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Gulf Power petitions to add 4 renewable projects to their portfolio

Gulf Power is planning four different projects in the Gulf Region that could power 68,7000 customers in Northwest Florida. The company has submitted four petitions to the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) this year, for renewable energy projects, including wind and solar.

Wind accounted for 10 percent of Texas electricity in 2014

Texas wind is becoming an important part of the energy mix in the state, and according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)-- the operator of the grid covering most of Texas-- more than 10 percent of electricity on the grid in 2014 came from wind generation.

DVP power plants named lowest-cost producers of nuclear

Two Dominion Virginia Power (DVP) stations were recently named as the lowest-cost producers in the nation, among those reporting their numbers to  Nucleonic Week  between 2010 and 2012. The North Anna and Surry power stations were named the lowest and second-lowest cost producers, respectively.

Constellation to build one of the biggest biomass plants in the nation

Exelon Corporation subsidiary Constellation is assisting Procter & Gamble (P&G) in developing an up to 50-megawatt biomass plant that will help run one of P&G's largest U.S. facilities and significantly increase P&G's use of renewable energy.

Moundsville will be first U.S. power plant to burn ethane

Once operational, in early 2018, the plant is expected to be the largest user of natural gas in the state and the first in the U.S. to burn ethane.

Google to invest in wind energy to power Mountain View headquarters

Google has announced a longterm agreement with NextEra Energy Resources to purchase wind energy to power their Mountain View, California North Bayshore headquarters.

Ontario on leading edge of advanced biomass research

Last year, the province of Ontario, Canada, became the first jurisdiction in North America to fully eliminate coal from their generation portfolio. Later that year, Ontario's Atikokan station became North America's largest power plant fueled completely by biomass. Today, Ontario claims home to another generating station being fueled 100 percent by biomass.

Germany leads Europe in installed wind capacity

Wind is surging in Europe, and according to a new report by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), there was more new wind capacity installed on the continent in 2014 than gas and coal combined. 

Exelon expanding generation to back up renewables

Exelon Generation, who currently owns and operates approximately 2,200 megawatts (MW) of both combined cycle and peaking generation in the Boston area, is expanding. In addition to its existing three-unit oil-fired 117 MW peaking facility in Medway, Exelon Generation will add 195 MW of highly efficient, fast-starting electric generation capacity to help meet future energy needs in New England.

Environmentalists take aim at TEP's San Juan Generating Station

A coalition of Arizona community groups and businesses, including the Sierra Club, Sustainable Tucson, and Tucson, are calling on Tucson Electric Power (TEP) to divest from the out-of-state coal-fired San Juan Generating Station, and instead to commit to local, clean energy solutions like rooftop solar.