Ormat could face $375m payout in US lawsuit

International | By Shiri Habib-Valdhorn, Globes, Tel Aviv, Israel
Will Israeli geothermal energy company Ormat Industries Ltd. (TASE: ORMT) have to pay compensation of $375 million in a lawsuit brought by two former employees who claim that the company defrauded the authorities in the US, or are the claims baseless, as the company insists? In a legal proceeding opened against the company in 2014, two former employees, Tina Calilung and Jamie Kell, ...

PG&E urged to preserve Wild Cherry Canyon when Diablo Canyon shuts down

Nuclear | By David Sneed, The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
Dozens of people attending two public workshops Wednesday held by PG&E urged the utility company to conserve 12,000 acres surrounding Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, including the Wild Cherry Canyon area of Avila Beach, after the plant closes in 2025. In contrast, about a dozen others urged PG&E to keep the power plant open by renewing its two operating licenses with the federal ...

Empire launches electric vehicle initiative, Joplin charging station

Electric Vehicles | By Jordan Larimore, The Joplin Globe, Mo.
Empire District Electric Co. on Wednesday unveiled an electric vehicle initiative it is calling "Evolve." The company has partnered with Missouri Southern State University to open a public charging station on the university's campus. The charging station is on the north end of the main parking lot outside Fred G. Hughes Stadium. As part of the initiative, Empire has committed to spend ...

AEP Recognized As A Top-Scoring Company On Disability Equality Index

American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has been recognized as one of the nation's 2016 "Best Places to Work" by the Disability Equality Index (DEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on disability-friendly company policies, programs and practices. "AEP is committed to supporting all of our employees with disabilities and ...

Higher isle electric bills tied to oil cost

Business & Corporate | By Kathryn Mykleseth, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Electric bills on Oahu have jumped nearly 7 percent since May due to rising fuel prices. In July, Hawaiian Electric Co. customers on Oahu saw their electric bills grow at least $4 for the second month in a row as rising fuel costs begin to boost bills. "Although electric bills are still lower than in previous years, costs for our customers are going up due to rising fuel prices," HECO ...

Energy savers cut power consumption by 30MW

International | NELSON WESONGA
KAMPALA- Uganda reduced its electricity consumption by 30 megawatts by replacing 750, 000 ordinary bulbs with ‘energy savers’, Energy State minister Simon D’Ujanga has said. Government spent $4.1 million (Shs13.8 billion) on the energy savers it distributed through power distribution company Umeme between October 2014 and April 2016. The project was meant to check demand, which policy makers ...

PESCO overcomes power outages, low voltage crisis

Frequent power outages and low voltage problems have been resolved by Pesco Cantt Division after illegal kunda connections were removed. On complaint of consumers, Pesco officials launched a successful operation against illegal connections and all those who were involved in electricity theft and other unlawful activities. Gulberg SDO Abdul Qayoom Danish told The Express Tribune all operations ...

14 companies partners FG on $1.75bn solar power project

The minister listed the companies as Pan Africa Solar with 75mw of electricity to be located in Kankia Local Government in Katsina and Nigerian Solar Capital Partners, 100mw located in Ganjuwa, Bauchi state. Others are Afrinergia Power Limited, 50mw located in Kokowa, Nasarawa State Motir Dusable Limited, 100 MW in Udi, Enugu State and Nova Solar 5 Farm Limited, 100mw located in Katsina State.

Industries give Pa. clean energy policies mixed reviews

Energy Efficiency | By Daniel Moore, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Among businesses involved in the advancement of clean energy in Pennsylvania -- defined as everything from making buildings more energy efficient to manufacturing wind mill turbine blades and large-scale energy storage -- the assessment of the state's policies has been mixed. On one hand, more people than ever are finding jobs in the industry. In 2015, nearly 6,000 clean energy ...

WGL Energy Awarded Wind Power Contract with Pennsylvania Department of General Services

Wind |
WGL Energy Services (WGL Energy), a WGL company (NYSE: WGL), announced that the Pennsylvania Department of General Services has signed a three-year contract for Green-e Energy certified wind renewable energy certificates (RECs) sourced from wind farms throughout the United States.

Aiken Nuclear Symposium raises questions and concerns

International | By Thomas Gardiner, Aiken Standard, S.C.
Citizens, activists and scientists came together Tuesday evening for the Aiken Nuclear Symposium, organized by regional and state nuclear and environmental organizations. Items on the agenda included the Chem-Nuclear nuclear disposal site near Barnwell, dangers of spent nuclear reactor fuel from commercial electricity production and the dangers of shipping those materials to S.C. or ...

Russia begins dock trial of 1st-ever floating nuke power station

Dock trials began at the world's first floating nuclear power station (FNPS), Akademik Lomonosov, being built in Russia, said a Rosatom statement. Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom has been engaged in Bangladesh to build a 2,400 MW nuclear power station in Rooppur with units each having 1200 MW. The Rosatom said the floating nuclear station is the world's first and so far unparalleled ...

Musk says he expects shareholders to approve SolarCity merger by a two-thirds majority

Business & Corporate | By David Robinson, The Buffalo News, N.Y.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk expects the proposed merger between the electric vehicle maker and SolarCity to win shareholder approval by a wide margin. Musk, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, said he expects "a supermajority, a two-thirds majority" to vote in favor of the $2.8 billion merger proposal, easily surpassing the simple majority of shareholder votes needed to ...

7 companies selected to implement Green Corridor project

International | Jordan Times, Amman
Energy Minister Ibrahim Saif on Tuesday said that seven international companies had been selected to implement the Green Corridor project, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. The project aims to increase the national grid's capacity to absorb the load generated by new renewable energy projects, Saif told Petra. Three committees have studied the bids presented by 82 ...

Solar field plan gets tax abatement

Business & Corporate | By Nolan Rosenkrans, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio
BOWLING GREEN -- Wood County commissioners unanimously approved a tax abatement on Tuesday for what will be the largest solar installation in Ohio. The abatement was granted to DG AMP Solar, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, a private company that is building a 20-megawatt solar field and a power station. In lieu of about $13.68 million in taxes the company is projected to owe ...

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