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  • TVA operations chief plans to retire

    08.30.16 –

    Knoxville News-Sentinel – Charles G. "Chip" Pardee has announced his decision to retire from TVA effective at the end of the calendar year, according to a news release from the utility. Over the next months, Pardee, an executive vice president and chief operating officer, is expected to work with CEO Bill Johnson to transition his responsibilities. He joined TVA in 2013, according to the TVA ...

  • Florida county turns to manatees, taxes after nuclear plant's closure

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    08.30.16 –

    Tribune – Editor's note: Diablo Canyon's closure in 2025 means an annual economic loss of about $1 billion locally. This is the second of a four-part series on how other communities dealt with the financial consequences when their nuclear power plants closed. Citrus County, Florida, was struggling to dig itself out of the Great Recession when its battered economy took another hit: On Feb. 5, ...

  • Stack lighting ends at Plant Branch

    08.30.16 –

    Union-Recorder – Lots of boaters have relied on the giant coal stack lighting at Georgia Power Company's Plant Branch for navigational purposes on Lake Sinclair for many years. But it's now a thing of the past and a memory of what used to be. The lighting around the stack was discontinued Friday, according to John Kraft, a spokesman for Georgia Power Company. "Crews took the stack lights out of ...

  • World first for Shetlands in tidal power breakthrough

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    08.30.16 –

    Guardian Web – A power company in Shetland has claimed a breakthrough in the race to develop viable offshore tidal stations after successfully feeding electricity to local homes. Nova Innovation said it had deployed the world’s first fully operational array of tidal power turbines in the Bluemull Sound between the islands of Unst and Yell in the north of Shetland, where the North Sea meets the Atlantic. It ...

  • From Army tanks to electric buses, CEO guides company down a green path

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    08.30.16 –

    Contra Costa Times – Ryan Popple figured he was taking the lowest-paying job out of school among his business degree classmates at the College of William and Mary. Popple was fine with that -- he was getting commissioned in the U.S. Army. "I wanted to do some form of national service," he says. Popple began his four years on active duty as an Abrams tank platoon leader. He deployed during ...

  • Advisors Management Group Inc Adv Lowers stake in American Electric Power Company Inc (AEP)

    Coins and Small Grass
    08.30.16 –

    Cihan News Agency – Advisors Management Group Inc Adv reduced its stake in American Electric Power Company Inc by 0.97% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 43,803 shares of American Electric Power Company Inc which is valued at $2,958,893 after selling 428 shares in American Electric Power Company Inc , the firm ...

  • MONTROSE VA HOSPITAL COMPLETES 500 KW SOLAR PROJECT

    Coins and Small Grass
    08.30.16 –

    Westchester County Business Journal – A 500-KILOWATT SOLAR PROJECT INSTALLATION at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System hospital in Montrose is finished and ready to save the hospital close to $100,000 a year, according to an announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office. The veterans hospital on Albany Post Road received $358,000 from Cuomo's $1 billion NY-Sun initiative to support the installation of the solar array on the ...

  • Stoddard officials take stand against Antrim Wind project

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    08.30.16 –

    Keene Sentinel – Selectmen have unanimously backed the town conservation commission's opposition to a proposed wind farm in neighboring Antrim. They said the project would harm the town without providing any benefit to residents. Selectmen also support the commission's involvement in the state proceedings to decide whether to approve the project. The commission says the Tuttle Hill and ...

  • Council to vote on sale of TMPA assets

    Global energy concept
    08.30.16 –

    Greenville Herald-Banner – The Greenville City Council is set this week to take the next step in the effort toward ending the city's more than 40-year membership in the Texas Municipal Power Agency (TMPA). The GEUS Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday to proceed with the sale of TMPA assets and the adoption of amendments to the Global Settlement Agreement and Joint Operating Agreement. The council is ...

  • Alabama Power to make energy efficiency upgrades at Anniston Army Depot

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    08.30.16 –

    Anniston Star – The Anniston Army Depot expects to save more than $2 million annually through recently approved energy efficiency upgrades. Alabama Power Co. agreed Aug. 11 to help make 15 separate upgrades at the depot to save energy, from installing new lighting to converting to more cost-efficient natural gas from steam to heat buildings. The approximately $21.6 million project is part of a larger ...

  • Nuclear jobs are gone, but $10 million in economic aid offers hope to Vermont county

    08.30.16 –

    Tribune – At its peak, the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station employed more than 600 people who earned, on average, nearly $104,000 per year. Today, all but 50 of those jobs have disappeared, though efforts are underway to create new employment opportunities in Windham County. The wages won't compare to the six-figure salaries offered at Vermont Yankee, but they should be comparable to what ...

  • Lessons for Diablo Canyon: Vermont region adjusts to life without its nuclear plant

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    08.30.16 –

    Tribune – Editor's note: Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant's closure in 2025 means an annual economic loss of about $1 billion locally. This is the first of a four-part series on how other communities dealt with the financial consequences when their nuclear power plants closed. When residents of Vernon, Vermont, lost their biggest taxpayer -- the 620-megawatt Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant ...

  • New law promises to save coal jobs

    Training
    08.30.16 –

    Dominion Post – The West Virginia Coal Association said a bill passed earlier this year is already promising to save coal jobs. HB 4435 allows utility companies to fast-track recovery of costs for upgrades -- called Modernization and Improvement Plans (MIPs) -- to power plants if the upgrades help keep West Virginia coal miners working. The bill took effect in June. This month, FirstEnergy ...

  • Grass pellets hold promise in new home heating market

    Wood Pile and Sky
    08.30.16 –

    Times-Tribune – It churns, it burns and it could save homeowners thousands in home heating costs. Some regional agronomists have devised a way to press grass into pellets. They hope to jump start what could be the next biofuel home heating market. "That's what we're doing here -- we're trying to get people to use a product and people to make a product," said George E. Kauffman III, ...

  • KEPCO Inks Deal to Buy US Solar Power Plant

    Solar Panels  Solar Energy Collectors
    08.30.16 –

    Qatar News Agency – Under the deal with Cogentrix Energy Power Management, part of the Carlyle Group LP, KEPCO will buy a 30 megawatt solar power plant in Alamosa, Colorado, South Korea's News Agency (Yonhap) reported. The deal is estimated at US$34 million. KEPCO said it will be able to generate $230 million in sales over a 26-year period by selling electricity there. The Alamosa plant started its operations in ...

  • Harrold, Vernon wind turbines to go online Nov. 1

    08.30.16 –

    Wichita Falls Times Record News – A new wind energy development in the Harrold and Vernon school districts is expected to be operational by November, according to the project's developer. The development has officially been termed the Electra Wind Project, which is a misnomer because none of the turbines are in the Electra ISD. Instead the 100 windmills are located just to the west in Wilbarger County. A ...

  • States review clean energy projects for New England region

    08.30.16 –

    Associated Press – Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts officials are joining with electric utilities to evaluate more than 50 solicitations from companies to build plants that would generate clean energy for all three states. The states are hoping to leverage their combined purchasing power and attract projects they possibly couldn't lure on their own. The goal is to ultimately ...

  • State's largest solar project to be in B.G.

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    08.29.16 –

    Blade – Sixteen of Ohio's 25 largest solar projects are in northwest Ohio and -- four months from now -- the largest will be in Bowling Green, which for years was best known as the place which launched the state into the modern era of utility-scale wind turbines. The solar industry's coming of age was recognized at a statewide Green Energy Ohio conference Thursday at the ...

  • PUCO restores 2013 DP&L electric rates, dropping rates

    08.29.16 –

    Dayton Daily News – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) voted Friday to allow Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) to return to its 2013 electric utility rates. The result is that rates for residential DP&L customers are expected to fall slightly, according to Matt Schilling, a PUCO spokesman. Rates will fall by $3.81 for 1,000 kilowatt hours of use for residential customers, Schilling said. One ...

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