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Duke Energy Subsidiaries Plead Guilty and Sentenced for Clean Water Act Crimes

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 14, 2015)

Three subsidiaries of North Carolina-based Duke Energy Corporation, the largest utility in the United States, pleaded guilty today to nine criminal violations of the Clean Water Act at several of its North Carolina facilities and agreed to pay a $68 million criminal fine and spend $34 million on environmental projects and land conservation to ...

NREL Supports China PV Investment and Financing Alliance to Open Capital for Solar Deployment

by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)  (May 14, 2015)

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the China PV Investment and Finance Alliance (CPVFA) have formed a collaboration with the goal of opening wide-scale and diverse sources of investment for solar photovoltaic (PV) asset development in China. NREL is advising CPVFA based on the work of the NREL-convened Solar ...

Merkel, Hollande commit to Global Climate Protection

by Associated Press  (May 19, 2015)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed their commitment to fighting global warning Tuesday, gathering with others in Berlin to prepare for this year's U.N. Climate Change Conference. Merkel and Hollande said in a joint statement that both countries "are firmly decided to take all efforts to reach an ...

Energy Department Issues New Report, Highlights the Success and Potential of American Hydropower

by US Department of Energy  (Apr. 27, 2015)

In support of the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, today at the National Hydropower Association Annual Conference, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson announced the release of the 2014 Hydropower Market Report, the first ever report to quantify the ...

Energy Department Issues New Report, Highlights the Success and Potential of American Hydropower

by US Department of Energy  (Apr. 27, 2015)

In support of the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, today at the National Hydropower Association Annual Conference, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson announced the release of the 2014 Hydropower Market Report, the first ever report to quantify the ...

Boston, NYC, Washington, DC, San Francisco, and Seattle Rank as America’s Most Energy-Efficient US Cities

by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)  (May 20, 2015)

Mayors and local lawmakers in America’s largest cities continue to take innovative steps to lower energy costs for consumers and businesses, increase their resilience, and reduce pollution through increased energy efficiency, according to the 2nd edition of the City Energy Efficiency Scorecard, released today by the American Council for an ...

Climate change and the financial risk of stranded assets

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 5, 2015)

This is the year. 2015 is being widely proclaimed as the year the world’s governments get serious about climate change. Talks will be held in Paris in December and discussions are already underway about what needs to be done, what jurisdictions are willing to do and the impacts of action. One undeniable consequence will be stranded assets. ...

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and U.S Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Announce Settlement on Nuclear Waste Incidents

by US Department of Energy  (Apr. 30, 2015)

Today, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz released the terms of a $73 million settlement of the State’s claims against the Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractors related to the February 2014 incidents at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico, including the ...

The Rise of the Energy Cloud Signals a Fundamental Shift in the Power Sector

by Navigant Consulting, Inc.  (Apr. 16, 2015)

A new white paper from Navigant Research analyzes the emerging energy cloud, describing its basic elements and examining its impact on the power utility sector. Moving from a centralized hub-and-spoke grid architecture based on large centralized generation assets toward an increasingly decentralized electrical grid that makes extensive use of ...

GE to Create Simpler, More Valuable Industrial Company by Selling Most GE Capital Assets

by General Electric  (Apr. 10, 2015)

High-value industrials to comprise more than 90% of GE earnings by 2018 Plans to retain financing “verticals” that relate to GE’s industrial businesses Announces sale of GE Capital Real Estate assets for approximately $26.5 billion Will work with regulators to terminate GE Capital’s SIFI designation GE to take ...

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