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AECOM, Jacobs top ENR’s top 100 Environmental report

Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms heavy in the power generation project industry, lead by New-York based AECOM, were named as the top environmentally focused engineering companies in the world. Engineering News Record named six...

Demolition ends, excavation begins as coal-to-gas repowering project proceeds in Mississippi

Burns & McDonnell has completed demolition work at a Mississippi coal-fired power plant which is being converted to natural gas generation three years from now. The repowering project at 42-year-old R.D. Morrow Sr. Generating Station began in...

Energy Cast podcast: COVID communications at NY’s ConEdison

Energy Cast is a regular podcast featuring some of the top experts across all links in the industry chain. Those include coal, nuclear, efficiency, renewables, oil and gas, as well as top government researchers....

Moody’s cites COVID-19 as yet another negative weight on coal-fired power capacity

The energy demand impact of the coronavirus shutdown is hitting the already distressed coal-fired sector particularly hard, statistics show. A new report by Moody’s Investor Service highlights the negative weight on coal with lower electricity...

Exelon takes STEM Academy for female students virtual this time around

Exelon is not letting COVID-19 stop its push for helping young women develop careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Chicago-based utility holding company’s non-profit Exelon Foundation is bringing back its annual STEM Innovation Leadership...

European Union unveils hydrogen, energy integration and post COVID strategies

The European Commission this morning unveiled new strategies for energy system integration and hydrogen that are designed to be key investment pillars of Europe’s Green Deal and also its post-Covid19 recovery. They were launched by...
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OUC leads utilities named Trusted Brands due to COVID-19 response

The electric power industry’s prompt and generous response to the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed it to an all-time high in customer trust ratings, according to a well-known annual study. The Cogent Syndicated Brand Trust Index...
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IEA calls for $3 trillion global investment in COVID-19 recovery

The International Energy Agency has unveiled a global COVID-19 recovery plan for the global energy sector which outlines a three-year series of actions designed to revitalize economies, boost employment and make...

Xcel proposes almost $3B energy investment plan to fight COVID job losses and reach...

In response to the COVID-19 devastating impact on jobs, Minnesota-based utility Xcel Energy has proposed a nearly $3 billion energy investment package which would add solar, wind and efficiency projects while creating thousands of...

Alabama Power Foundation provides technology to public schools hit hard by COVID shutdown

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced Alabama schools to close their traditional classrooms in March, Corey Jones said it hit his students in rural Greene County doubly hard, according to a story on Southern Co.'s...

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