Byrne: EPA Comment Period Should Be Extended

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 16 - Targeted News Service
Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1) recently organized a letter asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to extend the comment period on a proposed rule to tighten restrictions on carbon emissions from existing power plants.

ISS Signs 48 MW Solar Farm Duke Energy PPA

Solar | ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sep 16, 2014 -- GLOBE NEWSWIRE
via PRWEB - IS 41, a 48MW solar farm project located in Bladen County, NC, was one of the selected projects that qualified for the Duke Energy Request For Proposal (RFP) that was announced earlier in the year.

Fitch: Mild Summer Weather Dampening US Public Power

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK, Sep 16, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Mild summer weather conditions in much of the country could dampen year-end electric sales and contribute to declining debt service coverage ratios for the public power and electric cooperative sectors into 2014, Fitch Ratings says.

DTE launches new Corporate Citizenship Report

Business & Corporate | DETROIT, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire
DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) released its new Corporate Citizenship report, which highlights the company's commitment to the communities we serve, strong financial growth and environmental stewardship.

New Generation Power International Announces 34.5 Megawatt Biomass Project in Japan

International | CHICAGO, IL, Sep 16, 2014 -- Marketwired
New Generation Power International, a leading global renewable energy company, will develop three 11.5 Megawatt (MW) wood biomass plants in Japan.

Nuke plant goes back to normal federal oversight

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Elizabeth Skrapits The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
The PPL Susquehanna Steam in Salem Township is off the list of the six most-watched nuclear power plants.

FirstEnergy, Ohio Edison install new security fencing, thermal-monitoring cameras to thwart metal thieves at substations

Grid Operations | Sep 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Betty Lin-Fisher The Akron Beacon Journal
FirstEnergy and its subsidiaries, including Ohio Edison, are installing security fencing and monitoring systems at some of its substations in an effort to thwart metal thieves.

Fuel cell company leaves New York to operate plant in Mt. Pleasant Township

Distributed & Cogeneration | Sep 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Joe Napsha Tribune-Review, Greensburg, Pa.
A New York-based company is moving its manufacturing operation of specialized fuel cells to the Mount Pleasant Glass Centre, a $2.27 million project that is expected to result in 33 jobs during the next three years.

Homeowners Are Expected to Invest More Than $625 Billion in Residential Generation and Storage from 2014 to 2023, Forecasts Navigant Research

Distributed & Cogeneration | BOULDER, Colo., Sep 16, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Innovations in renewable distributed power generation, along with attractive new financing mechanisms, are providing residential customers with new options to manage their energy use and generate their own power.

Chesco solar plan pits green against green

Solar | Sep 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Tricia L. Nadolny The Philadelphia Inquirer
A wooded swath between subdivisions and a school in western Chester County could soon claim a renewable-energy first.

Big solar plant in Mojave Desert gets state's OK

Solar | Sep 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Carolyn Lochhead San Francisco Chronicle
Despite environmental concerns, the California Energy Commission has given a preliminary green light to an Oakland company's second big solar project in the California desert.

SunPower Achieves Production Milestone, Manufacturing its One-Billionth Solar Cell

Solar | SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire
SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR), a leading solar technology and energy services provider, today announced that it has manufactured its one billionth high efficiency solar cell.

ISO, PacifiCorp Outline EIM Implementation Plans for Oct. 1

Demand Response | FOLSOM, Calif., Sep 15, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
The California Independent System Operator (ISO) and PacifiCorp will launch the Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) on October 1 in planned stages to ensure seamless integration.

BGE Congratulates Customers on Achieving Significant Energy Savings Milestones of $2 Billion in Savings through the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program(R)

Energy Efficiency | BALTIMORE, Sep 16, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) today announced that through the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program, BGE customers have achieved $2 billion in energy savings over the lifecycle of the energy efficiency measures installed.

Manchin Alarmed by New Report on Rising Coal Plant Retirements

Fossil & Biomass | Sep 16 - Congressional Documents & Publications
Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) expressed concern after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an updated report on the projected number of retiring coal-fired plants in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for carbon dioxide emissions.

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