Electric crews make advances in Puna

Grid Operations | Aug 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Hawaii Electric Light Co. crews continued their work Saturday to restore power to 2,700 customers who remained without service in the wake of Tropical Storm Iselle.

Kepco: the monstrous 500-pound gorilla of Kansai

International | Aug 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Eric Johnston Japan Times, Tokyo
Last month, Chimori Naito, a 91-year-old former vice president at Kansai Electric Power Co., admitted what was hardly a secret but which put the utility under intense media scrutiny.

Power play: the debate over renewable energy

International | Aug 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Eric Johnston Japan Times, Tokyo
On Aug. 26, 2011, the same day that Prime Minister Naoto Kan resigned after widespread criticism of his handling of the meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant that followed the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, the Diet passed legislation that created a new feed-in tariff system for renewable energy.

Michigan International Speedway Continues on Track to a Greener Michigan, Powered by Consumers Energy

Solar | BROOKLYN, Mich., Aug. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire
Michigan International Speedway is waving the green flag this weekend, making a commitment with the help of Consumers Energy to match 100 percent of its electricity use with renewable energy.

Black Hills rips White Paper plan

Business & Corporate | Aug 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Dennis Darrow The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo.
Black Hills Energy disputes a claim that Pueblo's purchase of its local franchise would bring relief from high electricity rates and boost job recruitment.

Life as a utility lineman in the Corridor

Business & Corporate | Aug 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Chelsea Keenan The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
As a utility lineman for Alliant Energy, Brandon Koele has worked in subzero degree weather with wind chills well below minus-30 degrees.

Oil, coal left out of grant request

Fossil & Biomass | Aug 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Daniel Moore The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash.
The Washington Department of Transportation estimated in June that six proposed coal and oil terminals could add at least 44 more trains per day going through Spokane.

LCRA: Extra charge is not a mistake

Business & Corporate | Aug 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Jessica Rodrigo Victoria Advocate, Texas
An extra charge on some utility bills was no mistake, according to a Lower Colorado River Authority officials.

Kentucky faces challenging deadline to reduce carbon emissions, lawmakers told

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - John Cheves Lexington Herald-Leader
A draft of Kentucky's response to proposed federal limits on carbon dioxide emissions won't be available until next month, but the state plans to express concern about the limits' economic impact, Energy and Environment Secretary Len Peters told state lawmakers Friday.

Finish coal ash bill, NC Senate leader Berger says

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 16 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Bruce Henderson The Charlotte Observer
N.C. Senate leader Phil Berger said Friday he would still like to complete coal ash legislation in November, despite signs from the House that won't happen.

PG&E Names Helen Burt SVP Of Corporate Affairs, Laurie Giammona SVP And Chief Customer Officer

Business & Corporate | SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire
Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced today that Helen A. Burt has been named to lead the utility's Corporate Affairs team.

Fitch Upgrades Tucson Electric Power Co. to 'BBB'; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK, Aug 15, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Fitch Ratings has upgraded the Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of Tucson Electric Power Co. (TEP) to 'BBB' from 'BBB-' and assigned a Stable Rating Outlook.

County may look at wind ordinance

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Aug 15 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Brian Huchel Commercial-News, Danville, Ill.
A Vermilion County Board member wants to review the county's ordinance passed for wind farms several years ago.

MGE Energy Increases Dividend for 39th Consecutive Year

Business & Corporate | MADISON, Wis., Aug 15, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
The board of directors of MGE Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGEE) today increased the regular quarterly dividend rate by 4.0% to $0.2825 per share on the company's common stock.

Peabody Energy's Cottage Grove Mine Surpasses Three Years Without A Reportable Incident

Fossil & Biomass | ST. LOUIS, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire
Employees at Peabody Energy's Cottage Grove Mine in Southern Illinois have reached a safety milestone, surpassing three years without an incident causing employees to miss a day of work.



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