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I&M plans five solar power projects


Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), a subsidiary of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), said it is planning a $38 million project to build five solar power plants totaling 16 MW of capacity.

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Dominion VA Power plans 400 MW of solar power


Dominion Virginia Power (NYSE: D) is planning to develop several large-scale solar power projects totaling 400 MW of electricity across Virginia.

Proposed transmission line could turn Oklahoma Panhandle into wind power superhighway


A proposed $2 billion transmission line could transform the Oklahoma Panhandle into a national wind energy hub.

As reported by Joe Wertz for State Impact, a reporting project of National Public Radio, the Oklahoma Panhandle is home to very few wind farms, despite being one of the state’s richest sources of wind energy. However, developers are now contemplating large investments in the form of the Plains and Eastern Clean Line.

Employment in power sector declines, except for renewable generators


According to the latest data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as published on the website of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (eia), the electric power generation sector lost more than 5,800 jobs from January 2011 to June 2014, despite a gain of nearly 1,800 non-hydro jobs in the renewable energy sector.

U.S. Interior Department sells Massachusetts wind leases for fraction of prior sale price


In January, the U.S. Interior Department auctioned off two 25-year leases to build wind farms off the coast of Massachusetts. The leases went to the only two bidders to attend the auction, and for a fraction of what the agency received from previous sales, says a Bloomberg report.

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Geothermal power plant's second phase begins commercial operations


Ormat Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ORA) started commercial operations at the second phase of a geothermal energy plant in Nevada.

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ITC permanency, faster carbon law passing requested in White House budget


President Obama proposed to make the investment tax credit (ITC) permanent as part of his fiscal year 2016 budget request.

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Canadian Solar acquires Recurrent Energy for $265mn


Canadian Solar (Nasdaq: CSIQ) signed a definitive agreement with Sharp Corp. to acquire solar energy developer Recurrent Energy LLC for $265 million.

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Vermont Yankee closure likely to change New England fuel mix


Grid operators in New England are expected to use several options to replace the generation lost from the closure of the 604-MW Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

Department of Energy announces more than $59 million investment in solar energy


The Department of Energy has announced more than $59 million in funding for solar energy innovation.

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Iowa wind farm begins commercial operations


NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources (NYSE: NJR), completed a $42 million wind energy project in Iowa.

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Full appeals court won't take up dispute over Alabama Power hydro relicensing


On purely technical grounds, without ruling on the heart of the appeal, a three-judge panel at the U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit has rejected an appeal by a local association to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's decision to extend the license for an Alabama Power hydroelectric plant.

American wind power rebounds in 2014, but stable policy still needed


The fourth quarter 2014 wind energy industry report released yesterday by the American Wind Energy Association(AWEA) shows that the U.S. wind industry rebounded last year.

Hawaii energy executives tell lawmakers plans for takeover


An official at NextEra Energy told Hawaii lawmakers that his company does not plan to lay off staff if it acquires Hawaiian Electric.

GE to supply turbines for wind power project in China


GE (NYSE: GE) will supply 55 units of its 2.75-120 brilliant wind turbines to Huaneng Corp.’s 151-MW Huaneng Dali Longquan wind project, located in the Yunnan province of China.

Pattern grows wind and solar developments in Japan with GPI deal


Pattern Energy Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PEGI) said its Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) subsidy acquired a majority stake in a Japanese investment corporation.

Solar energy supporters, utilities spar over legislation


Solar energy supporters are pushing back against a bill backed by Indiana's utilities that would change how much credit owners of small-scale solar installations get for the power they generate.

Duke Energy to build solar power facility at North Carolina military camp


Vermont bill would set new standards for renewable energy


Vermont is considering a change to its energy policy that would end a practice that critics said amounted to double-counting the environmental benefits of its renewable sources of power.

Oklahoma lawmakers want changes to state wind farm subsidies


Two Oklahoma lawmakers have filed legislation to alter state tax subsidies for new wind farms in the state.