Business News Archive - September 15, 2008

SES NEW SKIES, an SES company (Paris:SESG)(LuxX:SESG) announces that it has been contracted by Mediascape, Inc. to provide transponder capacity on the NSS-11 satellite for their new direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television service targeting the Philippines.

ViaSat (NASDAQ:VSAT) has received an order for 5,000 SurfBeam(R) Ka-band broadband terminals from OpenSky for the launch of Eutelsat Tooway consumer broadband service in Italy. OpenSky is projecting that the 5,000 terminals are approximately a three-month supply.

enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company (Paris:EEN), announces the promotion of Mark Tholke to Southwest Regional Director.

Green Star Alternative Energy, Inc. (Pink Sheets: GSAE), a renewable energy company focused on creating electricity from the power of wind, is pleased to announce that the Company is now a fully reporting Pink Sheet company.

By Joe Fernandez SABAH MAY EVENTUALLY have no choice but to accept the coal option after rejecting a proposed 300MW coal-fired power plant in Silam, Lahad Datu, along the east coast, which already suffers from sporadic power outages.

By Johannes Ridu TAN SRI MOHD HASSAN Marican, president and chief executive of Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), seemed a bit agitated when he met the Press recently to announce the national oil company's 2008 financial results.

By Golden, John Having waited in the shadows of Albany politics, a Thornwood construction company last week was the first business in New York state to let the sunlight in for a new commercial net metering system for renewable energy that could spark other businesses to put mini-power plants on their buildings.

By Doran, Ryan GE Energy Financial Services in Stamford has partnered with ACCIONA, a wind farm development, and is investing $141 million in the Tatanka Wind Farm on the North Dakota-South Dakota border.

By Anonymous Soaring natural gas prices are prompting another Idaho utility to request an increase to its one-year gas cost surcharge, with Intermountain Gas Company's application to raise average monthly rates by between 15 and 18 percent.

By Wiedemann, Liz Stirling Energy Systems, which has applied to build a $1 billion, 750-megawatt solar power plant that could partially power San Diego Gas & Electric Co.'s proposed Sunrise Powerlink transmission line, says it has been "quietly perfecting" its technology.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).