Hydro Green Energy wants to build hydroelectric plant on Monongahela River

Hydro | Jul 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Tory N. Parrish The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
A Dallas startup could become the first company to operate a hydroelectric power plant in Allegheny County.

No power, phone service in towns hit by wildfire

Grid Operations | Jul 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Nina Culver The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash.
Burned cables, telephone poles and power lines have cut off all power, phone and Internet services in several Central Washington towns hit by wildfires.

Coalfields fire threatens to engulf Jharkhand college

International | Jul 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Pankaj Kumar Hindustan Times, New Delhi
A fire burning in one of India's biggest coalfields for nearly hundred years is threatening a college in Dhanbad, the flames now just 10 metres away from the educational institution.

Solar farms taking root in North Carolina

Solar | Jul 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Steve DeVane The Fayetteville Observer, N.C.
Helen Livingston's family has owned a 300-acre farm near Maxton for generations. Now 45 acres of the land is covered with more than 26,000 dark solar panels, making it part of a growing movement to harvest electricity from the sun.

Avista receives grant for energy system

Energy Storage | Jul 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Elaine Williams Lewiston Tribune, Idaho
Pullman will play a pivotal role in developing technology that could solve one of the biggest issues facing the alternative energy industry -- how to store electricity generated by intermittent sources like wind and sunshine.

Bills to protect coal jobs

Fossil & Biomass | Jul 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Lana Bellamy The Daily Independent, Ashland, Ky.
Rep. Thomas Massie, along with the other members of Congress' Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, passed three bills Wednesday geared toward what they say is protecting jobs against federal overreach.

TVA to cut rates in August

Business & Corporate | Jul 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Dave Flessner Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.
Keeping your home or office cool during the dog days of summer should be a bit cheaper next month than it was during July.

Wind turbines could power smartphones: Math workshop engages elementary teachers

Wind | Jul 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Rob Novit Aiken Standard, S.C.
The assignment appeared simple: Create a three-dimensional container from a piece of paper.

NWE CEO says dam purchase a good deal: We are not 'crooks'

Hydro | Jul 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Mike Dennison The Montana Standard, Butte
NorthWestern Energy CEO Bob Rowe told state regulators Thursday that the company's $870 million purchase of a dozen hydroelectric dams is a solid plan to rebuild the utility and benefit customers, and that suggestions that the company will unduly profit are wrong.

Attack on wind energy is hot air

Wind | Jul 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - San Antonio Express-News
Here's something to be proud of: Texas is a national leader in wind energy. Wind accounts for nearly 10 percent of power generation in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas' grid, or so says the American Wind Energy Association.

Chile's electricity costs among world's highest, industry group says

International | Santiago, Jul 18, 2014 -- EFE
Chile's electricity costs, which have risen by 193 percent over the past 10 years, are among the highest in the world, the president of the Metallurgical and Metal-Mechanics Industries Association, or Asimet, said Friday.

JCP&L Completes Substation Expansion in Monmouth County to Increase Capacity and Enhance Service Reliability

Grid Operations | MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed a $15 million transmission substation expansion project in Eatontown to enhance customer service reliability and help meet the growing demand for electricity in Monmouth County.

Responsibility for reactor restarts a hot potato

Nuclear | Jul 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Reiji Yoshida Japan Times, Tokyo
July 18--The impending reactivation of reactors shut down following the 2011 nuclear crisis has raised a difficult question: Who will take responsibility for the decision?

Duluth wants to compete for $5 million energy-saver prize

Energy Efficiency | Jul 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Peter Passi Duluth News Tribune
July 18--In a few weeks, the city of Duluth will learn whether it has been accepted as a contender to compete for a $5 million purse in the Georgetown University Energy Prize.

Power Cut Hits Fourteen Neighbourhoods

International | Maputo, Jul 18, 2014 -- Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique/All Africa Global Media
More than a hundred thousand clients were left without electricity in the Mozambican capital, Maputo, following a break in the distribution system on Tuesday. The power cut affected fourteen neighbourhoods.

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