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Oklahoma leaders looking for more wind regulations


With wind energy production in full swing in Oklahoma, legislative leaders are looking to impose some new restrictions on the booming industry.

GDF Suez wants Areva to deliver nuclear reactors, wind turbines


GDF Suez says it received guarantees from Areva for planned nuclear reactors in Turkey and wind turbines in France.

Governors looking to expand renewable energy, natural gas


The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are joining forces to look for ways to increase the region's reliance on renewable energy sources while also expanding natural gas capacity.

Gas, solar, wind generation will dominate in the future


Of the planned or under construction generation projects tracked by GenerationHub for the period between 2015 and 2017, 95% of the projects, which total 135.3 GW, are either natural gas, solar or wind facilities, Kent Knutson, director of Hub Services for PennWell, said on Feb. 19.

Bill places new restrictions on wind industry in Oklahoma


A bill to place new restrictions on the growing wind industry in Oklahoma has passed a House Committee.

Apple to invest $1.9B to power new data centers with renewable energy


Apple will invest $1.9 billion (€1.7 billion EUR) to build and operate two data centers in Europe, which will be fully powered by renewable energy.

Maine wind industry alarmed over utility panel's proposal


Maine's reshaped Public Utilities Commission wants to reconsider two proposed wind projects it approved two months ago, a move critics say would damage the integrity of the regulatory process and scare off future renewable-energy investors.

Capital Power has gas and wind projects due for operation this year


The in-construction gas-fired Shepard Energy Centre and the K2 Wind project are both expected to commence commercial operations in 2015 and to have a positive impact on earnings and funds from operations, said Capital Power Corp. (TSX:CPX) in a Feb. 23 earnings statement.

Illinois lawmakers push renewable energy proposal


Lawmakers want to increase the share of clean energy consumed in Illinois with a bill they say will bring jobs to the state.

EDF Renewable secures O&M contract for Stephens Ranch Wind Project


EDF Renewable Services (EDF RS) has entered into a operations and maintenance (O&M) contract with Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC (Starwood Energy), a private equity investment firm, for services at the 211-MW Stephens Ranch Wind Energy Project (Phase I).

BlackRock fund acquired interest in Texas wind power projects from EDF Renewable Energy


A BlackRock’s Infrastructure Investment Group managed fund has acquired 50 percent interest in the 200-MW Hereford Wind Project, located in Deaf Smith County, Texas from EDF Renewable Energy.

Saft lithium-ion battery energy storage system harnesses solar to deliver reliable power to Arctic Circle community


Industrial battery manufacturer Saft  has been selected by Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) to develop and install an extreme temperature Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) for use as part of a hybrid micro-grid that will deliver cleaner, more reliable, and less expensive power to a community located 50 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Canada.

Pattern to jointly develop wind, solar in Mexico


Pattern Energy Group LP (Nasdaq: PEGI) signed a joint venture agreement with CEMEX Energia (NYSE: CX) to develop renewable energy projects throughout Mexico.

Wind generates more than 10 percent of Texas electricity in 2014


More than 10 percent of the electricity used in Texas’ primary electric grid, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), was generated using wind power in 2014

Siemens supplies 157 wind turbines for power projects in South Africa


Siemens (NYSE: SI) has signed a contract with a consortium led by Mainstream Renewable Power, to supply 157 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines for three power projects in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

KCP&L extends O&M contract with EDF Renewable for 148 MW wind power


Kansas City Power & Light Co. (KCP&L) has extended an operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement with EDF Renewable Services (EDF RS) for the 100.5-MW Spearville Wind Project and the 48-MW Spearville II Wind Project located in Kansas.

Leases for wind turbines off Carolinas could come in 2016


The first leases allowing wind turbines offshore of the Carolinas are expected to be let next year. But there is still concern that turbines will affect tourism upon which coastal communities depend.

Mexico's Ready to Do Business in the Wind Sector


The Mexican government announced in late 2014 that it is going to implement a new energy policy that would open up the electricity market for oil and gas.

Quebec wind energy project gains power purchase contract


Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) said that its 147-MW Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind project entered a 25-year power purchase agreement with Hydro-Quebec.

AWEA Report: Wind power can help U.S. meet EPA Clean Power Plan


According to a new report released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), adding wind power can help the U.S. meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan by cutting carbon pollution while keeping the lights on.