Upgrades to Plant Farley Unit 2 enhance the production of low-cost, carbon-free electricity

Nuclear | BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 
Unit 2 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., has safely resumed generating electricity following the completion of a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Central Bank Governor believes solar energy is the way forward for the island

International | Nov 13 - Caribbean News Agency
Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, Dr. DeLisle Worrell believes that the island could benefit significantly from the use of solar energy and reduce the billion dollar import bill on energy.

Can we meet EPA carbon emissions goals without going nuclear?

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Nov 20 - Deseret News (UT)
Regulations and economics have reduced carbon emissions in the U.S. electric power sector by about 15 percent since 2005, according to the Energy Information Administration. EPA's goal is to reduce power station carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030.

EDF says French nuclear reactor delayed another year to 2017

International | Nov 20 - YellowBrix
French utility EDF announced a new one-year delay for its Areva-designed EPR nuclear reactor in Flamanville, France, which it now expects to be connected to the grid in 2017, a decade after construction started.

Russia to provide Armenia with $270 million loan for repair of the nuclear power plant

International | Nov 20 - Forexpros
Russia will provide Armenia with a $270 million loan for the extension of the term of exploitation of the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant (ANPP).

48 Electric and Natural Gas Utilities Named 2014 Customer Champions by Cogent Reports

Billing & Customer Care | CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov 20, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Cogent(TM) Reports, a division of Market Strategies International, released a list of the 48 utilities it has named as 2014 Utility Customer Champions.

Bechtel Completes Second Combined-Cycle Plant for Panda Power Funds

Distributed & Cogeneration | FREDERICK, Md., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire
Bechtel announced today that the company has completed the Panda Sherman Power project in Sherman, Texas, two weeks ahead of schedule.

Applications Now Available for Iberdrola USA Foundation 2015/2016 Energy & Environment Scholarships

Business & Corporate | NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire
The Iberdrola USA Foundation, in conjunction with Fundacion Iberdrola is now accepting scholarship applications for master's studies in energy and/or the environment at the University of Rochester and the University of Maine for the 2015/2016 academic year.

Constellation Announces 2014 E2 Energy to Educate Grant Recipients

Business & Corporate |


Constellation today announced the recipients of its 2014 E 2 Energy to Educate Grants program for student projects focusing on energy science, technology and education.

IBM, Cisco Score Highest in Navigant Research Assessment of Smart City Technology Providers

Grid Operations | BOULDER, Colo. (Business Wire) - Nov 20
A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 16 leading smart city suppliers, including vendor profiles, ratings, and rankings, with the goal of providing industry participants with an objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the growing global smart city market.

500-Mile Transmission Line Proposed for Iowa

Grid Operations | Nov 19 - Transmission & Distribution World
The Rock Island Clean Line LLC filed petitions with the Iowa Utilities Board on Nov. 6 for issuance of electric transmission line franchises.

Amazon pledges its data centers will go green

Hydro | Nov 20 - Oregonian (Portland, OR)
Amazon, which operates large data centers in Morrow County, is the latest large tech company to pledge to use renewable power at its server farms.

Coal forecast: No need for new NW terminals

Fossil & Biomass | Nov 20 - Seattle Times (WA)
U.S. coal exports have plummeted from their 2012 peaks, making it more difficult to make the case for building new export terminals in Washington and Oregon, according to a report released Wednesday by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.

New investment by Iona Capital promises greener power for Yorkshire

International | Nov 20 - PR Web
Iona Capital ("Iona"), a leading environmental investor, has financed its twelfth Anaerobic Digestion ("AD") plant, Leeming Biogas Ltd, which is located adjacent to RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire and will be one of the largest gas-to-grid AD plants in the UK.

Fitch Upgrades Berkshire Wind Power Cooperative Corp's (MA) Revs to 'A+'; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | Nov 20 - Business Wire
Fitch Ratings has upgraded Berkshire Wind Power Cooperative Corporation's (BWPCC, or the cooperative) $57.9 million of outstanding wind project revenue bonds, Berkshire series 1 to 'A+' from 'A'. The Rating Outlook is Stable.



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