Whirlpool Corporation Amps Up Commitment to Clean Energy With Newest Ohio Wind Farm

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., May 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Today, Whirlpool Corporation announced plans to build wind turbines to help power its Marion and Ottawa plants in Ohio, a $13.5 million total investment that will build upon the company’s 46 year commitment to advances in sustainable manufacturing. The completion of these projects has the potential to make Whirlpool Corporation one of the ...

Lopez firm to double wind-power capacity

THE First Philippine Holdings Corp. (FPH) on Monday said it will aggressively double its wind-power capacity in the next three years. Francis Giles B. Puno, the company's president and COO, said at the moment, the company has a 150-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Burgos, Ilocos Norte. Doubling that could result in another 150-MW capacity. One megawatt costs between $2.5 million and $3 million, so ...

Duke Energy invests more in pig poop

Fossil & Biomass | By Bruce Henderson, The Charlotte Observer
May 24--Duke Energy has signed a second deal to turn swine waste from farms in Duplin County, North Carolina's pork capital, into electricity. The project will use methane gas captured from waste to make electricity at power plants in Wayne and New Hanover counties. It's expected to start operating by mid-2017. This is the second poop-to-power project Duke has announced this year. In March, ...

Solar energy could power Arden Hills TCAAP someday

Solar |
May 24--If it happens, it would be the largest utility-grade solar farm in the metro area. First, the Ramsey County Board needs to get the land to build it, though. Commissioners will vote Tuesday on whether to give staff clearance to pursue the acquisition of 60 acres of land north of the 427-acre former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant it now owns and is readying for redevelopment into a ...

Foresight reaches tentative deal with bondholders

May 24--Beleaguered coal miner Foresight Energy said Monday it has reached an agreement with the holders of $600 million of debt in an effort to restructure more than $1.25 billion it owes outside of bankruptcy court. The St. Louis-based limited partnership, which operates several highly productive Illinois longwall mines, said that the agreement is contingent on a larger restructuring, which ...

Israels largest solar energy array inaugurated

International | By Hedy Cohen, Globes, Tel Aviv, Israel
May 24--The largest solar energy array in Israel was inaugurated this week. The Zmorot solar park, owned by the French electric utility company EDF, is expected to generate 50 MWp of clean energy. The plant is the French company's eleventh solar array in Israel. The NIS 330 million project is trailed by the former largest solar park -- also owned by EDF -- at Kibbutz Ketura (40 MWp). EDF began ...

Massachusetts bill would encourage hydropower, offshore wind

Hydro |
Canadian hydropower and offshore wind projects would become more prominent pieces of the state's overall energy landscape under a long-awaited bill House lawmakers unveiled Monday. Members of a legislative committee that oversees energy issues were expected to endorse the bill, in a vote taken by email, setting the stage for debate in the full House next month. Renewable energy ...

Ohio Company to Build Power Plant At Tygart Dam

Hydro |
Advanced Hydro Solutions of Beachwood, Ohio, has been granted a permit from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build and operate a 30-megawatt hydroelectric plant at the Tygart Dam near Grafton. No one from Advanced Hydro Solutions was available to talk about the project, but the company's website says construction on the $60 million project will begin as soon as the balance of ...

Suspect arrested in death of ex-coal chief executive

An Ohio man was arrested in the death of a former coal company executive found shot at a West Virginia cemetery where his wife is buried, a sheriff said Tuesday. Anthony R. Arriaga, 20, is being held on a first-degree murder warrant in Allen County, Ohio, Mingo County Sheriff James Smith said. Jail records listed Arriaga's hometown as Delphos, Ohio. The records didn't ...

Puerto Rico seeks power bill increase, sparking outrage

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's heavily indebted electric company announced Tuesday that it is seeking a more than 20 percent increase in the island's already high power bills, sparking outrage among many. The Electric Power Authority said the increase would allow it to keep operating and help boost its dwindling liquidity. Officials said the additional revenue also would let the ...

Protesters interrupt coal debate in Swedish Parliament

Unruly protesters briefly interrupted a debate Tuesday in the Swedish Parliament on the future of state-owned utility Vattenfall's coal assets in Germany. Swedish news agency TT says demonstrators in the spectators' gallery chanted "leave the coal in the ground" and one of them squirted what looked like ketchup at the lawmakers below. TT says the protesters were removed by ...

Veresen to sell hydroelectric plant in New York state for US$61 million

Hydro |
Veresen Inc. says it has lined up a buyer for its Glen Park hydroelectric plant in northern New York state. The Calgary-based company didn't identify the buyer in Monday's announcement but said it will get US$61 million plus working capital when the deal closes, which is expected in the third quarter of this year. The transaction requires approvals, including from the U.S. Federal ...

High energy costs threaten NHs economy

New Hampshire business leaders continue to warn the states surging economy could be short-circuited by the high cost of energy. Several Granite State business leaders recently signed a letter supporting the Northern Pass project to bring hydroelectric power into the region from Canada. The leaders say the time for action is now because the high cost of energy is a major concern for New ...

ScottMadden Sponsors AGA Financial Forum 2016

Annoucement | May 23, 2016 Atlanta, GA
ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, recently joined top energy experts as a sponsor at the American Gas Association (AGA) Financial Forum in Naples, FL. This three-day event provided a unique opportunity to review the changing landscape with senior executives from energy utilities.

Demolition moves ahead furiously at K-27; preparations underway for other Cold War facilities

Nuclear | By Frank Munger, The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn.
May 23--OAK RIDGE -- The post-Cold War cleanup is proceeding at a furious pace at an Oak Ridge site once home to the nation's largest uranium-enrichment complex. With K-27, the last of five gaseous diffusion plants, coming down quicker than expected and likely to be demolished before the year-end target date, the U.S. Department of Energy has started making preparations to tear down a bunch of ...

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