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  • If there's a War on Coal, it's increasingly clear which side is winning. Wind turbines and solar panels accounted for more than two-thirds of all new electric generation capacity added to the nation's grid in 2015, according to a recent analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy. The remaining third was largely new power plants fueled by natural gas, which has become cheap and ...
  • U.S. energy markets, including those in Oklahoma, are in the midst of a massive, forever-changing transformation. Our one-time historical reliance on large, centrally located coal-fired power plants has gradually shifted toward the growing demand for natural gas, renewables and distributed generation. Predictably, this transition presents both opportunities and challenges -? not just in ...
  • A power generating company is getting zapped over its decision to close a popular park in Pennsylvania — and its handling of the fallout. Talen Energy Corp. abruptly booted the public from Holtwood Picnic & Recreation Area, a 400-acre tract that had served this rural farming community in Lancaster County for at least 50 years. Then the company unapologetically defended the ...
  • Tajikistan is looking to Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) as one of potential investors to modernize the Nurek hydro power plant, the largest HPP in Tajikistan, Avesta news agency reported. According to the Tajik government, around one billion Tajik somoni has been spent for modernization of the Nurek HPP over the past several years, but to complete modernization ...
  • It’s not every day that Maine has an opportunity to take the lead in a growing industry, create and sustain jobs for its people, lower energy costs and fight climate change. We seized that opportunity in 2008, when the Legislature passed changes to the Wind Energy Act that paved the way for the development of wind farms in our state. The wind industry invested more than half a billion dollars ...
  • The nation's biggest integrated power utilities company the Tata Power Company limited, is all set to buy renewable energy assets of Welspun Renewables Energy Pvt Ltd (WREPL), for about $1.45 billion inclusive of debt. The deal is to done valuing the 1152 MW or 1.15 GW portfolio of active and almost ready solar and wind farms. Reportedly, the negotiations are in the last phase and the final ...
  • MINISTERS and energy firm SSE are challenging a judicial review decision that blocked plans for a 67-turbine wind farm near Loch Ness. A judge at the Court of Session said in December the decision to approve the wind farm near Fort Augustus was "defective". Lord Jones said ministers reached their decision on SSE's Stronelairg project "in breach of environmental obligations". However, now the ...
  • Despite lower than anticipated initial interest, Xcel Energy is poised to go forward with two community solar gardens in western Wisconsin. Filings with state utility regulators show Xcel has sold only 12 percent of the available panels but anticipates selling 95 percent by the end of the year. The company's first annual report to the Public Service Commission shows 42 residential customers ...
  • Meeting Australia’s renewable energy target for 2020 appears increasingly difficult, with a report released on budget night describing the progress so far as “adequate under the circumstances” but saying a rapid acceleration is needed. The Renewable Energy Target 2015 administrative report shows that last year about 409 megawatts of renewable energy was committed to. To achieve the target, ...
  • May 04--MARSTONS MILLS -- An osprey nest that caught fire Tuesday morning on a pole on Route 149 and a power outage in that area at that same time were not related, according to an Eversource electric and natural gas company spokesman.