AGL Energy receiving planning consent for 53MW solar project in New South Wales, Australia

International | Jul 23 - Global Data Point
Once completed, the plant is expected to generate enough electricity to power about 17,000 homes in the region.

Nissan Offers Free Charging for New LEAF Buyers in Los Angeles

Electric Vehicles | LOS ANGELES, Jul 23, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
There are many attractive reasons for Angelenos to own the all-electric Nissan LEAF: single-occupant access to high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes; an available California state tax rebate of $2,500; much lower operating costs than a gas-powered car and now, free public charging.

ForceField Energy inks LoI to take over ESCO Energy Services Company

Business & Corporate | Jul 23, 2014 -- M&A Navigator
US energy products and solutions provider ForceField Energy Inc (NASDAQ:FNRG) on Wednesday said it had entered into a letter of intent (LoI) to purchase domestic energy efficiency upgrades and lighting retrofit projects specialist ESCO Energy Services Company.

Nuclear Energy Beats the Heat in Summer

Nuclear | WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire
For much of America, the middle of summer means an always-on status for air conditioners. Yet that soothing flow of cool air is something we largely take for granted.

Solar Incentive Program Pays Huntington Beach Residents up to $1,500 When They Go Solar with Local Incentive Program

Solar | Huntington Beach, CA, Jul 23, 2014 --
Sullivan Solar Power, a leading Southern California renewable energy company, is administering a countywide solar incentive program that allows property owners to get paid to go solar.

Eastern Kentucky coal costs too high for revival

Fossil & Biomass | Jul 23 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Lexington Herald-Leader
Anytime you read or hear anything about coal, insert a mental asterisk for Eastern Kentucky.

Alpha Natural Resources' Affiliate Elk Run Coal Wins Good Neighbor Award

Fossil & Biomass | BRISTOL, Va., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR), congratulates Elk Run Coal and its miners for being selected to receive the U.S. Office of Surfacing Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's 2014 Excellence in Surfacing Coal Mining Good Neighbor Award for community outreach.

Arch Coal idles coal complex in Virginia and Kentucky

Fossil & Biomass | Jul 23, 2014 -- MarketLine
Arch Coal, Inc., a coal mining and processing company, has announced that it is idling the Cumberland River Coal Company complex located in Wise County, Virginia; and Letcher County, Kentucky.

Consumers Energy selects four Michigan farms to develop renewable energy

Risk & Operations | Jul 23, 2014 -- MarketLine
Consumers Energy, which provides natural gas and electricity, has selected four Michigan farms to produce renewable energy with anaerobic digesters.

Iberdrola and GEH sign MoU to deploy PRISM technology

International | Jul 23, 2014 -- MarketLine
Iberdrola, a Spanish electric utility company, and GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Inc., or GEH, have signed a memorandum of understanding, or MoU, on cooperation towards the deployment of PRISM technology to reuse existing reprocessed plutonium in the UK.

Antioch moves forward with solar panel plans

Solar | Jul 23 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Christina Perry Dayton Daily News, Ohio
Preliminary work on the installation of solar panels on a piece of vacant land in Yellow Springs could begin as early as next week, according to Antioch College officials.

Enel Green Power to take full control of 3Sun JV

International | Jul 23, 2014 -- M&A Navigator
Italian renewable power utility Enel Green Power SpA (BIT:EGPW), part of Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL), said today it will become sole owner of domestic photovoltaic panels producer 3Sun Srl with the purchase of the stakes held by partners STMicroelectronics NV (EPA:STM) and Sharp Corp (TYO:6753) in the joint venture.

Tie DOE contractor bonus to performance at WIPP

Fossil & Biomass | Jul 23 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Albuquerque Journal, N.M.
The Department of Energy apparently ignored the equivalent of a dead canary in the mine when it gave the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant contractor a nearly $2 million bonus just five days after a truck caught fire in the nuclear waste repository and just four days before a radiation leak.

Solar array project dedicated

Solar | Jul 23 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Marissa Medansky The Blade, Toledo, Ohio
Local business and government leaders discussed the future of sustainable development at a dedication ceremony for the new 2.1-megawatt solar array near the Anthony Wayne Trail.

Climate Change Impacts Hydropower Generation

International | Morogoro, Jul 23, 2014 -- Tanzania Daily News/All Africa Global Media
Climate change has been pointed out as a reason to decreasing electricity generation from hydropower sources, which has had an adverse impact on the economy.



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