Second utility-scale solar plant for Argentina

International | Nov 20 - EMBIN (Emerging Markets Business Information News)
Argentina's second utility-scale solar power plant, and the first in the central province of San Luis, is now generating electricity.

EPA Names 2014 Green Power Leaders

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Nov 20 - Targeted News Service
The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces its annual Green Power Leadership Awards, recognizing 19 Green Power Partners and four suppliers across the country--including the cities of Philadelphia and Las Vegas, Apple, Kohl's, and Trek Bicycle Corporation--for achievements in advancing the nation's renewable energy market and reducing greenhouse gas emissions fueling climate change.

Czech utility CEZ "expresses interest" as Slovenske Elektrarne bid deadline passes

International | Nov 20 - IntelliNews - Weekly Reports
Czech utility CEZ has sent a letter to Italy's Enel to express its interest in buying its 66% stake in Slovak power producer Slovenske Elektrarne (SE), media reports said as the deadline for non-binding bids passed on November 19.

NRG Energy Sets Long-Term Sustainability Goals at Groundbreaking of "Ultra-Green" New Headquarters

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Nov 20 - Business Wire
NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) is establishing a clear course towards a clean energy future by setting ambitious sustainability goals as part of its continued corporate growth strategy.

Brookfield Renewable to Acquire 488 MW Diversified Renewable Portfolio in Brazil

International | Nov 20 - Marketwire (Canada)
All amounts in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. (TSX:BEP.UN)(NYSE:BEP) ("Brookfield Renewable") today announced an agreement to acquire a 488 MW multi-technology renewable portfolio in Brazil from Energisa S.A.

EPA Carbon Plan and Power Plant Regulations Will Cause Energy Prices to Soar

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Nov 20 - PR Newswire
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed carbon rule is the latest in a series of regulations alongside rising natural gas prices that will increase the cost of electricity and natural gas by nearly $300 billion in 2020 compared with 2012, according to a study released today by Energy Ventures Analysis, Inc.

Oklahoma State University to receive green power award

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Nov 20 - Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City)
Oklahoma State University will receive a Green Power Leadership Award next month from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. OSU is being honored for its commitment to green power.

BHP Billiton Plans Shareholder Vote On Proposed Spin-off In May 2015

International | Nov 19 - dpa-AFX International Compact
Mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP, BHP.AX, BBL, BLT.L) announced Thursday that it intends to hold a extraordinary general meeting for shareholder vote in May 2015 on its proposed spin off of its less profitable assets such as aluminium, coal, manganese and silver assets, into a separate public-listed company.

China 2020 Installed Nuclear Power Capacity to Hit 58mn KW

International | Nov 20 - Sinocast Energy Beat (China)
State Council General Office formally released energy development strategic action plan for 2014 to 2020 in the morning on November 19.

Seattle-area activists call for Richland nuclear plant shutdown

Nuclear | Nov 20 - Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, WA)
Seattle-based Heart of America Northwest and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility called Wednesday for the nuclear power plant near Richland to be shut down based on a study they commissioned.

House Passes Bill to Usher in New Era of EPA Transparency

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Nov 20 - Congressional Documents & Publications
The House of Representatives today approved the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014 (H.R. 4012).

Brattle Assists Metropolitan Edison Company, Pennsylvania Electric Company, and Pennsylvania Power Company to Complete Purchase of Solar Photovoltaic Alternative Energy Credits

Business & Corporate | PR Newswire - Nov 19
Through a competitive bidding process conducted by economists at The Brattle Group, FirstEnergy Corp.'s subsidiaries Metropolitan Edison Company, Pennsylvania Electric Company, and Pennsylvania Power Company have successfully solicited contracts for 48,500 Solar Photovoltaic Alternative Energy Credits (SPAECs) annually over a two-year period.

First Wind Deal Expected to Open New Markets for Alternative Energy Projects

Wind | Nov 19 - Forexpros
A Midwest solar power company, and its subsidiary, are joining forces to acquire First Wind, in a deal valued at roughly $2.4 billion. Boston-based First Wind operates five wind farms in Maine and is developing a sixth in Aroostook County.

Algae Biomass Organization Applauds Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Brian Schatz for Including Carbon Utilization in Climate Legislation

The Algae Biomass Organization, the trade association for the algae industry, applauded Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) for including provisions to encourage carbon utilization technology in climate change legislation they proposed today.

Dawson Students Challenged To Design Renewable Energy Playground; Winning Design To Be Built On Campus In 2015

Wind | Nov 19 - PR Newswire
Dawson School, the region's premier K-12 independent school, has initiated The Renewable Energy Playground Design Challenge, giving Dawson students the opportunity to design an interactive play structure that uses solar, wind, and human energy to teach about and generate electricity.

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