Power Plant Battle Continues, Plant Sale Imminent

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 10 - Pan African News Agency
The battle that will determine the fate of Lansing's Cayuga Power Plant continued this week as NYSEG and Cayuga Operating Company (COC) filed opposing arguments with the New york State Public Service Commission (PSC).

PUCO staff recommends against AEP profit-guarantee plan

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 9 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Dan Gearino The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio
Ohio utility regulators should reject a plan from American Electric Power that would guarantee profit at some power plants, according to testimony issued this afternoon by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio staff.

Yogurt plant's wastewater helps power electrical grid

Fossil & Biomass | Oct 9 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Brian Nearing Times Union, Albany, N.Y.
The next time you switch on your lights, a few of the electrons may be coming from a Fulton County sewer plant that is processing wastewater left over from yogurt.

Koster says Missouri will sue to block EPA carbon rules

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Oct 9 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Jacob Barker St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says he will join more than a dozen other states in suing the Environmental Protection Agency to block rules meant to rein in climate change-causing carbon emissions.

Antrim Wind developers submit application

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | ANTRIM -- Oct 9 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Meghan Foley The Keene Sentinel, N.H.
The future of a wind farm off Route 9 in town is now in the hands of the N.H. Site Evaluation Committee.

Behind the scenes: What happens during maintenance outage at nuclear plant?

Nuclear | SHIPPINGPORT -- Oct 9 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Jared Stonesifer Beaver County Times, Pa.
SHIPPINGPORT -- A nuclear power plant is an active place on a normal day, but the 1,000-acre Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station truly comes to life during refueling outages that happen every 18 months.

Natural gas plant coming to Columbiana County

Business & Corporate | WELLSVILLE -- Oct 9 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohio
South Field Energy announced Thursday its plan to build a 1,100-megawatt, natural-gas electric-generating facility in Columbiana County.

Wind power supporters anxious to invest more

Wind | MACOMB -- Oct 9 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Chris Aldridge The Huron Daily Tribune, Bad Axe, Mich.
Huron County, Michigan's unofficial wind energy capital with 328 turbines and plans for 150 more, took center stage Thursday at a Macomb Community College roundtable event.

NextEra remains committed to HEI purchase

Business & Corporate | Oct 9 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Kathryn Mykleseth The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
NextEra Energy Inc. said Thursday it is still committed to its purchase of Hawaii's largest electrical utility, despite Gov. David Ige's administration coming out against the sale for the second time.

U.S. Energy Secretary opens Solar Decathlon

Business & Corporate | IRVINE -- Oct 9 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Sarah de Crescenzo The Orange County Register
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz isn't shy about his favorite kind of clean energy.

Court confirms Patriot Coal sale

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 9 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Daniel Tyson The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va.
Despite strong opposition from lenders of Patriot Coal Corp.'s sale, a bankruptcy judge confirmed Thursday the Scott Depot-based company transaction and debt-payment plan.

Former Gov. Schweitzer publishes new book on energy revolution

Energy Storage | Oct 9 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Tom Lutey Billings Gazette, Mont.
Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer has a new book on an upcoming energy revolution he says will free consumers from power companies, oil wars and earn them some money.

Cuomo, Gore roll out climate change initiatives

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | ALBANY -- Oct 9 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Casey Seiler Times Union, Albany, N.Y.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former Vice President Al Gore met at Columbia University in New York City on Thursday to announce a handful of actions New York State will take to fight climate change.

Allegany County buys solar power

Solar | CUMBERLAND -- Oct 9 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Matthew Bieniek Cumberland Times-News, Md.
Allegany County will save at least $630,000 over 25 years, and possibly considerably more, after agreeing to purchase solar power generated from panels on county-owned property.

Company to build its second $1.1 billion gas-fired power plant near Wellsville in Ohio's Utica Shale

Business & Corporate | Oct 9 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Bob Downing The Akron Beacon Journal
Columbiana County is getting a $1.1 billion power plant that will burn natural gas to produce electricity.

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