EPA Approves Revised State Plan for PNM's San Juan Generating Station

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sep 29, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
PNM Resources' (NYSE: PNM) New Mexico utility, PNM, praised Friday's decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approving a revised state plan to comply with federal environmental rules that calls for closing two of four units at the San Juan Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant located in the Four Corners area of northwestern New Mexico.

Dane County hopes to top landfill with thin, flexible solar cap

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Sep 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Steven Verburg The Wisconsin State Journal
Dane County's innovative landfill may soon explore new ways to corral greenhouse gases generated by decomposing waste and some of the trucks that haul it.

Dominion has strategic plan to bury power lines

Grid Operations | Sep 29 - Carolyn Shapiro The Virginian-Pilot
Whenever the lights go out, particularly during a major storm or for an extended time, Dominion Virginia Power hears a common refrain: Why not bury the power lines?

Energy department begins new project

Wind | Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX September 28, 2014 -- The Daily Toreador, provided by UWIRE, a division of Uloop via Comtex
The Texas Tech Energy Department awarded wind researchers $1.4 million to create a prototype that will better improve the efficiency of wind plants.

As SolarCity grows, where to put Soraa?

Solar | Sep 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - David Robinson The Buffalo News, N.Y.
Where is Soraa's factory going to go? With SolarCity's massive solar panel factory now expected to fill the entire first phase of the RiverBend complex, New York State officials need to find a new home for Soraa Inc., a small company from Fremont, Calif., that is developing a line of LED, or light-emitting diode, lights that it touts as being both energy-efficient and yielding a quality of light far more natural than most other LEDs.

Toshiba Concludes a Memorandum of Understanding with Ethiopian Electric Power on Geothermal Power Generation

International | TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 28, 2014--
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that the company has concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Ethiopian Electric Power on a comprehensive partnership in geothermal power that will see the parties collaborate in power generation projects and personnel development.

New Siemens D3 Wind Turbine for High Energy Yields at Low Wind Sites

Annoucement | September 26, 2014 (News Release)
A growing number of onshore wind farms in Germany and throughout Europe are being sited in regions with moderate to low wind speeds

Expanded Eaton Solutions Help Utilities Automate, Protect and Optimize the Power Delivery System

Annoucement | September 26, 2014 (News Release)
Power management company Eaton is delivering an industry-leading portfolio of reliable products and services to help customers meet the challenging demands of today's electrical grid.

Governor Cuomo Announces $94 Million Awarded for Solar Projects Across the State

Solar | Sep 27 - Targeted News Service
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced NY-Sun awards for large solar electric projects that will increase the solar capacity in New York State by more than 214 megawatts, a 68 percent increase over the amount of solar installed and in the pipeline at the end of 2013.

Wisconsin's Largest Municipal Solar Array Completed

Solar | Sep 27 - Targeted News Service
When it came time for the busy Dane County Regional Airport to build an airfield maintenance building to house equipment, Dane County leaders decided to do so in step with our community values.

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.

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