News

  • 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).
  • Environment America issued the following news release: A total of 540 solar industry leaders from hundreds of businesses issued a letter ( http://www.environmentamerica.org/sites/environment/files/Solar%20Industry%20Leaders%20Letter.pdf ) to the White House 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 Lopez-led Energy Development Corp. (EDC) has secured a $315-million financing deal with separate groups of foreign and local banks for the construction of its 150-megawatt (MW) Burgos Wind Project (BWP) in Ilocos Norte. The financing facility, which consists of US-dollar and Philippine-peso tranches, will mature in 15 years.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $13,742 to Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, for a solar water disinfection project under the People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3).
  • In July 2014, notification was received from the US Patent and Trademark Office that two patent applications relating to new solar energy techniques had been allowed, and were in a state for formal issue.
  • Discussions regarding France's Energy Transition for Green Growth bill was started on October 1, 2014 in the National Assembly.