Peabody shares drop on Patriot Coal exposure

Business & Corporate | Jun 2 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Jacob Barker St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Peabody Energy stock fell 8 percent in the first day of trading since the St. Louis-based coal miner told investors it could be on the hook for tens of millions of dollars in Patriot Coal obligations.

$50 million Arizona project makes clean-fuel from wood waste

Fossil & Biomass | Jun 2 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - James Fenton The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M.
A Scottsdale, Ariz., company hopes to use its proprietary technology to produce semi-refined diesel from coal derived from wood waste at a proposed facility in Snowflake, Ariz.

PSC requests more information about power plant closures

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Jun 2 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Jared Hunt Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va.
The state Public Service Commission has ordered Appalachian Power to turn over more information regarding its closure of three coal-fired power plants over the weekend, including the potential costs of converting the plants to natural gas or other alternative fuels.

Jenkins offers assistance program for jobless miners

Business & Corporate | Jun 2 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Daniel Tyson The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va.
In the wake of the recent announcement that more than 2,200 jobs in the mining industry are being eliminated by two coal companies, U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va, released a packet of state and federal resources for miners seeking jobs and benefit assistance.

Xcel shuts down one reactor at Prairie Island nuclear plant

Nuclear | Jun 2 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Nick Woltman Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn.
Xcel Energy's Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant shut down one of its two reactors Sunday after its feedwater system, which supplies water to the steam generators, malfunctioned.

Gamesa wins 239MW turbine delivery contract for Scottish wind project

International | Jun 01 - Syrian Arab News Agency
ScottishPower Renewables has awarded a turbine delivery contract to Spanish power equipment manufacturer Gamesa for the 239MW Kilgallioch wind farm in southern Scotland.

India may outmanoeuvre China in Bangladesh power project

International | Jun 2 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Utpal Bhaskar Mint, New Delhi
State-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (Bhel) has been allowed to bid for a contract to set up a $1.68 billion power project in Bangladesh, enabling India to muscle in on a potential Chinese move on the deal.

Readers react to Elon Musk's $4.9 billion in government subsidies

Business & Corporate | Jun 2 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Jerry Hirsch Los Angeles Times
Readers reacted strongly to a Times story this weekend reporting that Los Angeles entrepreneur Elon Musk's companies -- Tesla, SolarCity and SpaceX -- have benefited from an estimated $4.9 billion in government support.

New KEPCO rate hikes point to need for bringing N-generation back online

International | Jun 02 -
The anomalous state of affairs in which electricity rates have been repeatedly increased must be put to an end as early as possible.

DEPCOM Power Earns EPC Agreement to Build 30MWac Utility Solar Plant in Georgia

Solar | Jun 02 - PR Newswire
DEPCOM Power today announced it has reached an agreement to serve as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm on the Pawpaw Solar Facility with Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company. The electricity and associated renewable energy credits (RECs) generated by the facility will be sold under a 30-year power purchase …

Vivint Solar Hires Award Winning Solar Innovator As A New Principal Scientist

Business & Corporate | Jun 02 - PR Newswire
Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR), a leading provider of residential solar energy systems in the United States, today announced that it has hired Greg Nielson, a leading solar power innovator, as a Principal Scientist in the company's Solar Technology Department. Greg joins Vivint Solar from mPower Technology, where he has spent the past year developing …

Spain's Abengoa to build 4 power substations in Mexico

International | Jun 01 - EFE Ingles
Spain's Abengoa said Monday that it won a contract worth 7.9 million euros ($8.7 million) to build four power substations in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa.The Mexican Federal Electricity Commission, or CFE, selected Abengoa to do the engineering, design and construction work on the Louisiana Banco 2, San Rafael, Los Mochis I and Los Mochis III substations.The …

Neil Kelly Company Installs Solar Photovoltaic System for Best Western Inn at the Meadows - One of Portland's First Solar Hotels

Solar | Jun 02 - PR Web
PortlandNeil Kelly Company, an award-winning design-build remodeling firm, is about to raise 400 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels onto the rooftop of Best Western Inn at the Meadows in North Portland making it among the first "solar" hotels in Portland.

SLCC Solar Tech Students Vie for KRCL-FM 90.9 Radio Power Project

Solar | Jun 2- PR Web
Salt Lake Community College students of solar design will compete Tuesday, June 2, 6 p.m., at KRCL-FM 90.9 to see which of four SLCC teams will help KRCL become Utah's first radio station powered completely by renewable energy.

FPL's ongoing high demand for smart grid technology brings S&C Electric Co. manufacturing site to Florida -- Governor Rick Scott attends facility opening

Grid Operations | Jun 02 - PR Newswire
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today joined Chicago-based S&C Electric Company (S&C) at the opening of S&C's West Palm Beach manufacturing facility -- a site that will turn out thousands of smart grid devices aimed at improving service for FPL's 4.8 million customers.

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