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Hostile takeover of PG&E? Billion-dollar hedge funds duel over bankrupt utility

By Dale Kasler, The Sacramento Bee - Jul. 18--Two groups of multibillion-dollar hedge funds are fighting over control of PG&E Corp. in a battle with huge implications for California's largest electric utility and the thousands of wildfire victims who hold claims against the bankrupt company.What had been More...

Hedge funds battle over PG&E. Bondholders offer billions to take over bankrupt utility

By Dale Kasler, The Sacramento Bee - Jul. 18--Two groups of multibillion-dollar hedge funds are fighting over control of PG&E Corp. in a battle with huge implications for California's largest electric utility and the thousands of wildfire victims who hold claims against the bankrupt company.What had been More...

Alaska village will install new river power generator

By RACHEL D'ORO, Associated Press - ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tiny Native village in southwest Alaska has turned to an emerging technology to transform the power of a local river into a sustainable energy source that's expected to free residents from dependency on costly diesel More...

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Council votes down proposed substation

By Luke Edwards, The Creston News Advertiser, Iowa - Jul. 17--A request for a conditional use permit by Iowa Power and Light to build a new substation on West Howard Street failed to pass during the Creston City Council's regular scheduled meeting Tuesday evening.This item carried over from the More...

Council assess electric franchise contract with Alliant Energy

By Christopher Braunschweig, Newton Daily News, Iowa - Jul. 16--About six seconds passed before a Newton City Council member motioned to approve the first reading of an ordinance renewing the city's 25-year electric franchise contract with Interstate Power and Light Company, which operates as Alliant Energy in town. More...

House Democrats Push Back Against Proposed Changes to Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Reactor Oversight Process

Targeted News Service - WASHINGTON, July 15 -- Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following news release:* * *- Lawmakers demand public comment period prior to vote on proposed changes* * *The House Energy More...

Small explosion and fire at Columbia nuclear plant bring more federal scrutiny

By Sammy Fretwell, The State (Columbia, S.C.) - Jul. 15--A nuclear fuel factory with a history of safety and pollution troubles near Columbia is under federal scrutiny after a fire erupted last week in a drum containing radioactive material.The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission plans an inspection later this More...

NRC to Hold Open House to Discuss 2018 Performance of Donald C. Cook Nuclear Power Plant

Targeted News Service - WASHINGTON, July 15 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release:Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2018 safety performance of the Donald C. More...

Business Council for Sustainable Energy Urges FEMA to Include Clean, Resilient Energy Infrastructure for Disaster Mitigation

Targeted News Service - WASHINGTON, July 15 -- The Business Council for Sustainable Energy issued the following news release:The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) submitted comments today to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regarding the development and implementation of the Building Resilient More...

New York Gov. Cuomo Announces Power Fully Restored After Manhattan Blackout

Targeted News Service - ALBANY, New York, July 14 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, issued the following news release:Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced power has been fully restored following a widespread power outage in Midtown Manhattan. Following a briefing on site, the More...

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ENERGY BLOGS

Is Bill Gates’ darker side ‘Energy Miracle,’ a brighter side institutional innovation?

By Jose Antonio Vanderhorst-Silverio - The whole title is "Is Bill Gates’ darker side ‘Energy Miracle,’ a brighter side institutional innovation under Great Capitalism?," which more...

Power & Brazil: enough is enough!

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Can energy, information, and transportation mutually reinforcing each other to lift all boats?

By Jose Antonio Vanderhorst-Silverio - Please consider the GMH post World Economic Forum Davos 2016: Will #OWS and #15M love The Industrialist’s Dilemma?, to address more...
 

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