2014 Articles

Duke Energy seeks RFP on coal ash management solutions


Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) Dec. 12 for a comprehensive study of options to beneficially reuse coal ash and an analysis of available and emerging technologies.

B&W Canada to provide nuclear services for Bruce Power units


The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W, NYSE:BWC) announced that its subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Canada Ltd. (B&W Canada) has entered into a long-term service agreement with Bruce Power, valued at nearly $300 mi...

Berkshire Hathaway unit purchases AltaLink


Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s utility division has completed its purchase of Canadian power transmission provider AltaLink for 3.1 billion Canadian dollars (about $2.7 billion).

Duke Energy names new SVP, CCO


Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has promoted Selim Bingol to senior vice president and chief communications officer, effective Jan. 5, 2015.

JEMB, Harbert Power increase investment for Astoria I Natural Gas Power Plant


East River FundCo, a partnership of JEMB Family LP, and Harbert Power Fund V have increased their investment in Astoria Project Partners’ Astoria I natural gas power plant in Queens, New York.

P.H. Glatfelter plans shutdown of three coal boilers in Pennsylvania


P.H. Glatfelter Co. is nearing an air permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that will allow it to shut down three coal boilers at its industrial facility in York County.

Get ready for last-minute filings on EPA Clean Power Plan


Dominion (NYSE:D) has become the latest company to weigh in on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan.

Climate funds for coal highlight lack of UN rules


About $1 billion in loans under a U.N. initiative for poor countries to tackle global warming is going toward the construction of power plants fired by coal, the biggest human source of carbon pollution.

German utility company E.ON to focus on renewables


German utility company E.ON SE says it plans to spin off its nuclear, oil, coal and gas operations to focus on renewable energy and power distribution.

Iran's leader doesn't oppose more nuclear talks


Iran's top leader on Thursday said he would not stand in the way of continued nuclear negotiations with world powers and would accept a "fair" agreement, but vowed not to bow to bullying by the United States.

Dominion acquires 28 MW solar power plant in California


Dominion (NYSE: D) has successfully acquired the 28.4-MW West Antelope Solar Park, located in Los Angeles County, California, from Canadian Solar Inc.  

Ameren Missouri's Callaway Energy Center returns to service


Ameren Missouri's 1,190-MW Callaway Energy Center has returned to service after a planned fueling and maintenance outage. 

EPA proposes smog standards under Clean Air Act


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new smog, or ozone, standards under the Clean Air Act after recent scientific evidence showed harmful effects of ground-level smog.

Dutch seek to harness energy from salt water mix


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.

EPA lays out scrubber-intensive haze plan for Texas coal plants


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Nov. 24 a proposed action to reduce emissions of SO2 from coal-fired power plants in Texas to improve visibility at parks and wilderness areas in Texas and Oklahoma.

MISO cites reliability concerns with EPA Clean Power Plan


In light of a declining power reserve margin because of existing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) has significant reliability concerns about EPA's proposal to...

EIA: Shale gas provides largest source of US natural gas production in 2013


In 2013, shale gas wells became the largest source of U.S. natural gas production; with natural gas gross withdrawals reaching 82 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d).

Report: Solar PV capacity to treble by 2020


Global installed capacity of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules will more than treble from 135.66GW in 2013 to 413.98GW by 2020, according to report conducted by GlobalData.

High court to review EPA mercury limits


The Supreme Court is stepping into a new case about Obama administration environmental rules, agreeing to review a ruling that upholds emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fi...

Dresser-Rand shareholders approve merger agreement with Siemens


Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (NYSE: DRC) announced that its stockholders have approved the merger agreement with Siemens Energy (NYSE: SI).

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