New England governors meet to discuss energy issues

Business & Corporate | Apr 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Dave Solomon The New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester
Five of the six New England governors will gather in Connecticut on Thursday at the invitation of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for an energy summit designed to address the region's high electricity prices.

PUC: Why are utility bills so big in NH?

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Dave Solomon The New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester
The Public Utilities Commission has ordered an investigation into the high winter electric rates and the "price volatility" affecting energy markets in New Hampshire.

AGL Energy announces changes to leadership structure

Business & Corporate | Apr 22, 2015 -- MarketLine
AGL Energy Limited, an electricity generation company, has announced plans to restructure the company's executive team, effective May 1, 2015. The structure will result in the establishment of seven core business units and functions to form the executive team: energy market operations, new energy, stakeholder relations, group operations, organizational transformation, people and culture, and finance and technology.

Group aims to find, clean up abandoned coal mines in Tennessee

Fossil & Biomass | Apr 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Ben Benton Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.
A trio of environmental groups have their sights set on identifying abandoned coal mines in Tennessee's coalfield counties.

County board tables support of wind farm project

Wind | Apr 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Julie Blum Columbus Telegram, Neb.
The Platte County Board of Supervisors has yet to give its support to a wind farm project that is already underway south of Creston.

San Juan County Commission throws support behind PNM plan

Fossil & Biomass | Apr 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Dan Schwartz The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M.
The San Juan County Commission on Tuesday officially stated that it supports Public Service Company of New Mexico's plan to shut down two coal-burning units at the San Juan Generating Station and retrofit its other two stacks to reduce pollution.

Power line project wins Army Corps OK

Grid Operations | Apr 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Suzanne Moore and Dan Heath The Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
The Champlain Hudson Power Express project has cleared most every permitting hurdles, with plans to begin construction late this year or early 2016.

Fitch Rates Bd of Public Utilities of Springfield, MO Public Utility Rfdg Revs 'AA'; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK (The Associated Press) - Apr 21
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA' rating to the approximately $519.7 million public utility refunding revenue bonds, series 2015 issued by the City of Springfield, Missouri (the city) on behalf of the Board of Public Utilities of the City of Springfield, Missouri (City Utilities).

Grey Goes Solar

Solar | Apr 21 - PR Newswire
SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE), the world's largest renewable energy development company, has appointed Grey San Francisco to lead their brand strategy and advertising business. Grey was selected after a creative shoot-out that involved four agencies. In a joint statement, Milan Martin, President of Grey San Francisco and Curt Detweiler, the agency's Chief …

Tecogen Sells Combined Heat and Power (CHP) System to Chronic Care Facility in Far Rockaway, New York

Distributed & Cogeneration | Apr 22 - PR Newswire
Tecogen® Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN) today announced the sale of a CM-75 combined heat and power (CHP) system to a Far Rockaway, NY 240 bed chronic care nursing facility. The Tecogen unit will provide electricity, space heat and domestic hot water at a far lower cost and carbon footprint than the conventional alternative of utility-purchased electricity …

Schneider Electric announces 50 MW contract in eastern US

Solar | Apr 22 - PR Newswire
Schneider Electric™ Solar Business, a global leader in solutions for the solar power conversion chain, has been awarded a 50 MW contract for a solar project in eastern US. This contract follows Schneider Electric's recent 300 MW project win for the largest PV power plant in Europe to be built in Cestas, France. Schneider Electric …

SunEdison Helps Town of Winchendon Save $8 Million By Converting Unusable Landfill Site To 2.6 MW Solar Power Plant

Solar | Apr 22 - PR Newswire
SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world's largest renewable energy development company, today announced that is has signed an agreement to develop and install a 2.6 megawatt (MW) solar power plant for the town of Winchendon, Mass. on a previously unusable 12 acre town-owned landfill site. The landfill site will be converted under Massachusetts' …

Battelle Team Passes Important Department of Energy Pyrolysis Milestone

Fossil & Biomass | Apr 22 - Marketwired
Battelle recently succeeded at the United States Department of Energy (DOE) challenge of making commercially viable transportation fuels from biomass pyrolysis. Scientists and engineers at Battelle demonstrated the durability of a continuous hydrotreatment process that converts bio oil from biomass pyrolysis into transportation and aviation …

sPower and CohnReznick Capital Markets Secure $168.5 Million Debt Financing

Business & Corporate | Apr 22 - PR Newswire
sPower, a prominent renewable energy provider, and CohnReznick Capital Markets Securities (CRCMS), a leading boutique investment banking services firm, announced today the placement of $168.5 million in back leverage to sPower provided by KeyBank National Association, OneWest Bank and Zions Bank. The back leverage is for 25 solar …

Wilsonart Unveils Advanced Solar Energy System at Fletcher Facility

Solar | Apr 22 - Business Wire
Wilsonart Engineering Services team, in tandem with Radiance Solar, Solectra Renewables, Cantsink and Duke Energy Process, developed and installed a complete solar energy system unveiled today at Wilsonart’s Fletcher, North Carolina facility. The system will cut carbon dioxide emissions …

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