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  • First of two solar referendums this year: This one offers tax break

    Pay urgently to avoid disconnection
    07.22.16 –

    Palm Beach Post (FL) – Supporters of Florida's Amendment 4, which would expand tax exemptions for solar, wind and other renewable energy devices, say its passage will encourage more homeowners and businesses to install renewable energy systems. The proposed constitutional amendment on the Aug. 30 primary ballot, if passed by at least 60 percent of voters, would extend property tax breaks that took effect ...

  • Potential deal with Exelon could save FitzPatrick nuclear facility

    Nuclear -- More Than "Just a Job"
    07.22.16 –

    Watertown Daily Times (NY) – In the hope of saving hundreds of jobs, Entergy Corp. is discussing a potential sale of its James A. FitzPatrick nuclear power plant with Exelon Corporation. According to a news release from Entergy, Wholesale Commodities President Bill Mohl said that the transaction will depend on the terms and implementation of the state Clean Energy Standard. It will also depend on ...

  • Ormat could face $375m payout in US lawsuit

    Pay urgently to avoid disconnection
    07.22.16 –

    Globes (Tel Aviv) – Will Israeli geothermal energy company Ormat Industries Ltd. (TASE: ORMT) have to pay compensation of $375 million in a lawsuit brought by two former employees who claim that the company defrauded the authorities in the US, or are the claims baseless, as the company insists? In a legal proceeding opened against the company in 2014, two former employees, Tina Calilung and Jamie Kell, ...

  • PG&E urged to preserve Wild Cherry Canyon when Diablo Canyon shuts down

    Nuclear -- More Than "Just a Job"
    07.22.16 –

    Tribune (San Luis Obispo, CA) – Dozens of people attending two public workshops Wednesday held by PG&E urged the utility company to conserve 12,000 acres surrounding Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, including the Wild Cherry Canyon area of Avila Beach, after the plant closes in 2025. In contrast, about a dozen others urged PG&E to keep the power plant open by renewing its two operating licenses with the federal ...

  • Santa Fe Public Schools makes progress toward energy independence

    07.22.16 –

    Santa Fe New Mexican, The (NM) – Clad in a hard hat and safety vest, Lisa Randall directed a crew at the Siringo Road entrance to Santa Fe High School. Drivers slowed down to watch the scene earlier this week -- the installation of a small city of solar panels, one of four new arrays going up at the campus. Once the panels are fully operational, they will generate about 900 kilowatts of power and produce about 65 ...

  • Empire launches electric vehicle initiative, Joplin charging station

    Roewe E1 Concept Electric Car
    07.22.16 –

    Joplin Globe (MO) – Empire District Electric Co. on Wednesday unveiled an electric vehicle initiative it is calling "Evolve." The company has partnered with Missouri Southern State University to open a public charging station on the university's campus. The charging station is on the north end of the main parking lot outside Fred G. Hughes Stadium. As part of the initiative, Empire has committed to spend ...

  • Walker attempts to correct the record on 'misinformation' about state leading AK LNG

    07.22.16 –

    Alaska Journal of Commerce (Anchorage) – Increased state control of the Alaska LNG Project was a concept first proposed by the state's producer partners as a way to further lower the final cost of the $45 billion-plus natural gas export plan, Gov. Bill Walker said July 18. Walker spoke about the prospect of a state-led LNG project to members of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce at its weekly meeting. Anchorage Mayor Ethan ...

  • AEP Recognized As A Top-Scoring Company On Disability Equality Index

    07.22.16 –

    Energy & Ecology Business – American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has been recognized as one of the nation's 2016 "Best Places to Work" by the Disability Equality Index (DEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on disability-friendly company policies, programs and practices. "AEP is committed to supporting all of our employees with disabilities and ...

  • Higher isle electric bills tied to oil cost

    Accounting calculator and credit concept
    07.22.16 –

    Honolulu Star-Advertiser (HI) – Electric bills on Oahu have jumped nearly 7 percent since May due to rising fuel prices. In July, Hawaiian Electric Co. customers on Oahu saw their electric bills grow at least $4 for the second month in a row as rising fuel costs begin to boost bills. "Although electric bills are still lower than in previous years, costs for our customers are going up due to rising fuel prices," HECO ...

  • Energy savers cut power consumption by 30MW

    Earth with green leaf
    07.22.16 –

    Daily Monitor, The (Uganda) – KAMPALA- Uganda reduced its electricity consumption by 30 megawatts by replacing 750, 000 ordinary bulbs with ‘energy savers’, Energy State minister Simon D’Ujanga has said. Government spent $4.1 million (Shs13.8 billion) on the energy savers it distributed through power distribution company Umeme between October 2014 and April 2016. The project was meant to check demand, which policy makers ...

  • PESCO overcomes power outages, low voltage crisis

    Green Sky and Power Lines
    07.22.16 –

    Express Tribune (Pakistan) – Frequent power outages and low voltage problems have been resolved by Pesco Cantt Division after illegal kunda connections were removed. On complaint of consumers, Pesco officials launched a successful operation against illegal connections and all those who were involved in electricity theft and other unlawful activities. Gulberg SDO Abdul Qayoom Danish told The Express Tribune all operations ...

  • Solar farm proposed for northern Cumberland

    07.22.16 –

    Valley Breeze, The (Cumberland, RI) – CUMBERLAND – The town’s first solar farm, a privately operated enterprise described as a “vast array of solar panels” is being proposed on a 30-acre lot of open land near the corner of West Wrentham and Pine Swamp roads. Bella Energy of Colorado is asking permission to construct a 1,210 kilowatt solar photovoltaic system covering upwards of 233,000 square feet. Structures would be 12- to ...

  • 14 companies partners FG on $1.75bn solar power project

    Card over the phone screen
    07.22.16 –

    PM News (Nigeria) – The minister listed the companies as Pan Africa Solar with 75mw of electricity to be located in Kankia Local Government in Katsina and Nigerian Solar Capital Partners, 100mw located in Ganjuwa, Bauchi state. Others are Afrinergia Power Limited, 50mw located in Kokowa, Nasarawa State Motir Dusable Limited, 100 MW in Udi, Enugu State and Nova Solar 5 Farm Limited, 100mw located in Katsina State.

  • Industries give Pa. clean energy policies mixed reviews

    Energy Efficiency Rating Chart and Power Line
    07.22.16 –

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) – Among businesses involved in the advancement of clean energy in Pennsylvania -- defined as everything from making buildings more energy efficient to manufacturing wind mill turbine blades and large-scale energy storage -- the assessment of the state's policies has been mixed. On one hand, more people than ever are finding jobs in the industry. In 2015, nearly 6,000 clean energy ...

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