SunPower to partner with Apple for two solar projects in Sichuan Province

International | Apr 20, 2015 -- MarketLine
SunPower Corporation has announced that it plans to partner with Apple Inc. to build two solar power projects totaling 40MW in ABA Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefectures, Sichuan Province, China.

Drilling in Frick Park mines heating source for new center

Future & Alternative Generation | Apr 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Don Hopey Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
They're drilling right now in Frick Park. No, not the kind of extractive drilling done by the shale gas industry, but rather drilling that will create an energy-efficient geothermal heating and cooling system for the new Frick Environmental Center.

Electric rates will decrease in 2016

Business & Corporate | Apr 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Mary Katherine Murphy The Laurinburg Exchange, N.C.
The city's 8,000 electric customers are promised a decrease in rates by early 2016, after a Duke Energy Progress purchase of assets from the N.C. Eastern Municipal Power Agency is finalized later this spring.

India urges rich nations to do more ahead of climate talks

International | Apr 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Yashwant Raj Hindustan Times, New Delhi
On the eve of a crucial meeting in Washington on climate change, India asked the developed world to show better understanding and respect for mitigation efforts by developing nations.

Low demand darkens power sector outlook

International | Apr 20 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Ravi Krishnan Mint, New Delhi
This one number portends a grim March quarter for power companies: electricity generation grew just 3.55% from a year ago after three quarters of close to double-digit rates.

APCO announces plans to ask Virginia SCC for modest rate decrease

Business & Corporate | Apr 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Bill Archer Bluefield Daily Telegraph, W.Va.
It's not often that a utility actually announces plans to reduce rates for customers, but Bluefield, Va., Mayor Don Harris learned last week that Appalachian Power plans to ask the Virginia State Corporation Commission "to provide customers with another reduction in their monthly bills," according to a Special e-Newsletter that was distributed on April 15, to customers in Virginia.

Energy project developers see relief on the way

Grid Operations | Apr 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Dave Solomon The New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester
Optimism was in the air as the developers of major energy projects predicted that relief is on the way from what they all agreed is an energy crisis facing New Hampshire and its neighboring New England states, where electricity prices are now the highest in the nation.

Despite demand for wind energy, Grain Belt Express transmission line faces uncertainty in Missouri

Grid Operations | Apr 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Jacob Barker St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Developers of a cross-state transmission line say there is overwhelming demand for capacity to transmit wind power, but opposition still threatens to undermine the project.

Dominion Virginia Power still pushing on Skiffes Creek line

Grid Operations | Apr 19 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Dave Ress Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)
Dominion Virginia Power is going to keep pushing to build a high-voltage Skiffes Creek power line across the James River, saying it needs to complete the link before 2017 if the Peninsula is to avoid rolling blackouts or brownouts.

Cumberland County completes TMI exercise

Nuclear | Apr 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - The Sentinel, Carlisle, Pa.
The Cumberland County Department of Public Safety on Friday said it received notice from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that it successfully demonstrated all requirements of Tuesday's Three Mile Island nuclear power plant exercise.

Coalfields mourn the loss of civic and coal industry leader

Business & Corporate | Apr 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Bill Archer Bluefield Daily Telegraph, W.Va.
John E. "Jack" Caffrey, one of the coalfield's most dynamic leaders who made a difference in southern West Virginia both during and after his tenure as chief engineer for U.S. Steel Mining in Gary, died early Tuesday morning at the age of 90.

Toledo utility bills can be paid online

Billing & Customer Care | Apr 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - The Blade, Toledo, Ohio
Toledo public-utilities customers can now pay their bills online, the Hicks-Hudson administration announced Friday.

Environmental groups urge EPA to force air pollution action in Treasure Valley

Environmental, Emissions & Carbon Mgmt | Apr 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Rocky Barker The Idaho Statesman
Ada and Canyon counties' proactive efforts to reduce pollution over the last decade kept the Treasure Valley within federal air quality standards going into 2013.

DEP issues violation to FirstEnergy coal plant

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Daniel Moore Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The state has issued a notice of violation to FirstEnergy for releasing unintended emissions at its Bruce Mansfield coal-fired power plant in Shippingport.

Ameren Illinois customers may see higher bills this summer

Business & Corporate | Apr 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Joseph Bustos Belleville News-Democrat
People who receive their electricity supply from Ameren Illinois could see a double-digit percentage increase beginning in June.



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