Alexander Opening Statement on FY16 Nuclear Regulatory Commission Budget

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Mar 05 - Congressional Documents & Publications
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Ark.), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, today issued the following opening statement during a subcommittee hearing to review the FY2016 budget request for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Reps. Davis, Kinzinger Lead Congressional Effort to Protect Nuclear Energy

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Mar 05 - Congressional Documents & Publications
U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) today led a bipartisan coalition of the Illinois Congressional Delegation in expressing support for maintaining Illinois' leadership in nuclear energy.

SwRI receives $9.9 million from U.S. DOE to improve solar plant efficiency

Solar | Mar 05 - ENP Newswire
Southwest Research Institute has been awarded $4.9 million by the U.S. Department of Energy as part of a $9.9 million continuation contract to manufacture and test a high-efficiency supercritical CO2 hot gas turbo-expander and compact heat exchangers for concentrating solar power plants.

South Korea signs MoU to develop $2bn nuclear power plants in Saudi Arabia

International | Mar 05 - Syrian Arab News Agency
South Korea has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saudi Arabia to build two nuclear reactors worth up to $2bn.

Earth Source Organics to Run on Clean Energy from Arcadia Power

Wind | Mar 05 - PR Web
Today, Earth Source Organics (ESO) announced that it is now running on 100% pollution-free electricity through a partnership with national Clean Energy provider, Arcadia Power.

Rocky Mountain Power Proposes Modest Price Increase to Keep Service Reliable for Wyoming Customers

Business & Corporate | Mar 05 - Global Data Point
Proposed price changes vary for different types of customers, and the increase would differ based on individual electricity use. An average residential customer using 768 kilowatt hours per month would see an increase of about $4.64 on their monthly bill.

ABO Wind has connected 1,000 megawatts to the grid

International | Mar 05 - Global Data Point
"In 1996, we built our first wind farm consisting of three Micon M 1800 turbines with 0.6 megawatts each in the Hessian county of Kassel," CEO and co-founder Matthias Bockholt recalls.

Salt River Project Wins International Award for Grid Modernization Efforts

Grid Operations | Mar 05 - Global Data Point
It is recognition five years in the making. After years of research, development and real-world application, Salt River Project senior engineer Kyle Cormier and Joe Nowaczyk, former director of Electronic Systems, are being honored for their work, which focuses on enabling technologies to make grid modernization more reliable for SRP customers and the overall power industry into the future.

NRC Will Continue Increased Oversight of Monticello Nuclear Plant

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Mar 05 - Global Data Point
The NRC uses color-coded inspection findings and performance indicators to assess nuclear plant performance.

Germany's Greenpeace Energy to file lawsuit against European Commission over UK nuclear power

International | Mar 05 - Global Data Point
The power plant is set to de developed by French utility Electricite de France (EDF). It is being developed as part of UK's plan to replace a fifth of UK's ageing nuclear power and coal plants in the coming decade.

GRID Alternatives Joins CPF’s Network of Channel Partners to Finance Solar Projects for Low-Income Homeowners

Solar | Mar 05 - Business Wire
GRID Alternatives (GRID), the nation’s largest non-profit solar installer, has become a channel partner to Clean Power Finance (CPF) to help more low-income homeowners save money on their electric bills with residential solar.

SunEdison Becomes First Renewable Energy Company To Offer Solar, Wind, And Energy Storage

Energy Storage | Mar 05 - PR Newswire
SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world's largest renewable energy development company, and Solar Grid Storage LLC, a leader in deploying combined energy storage and solar PV systems, today announced that SunEdison has acquired the energy storage project origination team, project pipeline, and subject to customary consents and assignments, four operating storage projects from Solar Grid Storage.

Gading Kencana plans to build Malacca solar plant

International | Mar 05 - New Straits Time (Malaysia)
Consultant in energy efficiency and renewable energy Gading Kencana Sdn Bhd plans to build a solar module manufacturing factory in Malacca within three years.

Inhofe Highlights Three Budget Concerns from the Hearing on EPA Budget

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Mar 05 - Congressional Documents & Publications
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, released the following statement after today's full committee hearing on the president's proposed fiscal year 2016 budget for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Fitch Rates DTE Electric Co.'s $500MM General & Refunding Mtge Bonds 'A'; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK (The Associated Press) - Mar 4
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A' rating to DTE Electric Company's (DECo) $500 million issuance of 30-year general and refunding mortgage bonds.

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