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Southern Power acquires 32MW solar project from First Solar

04/17/2015

Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) subsidiary, Southern Power, has acquired controlling interest in the 32-MW Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility in California from First Solar.

Environmentalists press for bill to expand solar power

04/17/2015

Environmentalists are urging lawmakers to back a bill they say would help more residents invest in solar power.

Duke Energy gets approval for solar farm at Camp Lejeune

04/17/2015

Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK) is going to build a solar power farm on the East Coast's largest Marine Corps base as the Navy and Marines try to turn away from petroleum power.

ALLETE Clean Energy buys 2 wind farms for $47 million

04/17/2015

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - ALLETE Clean Energy is buying a wind generation facility near in southwestern Minnesota for $47.5 million.

Apple invests in China solar project, US forest conservation

04/17/2015

Apple is expanding its environmental efforts by investing in a new Chinese solar power project and preserving 36,000 acres of "sustainable" timberland in Maine and North Carolina.

New Mexico AG opposes proposed solar fee

04/17/2015

The state attorney general's office has come out against a proposal by New Mexico's largest electric utility to charge customers with new solar power systems a monthly fee to connect to the grid.

Dominion acquires 20-MW solar power project

04/15/2015

Dominion (NYSE: D) acquired a 20-MW solar power plant in Georgia from HelioSage Energy.

DOE to fund low-impact hydropower technologies

04/15/2015

The Department of Energy said last week it would provide  $7 million in funding for the research and development of innovative technologies for low-impact hydropower systems.

NextEra seeking approval for 150-MW wind project to serve Basin Electric contract

04/15/2015

The North Dakota Public Service Commission plans a May 18 hearing on a recent application from Dickinson Wind LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC, for a Certificate of Site Compatibility to construct the Dickinson Wind Energy Center.

AWEA: U.S. adds 23K jobs in 2014; sets wind project construction record

04/15/2015

The U.S. wind industry added 23,000 jobs in 2014 and set a record for wind capacity under construction in 2015, according to an AWEA report.

Siemens to supply wind turbines to Ontario project

04/15/2015

Siemens received an order to supply, install and commission 40 of its wind turbines for a power project near Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Vermont taking breather from wind power, but more to come

04/13/2015

A few years back, large-scale wind projects dominated the renewable energy discussion in Vermont as vocal opponents decried the destruction of pristine mountaintops and the details of construction plans grabbed headlines.

SunEdison breaks ground on 22MW solar power projects in Utah

04/10/2015

SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE) celebrated the groundbreaking of the 22.6-MW Seven Sisters solar project in Southern Utah. The Seven Sisters are seven separate solar power plants; four are located in Beaver County and three in Iron County.

Campbell announces new solar project at Pepperidge Farm in Connecticut

04/09/2015

Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE:CPB) announced the completion of a 1-MW solar array at its Pepperidge Farm bakery in Bloomfield, Connecticut.

Bloomberg adds $30 million to anti-coal campaign

04/08/2015

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he is donating an additional $30 million to a Sierra Club initiative working to reduce U.S. use of coal.

Western Energy Partners to develop gas, solar project in New Mexico

04/08/2015

Western Energy Partners, an energy development company, announced plans to develop, permit, construct and operate a 750-MW electricity generation project, near Waterflow, New Mexico.

Duke seeks to borrow $1.4 billion for Crystal River plant

04/08/2015

Duke Energy is seeking permission from the state to borrow $1.4 billion to pay off the cost of the closed Crystal River nuclear plant, saying it will save its customers money.

Obama: Energy effort to help environment, military veterans

04/08/2015

President Barack Obama is announcing a new initiative to help job-seeking military veterans and the environment at the same time.

NY announces $160M in clean energy funding

04/07/2015

New York state is investing $160 million in efforts to build and expand renewable energy projects around the state.

Albuquerque moves to withdraw support for power plant plan

04/07/2015

A plan by New Mexico's largest electric provider to replace part of an aging coal-fired power plant with more coal generation and a mix of natural gas, nuclear and solar power has run into another roadblock.