PPL spinoff Talen will stay in the Lehigh Valley

Business & Corporate | Sep 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Scott Kraus The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
PPL Corp.'s power generation spinoff Talen Energy will keep its headquarters in the Lehigh Valley.

Vermont renewable energy issue before FTC

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Brian Nearing Times Union, Albany, N.Y.
A possible flaw in Vermont's renewable energy rules -- one not found in New York's system -- that allows renewable energy production to be "double counted" by utilities has sparked a challenge to the Federal Trade Commission.

UGE and OTEPI Renewables Form Strategic Partnership; Jump-Start Commercial Solar Systems in Panama

International | NEW YORK, NY, Sep 18, 2014 -- Marketwired
UGE (www.urbangreenenergy.com) (TSX VENTURE: UG) (PINKSHEETS: UGEIF), a global leader in renewable energy solutions for enterprise customers, today announced a strategic partnership with OTEPI Renewables, an energy-related company founded in 1967, with a focus on rapidly advancing commercial solar installations in Panama.

Study: Washington, Oregon invest in fossil fuel projects

Fossil & Biomass | Sep 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Aaron Corvin The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash.
State investment boards in Washington and Oregon are "bankrolling" oil, coal and gas infrastructure, a new analysis asserts, despite public calls by those states' governors to shift to renewables to fight global climate change.

New Report Shows America's Schools Saving Money by Going Solar

Solar | WASHINGTON, DC, Sep 18, 2014 -- PRWeb.com
In a report card deserving of the honor roll, a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind new study released today says America's K-12 schools have shown explosive growth in their use of solar energy over the last decade, soaring from 303 kilowatts (kW) of installed capacity to 457,000 kW, while reducing carbon emissions by 442,799 metric tons annually - the equivalent of saving 50 million gallons of gasoline a year or taking nearly 100,000 cars off U.S. highways.

Static electricity likely cause of power plant fire

Fossil & Biomass | Sep 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Andrea Sinclair The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
An "accidental" fire at Ray Nixon Power Plant prompted a brief evacuation of employees Wednesday but the generators were not shut down, Colorado Springs Utilities officials confirmed.

New PUC flap emerges over ousted Peevey aide in wake of PG&E email controversy

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 18 - Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, CA)
The Public Utilities Commission landed in a fresh controversy following the disclosure Wednesday that Carol Brown, ousted top aide to the PUC's most powerful official, is actually on leave and did not depart the agency as widely thought.

Group slams federal energy regulators over alleged market manipulation

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 18 - New Haven Register (CT)
A Washington, D.C.-based consumer advocacy group is criticizing federal energy regulators for failing to act against a private equity firm that owns power plants in New England for allegedly manipulating a power auction conducted earlier this year by ISO-New England. The group, Public Citizen, says the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's 2-2 vote failed to address allegations that …

GE's Natural Gas-Fueled Technology Chosen to Power the Coldwater BPU Peaking Plant

Fossil & Biomass | Sep 18 - ENP Newswire
GE's Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) announced today that its low-emissions reciprocating engine technology has been chosen by Michigan South Central Power Agency to replace outdated diesel units to meet the energy capacity needs for the city of Coldwater.

EPA Regulations: Leading America to an Uncertain Energy Future, says National Mining Association

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Sep 18 - Targeted News Service
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed sweeping regulations that would require states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity sector by an average of 30 percent nationally.

Electric battery maker taking over old Philip Morris plant in Concord

Electric Vehicles | Sep 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Eric Frazier The Charlotte Observer
The former Philip Morris plant site in Concord will apparently become home to an electric battery manufacturing operation, according to help wanted ads placed online by the firm.

Ashtabula wants old utility poles removed

Grid Operations | Sep 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Shelley Terry Star Beacon, Ashtabula, Ohio
Out with the old, in with the new. So it goes with the utility poles that are critical to keeping the lights on in the city.

SEIA, Vote Solar Celebrate Solar's Continued Price Declines

Solar | SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, DC, Sep 17, 2014 -- PRWeb.com
The average cost of going solar in the United States continued its rapid decline in 2013 and the first half of 2014, according to a new study from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Georgia to construct two hydropower plants

International | Sep 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan
Georgia will construct two hydropower plants on the rivers of Didkhevi and Stori in the eastern region of Kakheti.

MS Power replacing 600 power poles in city

Grid Operations | Sep 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Michael Stewart The Meridian Star, Miss.
Mississippi Power crews are about halfway through replacing 600 power poles in the city of Meridian.

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