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  • Alliant Energy announces $1 billion wind project to advance clean energy; Project supports Iowa's vision for growing renewable energy

    Wind Turbines and Sunset
    07.29.16 –

    M2 PressWIRE – Iowans will soon see a significant increase in clean, economical wind generation from Alliant Energy. Earlier today, Alliant Energy CEO Patricia Kampling and Gov. Terry Branstad announced the utility will invest approximately $1 billion to expand its wind energy operations in the state. "Our customers expect low-cost, clean energy, which is exactly what this project will ...

  • Decision on North Wales Wind Farms Connection announced

    New Zealand in Sand
    07.29.16 –

    M2 PressWIRE – The scheme involves the construction, instillation, operation and maintenance of a 17.4 km 132kv electric line between Clocaenog Forest, Denbighshire, and a point south of the unnamed Groesffordd Marli to Glascoed Road and the B5381 (Glascoed Road) near St Asaph, Denbighshire. The application was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for consideration on 20 March 2015 and ...

  • Clock ticking on decision for Oak Ridge nuke dump

    Road to Plant
    07.29.16 –

    Knoxville News-Sentinel (TN) – While the need for it is years down the road, the U.S. Department of Energy is on a tight schedule to decide where on its Oak Ridge Reservation to put a new landfill for low-level radioactive waste. "It sounds like eight years is a long time away, but it's not that long," Sue Cange, manager of the DOE's office of environmental management, told attendees at an ...

  • Maine`s governor proposes an end to net metering

    Sun Reflection Circles and W ind Turbines
    07.29.16 –

    Mehr News Agency (Iran) – Dive Brief: Gov. Paul LePage of Maine (R) has proposed an end to the state`s solar net metering program, according to Maine Public Broadcasting. LePages proposal includes a three-year grandfather period that would allow residents who have installed solar panels to recover some of their investment. LePage wants to replace the states net metering program with a market-based approach. Dive ...

  • PRC to hold hearing on power plan for Facebook facility

    Cleveland courthouse building
    07.29.16 –

    Santa Fe New Mexican, The (NM) – The state Public Regulation Commission received just one comment from the public on a utility's request to power a proposed Facebook data center with renewable energy. In early July, the Public Service Company of New Mexico asked the commission to quickly approve a project that would provide at least 30 megawatts of renewable energy to a $250 million data center for the internet ...

  • 'Community' solar project on county property could help low-income residents

    Natural Energy Source Icons
    07.29.16 –

    Lockport Union-Sun & Journal (NY) – Niagara County may be considering another type of solar project, though it would not benefit directly from it. On Monday, Dawn Timm, refuse district director and environmental science coordinator, informed members of the refuse disposal district committee about a solar project option it has. Solar Liberty Energy Systems of Amherst wants to lease land on Landfill 2 for a community ...

  • Port of Los Angeles pilots zero-carbon, solar cargo operations

    Plug In of an Electric Car
    07.29.16 –

    Mehr News Agency (Iran) – The project will make one terminal in the sprawling port clean by using electric vehicles and cargo handling equipment, powered by a 1-megawatt rooftop solar installation, backed by a battery storage system with 2.6 megawatt-hours (MWh) of capacity. Called the Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project, the port hopes to demonstrate that a clean-energy microgrid can allow terminal operations to ...

  • Empowering business one walnut shell at a time

    07.29.16 –

    Colusa County Sun-Herald (CA) – Converting biomass to energy might not be a new concept, but one local business has been using the process to provide electricity to its operation for the past year. Premier Mushrooms, along with assistance from PG&E and Community Power Corporation, installed three Biomax 100 machines about a year ago. Each machine turns walnut shells into synthetic gas through combustion, which is ...

  • Big investors bump up bets on European offshore wind farms

    Utility bill
    07.29.16 –

    City A.M. (UK) – INFRASTRUCTURE and pensions funds ramped up their investments in new European offshore wind farms. They snapped up 25.1 per cent of European offshore wind capacity in the first six months of this year, according to data released by industry group WindEurope yesterday, from 13.5 per cent last year. This included investments from Denmark's PKA pension fund, infrastructure fund Global ...

  • Pa. To Deliver Pills For Those Near Nuclear Plants

    Steam Stacks
    07.29.16 –

    Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA) – Do you live or work near a nuclear power plant? On Aug. 4, the Pennsylvania Department of Health will distribute free potassium iodide tablets for residents who live or work within 10 miles of the Peach Bottom and Three Mile Island nuclear plants. Secretary of Health Karen Murphy said the tablets "can help protect the thyroid gland against harmful radioactive iodine" during emergencies, but ...

  • Despite no wind farms built in second quarter, Oklahoma still fourth in U.S. in wind capacity

    Wind Power Station
    07.29.16 –

    Tulsa World (OK) – Oklahoma didn't complete any wind farms in the second quarter, but the state has more than 1,100 megawatts under construction so far this year, a national wind trade group said Tuesday in its latest market report. The American Wind Energy Association said just 310 megawatts of wind capacity were installed across the country in the second quarter. That came after 520 megawatts were added in the ...

  • Avon goes green Solar array largest of its kind in New York

    Green energy headlines
    07.29.16 –

    Livingston County News (NY) – Driving down Clinton Street, you start to get a sense of just how large Avon School District's solar array actually is. With 10,500 individual solar panels spread out across its approximately seven acres, the 1.5 megawatt array is expected to produce more than 1.9 million kilowatt/hours of energy each year, about 400,000 kilowatt/hours more than the district actually uses. To date, it is the ...

  • Letchworth schools pursuing array of own

    Green energy headlines
    07.29.16 –

    Livingston County News (NY) – Letchworth Central Schools is in the process of installing a solar array that would produce more energy than the district uses on an annual basis. "We are in (the) process for a solar system to be installed either late this fall or early next spring," said Letchworth Superintendent Julie Reed. "We were hoping to have it up and running this spring but it is taking longer than we initially ...

  • Advocates and adversaries duel over coal-leasing reform

    Plant Steam
    07.29.16 –

    Cortez Journal, The (CO) – In the late 1890s, when coal mines began operating in Western mountain communities, miners took caged canaries underground to alert them to danger. If potentially deadly gases, such as carbon monoxide and methane, were to leak out of the coal seams, the sight of a fragile yellow bird in distress warned the miners to flee. Although birds haven't been used in this way since the 20th century, the ...

  • O'Mara calls for less energy regulation

    Washington DC Capitol building
    07.29.16 –

    Steuben Courier Advocate, The (NY) – Sen. Tom O'Mara, R-Big Flats, called for a reduction in regulatory "burdens" on New York's energy industry during Rep. Tom Reed's, R-Corning, manufacturing summit at Corning-Painted Post High School Thursday. "We have - because of the regulatory burdens and laws we have in this state - we have some of the highest energy costs in the country, despite the massive reserves of natural ...

  • Environmental groups decry natural gas conversion of power plant

    07.29.16 –

    New Haven Register (CT) – A coalition of environmental groups says a plan to convert a coal-fired Bridgeport power plant to one that runs on natural gas is indicative of a faulty regionwide strategy when it comes to addressing global warming. A new report issued by the Toxics Action Center, Frontier Group, Environment America, and more than a dozen community groups across New England says natural gas-fired ...

  • Why customers give Duke Energy low marks

    Male call center with talk bubble
    07.29.16 –

    Charlotte Observer (NC) – Duke Energy again ranks at the bottom among large electric utilities in the South in residential customer satisfaction ratings, the consumer data company J.D. Power says. Duke utilities took three of the four bottom spots among 13 utilities rated: Duke Energy Progress, which serves the eastern Carolinas; Duke Energy Carolinas for Charlotte and the western Carolinas; and Duke Energy ...

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