Fossil & Biomass
| May 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Stephen Betts Bangor Daily News, Maine
An application for a natural-gas fired power plant will not be filed until late fall or early summer but not until a series of public informational meeting are held, according to City Councilor Larry Pritchett.
| May 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - David Robinson The Buffalo News, N.Y.
SolarCity is starting to build its Buffalo workforce. The solar energy systems installer, which is building a Buffalo factory that ultimately is expected to employ 1,460 people once it's running at full capacity in 2017, has hired its first three local employees as it builds the system to hire a local workforce.
ALLETE, Inc., an electric utility company, has reported that net income attributable to the company for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015 was $39.9 million, or $0.85 per common diluted share, compared to $33.5 million, or $0.80 per common diluted share, for the same quarter ended March 31, 2014. For 2015, the company has reaffirmed its earnings per share guidance to be in the range of $3.00 to $3.20.
| May 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - David Little West Central Tribune, Willmar, Minn.
The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission will conduct a public hearing on a proposed rate that owners of renewable energy facilities such as solar panels or wind turbines would receive if they sell energy to the city-owned utility.
Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc., or HEI, has reported that net income for common stock for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015 was $31.87 million, or $0.31 per share, compared to $45.79 million, or $0.45 per share, for the same quarter ended March 31, 2014. For 2015, the company expects earnings per share to be in the range of $1.64 to $1.74.
CalCom Solar, a leader in design-build solar projects for agribusinesses and water districts, has commenced installation of a new 1.1 MW solar power system at Medeiros and Son Dairy in Hanford, CA. The project will be completed in Summer 2015.
Tecogen® Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN) today announced the sale of two InVerde® Ultra, INV-100, combined heat and power (CHP) units to a rising (under construction) multi-residential apartment building located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The InVerde units will provide 200 kW of electricity, plus thermal energy in the form of hot water to heat the …
National and state electricity regulations that industries, businesses, and consumers depend on to prevent power outages are deficient in a number of significant ways that could result in worse future outages unless the rules are strengthened, especially as hurricanes and other weather events are predicted to become more severe under climate change, according to a new study.
Business & Corporate
| May 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - The Floyd County Times, Prestonburg, Ky.
Operating affiliates of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) have notified employees today of the expected idling of the mining and processing operations where they work. In accordance with requirements of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, notices were given today to 439 employees at Rockspring Development's Camp Creek Underground Mine and Processing Plant in Wayne County, West Virginia, regarding the expected idling of those facilities based on the mine operator's current assessment of market conditions.