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Nebraska renewable energy tax credit bill sparks debate


An effort to lure more wind farms to Nebraska sparked a debate Tuesday among lawmakers, including some who questioned the use of state tax credits to help the industry.

MSU to phase out coal use at power plant, end it in 2016


Michigan State University says it will phase out use of coal at its East Lansing power plant by the end of next year.

NY announces $160M in clean energy funding


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

RWE, E.On losing money on fossil-fueled power plants


German utilities RWE and E.On released their 2014 Annual Earnings Statements, finding that the companies’ are not making a profit on its fossil-fueled power plants.

Obama orders 40% cut in government's greenhouse gases


President Barack Obama will order the federal government on Thursday to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 40 percent, as the U.S. seeks to spur other nations to get serious about climate change.

Kansas Senate panel considers cutting green energy incentive


Kansas companies that produce energy from wind, solar or other renewable resources would lose their property tax exemption under a bill discussed by a Senate panel Monday.

Massachusetts AG Healey backs renewable energy efforts


State Attorney General Maura Healey says she wants to expand the state's use of solar power and other renewable energy sources.

B&W Vølund awarded $220M contract for biomass power plant project


The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) announced today that its Denmark-based subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S, has been awarded contracts totaling more than $220 million to design, manufacture, and operate a biomass power plant in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England.

Senate OKs bill giving utilities option on renewable energy


A bill that would give large electric utilities an alternative way to comply with a state law requiring more energy from renewable sources passed the Washington Senate on Monday night after a protracted fight over whether climate change is real and if humans contribute to it.

SwRI receives $9.9Mn from DOE to improve solar plant efficiency


Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has been awarded $4.9 million by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of a $9.9 million continuation contract to manufacture and test high-efficiency supercritical CO2 (sCO2) hot gas turbo-expander and compact heat exchangers for concentrating solar power (CSP) plants.

DOE to help tribes advance onsite, renewable energy projects


DOE announced the third round of START Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance, which provides federally recognized tribal governments and other tribal entities with on-the-ground support to accelerate clean energy project deployment.

Governors looking to expand renewable energy, natural gas


The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are joining forces to look for ways to increase the region's reliance on renewable energy sources while also expanding natural gas capacity.

DCO Energy to provide EPC services for biomass renewable energy plant


DCO Energy will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for, and hold an ownership stake in, a new biomass facility.

Waste-to-energy facility plant goes to auction in March


The waste-to-energy incineration plant in Claremont, New Hampshire will go to auction on March 27.

EDF Renewable secures O&M contract for Stephens Ranch Wind Project


EDF Renewable Services (EDF RS) has entered into a operations and maintenance (O&M) contract with Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC (Starwood Energy), a private equity investment firm, for services at the 211-MW Stephens Ranch Wind Energy Project (Phase I).

KCP&L extends O&M contract with EDF Renewable for 148 MW wind power


Kansas City Power & Light Co. (KCP&L) has extended an operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement with EDF Renewable Services (EDF RS) for the 100.5-MW Spearville Wind Project and the 48-MW Spearville II Wind Project located in Kansas.

Employment in power sector declines, except for renewable generators


According to the latest data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as published on the website of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (eia), the electric power generation sector lost more than 5,800 jobs from January 2011 to June 2014, despite a gain of nearly 1,800 non-hydro jobs in the renewable energy sector.

New facility will use landfill gas to power Anaheim homes


Officials in California’s Orange County yesterday announced the start of construction on a new facility that will convert landfill gas to electricity at the Frank R. Bowerman landfill east of Irvine.

USVI Tibbar Energy power plant to begin construction


Tibbar Energy USVI has announced that construction will begin in the second quarter of 2015, on a 7-MW anaerobic digestion biogas power plant, which utilizes VIASPACE's Giant King Grass.

Maine wood pellet company to build Turboden biomass power plant


Turboden, a company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) was chosen to supply a biomass-based Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) power plant in Maine.