TerraForm Power Announces Acquisition of 77.6 MW of Distributed Solar Power Plants

Solar | Oct 30 - GlobeNewswire
TerraForm Power, Inc. (Nasdaq:TERP), a global owner and operator of renewable energy power plants, today announced that it will acquire 77.6 MW DC of distributed generation solar power plants from the Capital Dynamics U.S. Solar Energy Fund, L.P. (the "Fund"), a closed-end private equity fund focused on solar energy across the U.S.

At Ivanpah Solar Power Plant, Energy Production Falling Well Short of Expectations

Solar | Oct 30 - Breaking Energy
Whether scorched birds are a major issue at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California is a matter of dispute.

Montgomery County Clean Energy Buyers Group Increases Volume; Gains Rank Among National Clean Energy Purchasers

Solar | Oct 30 - Targeted News Service
Montgomery County issued the following news release: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that the Montgomery County Clean Energy Buyers Group increased its ranking from 40th to 22nd among the top 100 national public and private purchasers of clean energy participating in Green Power Partnership.

Environmental groups, attorneys general again sue to block nuclear plant relicensing

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 30 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Just a week after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission began relicensing nuclear power plants, environmental groups and several states are again suing to stop it.

Leidos Engineering Sends Two Panelists to Smart Cities Conference

Annoucement | RESTON, Va. - Oct. 29, 2014 (News Release)
Two energy experts from Leidos Engineering, Jeff Norman and Damon Brady, will participate on panels at Energy Central's Smart Cities Conference held Nov. 3-4 in San Diego, California.

CenterPoint Energy names three executive positions

Business & Corporate | Oct 29 - PR Newswire
CenterPoint Energy (NYSE: CNP) today announced the promotions of three company executives: Kristie Colvin has been named senior vice president and chief accounting officer.

Hertz Completes Solar Installations at Denver and St. Louis International Airport Locations

Solar | NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Hertz (NYSE: HTZ), the world's largest airport car rental brand, and Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company (Panasonic) announce the completion of two solar power installations at Hertz Rent-a-Car facilities at Denver International and St. Louis International Airports.

Kimco’s Illumi-Nation Program Sparks New Era of Lighting Quality and Efficiency for its Shopping Centers

Energy Efficiency | NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 29, 2014--
Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM), the nation’s largest publicly traded owner and operator of neighborhood and community shopping centers, today announced the formal launch of its Illumi-Nation Program, a property improvement initiative for exterior lighting systems that is expected to significantly reduce energy consumption and improve nighttime curb appeal.

EPA's Latest Notice an Admission that Costly Power Plan Is a Glorious Mess

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire
National Mining Association's President and CEO Hal Quinn called EPA's notice requesting alternatives to the agency's power plant rules a frank admission that the proposal is a glorious mess.

Groups Ask Wisconsin Public Service Commission to Investigate Fraudulent Petition in Electric Rate Cases

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | MADISON, Wis., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
The Wisconsin Public Service Commission has received a formal request to open an investigation into a petition filed by the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) in an ongoing We Energies rate case.

ScottMadden Releases New Report: Capital Program Assessment and Best Practices for Assessing and Improving Organizations

Annoucement | October 29, 2014 (News Release)
ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, has released a new report, "Capital Program Assessment Overview."

Ameresco to Partner with the City of Redmond for Comprehensive ESPC

Energy Efficiency | FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & REDMOND, Ore. - Business Wire- Oct 29
Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, and the City of Redmond, Oregon announced today they are partnering on a comprehensive $1.2 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to improve City buildings and enhance efficiency.

Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company and Cuyahoga Community College to Offer Training Program for Future Utility Workers

Business & Corporate | AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The Cleveland Electri Illuminating Company (CEI), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE), is partnering with Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) reinstate its award-winning program to train the next generation of utility line and substation workers.

Germany's renewable energy incentives and regulations attracting Australian companies

International | Oct 29 - Mehr News Agency (Iran)
An Australian company which invented a renewable energy electricity generator says it was forced to move its operation to Germany because of a lack of opportunities in Australia.

Leading solar energy generator predicts solar boom in Scotland – whatever the weather

International | Oct 29 - Global Data Point
For Scotland, solar PV energy generation is quickly emerging as a complimentary local energy source which will help meet the nation's 2020 targets of the equivalent of 100 per cent of gross annual electricity demand from renewable energy generation.


MidAmerican Energy signs long-term service contract with Siemens for Iowa wind projects

ORLANDO, Fla. & DES MOINES, Iowa - Oct 30, 2014 (News Release)

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