Sacramento County gets free test of electric garbage trucks

Electric Vehicles | May 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Contet Agency, LLC - Mark Glover The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento County will be a test market for battery-electric, heavy-duty refuse trucks supplied by a Southern California company.

Lebanon can gain from regional nuclear drive

International | May 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Mazin Sidahmed The Daily Star, Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanon could potentially reap the benefits from a new region-wide push toward the use of nuclear energy, experts at an energy workshop organized by the American University of Beirut said.

U.S. Senate committee seeks analysis on MOX alternative

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | May 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Derrek Asberry Aiken Standard, S.C.
A U.S. Senate committee is seeking a closer look at the cheapest projected alternative to the Savannah River Site's MOX program, but wants its own independent agency to oversee the cost analysis.

Former fish hatchery manager -- and PSC candidate -- running for western District seat in 2016

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | May 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Mike Dennison The Montana Standard, Butte
Mark Sweeney, who ran for state Public Service Commission in 2012 and narrowly lost a Democratic primary, said Tuesday he's running again in 2016 -- but this time, in a different district, in western Montana.

Blue Earth County passes solar power regulations

Solar | May 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Dan Linehan The Free Press, Mankato, Minn.
The growing popularity of solar power generation has spurred the Blue Earth County Board to pass regulations about where the panels can be built and what permits will be required.

SEIA Applauds Efforts by DOE to Expand Solar Deployment

Solar | Washington, D.C., May 27, 2015 --
As part of its ongoing efforts to make solar cost competitive with other forms of electricity, the Department of Energy's (DOE) SunShot Initiative announced today that it will provide $32 million in new funding opportunities to help spur additional solar development nationwide.

Court sides with downtown Milwaukee businesses, state regulators in Valley plant case

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | May 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Thomas Content Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A Dane County judge has sided with downtown Milwaukee businesses and state regulators in a case that a utility watchdog group filed in an effort to give We Energies electric customers a break on their rates.

Freedom Energy case puts 1978 law to the test

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | May 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Dave Solomon The New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester
New Hampshire has had a law on the books since 1978, allowing small hydroelectric power plants to sell electricity directly to a small number of end users, cutting the utility out of the middle except for the cost of transmission.

Arch Coal shares tumble following report of restructuring talks

Business & Corporate | May 27 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Arch Coal shares tumbled 12 percent Tuesday after reports that the Creve Coeur-based miner was meeting with restructuring advisers to manage its large debt load amid the drawn-out slump in coal prices.

Energy industry calls for new emissions targets to aid low-carbon growth

International | May 27 - Guardian Web
World governments must sign a clear new agreement on greenhouse gas emissions at a crunch conference in Paris this December, leaders of the world’s energy industry have urged.

NEESC Launches Pilot Program to Assist Hydrogen/Fuel Cell and Energy Storage Entrepreneurs

Business & Corporate | May 27 - PR Web
The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC), administered by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) and strategic partners throughout the region, today announced the launch of a pilot Innovation Action Program to provide fast-track resources to small businesses in the hydrogen/fuel cell and energy storage industry. …

Solar panels get OK on Knox County buildings

Solar | May 27 - Knoxville News-Sentinel (TN)
Knox County Commission approved a resolution to add solar panels to 11 schools and three other county properties, at a cost of approximately $12 million.

Pro-Solar Constitutional Amendment in Florida Gaining Momentum

Solar | May 27 - PR Web
Calling it a "huge momentum boost," the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today praised two Florida newspapers, The Gainesville Sun and Ocala Star-Banner, for their editorial support of a pro-solar, statewide ballot initiative organized by Floridians for Solar Choice. Today, only Florida and a handful of other states ban their residents from …

Company applies to Canadian board for Lake Erie transmission line

Grid Operations | May 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Erie Times-News, Pa.
A large U.S. transmission company that plans to develop a high-voltage, direct-current transmission line on the floor of Lake Erie from Ontario to western Erie County on Tuesday filed a major permit application.

Gov. Mark Dayton vetoes jobs, environment bills

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | May 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - J. Patrick Coolican Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed two major budget bills Saturday that would fund environmental protection and jobs programs, further complicating the state budget picture and the dynamics of a special legislative session that he is expected to call in the coming weeks.

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