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New Hampshire Legislature looking at wind power moratorium


A bill that would suspend wind project development in New Hampshire has gathered interest from state residents.

Brookfield completes acquisition of Western Wind


Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. and WWE Equity Holdings Inc. completed the acquisition of Western Wind Energy Corp.

Brookfield earns $439mn financing for Ontario wind farm


Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners completed a C$450 million ($439.1 million) offering for its 166 MW Comber Wind Farm in Ontario.

Minnesota legislature to consider solar power mandate bill


Minnesota legislators will be considering a bill that requires power companies in the state to receive 10 percent of their electricity from solar power by 2030.

Report states wind power turbine market will remain competitive and challenging


A recently released report from GlobalData warns wind turbine manufacturers may face difficulties despite a continuing growth in global wind power capacity.

NCAR to create 36-hour energy forecast for solar power projects


The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is leading a three-year nationwide project to create 36-hour forecasts of incoming energy from the sun for solar energy power plants.

Storm helps ERCOT set wind power record


A storm that blew through parts of Texas helped the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) set a new wind power record.

FERC: All new U.S. electricity capacity in January from renewable sources


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has released data for January showing that all new energy created in the month was provided by renewable energy sources.

Power Company of Wyoming delays application for massive wind power project


Power Company of Wyoming delayed its application with the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council because of state legislation that did not pass out of committee.

Dogtown Wind applies for permit for 100 MW wind power project


Dogtown Wind LLC recently applied to Ford County, Ill. officials for a special use permit to construct a 100 MW wind power project east of Paxton.

Samsung SDI and Xtreme Power to install energy storage system in Texas


The Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technologies has chosen Samsung SDI and Xtreme Power to install a 1 MW/1 MWh lithium ion based battery energy storage system at the Reese Technology Center in Lubbock, Texas.

LEEDCo working to develop first freshwater wind power project in the U.S.


Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. has received the first installment of $4 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop the necessary engineering to build wind turbines in fresh water.

Oklahoma State University holds ceremony for new wind power farm


Oklahoma State University held a ceremony last week to celebrate the use of Cowboy Wind Farm to produce wind energy for the university’s campus.

NextEra Energy Resources plans 75 MW wind power project in Nebraska


NextEra Energy Resources recently filed an application to build a wind farm in Nebraska near Odell, Diller and Steele City.

Wisconsin wind power project plans rejected


The Wisconsin Public Service Commission recently rejected a plan to build a new wind farm in St. Croix County, Wisc. based on concerns of the noise produced by the turbines.

Puget Sound Energy posts new one-day wind power record


Puget Sound Energy (PSE) set a new record for its energy facilities this week when nearly a quarter of the energy consumed from customers Feb. 12 came from wind power.

Broadwind Energy to supply wind towers


Broadwind Energy Inc. was selected by an unnamed wind turbine manufacturer to supply approximately $27 million of wind towers for delivery in 2013.

State agency rejects 30 MW wind farm in N.H.


The New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee voted last week not to certify a 30 MW wind farm proposed by Antrim Wind Energy LLC because of aesthetic concerns.

Sir Richard Branson seeks solar, wind for island home


A Request For Proposals was announced for renewable energy and energy services on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, the home of Sir Richard Branson.

EIA: Natural gas-fired power generation to decrease; coal generation to increase


The EIA expects power generated from natural gas to decrease over the next two years as the power generated from coal increases over the same time.