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Report: Global wind power installations increased by 42% in 2014


Global wind power installations grew 42 percent year-over-year, according to a new report conducted by BTM Consult, a subsidiary of Navigant Research.

Low carbon standard passes Ill. Senate committee


An Illinois Senate committee passed a bill that would establish a low carbon standard that would help the state’s nuclear power plants.

Company gets 2nd chance for wind testing in Lincoln County


An Aberdeen company that wants to test the wind capacity for a possible multimillion-dollar wind farm in Lincoln County is getting a second chance due to a technicality.

Video: 9HA.01 Gas Turbine Testing Nears Completion


In Monte Atwell’s world, opportunities are created when things break down. Over the last four months, Atwell and a team of engineers in Greenville, South Carolina, have been testing one of GE’s latest innovations – the 9HA.01 air-cooled gas turbine. The 866,000-pound machine promises to provide power producers the flexibility, efficiency and speed they need to accommodate the increasing use of intermittent wind and solar power.

Lawmakers say next year for renewable energy legislation


Key Vermont lawmakers are saying that with about six weeks to go in the this year's Statehouse session, it's likely legislation to retool the way Vermont sites solar, wind and other renewable energy projects will take until next year to see action.

US issues wind energy research lease off Virginia coast


The government has given the green light for a project off Virginia's coast to test the waters for wind generation.

New Mexico House votes to roll back renewable energy standard


A measure reducing the amount of renewable energy sources utilities would have to tap to provide electricity for their customers by 2020 has narrowly passed the New Mexico House.

13 community meetings planned for Hawaii energy merger


NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric will be hosting 13 community meetings across Hawaii to discuss the companies' pending merger.

RWE, E.On losing money on fossil-fueled power plants


German utilities RWE and E.On released their 2014 Annual Earnings Statements, finding that the companies’ are not making a profit on its fossil-fueled power plants.

JinkoSolar to provide PV modules for hybrid wind, solar power project


JinkoSolar Holding Co. (NYSE: JKS) said it will supply 75 MW of its photovoltaic solar modules to a wind and solar power project in Arizona.

Obama orders 40% cut in government's greenhouse gases


President Barack Obama will order the federal government on Thursday to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 40 percent, as the U.S. seeks to spur other nations to get serious about climate change.

Texas city to switch from fossil fuels to solar, wind


A Central Texas city will be among the first in the U.S. to get its electricity exclusively from solar and wind energy.

Kansas Senate panel considers cutting green energy incentive


Kansas companies that produce energy from wind, solar or other renewable resources would lose their property tax exemption under a bill discussed by a Senate panel Monday.

IEA: Global CO2 emissions stalled in 2014


The International Energy Agency (IEA) said global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2014 stalled, the first time in 40 years there was a halt or reduction in greenhouse gas emissions not tied to an economic downturn.

Germany's Siemens in $10.5B deal to generate power in Egypt


German industrial giant Siemens AG has signed a $10.5 billion (10 billion euro) deal with Egypt to build power plants that will boost the country's electricity generation capacity by up to a third.

Massachusetts AG Healey backs renewable energy efforts


State Attorney General Maura Healey says she wants to expand the state's use of solar power and other renewable energy sources.

Siemens upgrades offshore wind turbine, increases capacity


Siemens’ (NYSE: SI) offshore wind turbine, the SWT-6.0-154, has reached a milestone for its gearless turbine design, increasing output capacity.

US, California modify area for renewable energy plants


The state and federal governments will move forward on less than half the California desert land initially designated for renewable energy plants, officials said Tuesday, leaving millions of acres in limbo as local governments decide how they want to handle large-scale solar, wind and geothermal projects.

Oklahoma Senate passes changes in new wind farm incentives


Measures that would modify tax incentives for future wind farms in Oklahoma have been approved by the state Senate.

Vermont House gives energy bill final passage


The Vermont House has passed and sent on to the Senate a bill that could resolve criticism that a current state program used to promote renewable energy double counts its results.