EPA may delay ozone standards by a year

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Feb 27 - Belleville News-Democrat (IL)
The historic drought and extreme dry conditions recorded during the summer of 2012 may give federal regulators another year to meet ozone standards.

GDF SUEZ 2014 annual results: all financial targets achieved

International | Feb 27 - Global Data Point
Adjusted for weather impact in France as well as the gas tariff recoup booked in 2013, which had a year-on-year total impact of close to EUR 2.3 billion, the organic decrease is limited to -4.4%.

St. Thomas solar project put to work

International | Feb 27 - Virgin Islands Daily News (St. Thomas)
With the official dedication of the new solar energy facility in Estate Donoe on Wednesday, the territory now is getting about 8 percent of its peak load from a renewable resource.

FuelCell Energy Completes Sale of University Micro-grid Project to NRG Yield

Business & Corporate | Feb 27 - GlobeNewswire
FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:FCEL), a global leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power …

CenterPoint cites earning power even in slowdown

Business & Corporate | Feb 28 - Houston Chronicle (TX)
Executives at CenterPoint Energy, the power transmission and natural gas utility serving the Houston area, say they don't expect the company will suffer even though the region's economy may be slowing.

AEP Ohio Responds To Electric Security Plan Order by PUCO

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Feb 27 - ENP Newswire
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio ruled today on the Electric Security Plan of AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP).

Belarusian nuclear station launch timeline unchanged

International | Feb 27 - Forexpros
The time when the Belarusian nuclear power plant is supposed to be commissioned will not be changed, BelTA learned from Belarusian Energy Minister Vladimir Potupchik during a press conference on 26 February when the official was asked about amendments to the Belarusian-Russian intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in building the nuclear power plant in Belarus.

PNM Resources Board Declares Quarterly Common Stock Dividend

Business & Corporate | Feb 26 - Business Wire
At its regular meeting held today, the Board of Directors of PNM Resources (NYSE: PNM) declared the regular quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share on the company’s common stock.

Statkraft to buy majority stake in Chilean hydropower firm

International | Feb 26 - Forexpros
Norwegian state-owned electric utility Statkraft has agreed to acquire a 70.47% stake in the Chilean hydropower firm Empresa Eléctrica Pilmaiquén (Pilmaiquén).

OG&E faces big year before Oklahoma regulators

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Feb 27 - Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City)
Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. faces a big year before Oklahoma regulators, who will decide on how to charge customers for environmental compliance, the replacement of an aging generation plant and a new rate case.

Agreement on UK's first reactor for 30 years may be delayed until the summer

International | Feb 27 - YellowBrix
The decision to go ahead with the UK's first new nuclear reactor for 30 years, which had been expected before the end of last year, has been delayed again and now risks further delays due to the UK general election on 7 May.

UK backs £315m renewable energy projects

International | Feb 26 - Guardian Web
More than a dozen new onshore wind farms are to receive financial backing through the coalition government’s reformed renewable incentive scheme, along with two offshore wind projects and five solar farms.

SNL Energy Report Finds That Utility-scale Solar Has All-time Best Year with over 3.7 GW Installed in 2014

Solar | Feb 26 - PR Web
According to SNL Energy's latest report, with more than 3.7 GW installed, 2014 was the best year yet for utility-scale solar installations, besting the nearly 3.4 GW installed in 2013 by 10% and bringing the U.S. to a total of 10.6 GW of operating utility-scale solar capacity.

Subcommittees Examine EPA Budget and Priorities

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Feb 26 - Congressional Documents & Publications
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power and the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy today held a joint hearing with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to review her agency's FY 2016 budget request and priorities.

UPS, Bank of America, SC Johnson Among 16 Organizations across the U.S. Recognized for Climate Action / EPA also recognizes Chevrolet Clean Energy...

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Feb 24 - Environmental Protection Agency Documents & Publications
From an innovative partnership enabling colleges to sell carbon credits to fund clean energy projects on campuses to some of the country's leading corporations setting and exceeding aggressive emission reduction goals, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leadership Award winners announced today are demonstrating that innovative actions to combat climate change are smart business decisions. Sixteen organizations and one individual representing a wide array of industries from finance and manufacturing to retail and technology show exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change.

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