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  • Study says wind turbines, solar farms could spike energy prices, cause job losses

    07.26.16 –

    Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – North Carolina's renewable energy mandate will cause a spike in electric bills and the loss of more than 43,000 jobs by the end of the decade, a new study contends. Dozens of solar energy projects with thousands of panels glistening by the roadsides have been constructed in northeastern North Carolina in counties such as Pasquotank and Currituck. A 22,000-acre ...

  • Report calls for shut down of OMU power plant

    07.26.16 –

    Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro, KY) – Both units of the Elmer Smith Station coal-fired power plant owned by Owensboro Municipal Utilities should be retired sooner rather than later, and the utility should invest in renewable electricity generation. Converting the Smith plant to natural gas should also be avoided. Those are the main recommendations coming out of an analysis of the Smith plant conducted by an organization ...

  • Harrison County land being assessed by solar panels business

    Banking and credit concept
    07.26.16 –

    Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) – Hundreds of acres in Harrison County are being assessed for what could be the largest solar farm in Kentucky. Geenex, a solar company based in Charlotte, N.C., is looking at 600 to 1,000 acres, said Garnett Furnish, executive director of the Cynthiana/Harrison County Economic Development Association. Founded in 2012, Geenex built its first project in Halifax County, N.C., in 2014. ...

  • Coal Ash, the saga continues

    07.26.16 –

    News & Record (Greensboro, NC) – If you think the public fixation with coal ash has run its course and you find that thought refreshing, uh-oh. More than 300 engineers, scientists, academics, solid-waste executives and utility officials crammed into a meeting hall at the Hilton Charlotte Center City for two days last week to hear exactly the opposite message. Coal ash's 15 minutes of fame have yet to ...

  • Company sees pipeline of money in hydroelectric dams

    A power station at the foot of a dam
    07.26.16 –

    Hamilton Journal News (OH) – Next spring, a Hamilton company that launched in 2013 plans to install a small hydroelectric generating unit with big potential at the low-level dam near Neilan Boulevard south of the city's downtown. Compared with the two massive hydroelectic plants Hamilton built on the Ohio River, this unit will be tiny. But when 14 or so more units are installed across the Great Miami ...

  • DOE allows 4 power firms to conduct GIS

    Night in North America
    07.26.16 –

    Business Mirror (Philippines) – THE Department of Energy (DOE) has cleared the proposed power projects of four companies for the conduct of a grid-impact study (GIS). A clearance for the conduct of a GIS is necessary for a power company before it can proceed with the construction of its power generation project. Latest data from the agency's web site showed that the proposed projects could generate 1,046.7 megawatts (MW) of ...

  • Vattenfall to Invest £300m in Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm

    Cloud Computing to Connect Global Wireless Devices
    07.26.16 –

    Gulf Oil & Gas (Egypt) – Vattenfall’s investment decision triggers an agreement for the European energy company to acquire the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group’s 25% share for an undisclosed sum and become the 100% owner of Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Limited, the company behind the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), also known as the Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm. Together, Swedish energy company ...

  • China built thermal power plant on trial in Vietnam

    Cloud Computing to Connect Global Wireless Devices
    07.26.16 –

    China Daily: Africa Weekly – Unit 1 of Vietnam's Duyen Hai 3 Thermal Power Plant, which is built by Chinese contractor, has just experienced the first fire furnace, a preparation to run trial before the unit is put into operation. Local Nhan Dan (People) newspaper on Monday quoted the plant's investor Vietnam Electricity as saying that the first fire furnace is of great importance, creating a premise for the unit ...

  • Additional power and lower electricity tariff for Nigerians as 14 solar developers sign a $1.75bn deal with the federal government

    Piggy bank floating in water
    07.26.16 –

    Ventures Africa – Yesterday, 14 solar developers signed a Front- Runner Solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) of 1.75 billion dollars with the federal government to build power infrastructures and generate 1,125 megawatts capacity of renewable energy in Nigeria. Having signed the agreement on behalf of the federal government, Babatunde Raji Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, said the agreement ...

  • World nuclear performance report

    Gas Pipeline
    07.26.16 –

    Pakistan Observer – The world nuclear performance report 2016 by the World Nuclear Association has given an updated account on the nuclear energy for sustainable development while critically evaluating the recent industry highlights; the history of global nuclear industry has been recorded with missed outcomes. This is a fact that the industry is mounting, albeit too gradual and leisurely, the number of reactors ...

  • ROSATOM proposes solutions for Africa's renewable power industries

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    07.26.16 –

    Arab Finance (Egypt) – Arab Finance: ROSATOM held a workshop on its capabilities in the traditional energy industry "Modern Russian Technologies and Solutions for Africa's Thermal Power and Renewable Power Industries" as part of Power-Gen Africa exhibition and conference. The event was attended by over 100 representatives of African generating companies, suppliers of equipment for power stations of different types, ...

  • The Power Company Is Not Your Friend, Warns Florida Solar Energy Company

    07.26.16 –

    EIN Presswire – MC2 Solar Panel Installation Specialists Renewable Energy with MC2 Solar Panels MC2 Solar's Residential Solar Panel Installations MC2 Solar of Tampa explains what lies behind the numbers on Florida homeowners’ electric bills and how they can start on the road to energy independence. TAMPA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 25, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ -- In Florida, homeowners often complain that ...

  • Wind farms add economic diversity

    Renewable Energy Deal
    07.26.16 –

    Agweek Magazine – The rural farm economy follows the 20-year cycle of commodity prices, which means 12 to 15 years of break-even or slightly more prices, then 5 to 8 years of new bins and new pickup trucks. As we have just exited the new pickup phase in the last couple of years, it is a good time to look at ways of diversifying the rural economy and add elements to stabilize income for farmers and ...

  • Safety questions about solar panels answered

    07.26.16 –

    Martinsville Bulletin (VA) – Solar energy is expected to be the leading source of new utility-scale electric generating capacity in the United States in 2016, according to the Energy Information Association - and Danville Utilities is trying to join that trend. Danville Utilities - the supplier of electricity in Danville and southern Pittsylvania County - wants to be the sole customer of a 6 megawatt solar power project ...

  • Solana Beach looks for energy provider

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    07.26.16 –

    San Diego Union-Tribune (CA) – Solana Beach could become the first city in San Diego County to create its own power company, with the goal of moving to 100 percent renewable energy. The city -- already the first in the region to ban single-use plastic bags and polystyrene food containers -- is now searching for a company to develop, finance, launch and operate a power system based completely on solar, wind, ...

  • PUC to hear testimony this week on proposed Burrillville power plant

    Close Up White House at Night
    07.26.16 –

    Providence Journal (RI) – The first round of evidentiary hearings on the natural gas-burning power plant proposed in Burrillville will take place this week and will focus on whether the regional electric grid actually needs the 1,000-megawatt facility and what the effects on Rhode Island ratepayers will be if it is built. The hearings will be held before the state Public Utilities Commission, and although the ...

  • Work at first US offshore wind farm enters final phase

    Wind turbine over a cloud filled blue sky
    07.26.16 –

    Associated Press – Construction at the site of the nation's first offshore wind farm is entering its final phase. Deepwater Wind is building a five-turbine wind farm off Block Island, Rhode Island. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo visited the Port of Providence on Monday to see the main components for the turbines before they're brought offshore. Raimondo says Rhode Island is leading the way ...

  • “On the Utilities Horizon – Strategies and Tools for Workforce Management: A Blueprint for Solutions”

    07.26.16 –

    ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, has released a new article focused on strategies and tools for workforce management. The article, developed in partnership with workforce management solution Quintiq, helps utilities to better understand how they can think more strategically about the scheduling of their workforce across all planning horizons (long-term, short-term, and day-of operations).

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