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Invenergy’s Grand Ridge Energy Storage Project enters commercial operation

05/29/2015

Invenergy announced the start of commercial operations of its 31.5-MW Grand Ridge Energy Storage project at its Grand Ridge Energy Center, in La Salle County, Illinois.

Eos Energy Storage secures $23M for grid-scale batteries

05/29/2015

Eos Energy Storage announced a final closing of a $23 million Round C equity financing, supporting commercial launch of the company’s grid-scale battery technology.

Kansas governor signs deal on renewable energy mandates

05/29/2015

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a compromise between the wind energy industry and critics of the state's green energy mandate.

Westar plans to buy wind power from new plant

05/27/2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Westar Energy says it plans to buy energy from a new wind farm to be built in Pratt County.

Energy Storage: Poised for Growth

05/21/2015

Storing electricity on a large scale has long been pursued by electric utilities in hopes of using the power to cover periods of peak demand.

Report: Triple investment in clean energy to reach $1.2 trillion

05/21/2015

A new report calls for investment in clean energy to be tripled to $1.2 trillion annually through 2030 to give more than one billion people worldwide access to electricity and help prevent global warming.

Maine PUC keeps wind project contract negotiations alive

05/21/2015

Maine utility regulators are moving forward with a plan to enter into a long-term contract with a proposed wind power project in Somerset County.

Energy Department Report evaluates the possibility for Wind Power in All 50 States

05/20/2015

In support of the President’s all-of-the above energy strategy, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced the release of Enabling Wind Power Nationwide, a report showing how the U.S. can unlock the vast potential for wind energy deployment in all 50 states—made conceivable through the next-generation of larger wind turbines.

Senate panel also on board with capping NC energy mandates

05/20/2015

There's a contingent in the North Carolina Senate that wants to join House lawmakers and stop expanding requirements for electric companies to generate more power through alternative sources and energy efficiencies.

Siemens launches new wind turbine in the U.S. with industry-leading capacity factor

05/19/2015

Siemens today announced the premier of its new wind turbine. The SWT-2.3-120 is the first wind turbine specifically designed by the company to meet the demands of its North and South American customers.

GE launches next evolution of wind energy: the Digital Wind Farm

05/19/2015

GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the launch of its Digital Wind Farm, a dynamic, connected, and adaptable wind energy ecosystem that pairs world-class turbines with the digital infrastructure for the wind industry.

Oklahoma Senate moves to eliminate wind tax credits

05/19/2015

The Oklahoma Senate gave unanimous approval on Friday to a pair of bills that will end two separate tax subsidies for the wind industry in Oklahoma, including one that costs the state tens of millions of dollars each year.

Xcel Energy says more time needed for Clean Power Plan targets

05/18/2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) will cause a big shift in the country’s generating resources and will serve as an opportunity for job creation, but more time is needed to meet the plan’s goals, according to panelists at TransmissionHub’s TransForum West in Denver.

Austin Energy purchases wind power from Duke Energy

05/18/2015

Austin Energy is purchasing the power and associated renewable energy credits from the 200-MW Los Vientos III wind farm in — Starr County, Texas — under a 25-year agreement, increasing the total output purchased from Duke Energy Renewables (NYSE: DUK) to more than 500-MW.

Allete Clean Energy to acquire wind facilities in three states

05/08/2015

Allete Clean Energy, a unit of Allete (NYSE: ALE), has secured a contract to acquire wind farms in Minnesota, Iowa and Oregon from The AES Corp.  

Renewable energy compromise approved by Kansas House

05/08/2015

The Kansas House has approved a compromise between the wind energy industry and critics of the state's green energy mandate.

Hawaii lawmakers mandate 100 percent renewable energy by 2045

05/07/2015

Hawaii lawmakers voted 74-2 this week to pass the nation's first state-wide requirement for 100 percent renewable energy generation.  

SunEdison buys wind, solar, hydropower projects in China & Latin America

05/07/2015

SunEdison Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) signed definitive agreements to acquire five portfolios of renewable energy projects and two corporate platforms in Latin America and China.

UN climate chief says technology has changed carbon politics

05/07/2015

Technological advances that have reduced prices and improved efficiency of renewable energy have helped transform the politics around climate change since 2009 when an attempt to forge a global deal on reducing greenhouse gas emissions failed, the U.N. climate chief said Thursday.

NC House OKs freezing renewable energy demands on utilities

05/07/2015

A renewed effort to freeze the percentage of North Carolina's retail electricity sales required to come from renewable sources or efficient efforts passed the state House on Wednesday