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Westar plans to buy wind power from new plant


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Westar Energy says it plans to buy energy from a new wind farm to be built in Pratt County.

Austria will sue over nuclear power subsidies


Austria said it will sue to block any subsidized nuclear power plants in Europe in an attempt to scare off investors.

Army post near Baltimore breaking ground for new power plant


The Army is breaking ground for a more efficient power plant at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground near Baltimore.

French bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear use


France's lower house of parliament has approved a bill aimed at boosting renewable energy and reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power, among other environment-friendly measures.

Beacon Power teams on energy storage systems in Alaska


Beacon Power, a manufacturer of flywheel energy storage systems, signed an agreement to supply flywheels for a hybrid energy storage system in Alaska.

Business leaders throw support behind coal plant proposal


Business leaders on Thursday outlined the economic devastation they say could come if New Mexico regulators fail to approve a plan to shut down part of a decades-old coal-fired power plant to meet a federal mandate.

Southern Company acquires 103-MW solar project in Georgia


Southern has acquired or is constructing more than 1,100 MW of renewable energy generating capacity with 16 solar, wind and biomass projects, including four solar projects in Georgia.

Montrose hydroelectric facility gets federal grant


A new hydroelectric facility in Montrose is getting nearly a million dollars as part of a federal project to invest in water conservation and reuse projects in the drought-stricken West.

Report: Triple investment in clean energy to reach $1.2 trillion


A new report calls for investment in clean energy to be tripled to $1.2 trillion annually through 2030 to give more than one billion people worldwide access to electricity and help prevent global warming.

Maine PUC keeps wind project contract negotiations alive


Maine utility regulators are moving forward with a plan to enter into a long-term contract with a proposed wind power project in Somerset County.

Energy Department Report evaluates the possibility for Wind Power in All 50 States


In support of the President’s all-of-the above energy strategy, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced the release of Enabling Wind Power Nationwide, a report showing how the U.S. can unlock the vast potential for wind energy deployment in all 50 states—made conceivable through the next-generation of larger wind turbines.

'Sunshine State' or not, Florida badly behind on solar power


Residents of the Sunshine State are finding that harnessing Florida's abundant solar power is no simple task. With its bounty of sunny days, Florida ranks third in the nation in rooftop solar energy potential but 13th in the amount of solar energy generated, according to industry estimates.

Siemens launches new wind turbine in the U.S. with industry-leading capacity factor


Siemens today announced the premier of its new wind turbine. The SWT-2.3-120 is the first wind turbine specifically designed by the company to meet the demands of its North and South American customers.

Duke plans to build natural gas-fired plant in Asheville


Duke Energy said Tuesday it will build a $750 million natural gas plant to replace its troubled coal-fired Asheville plant as the company turns to cleaner energy to generate electricity.

GE launches next evolution of wind energy: the Digital Wind Farm


GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the launch of its Digital Wind Farm, a dynamic, connected, and adaptable wind energy ecosystem that pairs world-class turbines with the digital infrastructure for the wind industry.

Sunwave Energy Efficiency selects Ideal Power for energy storage solutions


ONEnergy Inc.’s Sunwave Energy Efficiency division has selected Ideal Power's power conversion systems (PCS) for its line of energy storage solutions to be launched in Canada and the U.S. beginning mid-2015.

LG Chem to supply energy storage batteries to three US companies


LG Chem has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with three U.S. companies — Gexpro, Ideal Power and Geli — to supply its batteries for energy storage solution (ESS) systems.

DTE Energy partners with Domino's Farms, Ford Motor Co. to build two solar projects


DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is teaming with Domino's Farms and Ford Motor Co. to build and operate the two largest solar arrays in Michigan. The projects are part of SolarCurrents, a pilot program launched in 2009.

Amergin Energy, NEC Energy to deploy 60 MW of grid energy storage


NEC Energy Solutions and Amergin Energy will deploy at least 60-MW of NEC Energy's integrated battery storage systems for Amergin's late stage developments within the PJM Interconnection region.

Xcel Energy says more time needed for Clean Power Plan targets


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) will cause a big shift in the country’s generating resources and will serve as an opportunity for job creation, but more time is needed to meet the plan’s goals, according to panelists at TransmissionHub’s TransForum West in Denver.