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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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First U.S. Commercial, Grid-Connected Tidal Energy Project

Today, Energy Secretary Steven Chu recognized the nation’s first commercial, grid-connected tidal energy project off the coast of Eastport, Maine. Leveraging a $10 million investment from the Energy Department, Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) will deploy its first commercial tidal energy device into Cobscook Bay this summer. The project, which injected $14 million into the … Continue reading First U.S. Commercial, Grid-Connected Tidal Energy Project

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Roadmap for Solar Energy Development on Public Lands

As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Department of the Interior, in partnership with the Department of Energy, will publish the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for solar energy development in six southwestern states—Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. The final Solar PEIS represents a major step forward in the … Continue reading Roadmap for Solar Energy Development on Public Lands

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Blue Summit Wind Farm, north of Vernon, with 80 wind turbines

As wind energy puts a new face on energy in West Texas, wind power generated electricity is charging the economies of several small towns and bringing new faces onto the scene – mostly construction workers, some with families. Along U.S. 287 and several routes, tall transmission-line towers are going into place. New substations near Kirkland, between … Continue reading Blue Summit Wind Farm, north of Vernon, with 80 wind turbines

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Wind energy in Alaska: wind farm take shape on Anchorage island

Anchorage’s new wind farm is set to go online by the end of September. When completed, the project, which is being developed by the Cook Inlet Region Incorporated, will provide enough electricity to power 4,000 homes along the rail belt. The transmission line that runs across the inlet is almost done. And this week crews … Continue reading Wind energy in Alaska: wind farm take shape on Anchorage island

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