The Nuclear Energy Institute's president and chief executive officer, Marvin Fertel, made the following remarks in reaction to the U.S. Senate vote today to confirm Stephen Burns and Jeff Baran as commissioners at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
This 50 State Report update highlights the following notable advances: renewable energy is now responsible for over 20% of electricity generation in six western states, and the region saw the addition of nearly 4 GW of new renewable energy capacity in 2013 alone.
Once fully up and running the wind farm will be able to generate up to over 160 GWh per year, the equivalent of the electricity needs of about 60,000 Chilean households, and will therefore avoid the emission of over 130,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Idaho Power's solar-powered lighting system has gone "net zero" less than one year after installation. Manufactured and installed by Boise-based Inovus, the photovoltaic panels produced as much energy as the lights consumed over the past year.
Starting today, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) customers will have the chance to speak out about proposed changes in electric rates in the first of 16 public participation hearings on the issue scheduled throughout California over the next several weeks.
| ROSEVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 16, 2014--
SPI Solar (“SPI”) (SOPW:OTCBB), a vertically-integrated photovoltaic solar developer, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets relating to current SPI solar PV projects in Hawaii.
Tom Hughes, a Leidos Engineering energy specialist based in Oklahoma City, was selected by CFE Media's Control Engineering and Plant Engineering magazines as an up-and-coming leader in the industry, being awarded a spot in their "2014 Engineering Leaders Under 40."
| Zurich, Switzerland, September 16, 2014 (News Release)
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth over $30 million from Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) to supply gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) for substations to boost the reliability of transmission infrastructure in New Jersey.
The Board of Directors of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) today declared an unchanged quarterly dividend of 36 cents per share of outstanding common stock. The dividend will be payable December 1, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 7, 2014.
A man was fired from his job at TVA's Bull Run Fossil Plant after only three weeks because he has a workers' compensation claim pending due to "exposure" experienced while working at the federal agency's ash spill cleanup site in Kingston, a legal action avers.