News

  • Xcel Energy issued the following news release: Today, Mayor Betsy Hodges and the City Council approved agreements with Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy that, among other things, establish a first-of-its-kind City-utility Clean Energy Partnership which will have the City and the utility companies collaborating in new ways to help Minneapolis achieve its clean energy goals.
  • SPI Solar (“SPI”) (OTCBB: SOPW), a vertically-integrated photovoltaic solar developer, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Xinyu Xinwei New Energy Co., Ltd. (“Xinwei”), has signed engineering, procurement and construction (“EPC”) agreements for 100 megawatts (“MW”) of solar PV projects in Julu County, Hebei Province, China.
  • During the first edition of the World Nuclear Exhibition, AREVA and the Spanish company ENUSA Industrias Avanzadas signed a multi-year contract for the supply of enrichment services.
  • The Scottish government issued the following news: A new 27-turbine wind farm near New Cumnock in East Ayrshire has been granted consent, Energy Minister Fergus Ewing confirmed today.
  • The Sierra Club issued the following news release: Eighty businesses across the greater Asheville area have signed a joint letter to Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good demanding retirement of the city's coal-fired power plant, and several of the business owners gathered to mark the signing at an Asheville Beyond Coal reception Thursday evening.
  • A nuclear and renewable energy company, Areva has entered into a contract with Bolt Energias S/A, which is involved in energy generation and trading activities, to build the Campo Grande biomass power plant in Bahia, Brazil.
  • The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity issued the following news release: New analysis from NERA Economic Consulting ( http://americaspower.org/sites/default/files/NERA_CPP%20Report_Final_Oct%202014.pdf ) projects significant negative economic impacts resulting from the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed "Clean Power Plan" to regulate CO2 emissions from existing fossil-fuel power plants under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.
  • The Southern Environmental Law Center issued the following news release: Today, Governor McAuliffe is expected to outline his vision for a "New Economy of Virginia" through implementation of the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan.
  • Environment California issued the following news release: Dozens of California solar businesses issued a letter to the White House (http://www.environmentamerica.org/sites/environment/files/Solar%20Industry%20Leaders%20Letter.pdf) today, endorsing limits on carbon pollution from power plants and advocating that solar energy become a focal point of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan.
  • The Union of Concerned Scientists issued the following news release: States can cost-effectively produce nearly twice as much renewable electricity as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calculated they could under its Clean Power Plan, according to a proposal from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).