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Duke Energy Renewables acquires 50-percent stake in Mesquite Creek Wind


Duke Energy Renewables has acquired a 50-percent stake in Mesquite Creek Wind, a 211-MW wind power project near Lamesa, Texas, through its joint venture partnership with Sumitomo Corp. of Americas.

Electric co-op signs solar power purchase agreement


Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc. signed a 25-year power purchase supply contract for a planned solar power project in Colorado.

MidAmerican Energy building Iowa wind farms for $900 million


MidAmerican Energy says it will build its next two wind farms in northwest Iowa.

EDF Renewable Energy owns wind energy developer


EDF Renewable Energy closed the acquisition of OwnEnergy Inc., a developer of mid-sized wind power projects.

Siemens to supply wind turbines to Australian power project


Siemens (NYSE: SI) will provide 100 MW of onshore wind turbines to a project in Australia.

SunEdison closes funding, begins construction on Texas wind farm


SunEdison Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) closed financing and started construction on a 300-MW wind energy project in Texas.

Hydropower tops power generating sources in Canada, report says


Hydropower will continue to be the dominant power generation source in Canada over the next ten years, according to a report from research and consulting firm GlobalData.

Pattern owns 100% of Texas wind energy project


Pattern Energy Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PEGI) completed the acquisition of the remaining ownership interests in the 283-MW Gulf Wind power plant in Texas.

Final EPA Clean Power Plan seeks 32% CO2 cut by 2030


The Obama administration said over the weekend that the revised Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan will seek a 32% reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030.

GE wind turbines to power British Columbia’s largest wind farm


GE today confirmed it will supply Pattern Development with 61 wind turbines for its 180-megawatt (MW) Meikle wind project, located approximately 20 miles north of Tumbler Ridge in the Peace Region of British Columbia. The project will combine 35 of GE’s 3.2-103 units with 26 of its 2.75-120 turbines, employing a mixture of technologies to improve annual energy production across the site.

Texas grid operator urges conservation on hot days


The grid operator for Texas has urged conservation during peak electric demand hours of the hot summer.

Siemens net profit flat after restructuring charges


Germany's Siemens AG says net profit fell slightly in the most recent quarter as better earnings from sales of medical equipment were offset by slower business at its power and gas division.

Report presents case for Wyoming wind power to California


California regulators could achieve savings in water use, electricity rates and greenhouse emissions by turning to Wyoming wind power to help offset the natural ups and downs of wind and solar power in their state, according to a University of Wyoming report released Monday.

SCE to buy output from planned 132-MW wind energy project


Iberdrola Renewables signed a 15-year contract to supply Southern California Edison (SCE) with output from a planned wind power project in California.

Portland General Electric reports Carty plant 60% complete


Portland General Electric Co. (NYSE:POR) said July 28 that construction of the 440-MW Carty natural gas-fired Carty baseload power plant near Boardman, Ore., is 60% complete.

Plan to build New England's largest wind farm moving forward


A Texas company is pushing forward with an effort to build a massive wind power project in Aroostook County that would be the largest of its kind in New England.

AWEA reports U.S. wind industry installed 1,661 MW in the second quarter


The domestic wind industry in the United States installed 1,661 MW in the second quarter of this year, which represents a record for second quarter installations, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) said in a July 22 report.

Construction begins on nation's first offshore wind farm


Construction has begun off Rhode Island's coast on the nation's first offshore wind farm.

Hillary Clinton calls for dramatic increase in renewable power


In a proposal released Sunday evening, Hillary Clinton announced that if she is elected president she will push for two national goals to combat climate change

In Iowa, Clinton says climate plan will promote renewables


Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton says climate change is real and people are "just not paying attention" if they don't acknowledge it.