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NextEra greening CitiField power

NextEra Energy Resources, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, is offsetting the environmental impacts of the electricity used at CitiField for the next three years in an effort to keep the open-air stadium's sustainability initiatives at the fore.

Duke Energy retires Beckjord coal early

In 2011, Duke Energy announced its intention to retire its coal-fired W.C. Beckjord Station (units 1 through 6 totaling 862 MW) by January 1, 2015, as the result of increasingly stringent Environmental Protection Agency regulations on power plant emissions. On September 1, 2014, Duke Energy will retire Beckjord Station's remaining coal-fired units 5 and 6.

Solar project showcases innovation between Minnesota Power, military

Minnesota Power is joining forces with the Minnesota National Guard to build a major solar energy project at the state's largest military base, Camp Ripley. If approved, the project will be the largest solar energy installation on military property in the state.

Generating energy from coffee waste

Four years in, the Energy from Coffee Wastewater project led by UTZ Certified, the Netherlands-based sustainability program, has proven that it is possible to generate energy, tackle climate change and protect water resources by treating discharges from coffee mills.

Consumers Energy cleaning up Karn plant

Consumers Energy is wrapping up a $250 million technology upgrade at its largest power plant-- the Karn/Weadock complex-- as part of its commitment to cleaning up Michigan's air.

China leading global solar demand, but the Americas growing fast

In 2013, China became the largest solar market in the world with 11.8 GW installed-- key, Lux says, to faster-than-expected global recovery.

UK headed for steep decline in renewable energy investments

The United Kingdom's distributed power generation market, which comprises wind, solar photovoltaic (PV) and combined heat and power installed capacity, will experience a significant decline by 2019-- from almost $2.5 billion in 2013 to $939 million, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.

EPE adding 25 MW to solar portfolio

In the last year alone, EPE has doubled its utility-scale solar portfolio. EPE currently has 97 MW of solar power and will have added another 10 MW by the end of 2014.

Transforming NY solar into a self-sustaining industry

New York's multiple solar programs are transitioning to the new single, statewide NY-Sun Incentive Program in an effort designed to support the State's solar economy through the $1 billion NY-Sun Initiative, which will significantly expand deployment of solar across the state, add more than 3,000 MW to the state's solar capacity and, ultimately, transform New York's solar market into a self-sustaining industry.

Utilities, state teaming up to further clean energy on Long Island

As part of the PowerUp Long Island initiative, coordinated by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and New York Power Authority (NYPA), the state and their utility partners are already coordinating and actively working on a number of projects and proposals across Long Island to create an efficient clean energy system, deploy distributed resources and manage demand across Long Island.