U.S. Geothermal Completes Acquisition of Ram Power's Geysers Project

Business & Corporate | BOISE, IDAHO, Apr 22, 2014 -- Marketwired
U.S. Geothermal Inc. (NYSE MKT: HTM)(TSX: GTH) (the "Company"), a leading renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy, announced today that it has successfully completed the previously announced acquisition of Ram Power, Corp.'s ("Ram") Geysers project for a total of $6.4 million in cash.

Canadian Solar to Supply 43MW of Solar Modules in Japan

International | GUELPH, Ontario, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire
Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company" or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that it has been awarded a module supply agreement to provide 43MW of photovoltaic ("PV") modules to the second largest solar power plant project in Japan.

Oklahoma wind farm opponents tally state incentives for wind developers

Wind | Apr 22 - Paul Monies The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City
The wind industry receives at least $193 million in state tax incentives each year in Oklahoma, a group wanting additional regulations on future wind developments said Monday.

Earthquakes could affect Beaver Valley nuke plant more than first thought

Nuclear | Apr 22 - David Conti The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Earthquakes could affect the Beaver Valley Power Station more than engineers thought when they built the plant's two nuclear reactors in the 1970s, according to a review that regulators ordered because of the Fukushima disaster in Japan.

Water and Light talks solar power

Solar | Apr 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Aaron Hagen The Daily Globe, Worthington, Minn.
In a lengthy discussion during its regular meeting Monday afternoon, the Worthington Public Utilities Water and Light Commission decided to explore options for solar power.

"Fugitive dust" from Norfolk coal cars stirs health fears

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Apr 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Aaron Applegate The Virginian-Pilot
Cathy Henry wondered about the black stuff. It coated the hands and feet of her 19-month-old twin girls when they played on the balcony of her West Ghent duplex.

Gov. Nikki Haley tours MOX facility at SRS

Nuclear | Apr 22 - Derrek Asberry Aiken Standard, S.C.
Gov. Nikki Haley's visit to the Savannah River Site's MOX facility reaffirmed her belief that the state of South Carolina is getting a raw deal in the federal government's push to freeze funding for construction of the facility.

State lamakers OK funding for green energy program

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
House and Senate lawmakers Monday authorized the disbursement of up to $50 million in state funds to establish an infrastructure financing program aimed at making photovoltaic systems and energy efficiency improvements affordable to a wider audience.

Nuclear debate on Clark Public Utilities agenda

Nuclear | Apr 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Aaron Corvin The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash.
A debate over the cost and safety of running the Pacific Northwest's only nuclear power plant has landed on the agenda of the Clark Public Utilities Board of Commissioners, with a 212-page study by a renowned energy expert serving as the focal point.

Alstom awarded contract by BHEL for the 2x660 MW Banharpalli coal power plant

International | Apr 22 - ENP Newswire
Alstom has been awarded a contract by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited worth close to EUR30 million to supply components and services for the 2x660 MW Banharpalli Super Thermal Power Project located in Jharsaguda, Orissa.

NRC Seeks Comments on Safety and Environmental Regulations Related to Spent Fuel Storage and Disposal

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 22 - Targeted News Service
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission published the following proposed rule in the Federal Register: Revise and Integrate All Safety and Environmental Regulations Related to Spent Fuel Storage and Disposal.

Public Utility Commission to Hold Hearing on Combined Heat and Power Technology

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 22 - Targeted News Service
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission issued the following Electric Utilities news release: The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) will hold an en banc hearing on the use of combined heat and power (CHP) on May 5, 2014 in Philadelphia.

FERC Issues Order Approving Installation of Automatic Water Leveling Equipment re Seneca Falls Power Corporation Under P-2438

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 22 - Targeted News Service
The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the text of the following delegated order: Seneca Falls Power Corporation Project No. 2438-108 ORDER APPROVING INSTALLATION OF AUTOMATIC WATER LEVELING EQUIPMENT (Issued April 21, 2014) 1.

Solar Fuels: A Grand Challenge of 21st Century Chemistry

Solar | Apr 22 - Targeted News Service
Solar panels are becoming a familiar site in communities across the United States, but what about solar fuels? A solar fuel is produced from sunlight through artificial photosynthesis, mimicking what Mother Nature has been doing for billions of years.

EDF and China Datang Corporation to build and operate a 2,000 MW ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant in China

International | Apr 22 - ENP Newswire
EDF and the electricity producer China Datang Corporation have signed an agreement whereby EDF will hold a 49% stake in Datang International Fuzhou Power Generation Company Ltd.

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