Mystery drones fly over French nuclear facilities

International | Oct 30 - UPI Top Stories
The presence of unidentified drones, flying over French nuclear power plants, was confirmed by France's electrical power authority.

Blue Earth Closes on Purchase of Equity Position in PowerGenix With $10 Million Dollar Investment

Business & Corporate | Oct 30 - Marketwire
Blue Earth, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBLU), a renewable/alternative energy and energy efficiency services company, announced today that it has closed on its agreement to acquire an equity stake in PowerGenix for $10 million payable through a combination of cash ($2 million) and Blue Earth restricted common shares (3,729,604) valued at $2.145 per share.

Axion Power Designated As Supplier Of Energy Storage And Frequency Regulation For 9.1 Megawatt Pennsylvania Solar Farm

Energy Storage | Oct 30 - PR Newswire
Axion Power International, Inc. (Nasdaq: AXPW, AXPWW), a developer of advanced lead-carbon PbC® batteries, energy storage systems and frequency regulation systems, today announced it has been designated as the supplier of energy storage and frequency regulation for a solar farm that, when finished, will be the largest in Pennsylvania.

Germany likely to decrease coal-fired energy to attain greenhouse gas emissions goals

International | Oct 30 - Global Data Point
Rainer Baake, State Secretary at Germany's Ministry of Economic Affairs, said that the government will decide a program on December 3, 2014 that would have measures to improve energy efficiency and possibly reduce coal energy generation.

£81 Billion Worth of Renewable Energy Projects Proposed

International | Oct 30 - PR Newswire Europe
Figures released today (30 October) reveal that more than £81 billion worth of renewable energy projects are proposed by 2025, representing nearly half of all infrastructure spending in the UK.

Conergy Connects RWE's First Uk Solar Farm

International | Oct 30 - Global Data Point
Located on a disused airfield at Kencot Hill, close to the historic village of Burford in David Cameron's parliamentary constituency of West Oxfordshire, the new power plant is already producing enough electricity to supply 10,000 homes in the local area.

Details emerge on Jessup natural gas plant

Fossil & Biomass | Oct 30 - Times-Tribune (Scranton, PA)
Jessup may soon be home to one of the state's largest natural gas power plants. Chicago-based Invenergy LLC plans to place its Lackawanna Energy Center on 80 acres bounded by Valley View Drive and Sunnyside Road, according to a permit application the company filed with the state Department of Environmental Protection.

Middletown power plant project called a "game-changer" for region

Fossil & Biomass | Oct 30 - Dayton Daily News (OH)
Plans to build a natural gas-fired power plant in Middletown have so far faced no public opposition and developers say they're on schedule to start construction of the more than $500 million project next year pending regulatory approvals.

ALLETE Board of Directors Declares Dividend on Common Stock

Business & Corporate | Oct 30 - Business Wire
ALLETE, Inc. (NYSE:ALE) board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of 49 cents per share of common stock.

County to Celebrate New Solar Energy System at Fairgrounds

Solar | Oct 30 - Targeted News Service
Eagle County issued the following news release: Eagle County will celebrate completion of the largest photovoltaic solar energy system in the Eagle Valley at a "switch flipping" ceremony set for noon on Nov. 3.

PSC Announces Public Comment Hearings on APCo and WPCo Rate Case

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 30 - Targeted News Service
The West Virginia Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Public Service Commission has scheduled ten public comment hearings in the pending Appalachian Power Company and Wheeling Power Company, together American Electric Power (AEP) Rate Case.

ADB Grant to Help Maldives Tap Solar Power, Cut High Fuel Bill

International | Oct 30 - M2 PressWIRE
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a $38 million grant and allocating another $12 million grant from the ADB-administered Strategic Climate Fund to help the Maldives tap its ample renewable power sources and reduce its reliance on costly, polluting diesel oil-fuelled electricity.

SunEdison Wins 150 Megawatts Of Solar Photovoltaic Projects In Karnataka India

International | Oct 30 - Canada Newswire
SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced that it has won 5 solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 150 megawatts (MW) from Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) as announced by the Government of Karnataka.

North Carolina Department of Utilities Commission Issues Order Issuing Certificate and Accepting Registration of New Renewable Energy Facility

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 30 - Targeted News Service
North Carolina Department of Utilities Commission Issues Order Issuing Certificate and Accepting Registration of New Renewable Energy Facility of Application of Exum Farm Solar, LLC in Lenoir County.

North Carolina Department of Utilities Commission Order Granting Extensions of Time

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 30 - Targeted News Service
The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order: In the Matter ofApplication by Virginia Electric and Power Company, d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power, for Approval of Demand-Side Management and Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Rider Pursuant to G.S. 62-133.9 and Commission Rule R8-69.


MidAmerican Energy signs long-term service contract with Siemens for Iowa wind projects

ORLANDO, Fla. & DES MOINES, Iowa - Oct 30, 2014 (News Release)

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