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GE renewable energy unit to invest $25mn in TerraForm Global


GE (NYSE: GE)’s renewable energy unit will invest $25 million in TerraForm Global LLC.

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.

Centauri Energy receives approval on CAISO application for 300-megawatt solar project in California’s Central Valley


Centauri Energy, LLC today announced it has received approval from the California Independent System Operation (CAISO) to secure a queue position for Beltran Solar, the company’s 300-MW solar project in Stanislaus County, California.

Waneta Expansion Project connects to BC Hydro grid


The Waneta Expansion Limited Partnership (WELP) — a joint venture between Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust — has connected the 335-MW Waneta Expansion Project to  BC Hydro's electrical grid.

Enphase Energy Teams With My Generation Energy on 900kW Commercial Solar Installation


Enphase Energy and My Generation Energy, a southeastern Massachusetts-based solar installer and developer, announced today the completion and commissioning of the Sippican Community Solar Garden® in Marion, Mass.

Vermont governor signs renewable energy bill


As he stood outside a Victorian house getting new insulation, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a law Thursday designed to retool Vermont's renewable energy programs and spur utilities to help customers cut costs and carbon emissions in heating their homes.

Raimondo nominates 3 to renewable energy board


Gov. Gina Raimondo has nominated three new members to a board that oversees renewable energy usage in the state.

SunEdison purchases two renewable energy developers


SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE) signed agreements to acquire two renewable energy developers based in Singapore and Central America.

First Solar achieves world record 18.6 percent thin film module conversion efficiency


First Solar, Inc. today announced it has set a world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) module conversion efficiency, achieving 18.6 percent aperture efficiency for an advanced full-size module. The company demonstrated a record module that is more efficient than the best multi-crystalline module recorded. The record has been measured and certified by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

California climate change

Brown says California to lead on fighting climate change


Gov. Jerry Brown says he wants California's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to be a model when global leaders meet to try and fashion a universal agreement to combat climate change.

Hawaiian Electric shareholders approve merger with NextEra Energy

Shareholders OK Hawaiian Electric merger with NextEra


Shareholders with Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (HEI, NYSE: HE) approved a merger agreement with NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE).

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Judge denies preliminary injunction request for NextEra Blythe solar project


Saying there is no compelling reason to do so, a federal judge on June 11 refused to slap a preliminary injunction stopping any on-site development work at the NextEra Blythe solar plant in California.

Canada's wind energy industry installs 10-GW

Canada has 10-GW of wind energy installed


Canada’s wind energy industry has surpassed 10-GW of installed wind energy capacity.

IEA report coal, nuclear natural gas, renewable energy

Emissions levels can peak by 2020, IEA says


Global energy emissions could peak as soon as 2020 if the world bans the construction of new coal-fired power stations, phases out subsidies for fossil fuels, and increases the use of power fueled by nuclear, natural gas and renewable resources, according to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA).  

sPower awarded three new 20-Year PPAs in California for 19.4 MW


sPower, an independent power producer headquartered in Salt Lake city, today announced that it has successfully secured 20-year PPAs for three new solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in California.

USDA grants totaling $6.7M encourage efficiency, renewables


A solar panel to be installed at one of Wyoming's bigger microbreweries helped Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday promote a nationwide program to encourage energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Amazon teams with Community Energy on 80-MW solar project in Virginia


Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), an company (NASDAQ:AMZN), announced June 10 that it has teamed with Community Energy Inc. to support the construction and operation of an 80-MW solar farm in Accomack County, Virginia, called Amazon Solar Farm US East.

Senate OKs LePage nominee to Public Utilities Commission


All three members of the Maine Public Utilities Commission will be Gov. Paul LePage appointees after the Maine Senate confirmed Bruce Williamson's nomination to the board on Tuesday.

Peter Davidson, Executive Director, LPO

Peter Davidson, LPO Exec. Director, announces resignation


Peter Davidson, Executive Director of the Loan Programs Office with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announced he is leaving his position effective June 30.

Fueled by residential growth, US installs 1.3 GW of PV in Q1 2015


The U.S. residential solar market grew 76 percent over year-over-year during the first quarter of 2015 — installing 437-MW of photovoltaics (PV) — according to a recent report by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).