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After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom and glut


The utilities say they can't accommodate the flood of newcomers to the green energy business, throwing in doubt the future of Japan's up-to-now aggressive strategy on renewable energy. Another challenge is that supplies of power from sources such as solar are not reliable enough or easily stored.

Samsung, Pattern close on $517.9mn financing for wind energy plant


Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP completed a C$580 million ($517.9 million) construction and term loan financing for a wind energy project in Ontario.

Sempra celebrates commercial operations of wind energy project in Nebraska


Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), celebrated the commercial operations of Nebraska's newest clean energy project, the 75-MW Broken Bow II wind farm.

Wind energy farm in Quebec receives government decree


Innergex Renewable Energy has received a government decree from the Quebec government for a $324 million 150-MW wind energy project.

U.S. CO2 emissions drop in past five of eight years, EIA says


Emissions reductions in the electric power sector lead a decline in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in five of the past eight years, according to analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

GSA signs largest US Federal Government contract for wind energy


MG2 Tribal Energy, a joint venture between Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians and Geronimo Energy, has announced that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to purchase 140-MW of clean wind energy from the Walnut Ridge Wind Farm in western Illinois.

Poised for Growth


One year ago, California adopted the nation's first energy storage mandate for investor-owned utilities. The new mandate is accelerating the development of emerging storage technologies. Power Engineering examines the market for grid-scale energy storage in North America.

Offshore Wind Study Offers Encouraging Prospects for U.S. Coastlines


Three years ago, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded an investigative research team to conduct a national study on the feasibility for offshore wind integration into the U.S. grid.

Gamesa sells 74 MW Mexico wind farm


Gamesa turned over ownership of a 74-MW wind farm in Mexico to Grupo México.

Quebec wind energy farm receives government decree


Innergex Renewable Energy (TSX: INE) received a government decree from the Quebec government for a C$365 million ($324 million) 150-MW wind energy project in the province.

Wärtsilä supplies natural gas plant in Oklahoma to balance wind and solar generation


Wärtsilä has entered into a contract to supply a 56-MW Smart Power Generation power plant, including three of its 50SG natural gas engines, to the Stillwater Utilities Authority (SUA) in Oklahoma.

Siemens signs two long-term wind service agreements in US


Siemens (NYSE: SI) has entered into two long-term service and maintenance agreements covering 132 of its SWT-2.3 turbines at the White Creek Wind and the Harvest Wind projects near Roosevelt, Washington.

Yahoo! invests in wind energy, signs PPA with OwnEnergy


Yahoo!, Inc. has entered into a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with OwnEnergy, to purchase wind power which will be used to offset much of Yahoo's energy usage in the Great Plains region.

EDF EN Canada completes wind power project in Quebec


EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles Group, has successfully completed the La Mitis Wind Project located in the unorganized territory Lac-à-la-Croix in the MRC of La Mitis, in Quebec, Canada.

MidAmerican Energy to invest $280M in wind power


MidAmerican Energy Co. announced plans to invest an additional $280 million for the development of a new wind farm in Adams County, Iowa; and to expand a second site in O’Brien County in 2015.

Alstom, DCNS team on floating offshore wind turbine project


Alstom Renewable Power and DCNS teamed up to develop and commercialize an integrated system for a semi-submersible 6-MW floating wind turbine that could eventually open for export.

Vestas cancels 254 MW wind energy project in Brazil


Vestas has canceled a 254-MW supply deal with CPFL Renováveis, over concerns about regulatory uncertainty in Brazil, according to Business News America.

Illinois wind farm project to sell wind energy to Microsoft


EDF Renewable Energy started construction on an Illinois wind farm project they say should start producing electricity early next year.

Duke Energy Renewable Services sign O&M contracts for Wisconsin wind farms


Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) Renewable Services has entered into a five-year service agreement for two wind projects in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, owned by Madison Gas and Electric and Wisconsin Public Service.

NV Energy seeks RFP for 100 MW of renewable energy


NV Energy (NYSE: NVE) is seeking proposals to secure up to 100-MW of additional renewable energy resources that provide the greatest economic benefit to Nevada.