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Westar plans to buy wind power from new plant

05/27/2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Westar Energy says it plans to buy energy from a new wind farm to be built in Pratt County.

Austria will sue over nuclear power subsidies

05/27/2015

Austria said it will sue to block any subsidized nuclear power plants in Europe in an attempt to scare off investors.

PG&E president announces retirement

05/27/2015

Christopher P. Johns, president of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E, NYSE: PCG), has announced his retirement at the end of 2015.

Army post near Baltimore breaking ground for new power plant

05/27/2015

The Army is breaking ground for a more efficient power plant at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground near Baltimore.

France energy bill boosts renewables, cuts nuclear

French bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear use

05/26/2015

France's lower house of parliament has approved a bill aimed at boosting renewable energy and reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power, among other environment-friendly measures.

Beacon Power Chugach Electric Association flywheel and battery storage systems

Beacon Power teams on energy storage systems in Alaska

05/26/2015

Beacon Power, a manufacturer of flywheel energy storage systems, signed an agreement to supply flywheels for a hybrid energy storage system in Alaska.

Business leaders throw support behind coal plant proposal

05/22/2015

Business leaders on Thursday outlined the economic devastation they say could come if New Mexico regulators fail to approve a plan to shut down part of a decades-old coal-fired power plant to meet a federal mandate.

Southern Company acquires 103-MW solar project in Georgia

05/21/2015

Southern has acquired or is constructing more than 1,100 MW of renewable energy generating capacity with 16 solar, wind and biomass projects, including four solar projects in Georgia.

Energy Storage: Poised for Growth

05/21/2015

Storing electricity on a large scale has long been pursued by electric utilities in hopes of using the power to cover periods of peak demand.

Montrose hydroelectric facility gets federal grant

05/21/2015

A new hydroelectric facility in Montrose is getting nearly a million dollars as part of a federal project to invest in water conservation and reuse projects in the drought-stricken West.

Report: Triple investment in clean energy to reach $1.2 trillion

05/21/2015

A new report calls for investment in clean energy to be tripled to $1.2 trillion annually through 2030 to give more than one billion people worldwide access to electricity and help prevent global warming.

Maine PUC keeps wind project contract negotiations alive

05/21/2015

Maine utility regulators are moving forward with a plan to enter into a long-term contract with a proposed wind power project in Somerset County.

Energy Department Report evaluates the possibility for Wind Power in All 50 States

05/20/2015

In support of the President’s all-of-the above energy strategy, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced the release of Enabling Wind Power Nationwide, a report showing how the U.S. can unlock the vast potential for wind energy deployment in all 50 states—made conceivable through the next-generation of larger wind turbines.

Senate panel also on board with capping NC energy mandates

05/20/2015

There's a contingent in the North Carolina Senate that wants to join House lawmakers and stop expanding requirements for electric companies to generate more power through alternative sources and energy efficiencies.

'Sunshine State' or not, Florida badly behind on solar power

05/19/2015

Residents of the Sunshine State are finding that harnessing Florida's abundant solar power is no simple task. With its bounty of sunny days, Florida ranks third in the nation in rooftop solar energy potential but 13th in the amount of solar energy generated, according to industry estimates.

Siemens launches new wind turbine in the U.S. with industry-leading capacity factor

05/19/2015

Siemens today announced the premier of its new wind turbine. The SWT-2.3-120 is the first wind turbine specifically designed by the company to meet the demands of its North and South American customers.

Duke plans to build natural gas-fired plant in Asheville

05/19/2015

Duke Energy said Tuesday it will build a $750 million natural gas plant to replace its troubled coal-fired Asheville plant as the company turns to cleaner energy to generate electricity.

GE launches next evolution of wind energy: the Digital Wind Farm

05/19/2015

GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the launch of its Digital Wind Farm, a dynamic, connected, and adaptable wind energy ecosystem that pairs world-class turbines with the digital infrastructure for the wind industry.

Oklahoma Senate moves to eliminate wind tax credits

05/19/2015

The Oklahoma Senate gave unanimous approval on Friday to a pair of bills that will end two separate tax subsidies for the wind industry in Oklahoma, including one that costs the state tens of millions of dollars each year.

DTE Energy partners with Domino's Farms, Ford Motor Co. to build two solar projects

05/19/2015

DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is teaming with Domino's Farms and Ford Motor Co. to build and operate the two largest solar arrays in Michigan. The projects are part of SolarCurrents, a pilot program launched in 2009.