Governor Patrick Announces Third Straight Year of Double-digit Job Growth in Clean Energy Industry

Solar | Sep 30 - Targeted News Service
Governor Deval Patrick today announced that the Massachusetts clean energy sector saw double-digit job growth for the third consecutive year and now employs more than 88,000 workers in the Commonwealth.

NREL Announces New Center Directors to lead R&D, Analysis Efforts

Business & Corporate | Sep 30 - Targeted News Service
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently named leaders in the renewable energy field as center directors.

Solar Power Could Supply More than Half of Global Electricity Capacity by 2050, Says IEA

Solar | Sep 30 - Targeted News Service
The International Energy Agency has concluded that the various forms of solar power could provide more than half of the world's electricity by 2050, according to a new publication released today.

NREL Software Tool a Boon for Wind Industry

Wind | Sep 30 - Global Data Point
That extra efficiency may be realized with the help of a software tool built by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Pattern Development Announces PPA for its First Solar Power Project

International | Sep 30 - PR Newswire
Expanding into the solar power market, Pattern Energy Group LP ("Pattern Development" or the "Company") today announced its Conejo Solar photovoltaic power project in Chile has secured a 22-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with an affiliate of Antofagasta Minerals SA.

State organization to study impact of wind farms in Pennsylvania

Wind | Sep 30 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA)
The Pennsylvania General Assembly's nonpartisan research organization has a year to produce a comprehensive report on the impact of wind farms on the state's landscape, wildlife and electric grid.

Savannah River Site begins cleanup of coal ash landfill

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Sep 30 - Augusta Chronicle (GA)
Savannah River Site has started a new cleanup project to remove 1.3 million cubic yards of ash created by a former 1950s-era, coal-fired power plant.

EDF Energy resynchronizes Dungeness B21 nuclear reactor to grid

International | Sep 30 - Global Data Point
The unit was automatically disconnected from the grid during a planned changeover of electrical equipment.

GE Announces Largest North American Power Project for Its 60-Hertz J920 FleXtra Gas Engine Technology

Fossil & Biomass | Sep 30 - Business Wire
GE Power & Water’s Distributed Power business (NYSE:GE) today announced that it has signed a contract to provide Sky Global Partners, LLC (Sky Global) with its Jenbacher gas engine technology along with a 30-year contractual service agreement for a new 50-megawatt (MW) high-efficiency power plant in Colorado County, Texas , near San Bernard’s Rock Island substation.

EPA Seeks Comments on Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 30 - Targeted News Service
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the following proposed rule in the Federal Register: Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units.

Environmental groups seek to stop new Duke nuclear power plants in SC

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 29 - State (Columbia, SC)
Duke Energy's plan to build two nuclear reactors near Gaffney is being challenged by environmentalists that oppose utilities expanding nuclear power.

Westmoreland Announces Closing of Exchange Offer for 10.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2018

Business & Corporate | ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Sep 29, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Westmoreland Coal Company (NasdaqGM:WLB) today announced that it has closed its offer to exchange up to $424 million of its 10.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2018 that have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Exchange Notes"), for up to $424 million of its outstanding 10.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2018 that were issued in a private placement on April 28, 2014 (the "Original Notes").

Dale S. Rosenthal Elected to Boards of Directors of WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas

Business & Corporate | WASHINGTON (Business Wire) - Sep 29
WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WGL), the parent company of Washington Gas and other energy-related subsidiaries, today announces the election of Dale S. Rosenthal to the boards of directors of WGL Holdings and Washington Gas, effective October 1, 2014.

SunEdison plans new yieldco

Business & Corporate | Sep 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Jim Gallagher St. Louis Post-Dispatch
SunEdison today said it plans to launch a second yieldco. The new company would raise money to invest in "clean power generation assets," mainly in Africa and Asia but not in Japan.

PW Power Systems and Pratt & Whitney Successfully Complete Tests of the FT4000 Next-Generation Aero-Derivative Gas Turbine

Annoucement | GLASTONBURY, Conn. - September 29, 2014 (News Release)
PW Power Systems, Inc. (PWPS), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., announced today the successful completion of the initial verification tests for its latest aero-derivative power solution, the FT4000 gas turbine.

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