Judge rules Orono can't ban wind turbines

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 29 - Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)
Another Hennepin County judge has weighed in on a lengthy, litigious quarrel over a wind turbine on Lake Minnetonka, deciding that the city of Orono can't completely ban them.

UK prompt power prices soar 22% as wind halves, NBP surges

International | Oct 28 - Forexpros
Strong gains on the UK NBP gas market coupled with forecasts for wind power generation to more than halve sent UK prompt power prices up 22% Tuesday, traders said.

DOE pins hopes on wind energy

International | Oct 28 - Philippine Star News
The Department of Energy is counting on some 250 megawatts of wind power to be available starting this year until early 2015, a development that could significantly ease the country's critical power supply situation.

Renewable Power Direct, LLC (RPD) Announces New Service Agreements with Tenaska Power Services Co.

Business & Corporate | Oct 28 - Business Wire
Renewable Power Direct, LLC (RPD), a Washington, D.C., based power marketer, has entered into a set of agreements with Tenaska Power Services Co. (TPS) to provide credit services, energy scheduling and other trading support services to RPD.

PG&E Opens New $28.5 Million State-Of-The-Art Electric Control Center In Fresno Newfield Exploration Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results

Grid Operations | FRESNO, Calif., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today unveiled its new, state-of-the-art, $28.5 million electric distribution control center in Fresno.

TECO Energy Declares Quarterly Dividend

Business & Corporate | Oct 28 - Business Wire
At its meeting today, the board of directors of TECO Energy declared a dividend of 22 cents per share on the company’s common stock.

UIL Holdings Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend

Business & Corporate | Oct 28 - Business Wire
UIL Holdings Corporation (NYSE:UIL) announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.432 per share on its Common Stock at today’s Board meeting.

Pemco Holdings Completes LED Street Light Project at Former Naval Air Station and Pioneers Use of Dimming Controls on Public Street Lighting in the U.S.

Energy Efficiency | NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 28, 2014--
Pemco Holdings, LLC (Pemco), a leading investor and developer of energy efficiency projects, in partnership with Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA), today announced the completion of the Brunswick Landing LED Street Lighting Improvement Project at the former Naval Air Station in Brunswick, ME.

Fitch Downgrades Peabody Energy Corp's IDR to 'BB-'; Outlook Negative

Business & Corporate | Oct 28 - Business Wire
Fitch Ratings has downgraded Peabody Energy Corporation's (Peabody, NYSE: BTU) Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to 'BB-'from 'BB'.

Pemex to invest $1.4 bn in cogeneration projects

International | Oct 28 - EFE Ingles
State-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said it planned to invest $1.4 billion in two cogeneration projects to supply electricity to its refineries in Tula, Hidalgo, and Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon.

Consol looks to spin off some coal operations as separate firm

Business & Corporate | Oct 28 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (PA)
Consol Energy Inc. is considering spinning off its flagship coal mining operations into a separate, publicly traded partnership as it continues its transformation into a natural gas-focused company.

Wells Fargo Launches $10 million Cleantech Innovation Incubator

Business & Corporate | Oct 28 - Business Wire
Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) today launched the Innovation Incubator (IN 2 ) program, a $10 million environmental grant for clean technology startups funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to foster the development of early stage clean technologies for commercial buildings.

Gainesville Biomass Plant Earns Prestigious Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification

Fossil & Biomass | Oct 28 - Business Wire
The Gainesville Renewable Energy Center (GREC), a 102.5-megawatt (MW) biomass power facility located in Gainesville, Florida, today announced that it has received certification from the Forest Stewardship Council, affirming that GREC’s purchase procedures for its waste wood fuels conform to the FSC Chain of Custody standard.

Houlton Water to appeal First Wind's investment from Emera

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Oct 28 - Bangor Daily News (ME)
Houlton Water Co. wants the state's top court to review and throw out regulators' approval of a $333 million joint venture by Emera and First Wind that would help the wind developer finance a number of wind farms in Maine.

PG&E profits jump on higher utility bills and lower charges for natural gas pipeline work

Business & Corporate | Oct 28 - Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, CA)
PG&E profits jumped during its third quarter, primarily due to increased revenue from a final decision in a 2014 general gas and electricity rate case, and lower charges against earnings related to the company's work on its natural gas pipeline system in the wake of a fatal explosion in San Bruno, the utility reported Tuesday.


MidAmerican Energy signs long-term service contract with Siemens for Iowa wind projects

ORLANDO, Fla. & DES MOINES, Iowa - Oct 30, 2014 (News Release)

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