Lower power prices help Columbus' municipal utility

Business & Corporate | Feb 11 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Lucas Sullivan The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio
Cheaper natural gas and competition among energy companies has resulted in more than $15 million in savings for the city's electric utility over the past two years.

Advanced Energy Industries announces board changes

Business & Corporate | Feb 11, 2016 -- MarketLine
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. has announced that Terry Hudgens has decided to retire

Low-cost energy storage for power grid can be found in your basement, study says

Energy Storage | Feb 11 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - David Shaffer Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
The least-expensive battery to store energy from the electric power grid may be sitting in homeowners' basements -- the electric water heater.

Connecticut's solar jobs lagging

Human Resources | Feb 11 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Luther Turmelle New Haven Register, Conn.
A new study released Wednesday by a renewable energy advocacy group shows that Connecticut's solar industry is lagging well behind the rest of the country in terms of the number of people it employs.

Ormat withdraws from negotiations to provide 25MW of addition power to HELCO

Future & Alternative Generation | HILO - Feb 11 - Hawaii 24/7
Hawai'i Electric Light today announced that Ormat has withdrawn from contract negotiations to provide 25 MW of additional geothermal energy on Hawai'i Island.

State officials laud high court's EPA ruling

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Feb 11 - Dominion Post (Morgantown, WV)
The head of Longview Power Plant hailed a Supreme Court decision rejecting new federal pollution standards as a win for consumers and his facility.

Transeastern Power Trust to Acquire Three Hydro Renewable Energy Projects in Romania for USD5.39 Million

Electric Vehicles | Feb 11 - Progressive Digital Media - Deals
Transeastern Power Trust has agreed to acquire three operational hydro renewable energy projects located in Romania, for a purchase consideration of CAD7.5 million (USD5.39 million) calculated on a debt free basis.

Pakistan's renewable energy sector attracts $ 3 bln in one year

International | Feb 11 - Daily Patriot (Pakistan)
The Renewable Energy sector has attracted foreign investment of over $ 3 billion during the last one year

Number of solar permits issued up from year ago

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Feb 10 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Kathryn Mykleseth The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
The number of solar-energy system permits issued by the City and County of Honolulu increased by 45 percent in January from the year-earlier period.

A bright spot for Grayson County: Solar project would be $80M investment, bring hundreds of temporary jobs

Solar | Feb 10 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Jerrie Whiteley Herald Democrat, Sherman, Texas
Grayson County commissioners Tuesday heard from a company that wants to bring solar power to the county in a big way.

Lyons to install electric vehicle charging station with Boulder County grants

Electric Vehicles | Feb 10 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - John Fryar Daily Times-Call, Longmont, Colo.
Lyons will spend $12,000 in Boulder County grant awards to pay to install an electric vehicle charging station that town officials say could increase the numbers of EV users stopping and shopping there on their trips to and from the mountains.

North American overseas pellet exports rose for the second consecutive quarter to reach a new record high with the US South shipping 77% of the volume

Fossil & Biomass | Feb 10 - Cision
The wood pellet industry keeps investing in new production capacity in the US South because of higher pellet demand in the United Kingdom, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review.

Lakeland Electric power poles to be replaced along Edgewood

Grid Operations | LAKELAND -- Feb 10 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Christopher Guinn The Ledger, Lakeland, Fla.
As Lakeland Electric swaps old wood poles for new steel ones on three roads near Cleveland Heights Golf Course, drivers and residents should expect traffic slowdowns along busy Edgewood Drive.

California Net Metering Decision Provides Long-term Benefits to Solar Customers and Industry

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Vancouver, British Columbia and San Diego, California, Feb 10, 2016 -- Filing Services Canada via Comtex
Solar Alliance Energy, Inc. is pleased to announce the California Public Utilities Commission approved a net metering regime, often referred to as NEM 2.0, that will preserve retail payments for residential rooftop solar.

SMUD cancels $1.45 billion hydro project in El Dorado County

Hydro | Feb 10, 2016 -- MarketLine
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District has canceled plans to build a $1.45 billion hydroelectric project at Iowa Hill in El Dorado County.

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