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Oklahoma Governor signs Executive Order to promote solar, wind growth


Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed an Executive Order to promote the growth of distributed solar and wind in the state.

Eleven states generate power from nonhydro renewables at double U.S. average


U.S. nonhydro renewable production in the U.S. increased to account for 6.2 percent of total electrical supply in 2013, up from 5.4 percent in 2012, with 11 states producing nonhydro renewable energy at more than twice the national average, according to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

TradeWind acquires Oklahoma wind farm for $60M


TradeWind Energy has purchased the Osage wind farm project in Oklahoma from renewable energy company NTR for $60 million.

Solar surcharge bill approved by Oklahoma House


The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill earlier this week that may add extra charges to utility customers who want to install rooftop solar panels or small wind turbines. 

Minnesota Power files state, federal permits to build international transmission line to deliver hydropower


Minnesota Power, an ALLETE Company (NYSE:ALE), applied to state and federal regulators for permits to build the 500-kV Great Northern Transmission Line from Minnesota to an electric substation on the Mesabi Iron Range.

EIA: Twelve states responsible for majority of U.S. wind power in 2013


In 2013, 12 states were responsible for 80 percent of U.S. wind power, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Electric Power Monthly report.

Canada’s largest wind project completed


Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Energy Group Inc. has completed the South Kent Wind project.

Mexico’s largest wind farm project secures financing


Fisterra Energy, a company majority owned by funds managed by Blackstone (NYSE:BX), and Blackstone Energy Partners, has reached financial closing for Ventika, Mexico’s largest onshore wind farm.

Climate change meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels


After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it.

IKEA purchases 98-MW wind power project


IKEA U.S announced Thursday it has purchased the 98-MW Hoopeston Wind power project in Hoopeston, Ill.

Maine DEP: First Wind needs to show financial records


The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is ordering First Wind to prove that it has enough money to build four wind power projects.

GE launches new wind turbine


General Electric (NYSE: GE) has launched a new wind turbine, specifically for India’s wind market.

U.S. wind energy reduced carbon emissions by 4.4% in 2013


The U.S. wind sector helped to reduce power industry carbon emissions by 96 million metric tons in 2013, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

Senate Finance Committee sends wind power PTC extension to Senate floor


The Senate Finance Committee has approved a package a tax break extensions that includes an extension of the wind power production tax credit.

DTE Energy to acquire 50 percent of NextEra wind farm


DTE Energy will be acquiring 50 percent of NextEra’s 149.6-MW Pheasant Run Wind Project in Michigan, according to a report from The Huron Daily Tribune.

Iowa wind farm receives utility permits


The Lundgren Wind Project has received utility permits from the Webster County Board of Supervisors.

EDF Renewables unit orders Vestas wind turbines for Texas project


EDF Renewable Energy ordered 194-MW of V100-2.0 MW wind turbines from Vestas as part of a Master Supply Agreement announced in September 2013.

Interactive Map: Watch how fast wind farms have spread across the US


Two new online interactive maps produced by the federal government show where the nation’s wind farms are, how quickly they were built and what impact they may have on the landscape.

APUC acquires remaining stake in wind energy portfolio for $115mn


Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (TSX: AQN) closed on the acquisition of the remaining 40 percent of the 400-MW wind energy portfolio from Gamesa Wind U.S. LLC for $115 million.

AWEA study replies to wind industry criticism


The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued a report March 27 seeking to refute some power industry criticism about the market effects of wind.