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Poll: Slight majority of Americans back nuclear

03/30/2015

A slight majority of Americans say they favor nuclear energy to generate electricity in the U.S., compared to 43 percent who oppose it, according to a new Gallup poll.

Report: Global wind power installations increased by 42% in 2014

03/27/2015

Global wind power installations grew 42 percent year-over-year, according to a new report conducted by BTM Consult, a subsidiary of Navigant Research.

Low carbon standard passes Ill. Senate committee

03/27/2015

An Illinois Senate committee passed a bill that would establish a low carbon standard that would help the state’s nuclear power plants.

San Diego considers hydropower project

03/27/2015

The city of San Diego and San Diego County Water Authority are considering the construction of a hydroelectric power plant in the San Vicente Reservoir, according to a report by KPBS Public Broadcasting.

Company gets 2nd chance for wind testing in Lincoln County

03/27/2015

An Aberdeen company that wants to test the wind capacity for a possible multimillion-dollar wind farm in Lincoln County is getting a second chance due to a technicality.

Santa Fe County commission OKs applications for solar sites

03/27/2015

Santa Fe County will be getting two solar installations for electricity generation.

SunEdison to acquire 1,000 energy storage systems, bring electricity to rural India

03/27/2015

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) plans to purchase up to 1,000 vanadium flow batteries (more than 100 MWh) from Imergy Power Systems to store solar-generated electricity for its rural electrification and solar powered mini-grid projects in India.

 Video: 9HA.01 Gas Turbine Testing Nears Completion

Video: 9HA.01 Gas Turbine Testing Nears Completion

03/26/2015

In Monte Atwell’s world, opportunities are created when things break down. Over the last four months, Atwell and a team of engineers in Greenville, South Carolina, have been testing one of GE’s latest innovations – the 9HA.01 air-cooled gas turbine. The 866,000-pound machine promises to provide power producers the flexibility, efficiency and speed they need to accommodate the increasing use of intermittent wind and solar power.

EIA: California first state to generate 5% electricity from utility-scale solar power

03/25/2015

California has become the first state with more than 5 percent of its annual utility-scale electricity generation from solar power, according to EIA's Electric Power Monthly.

Lawmakers say next year for renewable energy legislation

03/25/2015

Key Vermont lawmakers are saying that with about six weeks to go in the this year's Statehouse session, it's likely legislation to retool the way Vermont sites solar, wind and other renewable energy projects will take until next year to see action.

US issues wind energy research lease off Virginia coast

03/24/2015

The government has given the green light for a project off Virginia's coast to test the waters for wind generation.

New Mexico House votes to roll back renewable energy standard

03/24/2015

A measure reducing the amount of renewable energy sources utilities would have to tap to provide electricity for their customers by 2020 has narrowly passed the New Mexico House.

13 community meetings planned for Hawaii energy merger

03/24/2015

NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric will be hosting 13 community meetings across Hawaii to discuss the companies' pending merger.

Georgia lawmakers consider solar power financing

03/23/2015

Lawmakers may soon allow people in Georgia to finance solar panels the same way they get mortgages to buy homes or lease cars.

EPE begins commercial operations of Montana Power Station Units 1, 2

03/23/2015

El Paso Electric (EPE, NYSE: EE) announced that Units 1 and 2 at the Montana Power Station (MPS) —located in El Paso, Texas— have reached commercial operations.

California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought

03/23/2015

This winter's record-low snowfall means less hydroelectricity for California.

RWE, E.On losing money on fossil-fueled power plants

03/20/2015

German utilities RWE and E.On released their 2014 Annual Earnings Statements, finding that the companies’ are not making a profit on its fossil-fueled power plants.

JinkoSolar to provide PV modules for hybrid wind, solar power project

03/20/2015

JinkoSolar Holding Co. (NYSE: JKS) said it will supply 75 MW of its photovoltaic solar modules to a wind and solar power project in Arizona.

Tribal group seeks court-ordered halt to Blythe II solar project construction

03/19/2015

A Native American group, which filed a federal lawsuit last December over a 485-MW solar project, asked the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on March 16 for a preliminary injunction stopping any project construction while this case is being argued.

CloudSolar launches campaign to bring solar power to everyone

03/19/2015

CloudSolar launched the Indiegogo campaign to raise $300,000 for the company’s first solar power farm, which will allow everyone to benefit from solar energy.