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CORRECTION: Blue Sphere Reports 2017 Financial Results and Provides Business Update

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The correction in this press release is as follows: Edited the last sentence in Shlomis quote and added this: The Company also anticipates entering into definitive terms to acquire another facility in Cantu, Italy in early 2018. Last paragraph in financial results changed 11.8 million to 1.8 million.
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Blue Sphere Reports 2017 Financial Results and Provides Business Update

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CHARLOTTE, NC / ACCESSWIRE / April 19, 2018 / Blue Sphere Corporation (OTCQB: BLSP) (the "Company", "Blue Sphere", "we", "our" or "us"), an international Independent Power Producer (IPP) in the clean energy and waste-to-energy markets, announces its financial results for the year ending December 31, 2017 and provided a general business update.
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Southern Company’s Dividend Growth Compared to Its Peers

2018-04-18 marketrealist
Although Southern Company’s (SO) dividend yield is higher than many of its peers, it significantly lags behind its peers in terms of dividend growth. Its dividends per share grew 3.4% compounded annually in the last five years. In comparison, the broader utilities (XLU) increased their dividends per share by 4% compounded annually in the same period.
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Southern Company Raised Dividend for 17th Consecutive Year

2018-04-18 marketrealist
Georgia-based Southern Company (SO) announced on April 16, 2018, that it has raised its quarterly dividend by $0.02 to $0.60 per share. In 2018, it’s expected to pay $2.38 per share, which is more than 3% higher than its total dividends per share last year. The ex-dividend date is May 18, 2018, and the dividend will be paid on June 6, 2018.
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Duke Energy to Provide $38M in Tax Savings to Customers

2018-04-17 zacks
Duke Energy Corp. (DUK - Free Report) will offer a notable $38 million in annual tax savings on electric and natural gas bills for its customers in Ohio and Kentucky, beginning from April and May 2018. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that came into effect on Jan 1, 2018, clearly led to this entire bill reduction. Details of Projected Tax Savings In particular, Duke Energy’s customers, residing in Ohio, would save approximately $20 million in annual tax on their electric bills.
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Utilities: Leaders and Laggards Last Week

2018-04-17 marketrealist
US utility stocks have been sluggish for the last few months. Utilities that are sensitive to the interest rate have been on a downward streak since December 2017 mainly due to tax reforms, rate hikes, and valuation concerns. Utilities continued their downtrend last week. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) fell more than 1%, while broader markets rose more than 2% during the week.
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NiSource Unit Files for Rate Hike to Fortify Infrastructure

2018-04-17 zacks
NiSource’s (NI - Free Report) subsidiary, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, proposed to increase gas rates for natural gas customers in southeastern Massachusetts. If approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, without any changes, residential customers will have to pay an additional $4.95 in every month, up nearly 3.6% from the existing rate. The proposed rate hike of $24.1 million will be adjusted by $9.
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Ormat's Unit to Build 40MW Storage, Increase Grid Resilience

2018-04-17 zacks
Ormat Technologies, Inc. (ORA - Free Report) announced that its subsidiary, Viridity Energy Solutions, Inc. will start the construction of two 20 megawatt (MW)/20MWh utility scale, in-front-of-the-meter battery energy storage systems (“BESS”) located in Plumsted Township and Alpha, NJ. The BESS will assist in balancing energy demand in the electricity grid and is expected to generate revenues in the range of $7-$8 million in 2019.
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Duke Begins Building Hawaii Solar Farm at Pearl Harbor Navy Base - Bloomberg

2018-04-16 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.
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Comparing Sempra Energy’s Dividend Yield with Its Peers’

2018-04-16 marketrealist
Sempra Energy (SRE), one of the leading utilities in California, declared a dividend of $0.90 per share in 1Q18, which represented a 9% increase over the previous quarter. This was Sempra Energy’s eighth consecutive annual per-share dividend increase.
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Alternative Energy Sees Cost Cuts, Corporate Ventures

2018-04-13 zacks
The broad consensus on the man-made nature of climate change notwithstanding, policies of the current U.S. administration run counter to it and favorable to the coal industry. But not all is lost – as a big part of the corporate sector and many local governments remain committed to taking steps to ensure a cleaner energy environment.
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Utilitly Stocks For Dividend Growth Investors: 2018 Review

2018-04-11 seekingalpha
No real surprises as all 15 increased their dividends, although some had much larger than expected increases.
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U.S. companies found ways to avoid taxes before tax cut bill -report

2018-04-10 reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fifteen U.S. corporations including online retailer Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), power company Duke Energy Corp (DUK.N) and insurer Prudential Financial Inc (PRU.N) avoided U.S. tax on nearly $25 billion in combined profits last year, a tax watchdog group said on Tuesday.
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Jane's March Dividend Income Tracker - Retirement Accounts

2018-04-09 seekingalpha
This is the first month I have officially tracked dividend income (in an article) in Jane's Traditional and Roth IRA Accounts. Her combined dividend income totaled $883.70.
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Where US Utility Stocks Might Go from Here

2018-04-09 marketrealist
US utility stocks have been in recovery mode for the last few weeks. So far, there hasn’t been a significant strength. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) is trading 2% above its 50-day moving average and 4% below its 200-day moving average level. XLU’s 50-day moving average level around $49.6 is expected to act as a support for XLU in the short term. Currently, XLU is trading at $50.4.
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