existing Nuclear Energy Plants

Nuclear | WASHINGTON, Jul 28, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
A report issued last week by IHS CERA demonstrates that existing nuclear energy plants, which provide one-fifth of the country's electricity and are part of our diverse energy mix, help lower the cost of generating electricity for consumers by more than $93 billion a year.

FuelCell Energy Identifies New Haven, Connecticut as Second Location in the Previously Announced 5.6 Megawatt Sale to United Illuminating

Distributed & Cogeneration | DANBURY, Jul 28, 2014 -- GLOBE NEWSWIRE
FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:FCEL), a global leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, identified New Haven, Connecticut as the second installation site for the previously announced 5.6 megawatt (MW) in projects purchased by The United Illuminating Company (UI), a subsidiary of UIL Holdings Corporation (NYSE:UIL).

SunPower Closes Agreement for Up to $44.5 Million in Non-Recourse Debt to Finance Residential Solar Lease Program

Solar | ANNAPOLIS, Md. and SAN JOSE, Calif., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HASI) and SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) today announced an agreement under which HASI is expected to provide up to $44.5 million in non-recourse debt to help finance SunPower's residential solar lease program.

GE Energy Financial Services Invests in Atria Power's Wind Farms in India; Supports USD $1 Billion Annual Renewable Energy Investment Commitment

International | ANANTHAPUR & BETUL, India, Jul 28, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
GE unit (NYSE:GE) GE Energy Financial Services has invested equity in three Atria Power wind projects under construction in India, supporting GE's commitment to invest USD $1 billion annually in renewable energy projects worldwide.

TransAlta to build highly efficient power station in Western Australia

International | CALGARY, ALBERTA, Jul 28, 2014 -- Marketwired
TransAlta Corporation (TSX: TA)(NYSE: TAC) has agreed to build, own and operate a 150 MW combined cycle gas power station in South Hedland, Western Australia to supply power to Horizon Power, a state owned utility, and to The Pilbara Infrastructure Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortescue Metals Group ("Fortescue").

First Solar, XSOL Establish Supply Agreement in Japan

International | TOKYO, Jul 28, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), the leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions, and XSOL Co., Ltd., a leading distributor and integrator of solar systems in Japan, today announced that they have signed an agreement to supply First Solar's cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin film modules in Japan.

Manure-burning power plant in limbo

Fossil & Biomass | Jul 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Timothy B. Wheeler The Baltimore Sun
The project seemed simple enough -- build a waste-to-energy plant on the Eastern Shore fueled by poultry manure, keeping it from flushing into and polluting the bay, while creating green jobs and boosting Maryland's fledgling renewable energy industry

Gas, electric prices spike if rate hike moves ahead

Business & Corporate | Jul 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Becky Orr Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne
Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power customers will pay more for electricity and natural gas if a proposed rate hike moves ahead.

Ameren faces overearning hearings

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Jul 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Jacob Barker St. Louis Post-Dispatch
When it comes to electric rate fights, Ameren Missouri is undefeated over the last decade.

Elecnor clinches $112mn Jordan wind farm contract

International | Jul 28 - Utilities Middle East (United Arab Emirates)
Elecnor has won the $112mn contract to build a 75MW wind farm in the south of Jordan.

Wisconsin utility companies take aim against solar power

Solar | Jul 28 - Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI)
Two Wisconsin utility companies -- once among the early leaders in promoting solar power -- now say the solar industry has grown so much it is hurting their business and their customers.

Japan suspends proposal to buy lands for storing nuclear debris

International | Jul 28 - Global Data Point
The plan was canceled as some of the owners have ignored to sell land for proposed project in the towns of Futaba and Okuma.

KenGen to start 20MW additional power generation at Ngong wind farm in Kenya

International | Jul 28 - Global Data Point
According to the company, the task of installing additional wind turbines at Ngong Hills has reached the final stage.

Secunderabad Cantonment Board to set up 1 MW solar power plant in Hyderabad soon

International | Jul 26 - Times of India
The Secunderabad Cantonment could be the first cantonment area to switch over to solar energy, with a Delhi-based firm (PEC Limited) getting ready to set up a solar power mini grid either at Balamrai pump house or Gun Rock pump house.

A national energy policy for Malta

International | Jul 27 - Malta Business Weekly, The
Council conclusions of 4 February 2011 state that "no EU member state should remain isolated from the European gas and electricity networks after 2015". With this conclusion, the then Prime Minister of Malta, Dr Lawrence Gonzi, had ably negotiated Malta's energy future.

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