Georgia watchdog attacks plan to add nukes along the Savannah; Corps downplays effect on river

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Oct 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Michael Eads Anderson Independent Mail, S.C.
A Georgia environmental group has included a nuclear plant expansion along the Savannah River on its just-released Dirty Dozen list for 2014.

Greenhouse gas law gives state lawmakers seat at the clean air table

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 23 - Scott Kraus The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
State lawmakers will now have some say in how Pennsylvania meets new federal clean air regulations limiting carbon emissions from power plants.

Clemson, SRNL collaborate on nuclear waste research

Nuclear | Oct 23 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Derrek Asberry Aiken Standard, S.C.
The Savannah River National Laboratory is in a partnership with Clemson University to research more stable ways to isolate and store nuclear waste using minerals.

Linde launches pioneering NOx removal technology for the power industry

Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group, today announced that its innovative nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions removal technology, LoTOx, is now available for the power industry.

Wind Project Acquisition Activity Soars with $5.3 billion in 49 deals, Corporate and Project Funding Drop in Q3 2014, Reports Mercom Capital Group

International | Oct 23 - ENP Newswire
Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and merger and acquisition activity for the wind sector during the third quarter of 2014.

EPA Awards $1 Million to Northern California Graduate Students Through Research Fellowships

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Oct 23 - Targeted News Service
The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $1 million in fellowship grants to 12 students at Northern California universities conducting research and studying in environmental disciplines.

GSA on Track to Meet Administration's 2020 Renewable Energy Goal with First-of-its-Kind Wind Energy Procurement

Wind | Oct 23 - Targeted News Service
The General Services Administration issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced that it is on track to meet the Administration's 2020 renewable energy goal after awarding a competitive power supply contract to a commercial wind developer for the purchase of 140 megawatts (MW) of clean wind energy.

Fitch Rates WGL's $250MM Issuance of Senior Unsecured Notes 'A'; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | Oct 23 - Business Wire
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A' rating to WGL Holdings, Inc.'s (IDR: 'A') planned issuance of $250 million of senior unsecured notes.

UNL Researcher Wins Federal Grant for Groundbreaking Solar Energy Project

Solar | Oct 23 - Targeted News Service
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln issued the following news release: The gap between solar energy's promise and fruition once seemed equal to the distance separating its source from the Earth.

Europe energy goals too costly for UK business

International | Oct 23 - City A.M. (UK)
European Union renewable energy targets will cripple UK businesses and hit household finances significantly, says a report released today.

Cecil County Public Schools go Solar

Solar | Oct 23 - Energy Weekly News
Standard Solar, Inc., a leader in the full service development, construction, integration, financing, and installation of solar electric systems, announced the construction of a 2.5 megawatt solar photovoltaic system for Cecil County Public Schools.

IDB grants loan to 49MW Uruguay project

International | Oct 22 - Mehr News Agency (Iran)
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has agreed a $42.2 million loan for the construction of a 48.6MW wind project in Uruguay.

Plant Vogtle expansion marks another milestone with placement of module

Nuclear | Oct 22 - Augusta Chronicle (GA)
One of the newest nuclear reactors in the nation continues to take shape at Plant Vogtle, most recently adding a 180,000-pound steel structure to Unit 3.

SC Supreme Court: SCE&G has right to raise rates

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 23 - State (Columbia, SC)
The S.C. Supreme Court endorsed SCE&G's rights under state law Wednesday to raise customers' utility rates in order to pay for ongoing construction cost increases for two new reactors at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant in Fairfield County.

Pitt researchers awarded a nearly $1-million grant for nuclear power safety research

Nuclear | Oct 22 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA)
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh were awarded a $987,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy University Programs to develop a fiber optical sensor network to improve safety in nuclear power reactors.



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