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2014-08-22 12:22:50

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) declared a quarterly common stock dividend on Friday (8/22) of $0.3725 per share, payable Oct. 1, 2014, to shareowners of record as of Sept. 10, 2014. PPL Corporation, with 2013 revenues of $12 billion, is one of the largest companies in the U.S. utility sector. The PPL family of companies delivers electricity and natural gas to about 10 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL...

2014-08-22 12:22:45

FPL's typical, 1,000-kWh residential bill projected to remain: JUNO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today announced that, subject to approval by the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC), it expects to reduce customer rates in 2015. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140822/138896 Based on the company's projections filed today, FPL's typical 1,000-kilowatt-hour residential customer bill will decrease nearly $2 a...

2014-08-22 12:22:41

MONCURE, N.C., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy's Cape Fear Plant this morning underwent a major transformation after serving the region well for more than 90 years. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The decommissioning team imploded the two 200-foot smokestacks at the site as part of Duke Energy's program to decommission and demolish retired units at nine coal plants in North Carolina. This is the first of three implosions that will occur at the...

2014-08-22 08:21:43

- $2.8 billion sale price includes ownership interest in 11 power plants and Duke Energy Retail Sales CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy today announced Dynegy will buy its non-regulated Midwest Commercial Generation Business for $2.8 billion in cash, which includes ownership interests in 11 power plants and Duke Energy Retail Sales, the company's competitive retail business in Ohio. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO "This...

2014-08-21 16:21:42

ATLANTA, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its longstanding commitment to the military, Southern Company today recognized the first graduates of the transmission line and substation construction apprentice training program the company helped establish at Fort Stewart near Savannah, Ga. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO A Troops to Energy jobs founding member, Southern Company partnered with the U.S. Army to develop the new program providing specialized...

2014-08-21 08:24:13

SPRING, Texas, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Texhoma Energy, Inc. ("Texhoma") (OTC Pink: TXHE) announced that continuing with its tradition of oil and gas operations, it has embarked on an acquisition plan of oil and gas properties. Through Texhoma's wholly-owned subsidiary, Texhoma Holding Company, it has won two auctions. The company won high bid for a 0.016589% royalty interest in the Shooter 916 Lease located in Ochiltree County, Texas which has existing oil and gas production...

2014-08-21 08:24:05

JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Some were "superheroes" to a Boys and Girls Club. Others gave their time to Habitat for Humanity and to a community garden in Grand Rapids. One group adopted a beach in Ludington and cleared away 25 pounds of trash. They all made a difference in the communities they serve. More than 130 Consumers Energy summer interns volunteered this summer to do work for nonprofit organizations across Michigan through the company's annual Intern Challenge. The...

2014-08-20 16:22:19

CINCINNATI, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy continues to make major progress cleaning up an overnight spill on Aug. 18, of approximately 3,000 to 5,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Ohio River at W.C. Beckjord Station, 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The company is working closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Coast Guard, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Ohio Department of Natural...

2014-08-20 16:22:04

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To help enhance the reliability of its system, Penn Power crews have replaced about 115 wooden utility poles so far this year as part of the company's annual inspection program. This year, Penn Power will inspect almost 11,000 of its 128,000 wooden poles for signs of wear, insect infestation or damage from vehicle or other accidents. All wood poles throughout the six-county Penn Power service territory are inspected on a 12-year cycle....

2014-08-20 12:20:59

Emphasis on STEM education helps tomorrow's engineers and scientists JUNO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company today announced its 2014-2015 education programs for Florida teachers and students in the 35 counties it serves. Research has shown that STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is not only linked to success in the field but also helps to instill creative problem-solving skills in students, which is critical to...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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