State support to renewable energy to be Kc6bn higher next year

International | Prague Sep 29 - Czech News Agency
Support to renewable electricity and heat sources from the state budget is to be over Kc6bn higher in 2016 than this year, according to a draft government decree that has been submitted for comments.


Policy, Regulatory & Legal | WASHINGTON, DC- Sep 29 - Congressional Documents & Publications
Today, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) reintroduced H.R. 3626, the Ensuring Affordable Energy Act of 2015.

Blumenthal Joins Senate Democrats to Offer Pathway to a Cleaner Energy Future and Economy

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Washington, DC - Sep 29 - Congressional Documents & Publications
This week, U.S. Senator Blumenthal (D-Conn.) joined a group of Senate Democratic colleagues in releasing a national energy bill that lays out a common-sense vision for a cleaner energy future by creating new jobs, updating infrastructure, and encouraging technological innovation.

Duke Energy, DENR set for court fight over $25.1M fine

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 28 - News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
Duke Energy and state environmental regulators are set to begin court hearings Tuesday on the state's $25.1 million fine against the Charlotte power company, after lawyers for both sides failed to negotiate a settlement Monday.

A cooperative invests in cybersecurity Part of the Utility2Utility interview series

Communications & Security | Kathleen Wolf Davis | Sep 28, 2015
Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CFEC) has been a part of the Florida electric landscape since 1939. Recently, CFEC has had a growing concern about cybersecurity. So they went shopping for a solution.

New NiSource CEO looks to stay the course

Business & Corporate | Sep 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Keith Benman The Times, Munster, Ind.
One day Joseph Hamrock was in Columbus, Ohio, and the next in Westbrook, Mass., and then on Sept. 17 he flew into Merrillville for an awards ceremony for community leaders at NiSource headquarters.

NorthWestern Energy Closes USD 143m Beethoven Wind Project Acquisition

Business & Corporate | Sep 28, 2015 -- M&A Navigator
US-based utility operator NorthWestern Corp. d/b/a NorthWestern Energy has completed its previously announced acquisition of the 80mw Beethoven wind project located near Tripp, S.D., from BayWa r.e. Wind LLC for USD 143m, the company said.

Clark Public Utilities installs five new public chargers in Washington

Electric Vehicles | Sep 28, 2015 -- MarketLine
Clark Public Utilities, a provider of electric, water, and wastewater services, has announced the installation of five new public chargers at its service centers in Vancouver, Washington.

Foresight Energy names G. Nicholas Casey to board

Business & Corporate | Sep 28, 2015 -- M2 EQUITYBITES
Thermal coal company Foresight Energy revealed on Friday that it has appointed G. Nicholas Casey Jr as the new independent member of general partner's board of directors.

Larimer landlord sees solar energy as way to cut costs for tenants

Solar | Sep 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Diana Nelson Jones Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
While renovating an old plumbing warehouse on Hamilton Avenue in Larimer five years ago, Craig Marcus began looking for tenants who would enliven the street.

ERC urged to reject CSP for distribution utilities, power co-ops

International | Sep 28 - Business Mirror (Philippines)
A former party-list lawmaker has urged the Energy Regulatory Commission to reject a controversial Department of Energy circular mandating all distribution utilities and electric cooperatives to undertake competitive selection process in securing their power-supply agreements.

Exelon Request Is Raising Concerns ; Company Wants To Pump More Water At Peach Bottom

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 28 - Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA)
York County's Peach Bottom nuclear power plant wants to increase the amount of water it draws from the Susquehanna River - and does not return - by up to 13.5 million gallons per day.

Relief sought for Grant Town Power Plant

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | FAIRMONT -- Sep 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Richard Babich Times West Virginian, Fairmont
The Grant Town Power Plant and Mon Power have petitioned to change how electricity is purchased in order to keep the power plant open.

Dominion scales back power-line plans in Orange, Culpeper, Madison

Grid Operations | Sep 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Dan McFarland The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va.
After months of resistance from citizens groups and government bodies, Dominion Virginia Power has amended plans to upgrade an existing 115-kilovolt transmission line running from Remington to Gordonsville.

Power line across the James River: An intrusive eyesore or electrical necessity?

Grid Operations | NORFOLK -- Sep 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Joanne Kimberlin The Virginian-Pilot
In a quiet, tucked-away building on Front Street, a battle will be decided -- one pitting society's basic requirements against the holy grail of Virginia history.

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