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Guidance issued for new renewable energy projects at federal agencies


The U.S. Energy Department (DOE)’s Federal Energy Management Program issued new guidance for federal agencies developing renewable energy projects larger than 10 MW.

Alstom enters Canadian wind energy market with turbine supply agreement


Alstom and NaturEner Energy Canada Inc. have entered into an agreement for the supply of up to 414 MW of wind turbines to be installed at NaturEner’s Wild Rose Projects in Alberta.

More than 100,000 jobs announced in the clean energy sector in 2012


More than 110,000 clean energy and transportation jobs were created in 2012 thanks to more than 300 projects in the U.S.

GE to jointly build power generation projects in Russia


GE and Russia’s Sakhalin provincial government signed a memorandum of understanding to develop power generation projects for Sakhalin Island.

Federal court rules in favor of Ocotillo wind power project


The Federal District Court for the Southern District of California ruled in favor of the Ocotillo wind power project and the Bureau of Land Management in two separate lawsuits Friday, according to Pattern Energy Group LP.

Wisconsin Public Service Commission will not reconsider wind power project decision


The Wisconsin Public Service Commission has declined to review its denial of a permit for the Highland wind farm in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, according to a report from the Wisconsin Radio Network. The project, which is expected to cost around $250 million, is being developed by Emerging Energies.

The (Lost) Art of Wind Turbine Technology Selection


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Salazar reports renewable energy on public land progressing


Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar reported this week the Obama administration’s renewable energy program has authorized dozens of renewable energy projects on public lands and will hold the first-ever auctions for commercial wind development in the Atlantic Ocean this year.

IESO: Ontario to see more renewable energy integrated into power system


The Independent Electricity System Operator expects to see more than 3,200 MW of renewable capacity to be connected to Ontario’s transmission system in the next 18 months, according to IESO’s latest 18-Month Outlook.

Emerging Energies appeals decision rejecting wind power project


Emerging Energies Inc. recently filed a request with the Wisconsin Public Service Commission to reconsider its decision to reject plans for a new 102.5 MW wind farm in St. Croix County, Wisc.

Siemens Wind Energy rehiring workers at Kansas plant


Siemens Wind Energy plans to rehire more than 60 workers at its Hutchinson, Kan. nacelle manufacturing plant.

Nestle installs first global wind power project in Calif.


Nestlé installed two wind power turbines at its Nestle Waters North America bottling plant in Cabazon, Calif., marking its first global wind energy project.

Indiana Michigan Power issues request for proposals for new wind power


Indiana Michigan Power issued a request for proposals this week for up to 200 MW of new wind power with a 20 year power purchase agreement.

Alstom to close two wind power plants in Spain


Alstom recently proposed a restructuring plan for its Spanish onshore wind power business that would result in the closure of two plants and the loss of 373 jobs in the country.

Harvard research suggests wind power capacity of large-scale wind farms overestimated


Research from Harvard applied physicist David Keith published this week in the journal Environmental Research letters suggests that the generating capacity of large-scale wind farms has been overestimated.

Alstom wins contract for $1.3bn North Sea offshore transmission grid project


Transmission System Operator TenneT has awarded the DolWin3 offshore project, which will connect North Sea wind farms to the mainland supergrid, to Alstom.

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.