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  • $1.3M grant will boost Pitt nuclear energy research

    Posted:Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:45:55 +0000
    The University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering and Westinghouse Electric Co. are part of a consortium on nuclear technology that is being helped by a $1.3 million U.S. Department of Energy grant. The grant will fund a study to develop "radiation-hard, multifunctional, distributed fiber sensors and sensor-fueled components that can be placed in a nuclear reactor core to improve safety and efficiency," according to a news release Wednesday by the University of Pittsburgh. The consortium…
  • How 40 Tampa Bay bank branches will become more energy efficient

    Posted:Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:30:41 +0000
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. has launched the second phase of a program to increase the energy efficiency of Chase bank branches nationwide, including about 40 branches in the Tampa Bay area. The goal is to cut total energy consumption by 15 percent and lighting-related consumption by 50 percent, a press release said. The banking company expects to save around $200 million over 10 years, CNBC reported. Chase is among several financial institutions taking steps to reduce energy consumption. Initiatives…
  • It takes a lot — like 11,432 lumens per fixture — to light a 38-story tower

    Posted:Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:05:10 +0000
    Ferguson Electric designs unique system for One Seneca Tower.
  • Oregon’s electric grid: Evolution, revolution or muddling through?

    Posted:Thu, 29 Jun 2017 03:12:56 +0000
    Technology advances, environmental policies and shifting customer expectations drive deep look at utility regulation in the state
  • Motiva expands in Allen Center, One Allen to become Motiva Plaza

    Posted:Thu, 29 Jun 2017 02:18:08 +0000
    The announcement comes a little more than a year after the owner launched a $48.5 million renovation of the three-building office complex.
  • Goettl AC acquires SoCal-based HVAC company

    Posted:Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:21:37 +0000
    Goettl Air Conditioning announced the acquisition of family-owned HVAC company Walton’s Heating and Air, based out of southern California. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The deal allows Goettl, with locations already in Phoenix, Tucson, and Las Vegas, to begin solidifying a presence in California and for Walton’s to grow beyond what owner Todd Longbrake could do on his own. “I had taken the family-owned business about as far as we could take it, we were stagnant,”…
  • Southern Co. suspends Mississippi clean-coal plant

    Posted:Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:26:18 +0000
    Atlanta-based Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) and Mississippi Power Co. suspended start-up and operations at the utility's Kemper clean-coal plant Wednesday, citing economics and safety. The announcement came just one week after the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) asked its staff to draw up a resolution for its July 6 meeting instructing Southern Co. to convert the $7.5 billion Plant Kemper project to natural gas. On Wednesday, Southern President and CEO Tom Fanning agreed, announcing that Kemper…
  • Houston E&P company to buy Delaware Basin properties for $648M

    Posted:Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:05:44 +0000
    Houston-based Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (Nasdaq: CRZO) will buy Delaware Basin properties from Midland, Texas-based ExL Petroleum Management LLC for $648 million in cash plus potential future continent payments. The deal, which Carrizo announced June 28, is expected to close in mid-August. Carrizo will receive 23,656 gross — or 16,488 net — acres, boosting its Delaware Basin position to more than 42,500 net acres. The assets are in the core of the Delaware Basin — a portion of the Permian Basin…
  • Humane Society investigation alleges animal abuse at 2 Pilgrim's Pride facilities

    Posted:Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:39:35 +0000
    Pilgrim's Pride Corp., the Greeley-based chicken products producer, has been targeted in two animal cruelty complaints filed in Texas and Georgia following an investigation by the Humane Society. An undercover investigation conducted by the Humane Society of the U.S. allegedly found a farm owner in Hull, Georgia beating animals with a metal rod, as well as farm workers twisting the necks of sick and injured chickens in an attempt to kill them. ( View the Humane Society's video here). "The treatment…
  • Exclusive: Recruiting co. to expand, relocate downtown Houston office

    Posted:Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:00:47 +0000
    "Genuinely, we’re just doing well."