TVA Concludes Campbell Creek Energy Efficiency Project

Energy Efficiency | Sep 27 - Targeted News Service
The Campbell Creek home energy efficiency research project is coming to an end and the virtual residents are moving out.

Solar farm in the works in Denmark Township

Solar | Sep 27 - Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)
A 40-acre spread of solar panels could be sprouting up on what is now farmland in Denmark Township as part of a $250 million statewide project to draw more energy from the sun.

Toyota bets big on fuel cell vehicles

Distributed & Cogeneration | Sep 26 - San Jose Mercury News (CA)
California's ambitious zero-emission vehicle goal is for 1.5 million hydrogen, all electric, and plug-in electric vehicles to be cruising the roads by 2025.

Proposal for taller wind turbines in Hancock County draws no comments

Wind | Sep 26 - Bangor Daily News (ME)
About a dozen people showed up, but no one offered any comment when state officials held a public hearing Thursday evening at the local elementary school about a planned commercial-scale wind farm.

LP&L leaders say utility could hire new CEO next week

Business & Corporate | Sep 27 - Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (TX)
Lubbock Power & Light could have a new CEO and director of utilities as soon as Monday. The municipal utility's board will hold a special meeting to discuss and possibly take action on the new hire, according to the agenda.

EPA approves haze reduction plan at San Juan

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 27 - Santa Fe New Mexican, The (NM)
Federal regulators announced Friday that they have formally approved a plan to reduce haze from the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station in the Four Corners region by shuttering two of the plant's four units by 2017.

Commission Begins Prudency Review of Avista Electric, Gas Conservation Programs

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 28 - Targeted News Service
Avista Utilities is seeking a determination from the Idaho Public Utilities Commission that $7.63 million it spent during 2013 on electric and natural gas efficiency programs was prudently incurred.

Commission Adopts Avista Rate Settlement that Leaves Current Base Rates in Place Until 2016

Business & Corporate | Sep 28 - Targeted News Service
The Idaho Public Utilities Commission adopted a settlement of an Avista Utilities' rate application that states the utility cannot increase electricity or natural gas base rates until Jan. 1, 2016, at the earliest.

UW Receives $4.25 Million DOE Grant to Explore Wind Energy

Wind | Sep 27 - Targeted News Service
The University of Wyoming issued the following news release: The University of Wyoming has received a $4.25 million Department of Energy-EPSCoR grant to research wind farm modeling, transmission grid monitoring and the economics derived from wind-generated power.

Pippy: Coal power plant regulations not 'realistic'

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 27 - Valley Independent (Monessen, PA)
John Pippy summed up the attitude of the coal industry toward developing state and federal clean air standards by simply saying: "Oversight is good, overreach is bad."

U.S. EPA Approves Carbon Sequestration Permit in Decatur, Illinois

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Sep 27 - Targeted News Service
The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a permit allowing the Archer Daniels Midland Company to inject carbon dioxide deep underground in Decatur, Illinois.

Duke Energy Progress in spat over cost of electricity produced by burning poultry waste

Fossil & Biomass | Sep 26 - News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
North Carolina's struggle to convert animal waste into energy has blown up into a legal spat between Duke Energy Progress and a New York private equity firm that plans to burn turkey droppings as an energy fuel supplied by more than a million birds in Duplin County.

Alpha Natural Resources Provides Update On July 31 WARN Notifications

Fossil & Biomass | BRISTOL, Va., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire
Updating its announcement of July 31, Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) today said that three of its operating affiliates have notified their employees that the coal mines where they work are being idled, resulting in job losses.

Fitch Maintains NorthWestern Corp. on Rating Watch Positive

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 26, 2014--
Fitch Ratings maintains NorthWestern Corporation's (NorthWestern) 'BBB' Issuer Default Rating (IDR) on Rating Watch Positive pending receipt of the remaining regulatory approvals needed to complete the acquisition of PPL Montana's hydroelectric portfolio announced on Sept. 27, 2013.

Republic Services Opens its 71st & 72nd Landfill Gas-To-Energy Projects

Fossil & Biomass | MANTECA, Calif., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) announced today its latest Landfill Gas-To-Energy (LGTE) projects involving its Forward and Vasco Road Landfills, both located in the Bay Area.

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