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TradeWind acquires Oklahoma wind farm for $60M

04/17/2014

TradeWind Energy has purchased the Osage wind farm project in Oklahoma from renewable energy company NTR for $60 million.

Solar surcharge bill approved by Oklahoma House

04/17/2014

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill earlier this week that may add extra charges to utility customers who want to install rooftop solar panels or small wind turbines. 

Minnesota Power files state, federal permits to build international transmission line to deliver hydropower

04/17/2014

Minnesota Power, an ALLETE Company (NYSE:ALE), applied to state and federal regulators for permits to build the 500-kV Great Northern Transmission Line from Minnesota to an electric substation on the Mesabi Iron Range.

Apple acquires hydro project

04/16/2014

Apple has acquired a small hydroelectric plant near the company's data center in Prineville, Ore.

Phoenix Energy to build California's first forest biomass gasification plant

04/16/2014

Phoenix Energy will build and operate a biomass gasification plant near Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Chevron Energy Solutions dedicate solar, energy efficiency project

04/16/2014

Chevron Energy Solutions and the Jefferson Elementary School District in California have dedicated a solar generation and energy efficiency project.

Ontario shuts down final coal-fired power plant, officially coal-free

04/15/2014

Ontario has become the first jurisdiction in North America to eliminate electricity produced from coal-fired power plants.

EIA: Twelve states responsible for majority of U.S. wind power in 2013

04/15/2014

In 2013, 12 states were responsible for 80 percent of U.S. wind power, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Electric Power Monthly report.

New York Power Authority to relicense 1,160-MW pumped-storage hydro facility

04/15/2014

The New York Power Authority filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 10 a notice of a plan to seek a new license for the 1,160-MW Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Project.

GE’s gas engines to power waste-to-energy project in Latin America

04/15/2014

General Electric’s (GE) Distributed Power business said three of its Jenbacher gas engines will be commissioned this month at Estre Ambiental’s landfill in Guatapara City, São Paulo, Brazil.

Hawaiian Electric to purchase power from First Wind solar project

04/15/2014

First Wind and Hawaiian Electric Co. filed a request with the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission to provide energy to the O‘ahu grid from a planned 20-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) energy facility under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

U.S. Solar Industry Has Record-Shattering Year in 2013

04/14/2014

What would Alexandre Edmond Becquerel be thinking now?

Canada’s largest wind project completed

04/14/2014

Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Energy Group Inc. has completed the South Kent Wind project.

Mexico’s largest wind farm project secures financing

04/11/2014

Fisterra Energy, a company majority owned by funds managed by Blackstone (NYSE:BX), and Blackstone Energy Partners, has reached financial closing for Ventika, Mexico’s largest onshore wind farm.

Brookfield Renewable acquires Safe Harbor hydro plant

04/11/2014

Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE: BEP) has completed the acquisition of the 417-MW Safe Harbor hydropower plant, located on Pennsylvania's Susquehanna River.

Climate change meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels

04/11/2014

After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it.

IKEA purchases 98-MW wind power project

04/10/2014

IKEA U.S announced Thursday it has purchased the 98-MW Hoopeston Wind power project in Hoopeston, Ill.

First Superfund solar farm completed

04/09/2014

The first utility scale solar project constructed on an active Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund site is now complete.

Maine DEP: First Wind needs to show financial records

04/09/2014

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is ordering First Wind to prove that it has enough money to build four wind power projects.

Nevada solar power project completed

04/09/2014

The Moapa Band of Paiutes Tribal Council, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials and Stronghold Engineering celebrated the completion of a new 252-kW off-grid concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar hybrid system with energy storage at the Moapa Paiute Travel Plaza outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.