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2008-10-08 06:00:32

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- TransAlta Corporation (NYSE:TAC) (Calgary, Alberta) utilities officials and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) (Washington, D.C.) are currently in labor disputes that could delay planned maintenance outages at three of the company's major power plants in Alberta. The labor union threatened to strike because of several unresolved issues, with wages being the primary concern. Earlier this year, the IBEW...

2008-08-05 03:00:42

Canadian power generator and wholesaler TransAlta has reported that net earnings for the second quarter of 2008 were C$47 million or C$0.24 per share, compared to C$57 million or C$0.28 per share in the second quarter of 2007. Comparable earnings were C$49 million, or C$0.25 per share, for the second quarter of 2008, versus C$42 million, or C$0.20 per share, for the same period in 2007. Improved comparable quarterly results were driven by higher electricity pricing in Alberta and the...

2008-07-28 06:01:14

Canadian power generation and wholesale marketing company TransAlta has announced that Stephen Baum has been appointed to its board of directors. Mr Baum is a retired chairman and CEO of Sempra Energy. Prior to that, he was president and vice chairman of Sempra Energy. He was also chairman, CEO and a member of the board of directors of Enova, the parent company of San Diego Gas & Electric, where he served in various officer positions including general counsel. Before joining San...

2008-06-24 02:29:45

Canada's Minister of the Environment, John Baird, today announced the appointment of Robert Page as chair of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE). This appointment is effective immediately. "Mr. Page brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise that will continue to greatly complement the work that the Round Table does," said Minister Baird. "As acting Chair since March of this year, it is clear that his combined abilities and understanding of the...

2008-02-19 12:00:39

Luminus Management, LLC and LS Power (collectively "Luminus Group"), TransAlta Corporation's (TSX: TA) (NYSE: TAC) (the "Company") largest shareholder with approximately 8% of the Company's outstanding shares, today announced that it has nominated four highly qualified individuals for election to TransAlta's Board of Directors at the Company's 2008 Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders to be held on April 22, 2008. The nominees are William Rockford, Richard Smith, Theodore...

2008-02-13 09:00:54

TransAlta Corporation (TSX: TA) (NYSE: TAC) today announced plans to design, build and operate a 66-megawatt (MW) wind power project in southern Alberta. The capital cost of the project is estimated at $115 million. Commercial operations are expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2009. Located four kilometres from Fort Macleod, the wind farm will incorporate 22, three-MW wind turbines. Once complete, the Blue Trail wind farm will provide an annual average of 195,000 megawatt hours...

2004-12-02 08:40:56

SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state's top polluter isn't a pulp mill, a power plant or refinery. It's the newly awakened Mount St. Helens. Since the volcano began erupting in early October, it has been pumping out 50 to 250 tons a day of sulfur dioxide, the lung-stinging gas that causes acid rain and contributes to haze. At peak, that's more than double the amount from all the state's industries combined. Normally, the state's No. 1 polluter is a coal-fired power plant owned by the Canadian...

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