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  • Information session Wednesday on proposal for Oak Ridge nuke waste landfill sites

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    07.28.16 –

    Knoxville News-Sentinel (TN) – A U.S. Department of Energy plan to put another landfill on its Oak Ridge Reservation for low-level nuclear waste and hazardous materials will be the subject of a public information session Wednesday. The Energy, Technology and Environmental Business Association will host the meeting from 3-5 p.m. in the Pollard Auditorium, 210 Badger Ave., on the Oak Ridge Associated ...

  • Boulder may annex city-owned properties as part of utility plan

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    07.28.16 –

    Daily Camera (Boulder, CO) – Boulder may move toward annexation of 19 city-owned properties peppered all around city limits, the addition of which, officials believe, will save the city money and bolster its case for a municipal electric utility. In November, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission prolonged the city's municipalization bid by ruling that Boulder could not acquire Xcel Energy facilities outside ...

  • Plant Vogtle reactor project workforce tops 6,000 workers, will grow

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    07.28.16 –

    Augusta Chronicle (GA) – One of America's largest construction projects -- the addition of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle -- is expected to get even larger this year. Plant Vogtle co-owner Georgia Power said in a project update this week that total employment at the unit 3 and 4 construction site near Waynesboro has surpassed 6,000 workers. A Georgia Power spokesman said Tuesday the workforce will get ...

  • Labor says blaming electricity price surge on renewable energy 'misleading'

    Global People
    07.28.16 –

    Guardian Web – Labor’s spokesman for climate change and energy, Mark Butler, has described the discussion around the recent high electricity prices in South Australia as “extraordinary exploitation” and “a cocktail of exaggeration, hyperbole and downright misinformation”. Delivered in a speech to the Clean Energy Summit in Sydney on Wednesday, Butler said he agreed with South Australia’s energy minister, Tom ...

  • The surprisingly bright future of Americas overlooked renewable energy source: water

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    07.28.16 –

    Mehr News Agency (Iran) – Long before wind and solar, water was the nations top renewable energy source. Going back some 100 years, the United States built enormous dams like the Depression-era Hoover Dam in Nevada to produce tremendous amounts of energy. We have so many such dams that hydropower last year remained our fourth largest source of electricity overall and our single largest renewable source, providing 6 ...

  • Florida Power & Light more than doubles offer for Indian River Shores part of Vero electric system

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    07.28.16 –

    Treasure Coast Newspapers (Stuart, FL) – Florida Power and Light Co. on Tuesday more than doubled its offer for the Indian River Shores portion of Vero Beach's electric system to $30 million, city officials said. The entire $30 million, however, might not come from FPL coffers. Indian River Shores might kick in money for the deal, but how much was unclear Tuesday, a company spokeswoman said. FPL previously had ...

  • EPH's high voltage dice roll

    Globe and puzzle
    07.28.16 –

    bne Intellinews – The big bank lenders see it as the eminently backable new kid on the energy block. The climate change lobby describe it as a faceless organisation gambling on cheap, dirty power plants on their last legs. Czech-based Energeticky a Prumyslovy Holding (EPH) is out to persuade politicians and consumers that it will prove a necessary evil during the transition to renewable energy in Europe. Formed ...

  • 'We'll deliver Wylfa Newydd nuclear power at fair price'

    New Zealand in Sand
    07.28.16 –

    Caernarfon & Denbigh Herald (Wales) – The developers behind Wylfa Newydd say they can deliver the project for a "fair and acceptable" strike price. Horzion Nuclear Power made the comments after a Welsh Affairs committee report said the Government should only build Wylfa Newydd if the strike price is below that agreed for the Hinkley Point C, £92.50 per megawatt hour (Mwh). If the price of electricity falls below this level, the ...

  • Prosperity and energy innovation are not at odds

    House and gavel
    07.28.16 –

    Standard Times, The (New Bedford, MA) – Reports from Rhode Island and China this week should embolden Massachusetts legislators in their eleventh-hour reconciliation of the most progressive energy bill in the commonwealth’s history. The Ocean State’s support of a private five-turbine Block Island project hopefully will prod the commonwealth to maximize its support of the gestating U.S. offshore wind industry; meanwhile, China’s ...

  • New Bedford hailed as a leader in renewable energy

    07.28.16 –

    Standard Times, The (New Bedford, MA) – The nonprofit group Environment Massachusetts has tapped the city as one of the leaders in renewable energy in the commonwealth. The group’s president, Ben Hellerstein, held a press conference at the foot of the Harborwalk on Gifford Street Tuesday to congratulate Mayor Jon Mitchell and environmental officials from the city and Bristol Community College. The upbeat nature of the ...

  • Energy Committee chair questions conflict of interest

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    07.28.16 –

    Portsmouth Herald (NH) – With the Board of Selectmen discussing a new energy plan that calls for the town to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, the chair of the Energy Steering Committee has raised the question of whether one selectman can be fair and impartial on these matters. Rozanna Patane said she believes it’s worth a board discussion about potential bias by selectman Michael Estes, who owns Estes Oil ...

  • San Jose: Neighbors wary of county's plan to build solar panels near Guadalupe Parkway

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    07.28.16 –

    San Jose Mercury News (CA) – Plans to install solar panels in a field near the Guadalupe Parkway in San Jose are getting pushback from nearby residents. The neighbors say they're worried that more homeless people will be drawn to the 9-acre, county-owned site and use the solar panels for shelter if a permanent access gate is built into an adjacent soundwall where Seabury Drive dead-ends, just west of the field ...

  • Tule Wind Project takes another step

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    07.28.16 –

    San Diego Union-Tribune (CA) – It's taken 12 years but the Tule Wind Project that is slated to eventually generate 201 megawatts of power from a 12,000-acre site in San Diego's East County is on the threshold of getting built. "We are very excited that we are finally here," said Harley McDonald, senior business developer for Avangrid Renewables, the company in charge of the project. But a group opposed to the wind ...

  • Consol to resume gas drilling in Utica, Marcellus shale

    07.28.16 –

    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (PA) – Consol Energy Inc. executives think natural gas producers have turned the corner on low prices and tepid demand, prompting the company to begin a slow return to drilling in the Marcellus and Utica shales. "We're now starting to come off the bottom of the market," David Khani, chief financial officer at Consol, told analysts Tuesday after the company said it would put two drilling rigs ...

  • SolarWorld to appeal US court's ruling to pay $793M damages

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    07.28.16 –

    Associated Press – German solar panel-maker SolarWorld says it is appealing a U.S. court's ruling ordering it to pay $793 million in damages to Michigan-based supplier Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. SolarWorld says it expects the appeal against Tuesday's ruling to take about one year. The company said in a statement Wednesday that it doesn't believe the first ruling can be enforced in Germany anyway, ...

  • Wind, nuclear advance as NY moves ahead with energy plan

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    07.28.16 –

    Associated Press – New York state committed last year to generating half of its energy from renewable sources like wind and solar by the year 2030. Now comes the hard part: figuring out how to do it. Several big decisions in the next few weeks could fill in some of the details about how the state will meet Gov. Andrew Cuomo's renewable energy standard and decide where New Yorkers will get ...

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