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EIA: Coal-fired generation alive and well in the coming decade

04/17/2015

Coal-fired power generation from existing plants will increase through 2025, this according to the Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO2015) report published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) this week.

Southern Power acquires 32MW solar project from First Solar

04/17/2015

Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) subsidiary, Southern Power, has acquired controlling interest in the 32-MW Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility in California from First Solar.

PacifiCorp considers joining California ISO

04/17/2015

PacifiCorp signed a memorandum of understanding to explore full participation in the California Independent System Operator Corp. (ISO) as a participating transmission owner.

Environmentalists press for bill to expand solar power

04/17/2015

Environmentalists are urging lawmakers to back a bill they say would help more residents invest in solar power.

Duke Energy gets approval for solar farm at Camp Lejeune

04/17/2015

Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK) is going to build a solar power farm on the East Coast's largest Marine Corps base as the Navy and Marines try to turn away from petroleum power.

ALLETE Clean Energy buys 2 wind farms for $47 million

04/17/2015

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - ALLETE Clean Energy is buying a wind generation facility near in southwestern Minnesota for $47.5 million.

Apple invests in China solar project, US forest conservation

04/17/2015

Apple is expanding its environmental efforts by investing in a new Chinese solar power project and preserving 36,000 acres of "sustainable" timberland in Maine and North Carolina.

New Mexico AG opposes proposed solar fee

04/17/2015

The state attorney general's office has come out against a proposal by New Mexico's largest electric utility to charge customers with new solar power systems a monthly fee to connect to the grid.

Lots of Potential, Still No Geothermal

04/15/2015

With the international geothermal energy industry experiencing near record growth in 2014, it is curious that not a single megawatt of geothermal power is being produced in Canada.

Industry News

04/15/2015

On March 10, Mississippi Power announced it had fired up gasifiers at its Kemper County power plant for the first time.

Dominion buys solar power project in Georgia

Dominion acquires 20-MW solar power project

04/15/2015

Dominion (NYSE: D) acquired a 20-MW solar power plant in Georgia from HelioSage Energy.

Department of Energy DOE low impact hydropower

DOE to fund low-impact hydropower technologies

04/15/2015

The Department of Energy said last week it would provide  $7 million in funding for the research and development of innovative technologies for low-impact hydropower systems.

EPA's Clean Power Plan

White paper looks at state compliance with Clean Power Plan

04/15/2015

Cost-effectiveness, electric system reliability and achievement of the environmental goal “with integrity,” are key factors that state must consider in light of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan, according to a recent white paper distributed by the Bipartisan Policy Center.

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NextEra seeking approval for 150-MW wind project to serve Basin Electric contract

04/15/2015

The North Dakota Public Service Commission plans a May 18 hearing on a recent application from Dickinson Wind LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC, for a Certificate of Site Compatibility to construct the Dickinson Wind Energy Center.

AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report

AWEA: U.S. adds 23K jobs in 2014; sets wind project construction record

04/15/2015

The U.S. wind industry added 23,000 jobs in 2014 and set a record for wind capacity under construction in 2015, according to an AWEA report.

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Siemens to supply wind turbines to Ontario project

04/15/2015

Siemens received an order to supply, install and commission 40 of its wind turbines for a power project near Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

E.ON Energy Services names new leadership team for US market expansion

04/14/2015

E.ON Energy Services has announced a new leadership team for its newly launched venture, which provides U.S. renewable energy customers with asset management, maintenance, and repair services.

Vermont taking breather from wind power, but more to come

04/13/2015

A few years back, large-scale wind projects dominated the renewable energy discussion in Vermont as vocal opponents decried the destruction of pristine mountaintops and the details of construction plans grabbed headlines.

SunEdison breaks ground on 22MW solar power projects in Utah

04/10/2015

SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE) celebrated the groundbreaking of the 22.6-MW Seven Sisters solar project in Southern Utah. The Seven Sisters are seven separate solar power plants; four are located in Beaver County and three in Iron County.

MSU to phase out coal use at power plant, end it in 2016

04/09/2015

Michigan State University says it will phase out use of coal at its East Lansing power plant by the end of next year.