Ormat signs $98.8 million EPC contract for geothermal project in Chile

International | May 21, 2015 -- MarketLine
Ormat Technologies, Inc. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Orandina I S.p.A., has signed a $98.8 million engineering, procurement and construction, or EPC, contract for a geothermal project in Chile.

Former Duke Energy CEO calls out legislators for green-energy freeze

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | May 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Bruce Henderson The Charlotte Observer
Former Duke Energy chief executive Jim Rogers called out North Carolina legislators Thursday for moving to freeze the state's green-energy standard with a tart "Shame on us."

Fitch Rates National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corp 'A'; Outlook Stable

Business & Corporate | NEW YORK (The Associated Press) - May 21
Fitch Ratings has assigned initial ratings, including a long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of 'A', to National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corp. (CFC). The Rating Outlook is Stable. A full list of ratings follows at the end of this press release.

New TEP Transmission Line Will Strengthen Service, Help Meet Future Demand

Grid Operations | TUCSON, Ariz. (The Associated Press) - May 21
Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is building a new 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Pinal County to ensure continued service reliability for customers in southern Arizona.

Once reliable, timely renewal of coal tax credit no longer a sure bet for Crow Tribe

Fossil & Biomass | May 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Tom Lutey Billings Gazette, Mont.
For 10 years, Crow Indians have nervously waited, sometimes into December, as Congress has debated whether to extend the Indian Coal Production Tax Credit in one year increments.

Women leaders in energy share success stories, challenges faced on the way

Business & Corporate | May 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Rana Husseini Jordan Times, Amman
When Ajloun resident Wijdan Rabadi decided to study electrical engineering in the early 1980s, the decision was met with rejection from her community.

NYSEG seeks rate hikes for gas, electricity

Business & Corporate | May 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Joe Mahoney The Daily Star, Oneonta, N.Y.
An average NYSEG power bill would go up by roughly $8 per month for electricity, and gas bills would jump about $10 if the company is successful in convincing state regulators it needs a $165 million annual revenue increase, the company disclosed Wednesday.

AGL Energy announces new executive appointments

International | May 21, 2015 -- MarketLine
AGL Energy Limited, which is engaged in buying and selling of gas and electricity, has appointed Brett Redman as CFO leading the finance and technology group and Stephen Mikkelsen as executive general manager for energy market operations.

Xcel Energy energizes two new transmission lines in Upper Midwest region

Grid Operations | May 21, 2015 -- MarketLine
Xcel Energy Inc., an electric and natural gas utility, has announced the energization of two transmission lines near St. Cloud, Minnesota, and Fargo, North Dakota in the Upper Midwest region.

Calpine names executive vice president and chief commercial officer

Business & Corporate | May 21, 2015 -- MarketLine
Calpine Corporation, a renewable power firm, has named W.G. Griggs III as executive vice president and chief commercial officer, effective June 1, 2015.

Duke Energy announces management changes

Business & Corporate | May 21, 2015 -- MarketLine
Duke Energy Corporation, an electric utilities company, has announced the retirement of Marc Manly as executive vice president of commercial portfolio, and Keith Trent as executive vice president of grid solutions, and president of Midwest and Florida regions, effective June 30, 2015.

DEP intends to fight extensive mine fire

Fossil & Biomass | May 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Jim Dino Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, Pa.
State environmental officials have taken infrared photos, and intend to drill boreholes to determine the extent of, and plan to fight, a mine fire burning near Jeanesville and Tresckow.

Compromise between NV Energy, solar in works as lawmakers vet bill

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | May 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Kyle Roerink Las Vegas Sun
After months of intense lobbying between the solar industry and NV Energy, lawmakers debated how the state should raise a controversial solar cap and increase the cost of generating electricity with rooftop solar installations.

Decatur Utilities board votes to seek $16 per month rate increase

Business & Corporate | May 21 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Bayne Hughes The Decatur Daily, Ala.
Citing a need to stabilize revenues, the Decatur Utilities board voted Wednesday to seek a combined $16.30 in monthly customer access fee increases for water, electricity and natural gas that would be phased in over two years.

Envision Solar International Completes Second Installation of Solar Tree(R) Products for Nationwide Retailer

Solar | (The Associated Press) - May 21
Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) ("Envision Solar," or the "Company"), the leading renewable energy Media and Branding product company, announced today that it recently completed a major deployment of its Solar TreeĀ® products for a nationwide Department Store chain. This is the second deployment in what is expected to be a series of major orders for this customer.

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