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Duke Energy gets approval for solar farm at Camp Lejeune


Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK) is going to build a solar power farm on the East Coast's largest Marine Corps base as the Navy and Marines try to turn away from petroleum power.

ALLETE Clean Energy buys 2 wind farms for $47 million


DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - ALLETE Clean Energy is buying a wind generation facility near in southwestern Minnesota for $47.5 million.

Apple invests in China solar project, US forest conservation


Apple is expanding its environmental efforts by investing in a new Chinese solar power project and preserving 36,000 acres of "sustainable" timberland in Maine and North Carolina.

New Mexico AG opposes proposed solar fee


The state attorney general's office has come out against a proposal by New Mexico's largest electric utility to charge customers with new solar power systems a monthly fee to connect to the grid.

Lots of Potential, Still No Geothermal


With the international geothermal energy industry experiencing near record growth in 2014, it is curious that not a single megawatt of geothermal power is being produced in Canada.

Industry News


On March 10, Mississippi Power announced it had fired up gasifiers at its Kemper County power plant for the first time.

Dominion buys solar power project in Georgia

Dominion acquires 20-MW solar power project


Dominion (NYSE: D) acquired a 20-MW solar power plant in Georgia from HelioSage Energy.

Department of Energy DOE low impact hydropower

DOE to fund low-impact hydropower technologies


The Department of Energy said last week it would provide  $7 million in funding for the research and development of innovative technologies for low-impact hydropower systems.

EPA's Clean Power Plan

White paper looks at state compliance with Clean Power Plan


Cost-effectiveness, electric system reliability and achievement of the environmental goal “with integrity,” are key factors that state must consider in light of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan, according to a recent white paper distributed by the Bipartisan Policy Center.

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NextEra seeking approval for 150-MW wind project to serve Basin Electric contract


The North Dakota Public Service Commission plans a May 18 hearing on a recent application from Dickinson Wind LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC, for a Certificate of Site Compatibility to construct the Dickinson Wind Energy Center.

AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report

AWEA: U.S. adds 23K jobs in 2014; sets wind project construction record


The U.S. wind industry added 23,000 jobs in 2014 and set a record for wind capacity under construction in 2015, according to an AWEA report.

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Siemens to supply wind turbines to Ontario project


Siemens received an order to supply, install and commission 40 of its wind turbines for a power project near Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

E.ON Energy Services names new leadership team for US market expansion


E.ON Energy Services has announced a new leadership team for its newly launched venture, which provides U.S. renewable energy customers with asset management, maintenance, and repair services.

Vermont taking breather from wind power, but more to come


A few years back, large-scale wind projects dominated the renewable energy discussion in Vermont as vocal opponents decried the destruction of pristine mountaintops and the details of construction plans grabbed headlines.

SunEdison breaks ground on 22MW solar power projects in Utah


SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE) celebrated the groundbreaking of the 22.6-MW Seven Sisters solar project in Southern Utah. The Seven Sisters are seven separate solar power plants; four are located in Beaver County and three in Iron County.

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.

Bloomberg adds $30 million to anti-coal campaign


Billionaire Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he is donating an additional $30 million to a Sierra Club initiative working to reduce U.S. use of coal.

Western Energy Partners to develop gas, solar project in New Mexico


Western Energy Partners, an energy development company, announced plans to develop, permit, construct and operate a 750-MW electricity generation project, near Waterflow, New Mexico.

Duke seeks to borrow $1.4 billion for Crystal River plant


Duke Energy is seeking permission from the state to borrow $1.4 billion to pay off the cost of the closed Crystal River nuclear plant, saying it will save its customers money.

Obama: Energy effort to help environment, military veterans


President Barack Obama is announcing a new initiative to help job-seeking military veterans and the environment at the same time.