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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.
 

US, California modify area for renewable energy plants

03/11/2015

The state and federal governments will move forward on less than half the California desert land initially designated for renewable energy plants, officials said Tuesday, leaving millions of acres in limbo as local governments decide how they want to handle large-scale solar, wind and geothermal projects.

Oklahoma Senate passes changes in new wind farm incentives

03/11/2015

Measures that would modify tax incentives for future wind farms in Oklahoma have been approved by the state Senate.

First Solar, SunPower submit Registration Statement for proposed IPO for new yieldco

03/11/2015

First Solar Inc. and SunPower Corp. filed a Registration Statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (the IPO) of Class A shares representing partner interests in 8point3 Energy Partners, a limited partnership formed by the two companies.

Vermont House gives energy bill final passage

03/11/2015

The Vermont House has passed and sent on to the Senate a bill that could resolve criticism that a current state program used to promote renewable energy double counts its results.

Green Mountain Power solar project honored by industry

03/10/2015

Green Mountain Power (GMP) says a Rutland solar project it is helping to build has been honored by the solar power industry.

U.Va. partnership aimed at environmentally friendly energy

03/10/2015

The University of Virginia has formed a partnership to advance research on new and environmentally friendly energy sources.

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.

Report: Solar accounts for almost a third of new U.S. generating capacity

03/10/2015

Solar accounted for 32 percent of the U.S.’ new generating capacity in 2014, beating out both wind and coal for the second year in a row, according to a report. Natural gas was the only generating source that constituted a greater share of new generating capacity.

TVA plan outlines intent to shut more coal capacity in next couple of years

03/09/2015

A new draft environmental impact statement (EIS) released March 9 by the Tennessee Valley Authority outlines how the federal utility ot shutting down coal-fired power and shifting its generating mix toward cleaner sources, including gas, nuclear and solar.

New concept in solar energy poised to catch on across US

03/09/2015

A new concept in renewable energy is catching fire across the country, allowing customers who might find solar panels too expensive or impractical to buy green energy anyway.

Acciona Windpower opens wind tower production facility in Mexico

03/06/2015

Acciona Windpower, a subsidiary of Acciona Group, completed construction on a concrete wind tower production facility in Mexico.

Bills would guarantee dominance by 2 big Michigan utilities

03/06/2015

Michigan would end 15 years of competition in the electricity market and its 10 percent renewable power requirement would be left intact - but not rise - under a rewrite of the state's energy law proposed Thursday by a key Republican.

SunEdison expands services to include energy storage

03/06/2015

SunEdison Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) has acquired the energy storage project origination team from Solar Grid Storage LLC, a provider in deploying combined energy storage and solar PV systems.

FPSC approves PPA for Chesapeake Utilities to receive energy from CHP facility

03/06/2015

The Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) has approved a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) where Florida Public Utilities Co. (FPU), a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corp. (NYSE: CPK), will receive power from a 20-MW combined heat and power plant (CHP) in Nassau County, Florida. Eight Flags Energy is developing the project.

MHPS to deliver supercritical-pressure coal-fired boilers to Tanda Power Plant

03/05/2015

L&T-MHPS Boilers Private Ltd., a joint venture between Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd. (MHPS) and Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), will supply two 660-MW large-scale supercritical-pressure boilers for Tanda Power Plant's Units 1 and 2.

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.

Hog Creek Wind seeks 36-month extension on certificate from Ohio board

03/05/2015

Hog Creek Wind Farm LLC has asked the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) to extend its Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need from March 22, 2015, until March 22, 2018.

 DOE to help tribes advance onsite, renewable energy projects

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.

Report: 2014 was the best year for utility-scale solar power

Report: 2014 was the best year for utility-scale solar power

03/03/2015

With more than 3.7 GW installed, 2014 was the best year yet for utility-scale solar power installations, beating the nearly 3.4 GW installed in 2013 by 10 percent and bringing the U.S. to a total of 10.6 GW of operating utility-scale solar energy capacity, according to a new report conducted by SNL Energy.