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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.

Panel weighs changes to Ohio's alternative energy targets


With months of public testimony concluded, a committee studying the future of Ohio's alternative-energy targets is weighing what changes to recommend to the law.

AWEA: More than 1600 MW of wind capacity installed in second quarter


With the completion of 845 new wind turbines across five states, more than 1600 megawatts (MW) of newly-installed wind capacity came online during the second quarter of 2015, with 13,600 MW of new wind capacity currently under construction; this according to a report by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) yesterday.

Senate committee OKs wind energy tax credits extension


The U.S. Senate Finance Committee voted to approve dozens of expired tax breaks, including the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC).

Iowa's wind energy industry poised for growth


A new report by AWEA and the Wind Energy Foundation finds that 28 percent of Iowa’s electricity was generated by wind in 2014, and that up to 40 percent of its energy could come from wind by 2020.

Canada's largest wind energy facility dedicated


EDF EN Canada Inc. today dedicated its Rivière-du-Moulin Wind Project in Quebec, Canada.

Construction begins on Mexico wind power project


Enel Green Power started construction on a 100-MW wind energy farm in Mexico.

Amazon division to use power generated by big NC wind farm


A division of Amazon is buying the renewable energy generated by the South's first big wind-power project.