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August 14 Green Energy News

World:

  • German utility RWE is to make cuts to its generation capacity, blaming the huge expansion of renewable energy, particularly solar, that has seen gas and coal-fired plants take losses, as it reveals its first half 2013 results. [NewNet]

US:

  • Siemens will be constructing the federal government’s largest wind farm for the National Nuclear Security Administration. It will have five 2.3 MW Siemens turbines and will be near a nuclear weapons and disassembly facility. It should be completed by the summer of 2014. [EcoSeed]
  • Xcel Energy is proposing a fourth Upper Midwest wind project. Reduced customer costs and lower carbon emissions are among the benefits of a 150-megawatt Upper Midwest wind project Xcel Energy has proposed to regulators, the company said today. [Your Renewable News]
  • A bill signed by President Obama, the US Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act, will improve the permitting process for small and conduit hydropower projects at bureau facilities. [RenewablesBiz]
  • Ocean Renewable Power Co., based in Portland, Maine, has been running its pilot project, a tide-powered generator, near Eastport, for about a year. Now it is set to enter the next stage of development with installation of more turbines. [Bangor Daily News]
  • The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians have formed a joint venture with Terrible Herbst Inc. and Stronghold Engineering Inc. to build as much as 1.5 GW of renewable-energy projects on its land in Nevada. The first project will be a 250 MW solar farm. [Bloomberg]

 

 

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