BlackEnergy malware threat has some uneasy

Communications & Security | Nov 18 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA)
A malicious software dubbed BlackEnergy has intrigued and frightened cybersecurity experts, in part because of its intent and in part because of its origin. BlackEnergy is designed to target critical energy infrastructure and is believed to have originated with Russian government-sponsored hackers.

Census Bureau Economic Data Show Electric Power Generation Using Renewable Energy Growing

Hydro | WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 
Revenues for electric power generation industries that use renewable energy resources rose 49.0 percent from $6.6 billion in 2007 to $9.8 billion in 2012, according to new economic census statistics released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

DTE Energy approaching $1 billion in incremental spend with Michigan businesses and receiving multiple honors for supplier diversity

Business & Corporate | PR Newswire - Nov 18
 DTE Energy is approaching $1 billion in incremental spend with Michigan businesses, one year earlier than its original commitment, as part of the Pure Michigan Business Connect Initiative started in 2011.

Peabody Energy Commends G20 Communique For Focus On Global Economic Growth, Poverty Eradication And Energy Collaboration

Business & Corporate | ST. LOUIS, Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire
Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today commended the G20 leaders' communique for its focus on global economic growth, poverty eradication in low-income and developing countries and increased international collaboration on energy policy.

Bay Area puts tech spin on clean economy; Sacramento clean power boom

Electric Vehicles | SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Northern California is leveraging its strengths to drive clean tech innovation and build the state's clean economy.

Azerbaijan continues increasing electricity generation

International | Nov 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan produced 18.75 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in January-October 2014, which is 6.6 percent more than in the same period of 2013, the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee said in its report for ten months of 2014.

Duke Energy Florida replaces underwater cable in Pinellas County

Grid Operations | Nov 18, 2014 -- MarketLine
Duke Energy Florida, an electric utility, has announced that it is replacing an underwater cable that carries electricity to the St. Pete Beach area to reportedly enhance the electric reliability in Pinellas County beach communities.

Enel Green Power starts construction at Cornia 2 geothermal plant in Tuscany

International | Nov 18, 2014 -- MarketLine
Enel Green Power SpA, a renewable energy company, has started construction at the Cornia 2 geothermal power plant in the town of Castelnuovo Val di Cecina, Tuscany.

Federal Realty Announces Completion Of Solar Project At Huntington Square Shopping Center

Solar | HUNTINGTON, N.Y., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
 Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT) today announced the completion and electrification of its solar project at Huntington Square Shopping Center, located in East Northport, New York.

STMicroelectronics Supports Drive for Inverters in Smaller Boxes Everywhere, from PHEV Battery Chargers to Solar Generators

Electric Vehicles | GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov 18, 2014 -- GLOBE NEWSWIRE
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a top-ranking supplier of power components, has revealed new automotive-qualified silicon-carbide (SiC) diodes for advanced on-board battery chargers (OBCs) in electric vehicles such as Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) that demand high power-handing capability within a confined space.

Japan and U.S. Promise Billions to UN Green Climate Fund

International | Nov 18, 2014 -- SciDev.Net/All Africa Global Media
As Japan pledges up to US$1.5 billion and the United States up to US$3 billion to the UN Green Climate Fund, a study recommends ways that China can reconcile economic growth and emissions targets.

SPI Solar Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire and Develop Solar Project in Japan

International | ROSEVILLE, Calif., Nov 18, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
Solar Power, Inc. ("SPI" or "SPI Solar") (OTCBB:SOPW), a vertically-integrated photovoltaic ("PV") developer, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, SPI Solar Japan G.K., has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire 100% of the equity interest in a 22 megawatt ("MW") solar project company, including land dedicated for the project, located in Sukagawa City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

NRG Home Solar Expands Operations in California

Solar | SAN DIEGO, Nov 18, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
NRG Home Solar, one of the country's leading residential solar offerings, today announced the opening of two new California offices in Merced and San Diego, adding to the NRG footprint in the state.

NorthWestern Energy Completes Purchase of PPL Montana's Hydroelectric Facilities

Business & Corporate | BUTTE, Mont. and SIOUX FALLS, S.D., No. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire
 NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) announced that it has closed on the previously announced $900 million purchase of eleven hydroelectric facilities representing 633 megawatts of capacity and one storage reservoir from PPL Montana.

ACCIONA Windpower to Supply 165 MW for IKEA's Largest Renewable Energy Project to Date

Wind | CHICAGO, Nov 18, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE
ACCIONA Windpower, an ACCIONA group subsidiary company dedicated to the design, manufacture and sale of wind turbines, has completed a turbine supply agreement with Apex Clean Energy, developer of the 165 MW Cameron Wind farm, which has been purchased by IKEA Group.

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