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Business agreement signed for Canadian wind energy project


The Innu First Nations of Mashteuiatsh, Essipit and Pessamit, along with EDF EN Canada, signed a 20-year agreement for the Rivière-du-Moulin Wind Project in Quebec, Canada.

Wind energy plant restarted after forest fire threat


Alterra Power Corp. (TSX: AXY) restarted full operations July 18 at the Dokie 1 wind farm in Vancouver, British Columbia after a forest fire threatened the plant.

Report: Wind power to deliver more than 7% of electricity by 2018


Although wind power production slowed down during 2013, a new report from Navigant Research finds that wind power will deliver 7.3 percent of the electricity consumed worldwide by 2018.

Ontario 60-MW wind energy project begins commercial operations


NextEra Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NEP), a limited partnership formed by NextEra Energy Inc. (NYSE: NEE), announced the start of commercial operations at the 60-MW Bluewater Wind Energy Center in Ontario.

Juhl Energy to help develop Army Depot wind energy project


Juhl Energy was awarded a $5.5 million contract to a team including Juhl, Aegis Renewable Energy and Icenogle Construction Management Inc. to develop a 1.5- to 2–MW wind turbine at an army depot in Utah.

Siemens installs two offshore platforms, connects wind power to TenneT


Siemens (NYSE: SI) has installed its fourth offshore platform in the North Sea for German-Dutch transmission grid operator TenneT.

Drought hinders California's clean energy goals


California's ongoing drought could complicate the state's effort to combat global warming.

Interior Department reaches milestone for offshore wind energy in New Jersey


Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank announced the proposed sale of leases for approximately 344,000 acres offshore New Jersey’s coast for commercial wind energy leasing, as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.

RES Americas secures financing for Border Winds, Pleasant Valley Wind projects


Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas), has secured a $222 million construction loan for the 150-MW Border Winds Project in Rolette County, North Dakota and a $286 million construction loan for the 200-MW Pleasant Valley Wind Project in Mower and Dodge Counties, Minnesota.

Natural gas, renewables to lead new capacity additions through 2040


The reference case for the Energy Information Administration (EIA)’s Annual Energy Outlook 2014 predicts 351-GW of new electric generating capacity between 2013 and 2040 in the electric power and end-use sectors.

Executives at Siemens wind division leave amid reorganization


Siemens AG is implementing a new organizational structure as four of its sectors are divided into nine divisions.

Gamesa receives contract for wind turbines in US, Mexico


Gamesa Corp. Tecnologica SA has received a contract to supply its wind turbines to two projects in the U.S. and Mexico.

EDF, Enbridge dedicate Blackspring Ridge Wind Project


EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, and Enbridge Inc. (NYSE:ENB) held a dedication ceremony on the 300-MW Blackspring Ridge Wind Project, located in Alberta, Canada.

Pattern Energy receives certificate for wind project in Canada


Pattern Energy Group LP has received an Environmental Assessment Certificate for its Meikle Wind project, a 185-MW wind power project located in British Columbia.

EDF Renewable acquires wind project, signs PPA with Microsoft


EDF Renewable Energy has secured a 96 percent stake in the 175-MW Pilot Hill Wind Project from Orion Energy Group LLC and Vision Energy LLC .

Wyoming grants wind power project site extension


The Industrial Siting Council granted Wasatch Wind a final permit extension to begin construction on its Pioneer Park wind farm near Glenrock, Wyoming.

Solar panels to be installed at former steel plant, near wind turbines in New York


The former home to the Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna, New York, will soon host more than 13,000 solar panels.

2 wind turbines struck by lightning, being fixed


Two of the 21 wind turbines at the Lowell wind project in Vermont are being worked on after they were struck by lightning recently.

Walmart, HP, Facebook and GM want to change how renewable energy is purchased


More than a dozen U.S. companies have joined together to create an initiative that makes purchasing renewable energy from utilities more accessible, according to Computer World.

Video: Somerset County wind project stalled


Pioneer Green Energy LLC, continues to wait for the go-ahead to build a new $273 million wind project in Somerset County, Maryland.