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University of California expands solar portfolio

09/10/2014

The University of California (UC) has signed two 25-year Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with Frontier Renewables for 80-MW of solar energy.

Canadian Solar sells Ontario solar power project for $55mn

09/10/2014

Canadian Solar (Nasdaq: CSIQ) said its wholly owned subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., finalized the sale of an Ontario solar power project for C$60 million ($54.9 million).

EDF EN Canada sells 30% interest wind power project

09/10/2014

EDF EN Canada Inc. (EDF) will sell 30 percent interest in the 80-MW Saint-Robert-Bellarmin Wind Project to Fiera Axium Infrastructure Canada II L.P. and Régime de rentes du Mouvement Desjardins along with entities of Desjardins Group.

Alstom supplies equipment for hydro projects in Canada

09/09/2014

Alstom has received major contracts to supply a transmission link for Canada's 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydropower development and transformers for Bhutan's 720-MW Mangdechhu hydro project.

Power plant capacity additions in 2014 mostly natural gas, solar, wind

09/09/2014

In the first half of 2014, 4,350 MW of new utility-scale generating capacity were brought online, with more than half of that from natural gas-fired power plants, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Kansas gov. open to phasing out renewable energy portfolio standard

09/08/2014

Gov. Sam Brownback says he's open to proposals for phasing out a renewable energy requirement for Kansas utilities because policies aimed at nurturing the wind industry shouldn't remain in place forever.

EIA: Geothermal electricity generation to quadruple by 2040, mostly in western US

09/08/2014

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that geothermal electricity generation could more than quadruple by 2040, increasing to over 67,000 GW-hr and helping California and other states satisfy their mandated renewable generation requirements.

Feds issue 'take' permit for 30-MW Block Island wind farm

09/08/2014

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service has issued an Incidental Harassment Authorization (IHA) to Deepwater Wind Block Island LLC (DWBI) to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to construction of the Block Island Wind Farm.

Work begins on $1 billion solar plant in Nevada

09/05/2014

Company and federal officials have marked the start of construction on a $1 billion solar power generating station in the desert 50 miles south of Las Vegas.

Vermont's largest public solar project enters construction phase

09/05/2014

AllEarth Renewables entered the construction phase on nearly 5-MW of solar projects to provide power to 12 state government facilities in Vermont.

PPL Montana receives approval to sell 11 hydroelectric facilities

09/05/2014

PPL Montana, a subsidiary of PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL), has received approval from the Montana Public Service Commission to sell 11 hydroelectric power plants to NorthWestern Energy Corp. (NYSE:NWE). The facilities have a combined generating capacity of more than 630-MW.

Hillary Clinton: US should lead on clean energy

09/05/2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday the U.S. should become what she called the world's 21st-century clean energy superpower, during remarks resembling both a campaign speech and a call to action at the annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas.

Report: US solar reaches 16 GW of installed capacity

09/05/2014

In the second quarter of 2014, the U.S. solar market has seen more than half a million homes and businesses utilizing solar power.

Marine energy R&D projects get $7.25mn from DOE

09/04/2014

The U.S. Energy Department (DOE) awarded $7.25 million for six organizations that will advance marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) power generation technologies.

Kearsarge Energy completes construction of Massachusetts solar projects

09/04/2014

Kearsarge Energy, a renewable energy project developer, has completed the construction of the Massachusetts SREC I solar photovoltaic (PV) projects.

Duke Energy to build Texas wind power project

09/04/2014

Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), will build, own and operate the 110-MW Los Vientos V wind power project, in Starr County, Texas.

Texas to gain 145 MW of new solar power

09/04/2014

OCI Solar Power is adding 145 MW of solar energy to Texas’ grid.

Report: U.S. able to connect large amounts of offshore wind to U.S. grid

09/04/2014

The Energy Department (DOE), in partnership with ABB (NYSE: ABB), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), and the University of Pittsburgh released a report that considers the availability and potential impacts of interconnecting large amounts of offshore wind energy into the U.S. power grid.

MidAmerican now building 1,006 MW of wind capacity

09/04/2014

MidAmerican Energy has begun development and/or construction at several wind sites in pursuit of an additional 1,006.4 MW of capacity under its Wind VIII program, the utility told the Iowa Utilities Board in a Sept. 2 update.

DOE report: U.S. has 4.9 GW of potential offshore wind projects in the works

09/03/2014

The Energy Department (DOE) released a new report showing steady progress for the U.S. offshore wind energy industry over the past year.