'Blue Tech Valley' leads state on innovative water technology and clean energy

Solar | SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire
Drawing on its traditional farming expertise and natural resources, San Joaquin Valley is fast becoming known for its renewable energy leadership and cutting-edge innovations at the nexus of water and agriculture--earning the nickname Blue Tech Valley.

Egat says more coal-fired power plants needed

International | Nov 24 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Apinya Wipatayotin Bangkok Post, Thailand
The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) has confirmed Thailand will have to build more coal-fired power plants to meet its energy needs since future supplies of natural gas are uncertain and renewable energy is expensive.

Benefits of Energy Efficient Solar Power Systems Now Offered Throughout Australia by Energy Smart

International | Melbourn, Australia, Nov 24, 2014 -- PRWeb.com
Leading Australian solar power system design and installation company Energy Smart is now offering service in all parts of Australia.

8minutenergy Renewables and Gestamp Solar to Build 30MW Solar Farm to Provide Power to the Imperial Irrigation District

Solar | California, Nov 24, 2014 -- PRWeb.com
8minutenergy Renewables, LLC and Gestamp Solar today announced the signing of a 25-year contract to sell 30 megawatts-ac (40MW-dc) of clean, renewable solar energy from its Midway III Solar Farm project in Imperial County, Calif., to the Imperial Irrigation District (IID), which serves Imperial County.

ADB to Help Cook Islands Generate Solar Power

International | Nov 24, 2014 -- M2 PRESSWIRE
The Cook Islands' dependence on fossil fuels will be reduced under a project to build solar-powered plants on six of its islands, funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Union (EU), and the Government of Cook Islands.

TransAlta enters into maintenance agreement with Alstom

International | Nov 24, 2014 -- MarketLine
TransAlta Corporation, an electricity power generator, has entered into an agreement with Alstom, a supplier of power generation equipment, to provide maintenance for TransAlta's Alberta coal facilities.

Construction of Aqaba solar-run power plant to start next month

International | Nov 24 - Jordan Times, The
The Energy and Mineral Resources Regulatory Commission (EMRC) on Sunday gave the go ahead for a 10-megawatt solar-run power plant. Construction of the plant is expected to start soon after the EMRC issued a 20-year licence to the Shamsuna Power Company to implement the project, EMRC Chief Commissioner Farouq Hiari, said in a statement sent to The Jordan Times on Sunday.

DoE awards 40 megawatts in hydropower projects

International | Nov 24 - Mehr News Agency (Iran)
Five companies bagged new contracts to develop hydropower projects with a combined potential capacity of nearly 40 megawatts (MW).

UA Fairbanks picks firm for power plant design

Fossil & Biomass | Nov 24 - Yellowbrix -
An Iowa-based engineering company has been picked to help design a new $245 million coal-fired power plant at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Security violations uncovered at nuclear plant

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Nov 24 - Salem News (MA)
An Oct. 16 Nuclear Regulatory Commission security inspection at NextEra Energy Seabrook's nuclear power plant reveals three violations the agency is ordering plant owners to correct.

NYC fears deal for upstate nuclear plant

Nuclear | Nov 24 - Yellowbrix
What does New York City care about an aging upstate power plant in a county just a fraction of the city's size some 300 miles away on the shore of Lake Ontario? The answer lies in a little-noticed, highly technical document filed in August with the state Public Service Commission.

Energy future hinges upon financing choices today, warns World Energy Council

Business & Corporate | Nov 24 - Cision
The decisions that investors make today in the energy sector will make or break the sustainability of global energy systems for years to come, according to a new report from the World Energy Council .<

South Africa Opens Its Biggest Solar Plant

International | Nov 24 - AllAfrica
The new 96 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar power project in South Africa's Northern Cape province is now online and will help the country meet its critical electricity needs.

Montana-Dakota Utilities Signs Agreement to Purchase North Dakota Wind Farm

Business & Corporate | Nov 24 - Business Wire
Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., a division of MDU Resources Group (NYSE:MDU) announced today that it has signed an agreement to purchase a North Dakota wind farm to be developed by ALLETE Clean Energy, a subsidiary of ALLETE, Inc. (NYSE:ALE).

EPA and City of San José tour composting and biogas facility turning food waste into renewable energy

Fossil & Biomass | Nov 24 - Global Data Point
The facility's state-of-the-art dry anaerobic digesters use bacteria to break down food waste in an oxygen-free environment, converting it into methane biogas to generate electricity.



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