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Vermont bill would set new standards for renewable energy


Vermont is considering a change to its energy policy that would end a practice that critics said amounted to double-counting the environmental benefits of its renewable sources of power.

Oklahoma lawmakers want changes to state wind farm subsidies


Two Oklahoma lawmakers have filed legislation to alter state tax subsidies for new wind farms in the state.

Feds seek public input on coastal NC wind energy study


The federal government is inviting the public to comment on an environmental assessment that supports wind energy development off North Carolina.

Siemens to supply wind turbines for Kansas project


Siemens (NYSE: SI) will supply wind turbines to a 48-MW wind energy project in Kansas.

GE secures financing for 150-MW Briscoe Wind Project


GE Energy Financial Services (NYSE: GE) has secured the necessary financing for the 150-MW Briscoe Wind Farm in Briscoe County, Texas.

First Reserve to acquire wind power project from Apex Clean Energy


First Reserve will acquire the 298-MW Kingfisher Wind power project from Apex Clean Energy.

State of energy generation is strong, trade group officials say


The day after President Obama delivered his State of the Union address, leaders of various energy industry sectors gathered in Washington, D.C. to say that the state of energy production is strong.

Regional power operator gives briefing on state of grid


New England's power system is increasingly shifting from aging oil- and coal-fired plants and to natural gas that relies on pipelines experiencing bottlenecks that drive up prices, the region's electric grid operator said Wednesday.

Republicans: Obama missed the mark on energy issues during State of the Union


On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union, and the first with Republicans controlling both houses of Congress.

First Wind wind turbine gearboxes to be rebuilt


First Wind contracted Germany-based Winergy Drive Systems Corp. (WDSC) to rebuild gearboxes for some of the company’s Clipper wind turbines across the U.S.

Community-funded wind farm completes NY environmental review


Local officials say the proposed Black Oak Wind Farm in the Finger Lakes town of Enfield has met all requirements under the state's environmental review process.

Pattern increases share in Indiana wind farm project


Pattern Energy Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PEGI) increased its Right of First Offer (ROFO) list on a 150-MW wind energy project in Indiana.

NextEra works with Hawaiian cattle company on wind energy development


A cattle ranching company in Hawaii, Parker Ranch Inc., said Jan. 16 that the Parker Ranch Foundation Trust (PRFT) has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources LLC that provides NextEra with long-term access rights to PRFT lands to develop wind energy.

Virginia governor looks at solar power development


Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) said Jan. 16 that his administration is looking at public private partnerships to encourage solar energy development in and around state-owned property.

Solar power heating up in Idaho


Idaho is going green whether it wants to or not. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission in the last several months has approved agreements with 13 solar power projects.

Senators seek to capitalize on Nebraska wind energy


A group of Nebraska senators on Friday announced proposals aimed at boosting the state's wind energy production by offering tax incentives and reducing regulations for developers.

W.Va. GOP kicks off work by focusing on energy act repeal


West Virginia's Republican-led Legislature took first steps Thursday to repeal the state's renewable-energy standards, which power companies say won't cost more to meet, but coal interests have started to bemoan.

Mexico to invest $14Bn for 2,300 MW of wind power


Mexico will invest $14 billion to build eight wind farms over the next three years, with a combined generation capacity of 2,300-MW.

Report: Wind means more jobs, more energy for Carolinas


A report by an advocacy group says twice the jobs and more energy can be generated in the Carolinas by developing offshore wind technology than by drilling for fossil fuels in the ocean.

SheerWind to install wind power project for Tampa Electric


Minnesota-based SheerWind has announced a pilot project that will be commissioned in Apollo Beach, Florida for Tampa Electric's Big Bend Power Station.