PJM Grid 20/20 Focuses On Resource Diversity, Explores The Impacts Of Shifting Trends In Resource Types

Fossil & Biomass | VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The impacts of the

world's largest and fastest fuel switch, evolving federal policies and

the increasing use of non-traditional generation are driving the

industry to recognize the greater need for resource diversity said PJM

Interconnection President and CEO Terry Boston.

PG&E Awards $200,000 In Grants To Support Local Economic Vitality And Job Creation

Business & Corporate | SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Continuing its

long-standing commitment to support the economic vitality of the

communities it serves and increase opportunities for local job

creation, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced that

it would provide $20,000 grants to support the work of 10

organizations in Northern and Central California.

FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities Launch Request for Proposal for 2014 Solar and Renewable Energy Credits

Solar | Oct 22 - PR Newswire
FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) announced that a Request for Proposal (RFP) will be issued to purchase Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) and Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) for its Ohio utilities – Ohio Edison, Cleveland Electric Illuminating and Toledo Edison – to meet the Companies' 2014 renewable energy obligations established under Ohio's alternative energy law.

Atmel Expands Metering Platform For Advanced Smart Energy Applications

International | Oct 15 - Benzinga Lightning Feed
Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, today announced the company has expanded its Atmel | SMART portfolio of energy metering products with the introduction of the SAM4C32 dual-core secure MCU, along with the SAM4CMS32 and SAM4CMP32 for residential, commercial and industrial

ACEEE: Massachusetts Tops California as Most Energy-Efficient State, While Arkansas, D.C., Kentucky, and Wisconsin are Most Improved

Energy Efficiency | Oct 22 - PR Newswire
Governors and lawmakers in state capitals across the nation continue to take major steps to lower energy costs, reduce pollution, and save consumers money by increasing their states' energy efficiency, according to the findings of the 8th edition of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

Windiga Energy Gets Green Light for the Construction of a 20-MW Solar Power Plant in Burkina Faso

International | Oct 22 - Canada Newswire
Windiga Energy , a Canadian-based independent renewable energy power producer, today announced the signature of a power purchase agreement ("PPA") with the National Electricity Company of Burkina Faso (SONABEL) for the construction and operation of a 20-megawatt photovoltaic plant located in Zina, in the province of Mouhoun.

Arvin Ganesan, EPA Deputy Chief of Staff, to Join AEE as Vice President of Federal Policy

Business & Corporate | Oct 22 - PR Newswire
Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) today announced the appointment of Arvin Ganesan as vice president of federal policy. Ganesan joins AEE after serving as deputy chief of staff for policy at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Stion, Hannah Solar, and Washington Gas Energy Systems Partner to Provide Low Cost, Clean Solar Energy for Water Treatment Plant in Georgia

Solar | Oct 22 - Business Wire
Stion, a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of high efficiency thin-film solar modules and provider of photovoltaic solar solutions, announced today a 1 MW solar array at the Vidalia Water Treatment Facility in Vidalia, Ga., powered by Stion.

Urban Air Initiative Calls New EPA Emission Models Flawed

A computer model used by states to assess mobile source emissions is seriously flawed, according to an analysis by Urban Air Initiative (UAI).

Samsung and Earth Networks Partner to Boost Energy Efficiency via WeatherBug Home

Energy Efficiency | GERMANTOWN, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 22, 2014-
A pilot energy efficiency program launching this fall in Texas from Samsung and Earth Networks, the parent company of WeatherBug and WeatherBug Home, will provide homeowners with actionable intelligence they can use to save energy, reduce their electric bills, and find the best energy service rate plan based on their personal energy use.

Central Plant Optimization Yields Up to 25% Efficiency Improvement for Pepco Energy Services' Chiller Plant

Energy Efficiency | NORRISTOWN, Pa., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
 When Pepco Energy

Services (PES) wanted to find cost-effective ways to improve the

operations of its Midtown Thermal Control Center (MTCC) in Atlantic

City, it contacted Tustin Energy Solutions (TES), a commercial energy

management company located in Norristown, PA.

Georgia Power named 2014 Investor-Owned Utility of the Year by Solar Electric Power Association

Solar | ATLANTA, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
 The Solar Electric Power

Association (SEPA) has announced that Georgia Power has been selected

by a panel of judges as the 2014 Investor-Owned Utility of the Year.

Camp Lejeune's First LEED Platinum Facility

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The new French Creek

Mess Hall at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune has earned Leadership in

Energy and Environmental Design (LEED@) Platinum certification with

the Green Building Certification Institute.

Stion Announces Advancements to CIGS Solar Modules Made in the USA

Solar | Oct 22 - Business Wire
Stion, a leading manufacturer of proprietary, high-efficiency, monolithically integrated CIGS thin-film solar modules, announced the release and certification of the Elevation 4 module line which delivers up to 10% more energy than conventional crystalline silicon modules with the same power rating.

75 percent of the residents of the Sverdlovsk Region has positive attitude to nuclear power

International | Oct 22 - Global Data Point
In the Sverdlovsk region about 600 people were interviewed for attitudes towards nuclear energy.



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