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GAO looks at reliability impacts of changing power generation mix

07/01/2015

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

06/17/2015

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

05/29/2015

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

05/27/2015

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

05/21/2015

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

05/08/2015

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

05/01/2015

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

04/22/2015

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

04/09/2015

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

04/07/2015

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

03/20/2015

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

03/19/2015

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

03/17/2015

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

03/13/2015

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

03/11/2015

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

03/10/2015

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

03/05/2015

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

03/03/2015

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

02/26/2015

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

02/23/2015

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