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New plan would end Kansas green energy mandate for utilities

05/05/2015

Kansas would no longer require utilities to generate a portion of their electricity from wind or other renewable resources but the state also would not impose a new tax on the power under a proposal Republican Gov. Sam Brownback announced Monday.

EIA: Natural gas, renewables to meet increased electricity demand

05/04/2015

Natural gas and renewable energy generating sources are expected to meet all of the increase of electricity use between 2013 and 2040, according to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Financing closes on Indiana wind energy project

05/04/2015

Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) closed financing on the 150-MW Amazon Wind Farm in Indiana, formerly called the Fowler Ridge wind project.

MidAmerican plans 2 Iowa wind farms costing $900 million

05/01/2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - MidAmerican Energy says it plans to build two new wind farms in Iowa at a cost of about $900 million.

Southern Power developing 1,000MW of renewable energy with North Star solar acquisition

05/01/2015

Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) subsidiary Southern Power has surpassed 1,000-MW of renewable energy development with the acquisition of controlling interest in the 60-MW North Star Solar Facility in California from First Solar.

Alliant utility in Iowa seeks 200 MW of wind energy

04/29/2015

The Alliant Energy (NYSE:LNT) Iowa utility, Interstate Power and Light (IPL), has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 200 MW of in-state wind energy.

Offshore wind energy sector off to slow start in US

04/28/2015

It's been five years since the Obama administration cleared the way for construction of the nation's first offshore wind farm, but what advocates hoped was the start of a new way of generating renewable power is off to a slow start.

California Tribe to install renewable, energy storage hybrid

04/28/2015

The Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria will install the first California Tribal renewable microgrid system this summer in Loleta, California.

TEP issues RFP for 10MW energy storage facility

04/28/2015

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is seeking bids for the design and construction of a 10-MW utility-scale energy storage system that would be operational by the end of 2016.

State officials mark construction start for wind farm

04/28/2015

State officials said Monday that the beginning of construction of what could be the nation's first offshore wind farm will bring hundreds of jobs to Rhode Island and position the state as a leader for a growing industry.

State officials mark construction start for wind farm

04/27/2015

State officials are marking the beginning of local construction for what is expected to be the nation's first offshore wind farm.

295 MW of new generation capacity comes online during March, FERC reports

04/27/2015

The amount of new electric generation capacity commissioned during March was a relatively modest 295 MW, according to a monthly infrastructure update from a branch of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Dominion Virginia Power shelves plans for offshore wind project

04/24/2015

Dominion Virginia Power, a subsidiary of Dominion (NYSE: D), put plans to build an offshore wind project on hold.

E.ON, GE wind farm reaches operation in Texas

04/24/2015

E.ON and GE's (NYSE: GE) Energy Financial Services celebrated the opening of the Grandview Wind Farm in the Texas Panhandle, 30 miles east of Amarillo.

Feds move to speed approval for Great Plains wind projects

04/24/2015

Federal officials are moving to speed up their review of wind power projects across the Upper Great Plains in anticipation that the industry will continue growing, a situation that's alarmed wildlife advocates who say many bird and bat species are being put at risk as wind turbines proliferate.

Another measure to block advance of NC renewables law falls

04/24/2015

North Carolina electric companies must keep planning to generate more power through alternative sources and other measures after an effort to freeze those requirements failed to advance Wednesday through a House committee.

Nuclear to generate up to 22% of Japan’s electricity under proposed plan

04/24/2015

Japan’s Economy, Trade and Industry ministry set a potential target for 20 to 22 percent of the nation’s electricity generation to come from nuclear power by 2030.

Nebraska renewable energy tax credit bill sparks debate

04/22/2015

An effort to lure more wind farms to Nebraska sparked a debate Tuesday among lawmakers, including some who questioned the use of state tax credits to help the industry.

White House releases energy plan to fight climate change

04/21/2015

The White House on Tuesday released a four-year energy plan designed to fight climate change, modernize power plants and find other ways to ensure the nation a steady supply of safe energy.

Ontario wind project enters into contract

04/21/2015

Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Energy Group LP said a 100-MW wind power project in Ontario entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA).