Former Navajo Nation presidential candidate Chris Deschene named to U.S. Department of Energy post

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | May 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M.
Former Navajo Nation presidential candidate Chris Deschene has been appointed the new director of the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs.

Coal India may drop plans to expand into power generation

International | May 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Utpal Bhaskar Mint, New Delhi
State-run Coal India Ltd's plan to diversify into power generation looks uncertain with the government averse to the idea pursued by the world's largest coal miner.

TVA completes refueling at Sequoyah nuclear plant

Nuclear | May 18 - Chattanooga Times Free Press (TN)
The Tennessee Valley Authority's Sequoyah Nuclear Plant has returned its Unit 1 reactor to operation after completing more than 10,000 activities during its springtime refueling outage. "Although safely refueling the reactor was our key activity, the primary focus is always on improving the safety and reliability of plant equipment," said John Carlin, site vice president. "Team members …

Iberdrola seeks permit to connect Stiles Brook wind project to regional grid

Wind | May 18 - Global Data Point
Meanwhile, the company officials have not yet reported how many turbines they would like to construct on the 5,000-acre property in Stiles Brook forest, or where they would be located.

FirstEnergy CEO Jones Reviews Company's Strategies

Business & Corporate | May 19 - PR Newswire
FirstEnergy Corp (NYSE: FE) President and Chief Executive Officer Charles E. Jones told shareholders today that the company is focused on meeting the energy needs of its customers. "Our industry continues to change at a rapid pace," Jones said.

Xcel willing to sell power to Boulder, but not ready to make formal bid

Business & Corporate | May 19 - Daily Camera (Boulder, CO)
Xcel Energy is willing to sell wholesale power to a future Boulder municipal electric utility, but such an arrangement might not mitigate the city's stranded cost obligations to the energy company, Xcel said in a letter to the city Monday.

Pew: Clean Energy Investment Shifting to Developing Nations

Business & Corporate | May 19 - PR Newswire
Investment in and deployment of electricity infrastructure is shifting from the industrialized economies of the Northern Hemisphere to the developing economies collectively known as the "global south" and from fossil fuels toward clean energy, according to research released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Former SolarCity CFO Bob Kelly Joins Mosaic's Board of Directors

Business & Corporate | May 19 - PR Newswire
Today Mosaic, the nation's leading residential solar financing platform, announced that Robert D. Kelly is joining Mosaic as a member of the company's Board of Directors.

New Analysis Shows Huge Growth in Solar Over Past Decade

Solar | May 19 - PR Web
WashFrom the end of 2004 through the end of 2014, the deployment of solar energy in the United States grew at an unprecedented rate, according to a new video report, Solar Energy in the United States: A Decade of Record Growth, released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). According to a detailed SEIA analysis, in 2004, there were 500 …

Presente.org Supports Efforts by the Nevada Coalition to Protect Ratepayers for Renewable Energy Alternatives

Business & Corporate | May 18 - PR Newswire
Presente.org represents thousands of politically engaged Nevadans who want a future that thrives on clean energy and consumer choice and we support the Nevada Coalition to Protect Ratepayers' efforts to protect consumer alternatives. Efforts by the Coalition to create and protect good paying middle class solar industry jobs should be …

NRC finds fault with Richland nuclear plant emergency procedure

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | May 19 - Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, WA)
Revised emergency procedures at the nuclear power plant north of Richland did not meet all safety requirements from June 2014 until March of this year, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. It issued a preliminary finding of "white" on its color scale that grades safety significance of violations. White violations, the second lowest on the NRC scale, have low to moderate …

Error! 'Smart' meters leave thousands in limbo

Metering | May 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Laura Shannon Financial Mail on Sunday, London
Hundreds of thousands of households are still trapped in 'billing limbo' -- unable to pay promptly for energy usage because of errant computer systems introduced by suppliers.

Boulder's Gravity Renewables completes acquisition of Vermont hydro facility

Business & Corporate | May 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Vince Winkel Daily Times-Call, Longmont, Colo.
Boulder-based Gravity Renewables, an owner and operator of renewable energy projects across the country, has completed its acquisition of the Dog River Hydroelectric Facility, also known as Nantanna Mill Hydro, in Northfield, Vt.

Pattern Energy Group acquires 100% stake in Lincoln County Wind Project Holdco

Business & Corporate | May 18, 2015 -- MarketLine Financial Deals Tracker
Pattern Energy Group, Inc., an owner and operator of wind power projects, has acquired 100% of the membership interest in Lincoln County Wind Project Holdco, LLC (Lincoln County Holdco) from Lincoln County Wind Project Finco, LLC (Lincoln County Wind). All the companies are based in the US.

Pattern Energy Group acquires 100% stake in Lost Creek Wind Finco from Wind Capital Group

Business & Corporate | May 18, 2015 -- MarketLine Financial Deals Tracker
Pattern Energy Group, Inc., an owner and operator of wind power projects, has acquired 100% of the membership interests in Lost Creek Wind Finco, LLC from Wind Capital Group, LLC and its affiliates. All the companies are based in the US.

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