Energy issues: In and out of the Pa. budget

Business & Corporate | By Laura Legere, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pennsylvania's fiscal year budget package creates a new tax credit for power plants that clean up and burn refuse coal piles; clarifies the state's oil and gas conservation law and shifts funding for green buildings toward natural gas infrastructure development instead. This year, Pennsylvania's spending and revenue soup-making was more notable for the energy items that were dropped ...

Test results show coal dust rules working, agency says

Fossil & Biomass | By David Conti, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Tougher federal limits on coal dust that are set to become stricter next month appear to be helping clear the air for miners working underground, regulators said Monday. A review of about 20,000 air samples collected with equipment required by new rules from the Mine Safety and Health Administration shows 99 percent were in compliance with dust limits, and 98 percent would meet a more ...

Feds reach settlement with Navajos over uranium mine cleanup

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) --- The federal government has reached another settlement with the Navajo Nation that will clear the way for cleanup work to continue at abandoned uranium mines across the largest American Indian reservation in the U.S. The target includes 46 sites that have been identified as priorities due to radiation levels and their proximity to people. Cleanup work is supposed to be ...

In Burrillville, Raimondo offers little comfort to foes of power plant

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | By Alex Kuffner, The Providence Journal, R.I.
If opponents to the natural gas-burning power plant proposed in this quiet corner of Rhode Island were hoping that Governor Raimondo would use Monday's community meeting to drop her backing of the controversial project, they were disappointed. While Raimondo listened politely and showed sympathy for their concerns, she did not signal a reversal in her ...

Vero Beach, Indian River Shores, FPL to discuss partial sale

Business & Corporate | By Colleen Wixon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, Stuart, Fla.
Officials from Vero Beach and Indian River Shores will see next week if they are any closer to selling the Shores' electric customers to Florida Power and Light Co. "We always hold out hope (for an agreement)," said Vero Beach City Manager Jim O'Connor. "But we're really far apart. They've got to mesh that gap." In August, FPL offered $13 million for the 3,500-customer ...

Imperial County agency opposes regionalizing grid

Grid Operations | By Jeff McDonald, The San Diego Union-Tribune
The Imperial Irrigation District, which could lose its authority over transmission lines across its service area, has adopted a resolution formally opposing the state's plan to regionalize the California power grid. The board of directors said the California Independent System Operator's proposal to expand the power grid to six other Western states is not in the best interest of the ...

Another Pa. electricity supplier agrees to pay refunds

Business & Corporate | By Andrew Maykuth, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Customers of Respond Power L.L.C. will receive more than $5 million in refunds as part of a settlement the retail electricity supplier has reached with Pennsylvania. Public Utility Commission administrative law judges Elizabeth H. Barnes and Joel H. Cheskis approved a $5.3 million settlement between Respond and Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane and acting Consumer Advocate Tanya J. ...

No.2 Units of Fangchenggang Nuclear Power Station Starts Run

China General Nuclear Power Corporation discloses that No. 2 units of Fangchenggang nuclear power station started on-grid power generation on July 15.

Shares of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PCG) Drops by -0.32%

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PCG) has risen sharply, recording gains of 2.54% in the past 4 weeks. However, the stock has corrected -0.32% in the past 1 week, providing a good buying opportunity on dips. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PCG) : During the past 4 weeks, traders have been relatively bearish on Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PCG), hence the stock is down -1.75% when compared to the S&P 500 ...

Developers withdraw application to construct a renewable energy project amid permitting challenges

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Renewable Energy Generation LLC planned to build a 5.57-acre ground-mounted solar electric generation facility at 620 New Bedford Road.

Hornsdale Wind Farm

Clean energy for 70,000 Australian homes with new employment, training and investment opportunities in South Australia and the ACT. Reducing greenhouse gas emissionsAn exciting new project to develop an environmentally and economically sound wind farm that will provide renewable energy to be used locally and exported to the national grid is well underway in South Australia. Hornsdale Wind Farm ...

Toyo Ink Group still on look out for power plant partners

Malaysia's Toyo Ink Group Berhad has not yet secured the partners it requires to join its first build-operate-transfer Song Hau 2 thermal power plant in southern Vietnam. The power sector is expected to be the driver of Vietnam's foreign direct investment growth this year-Photo: Le Toan According to VIR's source, Toyo Ink has been approached by a number of utility firms and independent power ...

Wind farm foe rezones to fight back

Wind | By Christopher Stephens, The Herald Bulletin, Anderson, Ind.
As wind farm developers seek to meet the U.S. Department of Energy's goal of 20 percent renewable energy production in Indiana by 2030, some residents in targeted areas are fighting back in inventive ways. Two decades ago, Linda Jones moved from the bustling city life of Indianapolis to a small homestead just outside of Middletown in Henry County. But after three wind ...

Rockland citizens group hails new local power plant regulations

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | By Stephen Betts, Bangor Daily News, Maine
A citizens group hailed the approval last week of local laws that will regulate any future energy plants in the city. A news release sent out Friday by Amy Files of Renew Rockland said the ordinances were groundbreaking. "This first-in-the-nation policy sets ambitious environmental targets for power plants," Files said in the release. The Rockland City Council voted ...

LANL discovery could launch next generation of solar power

Solar | By Dan Schwartz, The Santa Fe New Mexican
Scientists from two universities and Los Alamos National Laboratory have made a breakthrough that could launch a new generation of solar-energy production and make hydrogen fuel-cell technology a practical reality. The findings from the team of LANL scientists and researchers from Rice and Northwestern universities were published this month in the scientific journal Nature. The ...

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