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Ener-Core Technology Converting California Landfill Gas to Clean Energy


The company received a $900,000 order from the University of California – Irvin’s Advanced Power & Energy Program for the installation of a 250-kW Powerstation EC250 in Orange County, California.

Babcock & Wilcox Subsidiary Awarded Contracts for $190 Million Biomass Plant


Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. on Monday announced a joint venture with its Denmark-based subsidiary to design and build a biomass plant in Middlesbrough, England.

Renewable Energy Group Opens Biomass-Based Diesel Refinery in Washington State


REG Grays Harbor LLC, formerly Imperium Grays Harbor, is a 100-million-gallon capacity biodiesel production and terminal facility.

GE to Provide Biomass Energy Equipment for California Power Plant


Phoenix Energy and Western Energy Systems will use GE’s gasifier, gas conditioning system and engine to convert excess forest biomass to electricity, heat and biochar, a mostly solid state of carbon.

Greenridge coal plant in NY to be revived - without coal


The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is out for public comment until Sept. 11 on an air permit change that would allow the revival of Unit 4 of the Greenidge power plant, shut since 2011, with coal no longer an allowed fuel.

Hydropower tops power generating sources in Canada, report says


Hydropower will continue to be the dominant power generation source in Canada over the next ten years, according to a report from research and consulting firm GlobalData.

Sale of Connecticut biomass power plant completed


Greenleaf Power finalized the purchase of the Plainfield Renewable Energy Plant in Connecticut from Leidos Inc.

Court upholds commission's OK of plan to use trash for power


A state appellate court has upheld the Arizona Corporation Commission's approval of an electric cooperative's plan to use power that would be generated by a trash incinerator and qualify as renewable energy.

Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada secures EPC contract with Petawawa Renewable Power


Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada Inc. has signed an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract with Petawawa Renewable Power Corp. — a developer of Ontario renewable energy projects — for three 500KW/ 600 KW projects under the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) and IESO's Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) programs.

GAO looks at reliability impacts of changing power generation mix


The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on June 29 released a study provided a month before to members of Congress that looks at how the mix of energy sources for electricity generation has changed, and the growth in electricity consumption has slowed.

Duke Energy to use swine waste at Buck, Dan River power plants


Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) is asking North Carolina regulators to register its Buck and Dan River combined-cycle power plants as renewable energy facilities, as the utility plans to start utilizing biogas from swine waste.

Kansas governor signs deal on renewable energy mandates


Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a compromise between the wind energy industry and critics of the state's green energy mandate.

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.

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.

O&M contract extended for waste-to-energy power plant


Covanta Long Beach Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of Covanta Holding Corp. (NYSE: CVA) extended an operations and maintenance (O&M) contract for a waste-to-energy power plant.

Southern Power developing 1,000MW of renewable energy with North Star solar acquisition


Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) subsidiary Southern Power has surpassed 1,000-MW of renewable energy development with the acquisition of controlling interest in the 60-MW North Star Solar Facility in California from First Solar.

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.