Touted when first announced in January of 2010 as “likely to create hundreds of jobs”, the world’s largest wood pellet plant – a joint effort between German firm RWE Innogy (ETR:RWE) and Swedish firm BMC – cost $170 million to build and occupies about 300 acres in the Waycross (Georgia) Industrial Park. RWE Innogy delivers renewable energy in Europe. BMC is a project and technology development company vested in wood-based biomass.
Allentown, Pennsylvania-based power utility PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) said Tuesday it has completed the permanent financing related to its $6.6 billion acquisition of the former Central Networks electricity distribution companies in the United Kingdom. The acquired companies are operated by PPL's Western Power Distribution under the names WPD East Midlands and WPD West Midlands.
Shares of Allentown, Pennsylvania-based power utility PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) are up 4.5% this week after the company announced Monday that it will issue common shares worth about $2.1 billion and equity units worth about $750 million to help finance the acquisition of an energy company in the U.K. The shares and units are expected to be issued April 15.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar says reports that the U.S. government has approved BP's (NYSE: BP) requests to resume drilling at its existing wells in the Gulf of Mexico are inaccurate.
The March 11 earthquake and tsunami off Sendai, Japan -- and the resulting nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant -- transformed a strong performance for Q1 equities markets into a gangbusters performance. Renewable energy stocks -- especially wind and solar power companies -- were huge beneficiaries of investors betting that these sectors will fill the void created by a flight from nuclear.
In the past few days, and amidst continuous Republican (GOP) criticism, the U.S. Department of Interior has made several announcements regarding the expansion of coal production and deep-water oil exploration.