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South Maryland News
CSM offers paths to careers in engineeringBuilding strong foundations St. Mary’s Ryken High School junior Nicole Hedspet
CSM offers paths to careers in engineering
South Maryland News / Posted 8 hours ago
Building strong foundations St. Mary’s Ryken High School junior Nicole Hedspeth’s understanding of the vast career opportunities for women engineers grew exponentially — as did her excitement for her future — during the weeklong Engineer Like a Girl... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Obama unveils rules to limit carbon dioxide emissions, curb climate changeIn a sweeping bid to curb heat-trapping pollution that is altering the planet's
Obama unveils rules to limit carbon dioxide emissions, curb climate change
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
In a sweeping bid to curb heat-trapping pollution that is altering the planet's climate, President Barack Obama on Monday unveiled the first-ever limits on carbon dioxide emissions from the nation's power plants. The landmark rules from the U.S.... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Md. has head start in meeting controversial federal climate rulesWith its initiatives to curb climate-altering power plant emissions and to prom
Md. has head start in meeting controversial federal climate rules
Baltimore Sun / Posted yesterday
With its initiatives to curb climate-altering power plant emissions and to promote renewable energy, Maryland has a head start in complying with the Clean Power Plan that President Obama unveiled Monday, federal and state officials said. Obama's... Read more
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Business Wire
ComEd Restores Power to 90 Percent of Customers Impacted by Severe StormsCHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ComEd has restored power to more than 90 percent of t
ComEd Restores Power to 90 Percent of Customers Impacted by Severe Storms
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ComEd has restored power to more than 90 percent of the 120,000 customers impacted by severe thunderstorms that produced high winds, hail and heavy rain that swept through the Chicago area in two waves during Sunday... Read more
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Business Wire
Chicago Hit by Multiple Severe Storms, ComEd Working to Restore PowerCHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A fast-moving storm that swept through the Chicago ar
Chicago Hit by Multiple Severe Storms, ComEd Working to Restore Power
Business Wire / Posted 2 days ago
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A fast-moving storm that swept through the Chicago area Sunday afternoon affected more than 95,000 ComEd customers. With more thunderstorms and severe weather expected to run into the early hours Monday, ComEd is working... Read more
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Business Insider
The White House just released a video teasing its upcoming clean energy planWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. nuclear industry has made a last-minute push to
The White House just released a video teasing its upcoming clean energy plan
Business Insider / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. nuclear industry has made a last-minute push to urge the Obama administration to protect the country's 100 nuclear units in its forthcoming carbon rule and prevent the early retirement of several... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
US nuclear operators try to save plants with carbon emission ruleWASHINGTON: The US nuclear industry has made a last-minute push to urge the Oba
US nuclear operators try to save plants with carbon emission rule
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON: The US nuclear industry has made a last-minute push to urge the Obama administration to protect the country's 100 nuclear units in its forthcoming carbon rule and prevent the early retirement of several plants. Representatives of the... Read more
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Washington Post
Gun groups cut back their spending in Maryland’s lobbying gameFrom left, Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Gov. Larry Hogan an
Gun groups cut back their spending in Maryland’s lobbying game
Washington Post / Posted 5 days ago
From left, Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Gov. Larry Hogan and House Speaker Michael E. Busch at the governor’s first State of the State address in February. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post) The powerful gun lobby is no longer... Read more
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Salon.com
Deadbeat corporations: How schools suffer when big companies don’t pay their fair share of state taxesThis article originally appeared on Corporations have reaped trillion-dollar b
Deadbeat corporations: How schools suffer when big companies don’t pay their fair share of state taxes
Salon.com / Posted 6 days ago
This article originally appeared on Corporations have reaped trillion-dollar benefits from 60 years of public education in the U.S., but they’re skipping out on the taxes meant to sustain the educational system. Children suffer from repeated school... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Exelon sees little hope of saving Quad Cities nukeLooks like Exelon's Quad Cities nuclear plant is a goner come September. Chris
Exelon sees little hope of saving Quad Cities nuke
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 6 days ago
Looks like Exelon's Quad Cities nuclear plant is a goner come September. Chris Crane, CEO of the Chicago-based utility giant, which also is the largest nuclear plant operator in the country, made clear on a conference call with analysts today that... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
How Big Corporations Are Starving Public Schools of Billions of DollarsCorporations have reaped trillion-dollar benefits from 60 years of public educa
How Big Corporations Are Starving Public Schools of Billions of Dollars
Naked Capitalism / Posted 6 days ago
Corporations have reaped trillion-dollar benefits from 60 years of public education in the U.S., but they’re skipping out on the taxes meant to sustain the educational system. Children suffer from repeated school cutbacks. And parents subsidize the... Read more
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South Maryland News
It’s official: There will not be a third reactorIt’s officially a dead project. Calvert County will not be building a third nuc
It’s official: There will not be a third reactor
South Maryland News / Posted 7 days ago
It’s officially a dead project. Calvert County will not be building a third nuclear reactor at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. For many years now, the former owner of the plant, Constellation, and its current owners, Exelon and UniStar, had... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Chicago-Area Electricity Costs Could IncreaseChicago-area residents may see higher electricity bills beginning as early as n
Chicago-Area Electricity Costs Could Increase
NBC Chicago / Posted 7 days ago
Chicago-area residents may see higher electricity bills beginning as early as next summer due to new rules prompted by the extreme cold of the Polar Vortex two years ago. The new rules, which will not fully take effect until 2020, were created after... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
New power rules prompted by polar vortex may hike Chicago electricity billsThough the polar vortex seems a frost-bound memory, Chicagoans may now feel its
New power rules prompted by polar vortex may hike Chicago electricity bills
Chicago Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
Though the polar vortex seems a frost-bound memory, Chicagoans may now feel its bite in a new, unexpected way — higher electricity bills. Beginning next month, power plants in northern Illinois and other states will be able to make more money from... Read more
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Business Wire
Avraham Pharmaceuticals Announces Successful Second Interim Results in Phase 2b Study of Ladostigil for the Treatment of Mild Cognitive ImpairmentYAVNE, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avraham Pharmaceuticals Ltd. announced today su
Avraham Pharmaceuticals Announces Successful Second Interim Results in Phase 2b Study of Ladostigil for the Treatment of Mild Cognitive Impairment
Business Wire / Posted 8 days ago
YAVNE, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avraham Pharmaceuticals Ltd. announced today successful second interim results in a Phase 2b clinical trial for the evaluation of the safety and efficacy of ladostigil, for the treatment of mild cognitive impairment... Read more
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York Daily Record
We need a better solution for nuclear wasteTake our nuclear waste — please! That twist on an old Henny Youngman joke is a
We need a better solution for nuclear waste
York Daily Record / Posted 8 days ago
Take our nuclear waste — please! That twist on an old Henny Youngman joke is aimed at Chuck McDonald, spokesman for Waste Control Specialists in Texas. In a recent York Sunday News story about spent fuel rods piling up at Peach Bottom Atomic Power... Read more
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Task & Purpose
These 5 Companies Are Hiring Military Maintenance Experts Right NowLike any ship, building, ground vehicle or aircraft, corporate America needs in
These 5 Companies Are Hiring Military Maintenance Experts Right Now
Task & Purpose / Posted 8 days ago
Like any ship, building, ground vehicle or aircraft, corporate America needs individuals schooled in the art and science of maintenance. This week, Hirepurpose highlights five military-friendly companies that have openings across the country... Read more
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York Daily Record
Peach Bottom nuclear plant: plans underway to build more dry cask fuel storageIn its current configuration, Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station has enough spac
Peach Bottom nuclear plant: plans underway to build more dry cask fuel storage
York Daily Record / Posted 10 days ago
In its current configuration, Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station has enough space on-site to store spent fuel until 2019. But that won't stop the power plant from continuing operations well beyond that date, according to Exelon Spokesman David... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Company wants additional testing at Bridgeton landfillBRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) — One of the companies potentially liable for contamination
Company wants additional testing at Bridgeton landfill
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
BRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) — One of the companies potentially liable for contamination at a suburban St. Louis landfill is now pushing for additional testing. The Chicago-based nuclear power and utility giant Exelon said it has new information indicating... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Company wants additional testing at Bridgeton landfillBRIDGETON (AP) - One of the companies potentially liable for contamination at a
Company wants additional testing at Bridgeton landfill
KOMU Columbia / Posted 11 days ago
BRIDGETON (AP) - One of the companies potentially liable for contamination at a suburban St. Louis landfill is now pushing for additional testing. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the Chicago-based utility company Exelon now believes that... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Company wants additional testing at Bridgeton landfillBRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) – One of the companies potentially liable for contamination
Company wants additional testing at Bridgeton landfill
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 11 days ago
BRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) – One of the companies potentially liable for contamination at a suburban St. Louis landfill is now pushing for additional testing. The St. Louis Post-Dispatchreports that the Chicago-based utility company Exelon now believes... Read more
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South Maryland News
Calvert BOCC considers joining coalition to clean Chesapeake BayThe Calvert County Board of County Commissioners is considering joining a coali
Calvert BOCC considers joining coalition to clean Chesapeake Bay
South Maryland News / Posted 12 days ago
The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners is considering joining a coalition of Maryland counties that are seeking to clean up the Chesapeake Bay in the most cost-effective ways possible. But joining the Clean Chesapeake Coalition — which... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
final environmental report filed for license renewals of Byron Station Nuclear Power PlantThe Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or NRC has published its final report over t
final environmental report filed for license renewals of Byron Station Nuclear Power Plant
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 12 days ago
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or NRC has published its final report over the environmental impacts of renewing the operating licenses of the Byron Station nuclear power plant. The report states that the plant's impact on the environment isn't... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
New Alzheimer's drug could slow decline: expertsNew Alzheimer's disease drug could slow decline in dementia patients, experts s
New Alzheimer's drug could slow decline: experts
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 13 days ago
New Alzheimer's disease drug could slow decline in dementia patients, experts say Dementia experts are cautiously optimistic a new drug could slow the progression of dementia by one-third. New findings into a drug called solanezumab have been... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
City to buy solar power from new Exelon plant in Harford CountyThe city of Baltimore will purchase all of the electricity to be produced by a
City to buy solar power from new Exelon plant in Harford County
Baltimore Sun / Posted 13 days ago
The city of Baltimore will purchase all of the electricity to be produced by a new solar power plant being built by Constellation Energy in Harford County under an agreement approved Wednesday. City officials said the 15-year agreement is for solar... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Former General Mills chief lawyer joins DentonsAfter more than 15 years leading the legal departments of corporate giants like
Former General Mills chief lawyer joins Dentons
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 13 days ago
After more than 15 years leading the legal departments of corporate giants like Sara Lee and General Mills, Chicago lawyer and diversity advocate Roderick “Rick” Palmore is returning to law-firm life. Palmore, 63, joined the Chicago office of... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
UniStar withdraws bid to build 3rd Calvert Cliffs nuclear reactorThe long-stalled bid to build a third reactor at Calvert Cliffs nuclear power p
UniStar withdraws bid to build 3rd Calvert Cliffs nuclear reactor
Baltimore Sun / Posted 14 days ago
The long-stalled bid to build a third reactor at Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant has officially ended. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently approved a request by UniStar Nuclear Energy, an arm of of French energy company Electricite de... Read more
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PollutionOnline
ComEd And Openlands Provide Grants To Illinois Communities To Advance Clean-Green Environmental ProjectsCHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ComEd and Openlands today announced they are awardi
ComEd And Openlands Provide Grants To Illinois Communities To Advance Clean-Green Environmental Projects
PollutionOnline / Posted 16 days ago
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ComEd and Openlands today announced they are awarding almost $200,000 in Green Region grants to 23 municipalities throughout northern Illinois to support their continuing efforts to conserve and protect open spaces. These... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Teachers' union, Exelon top spenders on lobbying in AnnapolisPolitical cynics are fond of urging taxpayers to hold onto their wallets when t
Teachers' union, Exelon top spenders on lobbying in Annapolis
Baltimore Sun / Posted 17 days ago
Political cynics are fond of urging taxpayers to hold onto their wallets when the General Assembly is in session. But that doesn't apply to businesses, industries and others with something to win or lose in Annapolis. The Maryland State Education... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Hillary Clinton's Biggest Campaign Bundlers Are Fossil Fuel LobbyistsWASHINGTON -- Nearly all of the lobbyists bundling contributions for Democratic
Hillary Clinton's Biggest Campaign Bundlers Are Fossil Fuel Lobbyists
The Huffington Post / Posted 18 days ago
WASHINGTON -- Nearly all of the lobbyists bundling contributions for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign have at one time or another worked for the fossil fuel industry. A list of 40 registered lobbyists that the Clinton... Read more
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Business Wire
PECO Customers Kick 50,000 Appliances to the Curb With PECO Smart Appliance RecyclingPHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PECO customers recycle the 50,000th refrigerator
PECO Customers Kick 50,000 Appliances to the Curb With PECO Smart Appliance Recycling
Business Wire / Posted 18 days ago
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PECO customers recycle the 50,000th refrigerator/freezer with PECO Smart Appliance Recycling, and get paid in the process. Part of PECO Smart Ideas, the company’s suite of energy efficiency programs, customers receive a... Read more
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Business Spectator
US states are cutting power plant emissions ahead of new EPA rule Next month, the Obama administration is set to finalise its climate ultimatum
US states are cutting power plant emissions ahead of new EPA rule
Business Spectator / Posted 19 days ago
Next month, the Obama administration is set to finalise its climate ultimatum to states: Control carbon dioxide emissions from electric power plants or the federal government will do... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago school board's new head brings business, political experienceFrank Clark's reputation as a savvy business leader with political smarts will
Chicago school board's new head brings business, political experience
Chicago Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
Frank Clark's reputation as a savvy business leader with political smarts will be tested as president of the Chicago Board of Education. Clark, the former chairman and CEO of Commonwealth Edison, will oversee a school system reeling from a massive... Read more
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The Daily Record
Program exposes diverse group of Baltimore students to diverse practices of lawThe day-to-day responsibilities of a private practice attorney, an in-house cou
Program exposes diverse group of Baltimore students to diverse practices of law
The Daily Record / Posted 20 days ago
The day-to-day responsibilities of a private practice attorney, an in-house counsel and a judge differ widely, but a group of Baltimore-area teenagers who aspire to join the legal field are getting a glimpse of what each of these professions entails... Read more
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Mashable
States cut CO2 emissions before Clean Power Plan takes effectWhat's This?A plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in B
States cut CO2 emissions before Clean Power Plan takes effect
Mashable / Posted 20 days ago
What's This?A plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. Image: Jim Cole/Associated Press Next month, the Obama administration is set to finalize its climate ultimatum to states: Control carbon dioxide emissions from... Read more
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Business Wire
New PECO Mobile Website & Outage Map to Provide Customers Anywhere, Anytime AccessPHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With people on the go more than ever before, PEC
New PECO Mobile Website & Outage Map to Provide Customers Anywhere, Anytime Access
Business Wire / Posted 20 days ago
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With people on the go more than ever before, PECO has launched two new online tools to provide customers with convenient customer service – anytime, anywhere. “It’s becoming increasingly important for our customers to... Read more
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Business Wire
ComEd Responds to Storm-Related Outages and Asks Customers to Stay SafeCHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In preparation for additional severe weather expected
ComEd Responds to Storm-Related Outages and Asks Customers to Stay Safe
Business Wire / Posted 22 days ago
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In preparation for additional severe weather expected to move through its territory later today, ComEd is increasing staffing and maintaining its Emergency Center Operations launched early this morning. Following strong... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Fear on the mindIt's always there. Lurking around the corner. In the back of my mind. Alzheime
Fear on the mind
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 23 days ago
It's always there. Lurking around the corner. In the back of my mind. Alzheimer's. Will I get it? The disease, responsible for 75 percent of dementia cases, leads to nerve-cell death and tissue loss throughout the brain. Over time, the brain... Read more
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PollutionOnline
Exelon Generation Breaks Ground On New 1000 Megawatt Natural Gas Power Generating Unit At Colorado Bend Generating StationNew air-cooled generating unit builds on Exelon's commitment to provide clean a
Exelon Generation Breaks Ground On New 1000 Megawatt Natural Gas Power Generating Unit At Colorado Bend Generating Station
PollutionOnline / Posted 23 days ago
New air-cooled generating unit builds on Exelon's commitment to provide clean and reliable energy to Texas Wharton, TX /PRNewswire/ - Senior executives from Exelon Generation, Alstom, General Electric and Zachry were joined by community leaders from... Read more
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PollutionOnline
Report By Brattle Economists Quantifies Significant Value Of Nuclear Power Plants To Ohio’s Economy And Contribution To Limiting Carbon EmissionsWASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The report estimates Ohio’s nuclear power plants
Report By Brattle Economists Quantifies Significant Value Of Nuclear Power Plants To Ohio’s Economy And Contribution To Limiting Carbon Emissions
PollutionOnline / Posted 23 days ago
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The report estimates Ohio’s nuclear power plants’ contribution to the Ohio economy and to limiting greenhouse gas emissions. The research concludes that Ohio’s nuclear industry accounts for 3,600 in-state full time jobs... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Dorchester Emergency Services Practices Nuclear DrillCAMBRIDGE, Md.- Let's say the unthinkable happens. Let's say the awesome power
Dorchester Emergency Services Practices Nuclear Drill
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 27 days ago
CAMBRIDGE, Md.- Let's say the unthinkable happens. Let's say the awesome power of nuclear energy is unleashed in some sort of disaster. It's unlikely, but when you're dealing with a force second only to nature, it's best to always know what to do if... Read more
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Forbes
Should Nuclear Energy Try To Fight The Natural Gas Craze?The nuclear power industry is trying to get ahead of national energy curve — pr
Should Nuclear Energy Try To Fight The Natural Gas Craze?
Forbes / Posted 27 days ago
The nuclear power industry is trying to get ahead of national energy curve — producing a study in advance of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan to cut carbon emissions. The sector’s report sets out to quantify the fuel’s current economic and... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Chicago firm hauls in $2 billion from sale of wind farmsIn the largest sale it has made to date, Invenergy is divesting seven wind farm
Chicago firm hauls in $2 billion from sale of wind farms
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 28 days ago
In the largest sale it has made to date, Invenergy is divesting seven wind farms in the U.S. and Canada for $2 billion. The Chicago-based power developer, majority-owned by longtime energy entrepreneur Michael Polsky, struck a deal, announced today,... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Invenergy hauls in $2 billion from sale of wind farmsIn the largest sale it's made to date, Invenergy LLC is divesting seven wind fa
Invenergy hauls in $2 billion from sale of wind farms
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 29 days ago
In the largest sale it's made to date, Invenergy LLC is divesting seven wind farms in the U.S. and Canada for $2 billion. The Chicago-based power developer, majority-owned by long-time energy entrepreneur Michael Polsky, struck a deal, announced... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Exelon CIO to join data-analytics startupBrad Keywell pulled off a coup, luring Sonny Garg, chief information officer at
Exelon CIO to join data-analytics startup
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 29 days ago
Brad Keywell pulled off a coup, luring Sonny Garg, chief information officer at Exelon, to join Uptake. Keywell founded Uptake, a data-analytics startup, about nine months ago. It helps large companies such as Caterpillar harness the massive amounts... Read more
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Business Wire
PECO Honored for Commitment to Safety by Southeastern Electric ExchangePHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE) has nam
PECO Honored for Commitment to Safety by Southeastern Electric Exchange
Business Wire / Posted 29 days ago
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE) has named PECO as the organization’s safest member company. PECO was recognized with the 2015 Total Company Safety Award at the SEE Annual Conference and Trade Show held in... Read more
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Business Wire
ComEd Sets a Record in First Half of 2015 for ReliabilityCHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Despite more severe weather conditions, including rec
ComEd Sets a Record in First Half of 2015 for Reliability
Business Wire / Posted 1 months ago
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Despite more severe weather conditions, including recent tornadoes, ComEd has produced its best reliability ever for the first half of a year. For the first six months of 2015, ComEd avoided more than 879,000 customer... Read more