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TVA adjusts Generation Partners program

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has resumed enrollments in its Generation Partners pilot program for renewable electricity projects of up to one megawatt in generation capacity to help encourage the development of solar, wind and other non-traditional electricity sources. Under the new plan announced yesterday to address the unexpectedly fast growth in the pilot project, TVA will: ...

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DOE approves BlueFire Ethanol's application

FULTON — BlueFire Ethanol Fuels Inc. announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) has determined that BlueFire Ethanol has met the requirements necessary for Phase I of the application process and that the company has been invited to continue on to Phase II for the financing of its Fulton project. The loan guarantee pursuant to this program would support the ...

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Energy projects get REAP funds from USDA

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Agriculture Under Secretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager has announced the selection of eight recipients for grants to implement renewable energy and energy-efficiency measures in Mississippi. Funds are being provided through the Rural Energy for America (REAP) grant program, a 2008 Farm Bill initiative. In all, USDA announced $213,800 in grants to expand economic opportunities for Mississippi ...

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TVA resumes renewable energy program

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced yesterday that it is resuming new enrollments in its Generation Partners pilot project to encourage renewable energy use across the TVA service territory. TVA briefly held up new enrollments last week, citing the need “to adjust to overwhelming customer response.” Qualifying solar, wind, biomass or hydroelectric projects of up to 200 ...

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TVA transmitting wind-powered electricitry

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority has started transmitting electricity from wind power in the first of seven Midwest wind contracts that may provide enough power for about 325,000 average-size homes. TVA said in a statement yesterday it has started transmitting to its customers 300 megawatts of renewable wind power provided by Iberdrola Renewables Inc.’s Streator Cayuga Ridge wind ...

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Lawmakers okay funds for solar panel plant

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers have passed a $50-million bond bill to attract a company that might build solar panels in the state. The bill passed the House Thursday. It had cleared the Senate Feb. 24. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Percy Watson says state economic officials are keeping details about the project confidential, including the name of the company ...

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TVA's Generation Partners increasing capacity

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – With solar panels and wind turbines popping up across the region, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) renewable energy program, Generation Partners, now has enough power to meet the annual electricity needs of a fairly large subdivision, according to the utility. Fueled by TVA incentives and federal tax credits, participation in Generation Partners has tripled since last spring ...

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Kight inspired by World Climate Conference

MADISON — Robie Kight called his trip to Copenhagen last month to attend the World Climate Conference inspirational. He also called it successful as he returned to Madison and his start-up company Kight Energy, LLC, with three new exclusive licensing agreements. “There’s nothing quite like Copenhagen at Christmas time,” said Kight. Kight attended the conference’s opening ceremonies, and found the ...

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Harper voices opposition to energy bill

WASHINGTON — Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) made the following statement as a House Republican delegation prepares to attend the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. “In today’s struggling economy, America cannot afford to gamble with a misguided energy policy. This is why I oppose the Democrats’ national energy tax and support an ‘all of the above’ energy bill. Harnessing new ...

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Air carriers line up for RenTech fuel

ADAMS COUNTY — Rentech Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with 13 domestic and international passenger and cargo carriers that is intended to serve as a framework for a future definitive supply agreement for certified jet fuel from Rentech’s proposed synthetic fuels and power facility in Adams County near Natchez. The non-binding MOU signed by Rentech and Air ...

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