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Toshiba America Energy Systems names new president, CEO

01/21/2015

Toshiba has announced that Ali Azad will serve as the first president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Toshiba America Energy Systems Corporation (TAES).

HydroVision Russia 2015 keynote address to include World Energy Council, Russian Federation involvement

01/20/2015

The organizers of HydroVision Russia and POWER-GEN Russia are pleased to announce the support of the Russian Federation's Ministry of Energy and other industry leaders, making the upcoming conference and exhibition an important event for all those working Russia's energy market.

NextEra works with Hawaiian cattle company on wind energy development

01/19/2015

A cattle ranching company in Hawaii, Parker Ranch Inc., said Jan. 16 that the Parker Ranch Foundation Trust (PRFT) has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources LLC that provides NextEra with long-term access rights to PRFT lands to develop wind energy.

Solar power heating up in Idaho

01/19/2015

Idaho is going green whether it wants to or not. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission in the last several months has approved agreements with 13 solar power projects.

Eaton aids in hydroelectric station equipment replacement project

01/16/2015

Eaton (NYSE: ETN) said it provided services and equipment for an electrical equipment replacement project at a New Hampshire hydroelectric power plant.

W.Va. GOP kicks off work by focusing on energy act repeal

01/16/2015

West Virginia's Republican-led Legislature took first steps Thursday to repeal the state's renewable-energy standards, which power companies say won't cost more to meet, but coal interests have started to bemoan.

State board OKs legislative attempt to fix plant's issues

01/15/2015

The state's Public Utilities Commission will pause its review of two key issues surrounding the state's largest utility until lawmakers try to forge a solution.

Eaton to upgrade hydroelectric power plant’s electric system

01/09/2015

Eaton (NYSE: ETN) is helping to modernize and upgrade an electrical system at a hydroelectric power plant in Vermont.

Utility seeks legislative fix on plant issues

01/02/2015

The state's largest utility on Friday asked the Public Utilities Commission to pause its review of two key issues until lawmakers try to forge a solution.

3 SKorea workers die at nuke plant construction site

12/30/2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Three South Korean workers died Friday after apparently inhaling toxic gas at a construction site for a nuclear plant being built by South Korea's monopoly nuclear power company, which has come under recent threats by hackers, a company official said.

Washington state carbon emissions dropped in 2011

12/29/2014

Greenhouse gas emissions in Washington state dropped by about 4.6 percent between 2010 and 2011, led by reductions in emissions from the electricity sector, according to the latest figures released by the state.

The latest data show about 91.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide or its equivalent was released in 2011, compared to about 96.1 million metric tons the year before.

Dominion's 1,329 MW Warren County gas-fired power station enters operation

12/17/2014

Dominion Virginia (NYSE: D)’s natural gas-fired, 1,329 MW Warren County Power Station, in Virginia, has entered commercial operation.

Boeing 737 factory to move to clean energy

12/17/2014

Boeing said Tuesday it plans to buy renewable energy credits to replace fossil-fuel power at the factory in Washington state where it assembles its 737 commercial airplanes.

National Grid joins proposal for 300-mile cable in Maine

12/10/2014

Utility giant National Grid is partnering with a company that specializes in underwater cable projects in an alliance seeking to build a 300-mile cable to bring Canadian hydropower and Maine wind power to Greater Boston to help meet the energy needs of power-hungry southern New England, the companies announced Tuesday.

Toshiba to merge thermal, nuclear and renewable businesses into new company

12/05/2014

Toshiba Corp. announced that it will merge three current businesses into a new company based in North Carolina.

Dutch seek to harness energy from salt water mix

11/26/2014

Dutch researchers are seeking to add a new, largely untapped renewable energy source to the world's energy mix with the opening of a "Blue Energy" test facility on Wednesday.

Northwestern Energy finalizes acquisition of PPL Montana’s hydroelectric facilities

11/18/2014

NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) has closed on a $900 million purchase of 11 hydroelectric facilities representing 633-MW of capacity and one storage reservoir from PPL Montana (NYSE: PPL).

Roughly 800 have taken early retirement at TVA

11/17/2014

Roughly 800 Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) employees have taken early retirement packages, TVA President and CEO Bill Johnson said Nov. 17.

Dominion acquires Utah solar energy project

11/11/2014

Dominion (NYSE: D) has acquired the 50-MW Pavant Solar project located in Millard County, from juwi solar (JSI). This project represents Dominion's first solar development in Utah.

NedPower selects Marathon Capital to secure financing for hydroelectric power projects

11/07/2014

NedPower LLC has enlisted Marathon Capital to secure financing for the development and project capital for the acquisition of operating hydroelectric facilities in the eastern U.S.