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Wednesday, 11 September 2013 15:54

Utility Moves Forward On $255M Wind Power Project

September 11 -- Consumers Energy plans to begin construction this year on a $255 million wind power project in Michigan that will expand the company's renewable energy options. The unit of Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp. announced Wednesday that it signed a contract with Southfield-based Barton Malow Co. for engineering, procurement and construction services at the Cross Winds Energy Park, a 105-megawatt wind farm in Tuscola County. >>View Article

September 10 -- Xcel Energy Inc. is proposing to triple the amount of utility-scale solar power on its grid in Colorado, and add another 450 megawatts of wind power. The proposal, filed with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, is the result of months of competitive bidding by power plant developers eager to supply electricity to Xcel. >>View Article

September 10 -- The U.S. Army has picked 17 companies that will be eligible to receive orders for wind energy under an umbrella contract valued at up to $7 billion, the Pentagon said on Monday.The companies include many large energy producers including Dominion Energy, a unit of Dominion Resources Inc (D.N); the U.S. unit of Spain's Acciona SA (ANA.MC); Duke Energy Corp (DUK.N); the U.S. unit of France's EDF Energies Nouvelles; and the U.S. unit of Spain's Iberdrola SA (IBE.MC). >>View Article

September 10 -- It is one of the most iconic ports in the world, the dramatic backdrop to everything from ancient Roman sailing ships to World War Two military vessels and gas-guzzling speedboats.Now London's historic River Thames has played host to a new generation of boat -- one which could revolutionize not just the future of nautical design, but scientific research on the high seas. Introducing MS Turanor Planet Solar -- the world's largest solar-powered boat. >>View Article

September 6 -- Five years after Ohio’s renewable energy standard took effect – and a few months before it will be challenged again in the state legislature – an economist with the state’s utility regulator tried to assess how the law was working out. >>View Article

Friday, 06 September 2013 13:53

Geothermal Power Has Nearly Doubled Since '96

September 6 -- Worldwide geothermal power generating capacity will hit 12 gigawatts by the end of the year, nearly doubling its global footprint since 1996, according to a report published this week. The Geothermal Energy Association's report said construction on geothermal plants in Indonesia and the United States will be among those adding substantial supplies of the renewable resource to the grid in the coming years. >>View Article

Thursday, 05 September 2013 16:13

Virginia Expects Offshore Wind Farm In 10 Years

September 5 -- A Virginia power company said it won the rights to develop a wind farm off the state's coast, with the first turbine expected online within the next 10 years. >>View Article

Thursday, 05 September 2013 16:11

Report Shows Geothermal Continues To Grow

September 5 -- According to a new report, there are strong growth signals in the international market for geothermal power. Released by the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA), “2013 Geothermal Power: International Market Overview,” identifies 70 countries moving forward with nearly 700 geothermal power projects. >>View Article

September 4 -- The Strip’s historic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign will glow with solar power this winter. Clark County commissioners approved on Tuesday a plan that will install solar trees nearby, putting that alternative energy into the sign’s lights, which have brightened the Strip’s south edge since 1959. >>View Article

Thursday, 05 September 2013 12:56

Making Michigan Wine With Cheaper Solar Energy

September 4 -- Crain Hill Vineyards in Leelanau County is touted as the first in Michigan to run 100% on solar power, and a start-up energy business sees an opportunity for homes and farms because of the steep price drops to install solar in the last year. >>View Article

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