OG&E faces big year before Oklahoma regulators

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Feb 27 - Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City)
Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. faces a big year before Oklahoma regulators, who will decide on how to charge customers for environmental compliance, the replacement of an aging generation plant and a new rate case.

Agreement on UK's first reactor for 30 years may be delayed until the summer

International | Feb 27 - YellowBrix
The decision to go ahead with the UK's first new nuclear reactor for 30 years, which had been expected before the end of last year, has been delayed again and now risks further delays due to the UK general election on 7 May.

UK backs £315m renewable energy projects

International | Feb 26 - Guardian Web
More than a dozen new onshore wind farms are to receive financial backing through the coalition government’s reformed renewable incentive scheme, along with two offshore wind projects and five solar farms.

SNL Energy Report Finds That Utility-scale Solar Has All-time Best Year with over 3.7 GW Installed in 2014

Solar | Feb 26 - PR Web
According to SNL Energy's latest report, with more than 3.7 GW installed, 2014 was the best year yet for utility-scale solar installations, besting the nearly 3.4 GW installed in 2013 by 10% and bringing the U.S. to a total of 10.6 GW of operating utility-scale solar capacity.

Subcommittees Examine EPA Budget and Priorities

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Feb 26 - Congressional Documents & Publications
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power and the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy today held a joint hearing with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to review her agency's FY 2016 budget request and priorities.

UPS, Bank of America, SC Johnson Among 16 Organizations across the U.S. Recognized for Climate Action / EPA also recognizes Chevrolet Clean Energy...

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Feb 24 - Environmental Protection Agency Documents & Publications
From an innovative partnership enabling colleges to sell carbon credits to fund clean energy projects on campuses to some of the country's leading corporations setting and exceeding aggressive emission reduction goals, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leadership Award winners announced today are demonstrating that innovative actions to combat climate change are smart business decisions. Sixteen organizations and one individual representing a wide array of industries from finance and manufacturing to retail and technology show exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change.

Ameren Illinois President Richard J. Mark Recognized as Top Business Leader by National Magazine

Business & Corporate | Feb 26 - PR Newswire
Richard J. Mark, President of Ameren Illinois, has been named as one of the nation's top business leaders by the publication "African-American Career World".

1QC Announces Formation of a First Contact Resolution Working Group

Annoucement | February 26, 2015 (News Release)
The Leaders in the First Quartile Consulting (1QC) Customer Service benchmarking study met recently to plan for 2015.

Broad, Bipartisan Group Announces Market-Based Solution Preserving Low-Carbon Energy in Illinois

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | (The Associated Press) - Feb 26

bipartisan group of legislators, along with business, labor and

community leaders, today announced their support for legislation

creating a state Low Carbon Portfolio Standard that establishes

Illinois as a national leader in efforts to reduce carbon emissions

with minimal consumer impacts.

Cleco shareholders overwhelmingly support the merger transaction with a North American-led investor group

Business & Corporate | London, February, 26, 2015 (The Associated Press) - Feb 26
Cleco Corporation (NYSE: CNL) today announced its shareholders approved the adoption of the previously announced merger agreement pursuant to which Cleco will be acquired by a North American investor group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and by British Columbia Investment Corporation.

Toshiba starts operation of Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant in Kenya

International | Feb 26, 2015 -- MarketLine
Toshiba Corporation, a manufacturer of electronic and electrical products and systems, has started operations of Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant in Kenya.

SolAmerica Enhances Finance and Development Expertise

Business & Corporate | ATLANTA (The Associated Press) - Feb 26
SolAmerica Energy, LLC (“SolAmerica”) a leading solar design, development and construction firm announced today the addition of N. Leland Shuman as Senior Vice President of Project Finance to the company’s management team.

Vivint Solar Creates New Technology Team - Solar Labs

Solar | (The Associated Press) - Feb 26
Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR), a

leading provider of residential solar systems in the United States

announced today that its Solmetric team will be fully integrated into

the Vivint Solar operating structure and be known as Vivint Solar


Cesar Chavez Public Charter School Reinforces Core Curriculum Values with Rooftop Solar Project

Solar | ROCKVILLE, Md. (The Associated Press) - Feb 26
Washington D.C.’s Parkside Campus of Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy (Chavez Schools), is now host to an interactive learning solar power system.

Fortis annual net earnings down

International | Feb 26, 2015 -- MarketLine
Fortis Inc., an electric utility holding company, has reported that net earnings attributable to common equity shareholders for the year ended December 31, 2014 were C$317 million, or C$1.40 per diluted share, compared to C$353 million, or C$1.73 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2013.


1QC Expands Benchmarking Offerings

March 1, 2015 (News Release)

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