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Report: Wind power to deliver more than 7% of electricity by 2018

07/22/2014

Although wind power production slowed down during 2013, a new report from Navigant Research finds that wind power will deliver 7.3 percent of the electricity consumed worldwide by 2018.

Consumers Energy selects Michigan farms to produce renewable energy

07/22/2014

Consumers Energy, a subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), has selected four Michigan farms to produce renewable energy with anaerobic digesters.

Colorado town considers community solar park

07/22/2014

A new 500kW solar energy park may soon be operational in New Castle, Colorado.

Only 146 MW of new electric capacity commissioned in June

07/21/2014

June was a slow month for deployment of new electric power generation as only 146 MW of new capacity was brought online, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Energy Northwest to provide O&M services to hydroelectric power project

07/21/2014

Energy Northwest will provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services at a hydroelectric power project in Washington state.

Ontario 60-MW wind energy project begins commercial operations

07/21/2014

NextEra Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NEP), a limited partnership formed by NextEra Energy Inc. (NYSE: NEE), announced the start of commercial operations at the 60-MW Bluewater Wind Energy Center in Ontario.

Juhl Energy to help develop Army Depot wind energy project

07/21/2014

Juhl Energy was awarded a $5.5 million contract to a team including Juhl, Aegis Renewable Energy and Icenogle Construction Management Inc. to develop a 1.5- to 2–MW wind turbine at an army depot in Utah.

NRG Energy acquires 4-MW solar energy project in the U.S. Virgin Islands

07/21/2014

NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG) acquired a 4-MW solar energy project on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands from Toshiba International Corp.

Siemens installs two offshore platforms, connects wind power to TenneT

07/21/2014

Siemens (NYSE: SI) has installed its fourth offshore platform in the North Sea for German-Dutch transmission grid operator TenneT.

Drought hinders California's clean energy goals

07/21/2014

California's ongoing drought could complicate the state's effort to combat global warming.

Juhl Renewable Energy Systems to lead Chicago rooftop solar projects

07/18/2014

Juhl Renewable Energy Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Juhl Energy Inc. and a provider of solar, wind and battery storage systems for residential, small business, municipal governments, schools and farming operations, has been named the lead contractor for all rooftop installations through Solar Chicago.

NBA Hall of Famer joins NRG Home Solar

07/18/2014

NRG Home Solar, a residential solar company, has announced that NBA legend Bill Walton has signed on as the voice of the company’s home solar solutions.

Yaskawa subsidiary to purchase PV inverter manufacturer Solectria Renewables

07/18/2014

Japan-based Yaskawa Electric Corp. said its U.S. subsidiary, Yaskawa America Inc., reached a definitive agreement to purchase Massachusetts-based photovoltaic  (PV) inverter manufacturer Solectria Renewables LLC.

Interior Department reaches milestone for offshore wind energy in New Jersey

07/18/2014

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank announced the proposed sale of leases for approximately 344,000 acres offshore New Jersey’s coast for commercial wind energy leasing, as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.

Renewables Don't Need EPA's Help

07/17/2014

Since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed carbon dioxide (CO2) reductions rules for existing U.S. power plants in June, many have speculated on what the rules could mean for the coal, nuclear and renewables industries.

Black & Veatch to provide engineering services for Oklahoma project

07/17/2014

Northeast Oklahoma's Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) selected Black & Veatch to providen engineering services for a 495-MW combined cycle unit near Chouteau, Oklahoma.

Letter to Editor:

07/17/2014

Your latest op-ed piece, "The Integrated Grid," is a good one. Perhaps some of the old line utilities will wake up and shed their vision of big centralized power plants, and look to all the other options out there.

RES Americas secures financing for Border Winds, Pleasant Valley Wind projects

07/17/2014

Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas), has secured a $222 million construction loan for the 150-MW Border Winds Project in Rolette County, North Dakota and a $286 million construction loan for the 200-MW Pleasant Valley Wind Project in Mower and Dodge Counties, Minnesota.

Natural gas, renewables to lead new capacity additions through 2040

07/16/2014

The reference case for the Energy Information Administration (EIA)’s Annual Energy Outlook 2014 predicts 351-GW of new electric generating capacity between 2013 and 2040 in the electric power and end-use sectors.

Executives at Siemens wind division leave amid reorganization

07/16/2014

Siemens AG is implementing a new organizational structure as four of its sectors are divided into nine divisions.