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FERC: All new capacity in July came from renewable sources


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Office of Energy Projects has released an “Energy Infrastructure Update" report, finding that all new electrical generating capacity in the U.S. in July came from renewable energy source.

DOE: US runner up in wind power


The U.S. ranks second in installed wind power capacity, according to two reports released by the Department of Energy.

Siemens awarded contract for offshore wind farm


Vattenfall has awarded Siemens Energy (NYSE: SI) an order for 72 Model SWT-4.0-130 wind turbines for its new Sandbank offshore wind farm.

165 MW Texas wind project secures financing


Starwood Energy Group Global LLC, a private investment firm focused on the energy industry, announced its affiliate has completed agreements to finance and construct its second wind farm, a 165-MW project 45 miles south of Lubbock, Texas.

Michigan International Speedway sets goal to use 100% renewable sources


Michigan International Speedway (MIS) has set a goal, with the help of Michigan's largest utility, Consumers Energy, to match 100 percent of its electricity use with renewable energy.

Coal-to-gas conversion planned for Indiana power plant


Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL) will file plans with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to convert Unit 7 at the Harding Street Generation Station from coal to natural gas.

Apex explores 150-MW Volunteer Wind project in Tennessee


Apex Clean Energy is exploring the feasibility of constructing Volunteer Wind, a power project expected to generate about 150 MW of renewable electricity.

Juhl Energy completes acquisition of Iowa wind farms


Juhl Energy completed the $4 million acquisition of two wind energy farms in Iowa.

NRG Yield completes purchase of California wind energy project


NRG Yield (NYSE: NYLD) completed its acquisition of the 947-MW Alta Wind facility in California from Terra-Gen Power LLC for $870 million.

Iberdrola begins construction on the Pier II wind energy farm in Mexico


Iberdrola began construction of the 66-MW Pier II wind farm in southern Mexico.

Top federal officials discuss energy development


The potential for renewable energy development in the Southwest is tremendous, but two top officials in President Barack Obama's administration said Monday much work needs to be done to meet the challenges of exporting that power to market.

AWEA figures reveal US installed a capacity of 835-MW in the first half of 2014


American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has revealed the US installed a capacity of 835-MW in wind energy during the first half of 2014.  

Maine company plans $125M tidal power plant


A Maine company that wants to build a $125 million tidal energy project in the state will hold meetings with state officials and investors this week to move the project forward.

Pattern Development acquires Logan’s Gap wind project in Texas


Pattern Energy Group LP, a leader in the development of renewable energy, today announced that it has acquired the Logan’s Gap wind project from Pioneer Green Energy.

Cape Wind offshore wind project signs construction contractor


Cape Wind signed a contract with Weeks/Mason, a Joint Venture (WMJV) to serve as the lead construction contractor on the offshore wind project off the coast of Massachusetts.

Defense bill requires study on Maryland wind farm


A proposal to build a wind farm on Maryland's Eastern Shore within 56 miles of the U.S. Naval Air Station Patuxent River could still be delayed and potentially jeopardized, despite Gov. Martin O'Malley's veto of a bill passed by the Maryland General Assembly that would have created a similar delay.

U.S. installs more than 61-GW of wind; 14-GW more under construction


The U.S. has started construction on more than 14,000-MW of wind energy and has more than 61,000-MW installed in the second quarter.

NTE Energy announces new CFO


NTE Energy has announced that energy industry veteran Josh Levine will serve as chief financial officer (CFO), leading the company’s financial planning, oversight, capital structure management and project financing activities.

Paniolo Power Co. to file Request for Qualifications for pumped-storage hydro project


Paniolo Power Company LLC, a subsidiary of Parker Ranch Inc., will submit a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) providers for a pumped-storage hydroelectric system on Parker Ranch lands for the Greater Waimea and the Kohala Region in Hawaii.

Nonhydro renewables surpassed hydropower generation for 8 months


Nonhydro renewable energy sources have consecutively surpassed hydropower generation in the U.S.