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MidAmerican to supply wind power to Google data center

04/23/2014

MidAmerican Energy Co. will supply power needs for Google Inc.'s new data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Google, SunPower to finance residential solar power projects

04/23/2014

Google Inc. and SunPower Corp. announced a new financing program that will provide approximately $250 million for residential solar lease projects.

SunEdison secures financing for solar projects in Canada

04/23/2014

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. will provide construction financing for SunEdison's (NYSE:SUNE) two solar power plants to be built in Ontario, Canada.

Oklahoma Governor signs Executive Order to promote solar, wind growth

04/22/2014

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed an Executive Order to promote the growth of distributed solar and wind in the state.

Dominion: More than 1 million tons of waste coal recycled at Virginia power plant

04/22/2014

Dominion Virginia Power’s Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center has recycled nearly 1.1 million tons of waste coal since beginning operation in July 2012, Dominion announced Tuesday.

SunPower Solar Power Systems to install panels at California school districts

04/22/2014

Hall District Elementary School, Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) and SunPower Corp. are planning to install of 1.2-MW of high efficiency solar power systems at five district schools in California.

SunEdison announces new president of Europe, Africa And Latin America

04/22/2014

SunEdison Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a provider of solar energy services, appointed Jose Perez as president of SunEdison Europe, Africa and Latin America; replacing Pancho Perez.

Piedmont Natural Gas to expand natural gas facilities

04/21/2014

Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) entered into an agreement with Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, home to the U.S. Marine Corps' II Marine Expeditionary Force, to expand its natural gas facilities at the base located in Jacksonville, N.C.

Eleven states generate power from nonhydro renewables at double U.S. average

04/21/2014

U.S. nonhydro renewable production in the U.S. increased to account for 6.2 percent of total electrical supply in 2013, up from 5.4 percent in 2012, with 11 states producing nonhydro renewable energy at more than twice the national average, according to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

San Diego Gas & Electric clears 20-MW solar project through BLM review

04/21/2014

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will announce in the April 22 Federal Register the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) and approved plan amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) for San Diego Gas & Electric's 20-MW Ocotillo Sol Solar Project in Imperial County, Calif.

Sunvalley Solar awarded contract for 1,122KW solar installation

04/21/2014

Sunvalley Solar Inc. (SSOL), a solar power technology and solar system integration company, has received a contract to install poly-crystalline solar panels for a 1,122KW solar system.

Southern Company, Turner Renewable Energy acquires second California solar power plant

04/21/2014

Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, and Turner Renewable Energy, have acquired the partnership's second California solar facility.

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.