News

  • Government backing for a huge windfarm of up to 277 turbines off the coast of Scotland has been warmly welcomed by the industry and politicians.
  • Hawaiian Electric Co. and its sister companies did not fare well in a new opinion poll that showed nine out of ten residents believe the utility has slowed rooftop solar installations to protect its profit.
  • Just a few hours after the U.S. Department of Labor announced its new coal dust rule, Murray Energy Corp. -- which operates three mines in Monongalia and Marion counties -- announced its intention to sue the Labor Department.
  • Agricultural and personal property values in Huron County have increased again for 2014, according to a report prepared by the county's equalization director.
  • The Asian Development Bank provides assistance to Kazakhstan in implementing the principles of resource-saving technologies and "green economy" principles.
  • Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'BBB+' rating on the following Overton Power District No. 5, Nevada (OPD5) revenue bonds.
  • Is Tesla going to be manufacturing more cars or car parts at a new facility? The electric car company won't comment specifically, but city officials in tiny Lathrop, Calif., say work is underway converting a 431,000-square-foot facility that once housed a Chrysler-Daimler distribution center into a Tesla factory.
  • Nearly 50,000 Pennsylvania electricity customers have given up on competitive suppliers in the last two months in the aftermath of wild winter price swings for variable rate customers, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission reported Wednesday.
  • Congressional advocates of the Savannah River Site's MOX facility said they prevented more than 1,000 MOX layoffs two weeks ago; however, there is still no news on when potential layoffs will be implemented.
  • Willmar Municipal Utilities south wind turbine was shut down at approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday due to component failure within the rotor hub, said Jon Folkedahl, supervisor of electrical production at Willmar Municipal Utilities.