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Obama Administration Announces Seven Major Renewable Energy Infrastructure Projects

Today, as a part of his We Can’t Waitinitiative, President Obama announced that seven nationally and regionally significant solar and wind energy projects will be expedited, including projects in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Wyoming. Together, these job-creating infrastructure projects would produce nearly 5,000 megawatts (MW) of clean energy – enough to power approximately 1.5 million … Continue reading Obama Administration Announces Seven Major Renewable Energy Infrastructure Projects

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Developing Wind Energy, Solar Power, and Geothermal Energy on Public Lands

Today, on the eve of the National Clean Energy Summit 5.0 in Las Vegas, the Center for American Progress released “The Vast Potential for Renewable Energy in the American West,” an analysis projecting that the federal lands in six western states—Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah—could house clean energy projects with the potential … Continue reading Developing Wind Energy, Solar Power, and Geothermal Energy on Public Lands

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U.S. Military Adds More Electric Vehicles

It’s not too uncommon to find hybrids and electric cars within the Department of Defense budget. Electric vehicles are becoming a more common sight on military bases as the Department of Defense adds “road-capable” electric cars such as the Chevy Volt to a fleet of thousands of smaller battery-powered vehicles. Some of the Micro-Vett Edyone … Continue reading U.S. Military Adds More Electric Vehicles

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Developing Wind Power, Solar Energy, and Geothermal Energy on Public Lands

“We appreciate the extensive efforts of Secretaries Chu and Salazar and the Departments of Energy and Interior on the Solar PEIS and we look forward to developing our next generation of utility-scale concentrated solar power projects to provide utilities with clean, sustainable and reliable solar energy.” Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah—the “Four … Continue reading Developing Wind Power, Solar Energy, and Geothermal Energy on Public Lands

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Wind Energy: Why extending the PTC is good policy

The following was posted as a response to a question about the Production Tax Credit on the National Journal Energy Experts blog. As I’m sure most readers know by now, the wind energy production tax credit (PTC) advanced last Thursday, winning strong bipartisan support from the Senate Finance Committee. We applaud the Committee for this … Continue reading Wind Energy: Why extending the PTC is good policy

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Wind energy: wind farm in Minnesota with GE’s wind turbines

The two wind power agreements relate to the construction of the wind farm located in Minnesota, which will have an installed capacity of 200 MW, requiring a total equity investment of approximately 305 million USD. Under the terms of the equity partnership agreement, EFS Prairie Rose, a GE Capital subsidiary, will invest approx. 156 million … Continue reading Wind energy: wind farm in Minnesota with GE’s wind turbines

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Wind energy: PTC advances in U.S. Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support

Extension of critical tax relief to save 37,000 jobs in wind power and continue growing U.S. manufacturing advanced in the Senate Finance Committee today with strong bipartisan support. By an overwhelming bipartisan margin of 19-5, the Committee passed an extenders package that included an extension of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). On … Continue reading Wind energy: PTC advances in U.S. Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support

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Wisconsin Energy to buy wind farm with 20 wind turbines

Wisconsin’s largest electric utility will spend $27-million-to buy an existing wind farm in the southwest part of the state. Wisconsin Energy, the parent of We Energies, has agreed to buy the Montfort Energy Center near Montfort in Grant County. Next-Era Energy Resources of Florida currently owns the facility. It opened 11 years ago, and it … Continue reading Wisconsin Energy to buy wind farm with 20 wind turbines

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North Carolina Wind Energy Supply Chain Workshop Announced

Manufacturers interested in learning about the opportunities created by joining the wind energy supply chain are encouraged to attend the North Carolina Wind Energy Supply Chain Workshop on Tuesday, September 18 at NC State University. This one-day workshop— made possible by a partnership between the NC State University Industrial Extension Services, BlueGreen Alliance Foundation, GLWN, … Continue reading North Carolina Wind Energy Supply Chain Workshop Announced

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Wind energy: New poll shows that Iowa voters are not likely to support an anti-wind farm candidate

The American Wind Energy Association is disappointed that the Romney campaign has come out with an anti-wind farm stance, particularly in Iowa, the state that gets 20% of its power from wind and the state with more major manufacturing facilities than any other. According to a statement to the Des Moines Register, the presidential candidate supports … Continue reading Wind energy: New poll shows that Iowa voters are not likely to support an anti-wind farm candidate

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BP Wind Energy and Sempra Move into Full Construction of $250 Million Wind Farm in Pennsylvania

REVE BP Wind Energy and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power announced today that the Mehoopany Wind Farm has moved into full construction. BP Wind Energy and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power announced today that the Mehoopany Wind Farm has moved into full construction.  On completion, it will be the largest wind power project in the state of  Pennsylvania and … Continue reading BP Wind Energy and Sempra Move into Full Construction of $250 Million Wind Farm in Pennsylvania

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Wind farm developer to delay project due to PTC uncertainty

An Illinois wind power developer has delayed construction of a 175 MW, $300 million wind energy project in Logan County, Ill. by at least two years, according to Platts. American Wind Energy Management originally expected its Sugar Creek Wind farm to glean tax credits from the Production Tax Credit, which is set to expire at … Continue reading Wind farm developer to delay project due to PTC uncertainty

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U.S.: 200,000 GW of solar power could be installed

The study considered five different types of renewable energy generating technologies – solar energy (photovoltaic, concentrated solar power), wind power, biopower, geothermal energy and hydropower. Solar power technologies were further subdivided into utility-scale photovoltaics for urban and rural areas, rooftop photovoltaics and concentrating solar power.  Texas and California are the biggest winners in this category, … Continue reading U.S.: 200,000 GW of solar power could be installed

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Interior Unveils First-ever National Solar Energy Plan for Public Lands

“We appreciate the extensive efforts of Secretaries Chu and Salazar and the Departments of Energy and Interior on the Solar PEIS and we look forward to developing our next generation of utility-scale concentrated solar power projects to provide utilities with clean, sustainable and reliable solar energy.” The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following news … Continue reading Interior Unveils First-ever National Solar Energy Plan for Public Lands

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Top U.S. Energy Department Official Visits Iowa, Calls on Congress to Extend Wind Energy PTC

REVE In 2011, Iowa generated nearly 19 percent of its total electricity from wind energy, making it one of America’s wind energy leaders. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Iowa’s wind industry supported 4,000 to 5,000 direct and indirect jobs in 2010.   Today, Under Secretary for Energy (Acting) and Assistant Secretary for … Continue reading Top U.S. Energy Department Official Visits Iowa, Calls on Congress to Extend Wind Energy PTC

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Interior Unveils National Solar Power Plan for Public Lands

“We appreciate the extensive efforts of Secretaries Chu and Salazar and the Departments of Energy and Interior on the Solar PEIS and we look forward to developing our next generation of utility-scale concentrated solar power projects to provide utilities with clean, sustainable and reliable solar energy.” The Departments of the Interior and Energy released a … Continue reading Interior Unveils National Solar Power Plan for Public Lands

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Obama Administration Releases Final Solar Energy Program

. “We appreciate the extensive efforts of Secretaries Chu and Salazar and the Departments of Energy and Interior on the Solar PEIS and we look forward to developing our next generation of utility-scale concentrating solar power projects to provide utilities with clean, sustainable and reliable solar energy.” The Departments of Interior and Energy today announced … Continue reading Obama Administration Releases Final Solar Energy Program

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