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Two Ohio coal plants to close

An electric utility company is closing two coal-fired power plants by next year, citing economic conditions. Dayton Power & Light, a subsidiary of utility giant AES Corp., announced on Monday the closure of the J.M. Stuart and Killen generating stations, following a monthslong review of the plants. They are the latest in a string of Read More…

EPA chief: Carbon dioxide isn’t a ‘primary contributor’ to global warming

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Thursday that he does not believe carbon dioxide is a “primary contributor” to climate change. “I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact. So no, I would not Read More…

Colstrip power plant owner pushes for tax break to keep plant units open

Talen Energy is pushing Montana lawmakers for a tax break worth millions to keep two units of the coal-fired Colstrip power plant open, with one Republican leader saying Tuesday the units could close within the year without some form of assistance. House Speaker Austin Knudsen, R-Culbertson, said the $10 million coal severance tax reduction proposed Read More…

Job Surge in Bakken

There has been a sudden surge in job openings in the Bakken – particularly for hydraulic fracturing and completion crews – as companies ramp up to put more wells on line in the first half of 2017, reports Oil Patch Hotline. Pay scales are running between $16 and $30 an hour. The number of job Read More…

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Britain leads smart revolution with deployment of most advanced smart meter

LONDON, Oct. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Landis+Gyr (LAND.SW), global provider of energy management solutions, today announces the introduction of the next generation of smart meters for electricity and gas. Building on its longstanding presence in the UK metering market, Landis+Gyr has worked with British Gas to launch the first of a new standard in smart technology. The Read More…

SABESP: First Amendment to the Private Transaction Agreement and Other Adjustments

SAO PAULO, Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo – Sabesp (“Company” or “Sabesp”), pursuant to article 157, paragraph 4 of Law 6,404/76 and CVM Instruction 358/02, hereby informs its shareholders and the market in general that, in addition to the Material Fact dated October 28, 2016, entitled “Private Read More…

ACC Calls Upon Global Leaders To Take Action Against IARC Over Deliberate Manipulation Of Data

“Today’s Reuters report undermines IARC’s conclusions about glyphosate, but it also raises troubling new evidence that IARC has shown a lack of objectivity, credibility and integrity. The deliberate omission of critical evidence demonstrated by this news report should cause deep concern among all individuals and institutions who believe that dispassionate science should be the great Read More…

Generac: Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Electrical Storms. How To Continue With Your Life And Your Business?

MEXICO CITY, Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Recently, hurricane Irma made landfall in Puerto Rico and the consequences were devastating. According to the island’s Emergency Management Agency, almost one million people ran out of electricity and there are more than 50,000 without water; 14 hospitals used generators due to loss of power, and Read More…

Termination of Program for the Disposal of Ecopetrol Shareholder Interest in Empresa de Energía de Bogotá S.A. E.S.P (EEB).

BOGOTA, Colombia, Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Ecopetrol S.A. (BVC: ECOPETROL; NYSE: EC) reports that as of today it has terminated the program for the disposal of Ecopetrol’s shareholder interest in the EEB, which was approved by the national government under Decree 2305 of November 13, 2014 and Decree 2110 of 2016, which extended its Read More…

MSA Announces Third Quarter Results

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today reported results for the third quarter of 2017. Quarterly Highlights Revenue was $296 million, increasing 6 percent from a year ago on a reported basis and 5 percent on a constant currency basis. GAAP earnings from continuing operations increased 26 Read More…

Jagged Peak Energy Schedules Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call for November 9, 2017

DENVER, Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Jagged Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: JAG) (the “Company”) today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss third quarter 2017 financial and operating results on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time).  The Company plans to announce third quarter 2017 results on Read More…

Atlantic Power Corporation Announces Repricing of APLP Holdings Term Loan and Revolver and Repayment of Piedmont Project Debt

DEDHAM, Mass., Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Atlantic Power Corporation (NYSE: AT) (TSX: ATP) (“Atlantic Power” or the “Company”) announced today a repricing of the $563 million senior secured term loan (“term loan”) and $200 million senior secured revolving credit facility (“revolver”) at its APLP Holdings Limited Partnership (“APLP Holdings”) subsidiary, via a group of Read More…

SMART Unions Announce United Support for Phil Murphy for New Jersey Governor

KENILWORTH, N.J., Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The five Sheet Metal Workers Local Unions and the New Jersey Transportation Division of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART Union) today announced their united support for Phil Murphy for Governor of New Jersey. Joe Demark, Jr., the President of the New Jersey Read More…

Drone Delivery Canada and Wolseley Canada Sign Agreement for Drone Delivery Development

TORONTO, Oct 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Drone Delivery Canada ‘DDC or the Company’ (CSE:FLT OTC:TAKOF), is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with Wolseley Canada Inc. to collaborate on the potential implementation of a drone delivery solution to expand Wolseley Canada’s distribution capabilities. Using DDC’s logistics platform, the development, prototyping and testing will Read More…

New Gold Achieves Commercial Production at Rainy River Mine

TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – New Gold Inc. (“New Gold”) (TSX:NGD) (NYSE American:NGD) is pleased to report that its Rainy River Mine has achieved commercial production, approximately two weeks ahead of schedule. “Achieving commercial production is a major milestone for New Gold and the Rainy River team,” stated Hannes Portmann, President and Chief Executive Read More…

Global Crystalline and Thin Film Solar Cells Opportunities in the Solar Market 2017-2027

Crystalline silicon is currently used in over 90% of PV cells. Despite the lower potential cost of emerging thin-film technologies (less material, higher theoretical efficiencies), crystalline silicon is expected to remain the dominant PV technology for at least the next 10 years due to its higher current average efficiency and its greater stability. This report Read More…

Declaración de Whitefish Energy Holdings, LLC sobre el acuerdo con la Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica de Puerto Rico (PREPA)

WHITEFISH, Montana, 19 de octubre de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Whitefish Energy Holdings, LLC hoy anunció su apoyo continuo de la misión de restaurar la energía eléctrica en Puerto Rico con la aprobación formal y ratificación por la Junta de Gobierno de la Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica de Puerto Rico (AEE o PREPA en inglés) Read More…

Parker Drilling Announces Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

HOUSTON, Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Parker Drilling Company (NYSE: PKD) announced today it intends to report its third quarter 2017 results after the market closes on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.  In conjunction with the release, the Company has scheduled a conference call on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (11:00 a.m. Read More…

Lessons from biofuels fight as progress reported

With help from Darius Dixon THERE’S A LESSON HERE: It seems President Donald Trump’s administration made significant progress Wednesday toward appeasing a bloc of corn-state Republicans blocking EPA nominees over the agency’s actions on biofuels, but the small-yet-powerful group proved over the last two days that they have significant power to throw sands in the Read More…

Clean Power Plan reversal comes today

With help from Alex Guillén and Darius Dixon CLEAN POWER PLAN WALKBACK ARRIVES: From the heart of coal country in Hazard, Ky. and alongside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday he’d sign a proposed rule today formally kicking off what’s expected to be a protracted, years-long regulatory and legal process Read More…

Pruitt's flight, meeting habits raise eyebrows

With help from Alex Guillén, Eric Wolff, Darius Dixon and Ben Lefebvre SCRUTINY MOUNTS OF PRUITT’S HABITS: Critics of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt increasingly see a chief who avoids contact with the broader public and distrusts even his own agency’s career staff, opting instead for meetings with like-minded industry and political leaders that could prove Read More…

Trump feuds as Puerto Rico struggles

DIRE SITUATION IN PUERTO RICO AMID TRUMP ATTACKS: President Donald Trump spent the weekend tweeting defenses of his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico from his New Jersey golf resort but his words bear little resemblance to the dire situation on the ground. Just 5 percent of the island has electricity and more Read More…

Zinke took non-commercial flights too

With help from Esther Whieldon ZINKE JOINS FLIGHT CLUB: Turns out Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has also used military and charter airplanes while in office, including a charter plane he took to events in his hometown in Montana and private flights between two Caribbean islands, Pro’s Ben Lefebvre reports, citing documents and a department spokeswoman. Read More…

Hurricane Maria strikes big blow to Puerto Rico's energy sector

With help from Alex Guillén and Darius Dixon MARIA HITS PUERTO RICO ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE HARD: Nearly 3.5 million Americans are without electricity on Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria’s direct hit, but the impacts to its bankrupt power provider could be felt for months after what its governor called an “unprecedented atmospheric system.” The Puerto Rico Read More…