A bill that would give sales and use tax remittances to TransAlta after it converts the Centralia coal-fired power plant to natural gas was heard before the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ratings of American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) and certain subsidiaries. The Issuer Default Rating (IDR) for AEP is 'BBB'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. A complete list of rating actions is provided at the end of this release.
| BOULDER, Colo. (The Associated Press) - Mar 27
A new report from Navigant Research covers developments in the wind energy sector during 2014, including an analysis of the important changes in the industry over the last 3 years and global market forecasts through 2019.
The Illinois Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee today passed Senate Bill 1585, legislation to establish a Low Carbon Portfolio Standard (LCPS) that would bolster Illinois’ clean energy leadership, support the state’s nuclear energy facilities and protect jobs, consumers and a reliable electricity supply.
| Mar 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Ritchie A. Horario The Manila Times, Philippines
Emerging Power Inc (EPI) has successfully completed drilling in Naujan, Oriental Mindoro, with its initial wells showing a reservoir that can generate up to 40 megawatts of geothermal power, a top company official said on Thursday.
| Mar 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Eric Johnston Japan Times, Tokyo
Anti-nuclear activists on Thursday urged the governor of Shiga Prefecture to hold formal public hearings on the potential economic, social and environmental risks from two reactors in neighboring Fukui Prefecture that are moving toward restart.
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| Mar 27- McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Julie Huss The Derry News, N.H.
Some residents aren't happy with rising utility bills. That prompted Town Manager Kevin Smith to invite Eversource spokesman Elizabeth LaRocca and Liberty Utilities spokesman Mike Licata to come before the Town Council to talk about rate hikes, service and to answer questions.