Uhuru Launches World's Largest 140 MW Ol Karia Geothermal Plant

International | Oct 17 - AllAfrica
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday commissioned the 140 MW Olkaria IV Geothermal Power Plant in Naivasha. Uhuru said the plant, key to Jubilee's infrastructure strategy, is expected to reduce the cost of electricity in Kenya.

Austin Community College Receives EPA Grant for Solar Water-Disinfection Project

Solar | Oct 17 - Targeted News Service
The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $13,742 to Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, for a solar water disinfection project under the People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3).

Texas, NM regulators detail concerns with EPA power plant rules

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 17 - Midland Reporter Telegram (TX)
Regulators in Texas and New Mexico discussed Thursday the growing conflict between the federal and state governments.

FERC Cuts New England ROE, Orders Hearing for MISO

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 17 - Targeted News Service
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today found the New England Transmission Owners' existing base return on equity (ROE) unjust and unreasonable, and in a separate order set for hearing a complaint alleging that the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) Transmission Owners' 12.38 percent base ROE is unjust and unreasonable.

Solar Industry Leaders Support Carbon Pollution Limits

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 17 - Targeted News Service
Environment America issued the following news release: A total of 540 solar industry leaders from hundreds of businesses issued a letter ( http://www.environmentamerica.org/sites/environment/files/Solar%20Industry%20Leaders%20Letter.pdf ) to the White House today, endorsing limits on carbon pollution from power plants and advocating that solar energy become a focal point of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan.

FERC Issues Order Approving Report on Non-Project Use Completion Re Alabama Power Company Under P-2146

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 17 - Targeted News Service
The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the text of the following delegated order: Alabama Power Company Project No. 2146-136 ORDER APPROVING REPORT ON NON-PROJECT USE COMPLETION (Issued October 16, 2014) 1.

North Carolina Department of Utilities Commission Issues Errata Order

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 17 - Targeted News Service
The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order: In the Matter of Application of Poplar Solar, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Construct a 4.5-MW Solar Facility in Wayne County, North Carolina.

California Solar Businesses Ready to Roll with Clean Power

Solar | Oct 17 - Targeted News Service
Environment California issued the following news release: Dozens of California solar businesses issued a letter to the White House (http://www.environmentamerica.org/sites/environment/files/Solar%20Industry%20Leaders%20Letter.pdf) today, endorsing limits on carbon pollution from power plants and advocating that solar energy become a focal point of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan.

New Study Confirms Major Economic Costs from EPA's Proposed Carbon Regulations

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 17 - Targeted News Service
The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity issued the following news release: New analysis from NERA Economic Consulting ( http://americaspower.org/sites/default/files/NERA_CPP%20Report_Final_Oct%202014.pdf ) projects significant negative economic impacts resulting from the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed "Clean Power Plan" to regulate CO2 emissions from existing fossil-fuel power plants under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.

FERC Issues Order Amending License Re Seneca Falls Power Corporation Under P-2438

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 17 - Targeted News Service
The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the text of the following delegated order: Seneca Falls Power Corporation Project No. 2438-107 and 110 ORDER AMENDING LICENSE (Issued October16, 2014) 1.

SC attorney general fights federal environmental rules

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 17 - State (Columbia, SC)
Gov. Nikki Haley and Attorney General Alan Wilson want the federal government to abandon a new environmental rule to protect streams and wetlands that harbor wildlife but which get in the way of development.

L.A. sued by two companies over rejection of solar array plan

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 17 - Los Angeles Times (CA)
Two out-of-state companies are suing Los Angeles after their plan to install an array of 3,500 solar cells on the northeast edge of the San Fernando Valley was thwarted by a local commission.

NRECA Comments Oppose EPA Proposal for Modified and Reconstructed Power Plants

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 16 - Targeted News Service
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association issued the following news release: The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) submitted comments today on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed rule limiting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from "modified and reconstructed" power plants.

FERC Issues Errata Notice Re PaTu Wind Farm, LLC v. Portland General Electric Company Under EL15-6 et al

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 16 - Targeted News Service
The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following notice: PaTu Wind Farm, LLC (Complainants) v. Docket Nos. EL15-6-000 QF06-17-002 Portland General Electric Company (Respondents) ERRATA NOTICE (October 16, 2014)

EIB finances expansion of wind power in Lower Austria

International | Oct 16 - TendersInfo (India)
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a new EUR 85 million loan for the expansion of wind power in Lower Austria, showing that the EU bank remains strongly committed to promoting one of its key objectives climate action and the development of renewable energy in Austria.

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