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Renewable credits move forward in Senate

Senators moved Thursday to restore expired tax credits for wind and biofuels, as part of a bipartisan tax extenders package overwhelmingly approved by the Finance Committee in a markup session.

The package would continue the previous credits for renewable energy, at a rate of $23 per megawatt hour for wind and geothermal power, and $12 per megawatt hour for hydropower.

Buffalo benefits from surge in renewables

Source: 
The New York Times

The renewable energy sector –- including wind, solar and hydropower from Niagra Falls -– is helping to fuel economic revival in Buffalo, The New York Times reports.

$2.2B price tag for SunEdison to buy Vivint Solar

Source: 
Reuters

Looking to extend its reach in the residential market, SunEdison will purchase number-2 U.S. panel installer Vivint Solar in a cash and stock deal worth roughly $2.2 billion, Reuters reports.

N.H. gathering highlights renewable vehicles

Source: 
WMUR

Next weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the ALT Energy Summit, a New Hampshire event that highlights renewable energy transportation in New England and attracts manufacturers, suppliers and inventors, WMUR reports.

Hydrogen gaining Hawaii foothold

Source: 
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The military now has two hydrogen stations to fuel its vehicles on Oahu, and two hydrogen-powered buses will be starting to ferry tourists around Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports.

Deepwater Wind foundations to arrive

Source: 
USA Today

Deepwater Wind is expecting to take delivery this week of the foundations that will support the turbines for what will become the country’s first offshore wind farm, off the coast of Rhode Island, USA Today reports.

New proposal opens new chapter in Florida solar fight

Source: 
Miami Herald

Opponents of a ballot initiative intended to open up the solar market in Florida have proposed a rival plan that would leave rooftop solar under tight government regulation, the Miami Herald reports.

Affordable ‘energy positive’ house unveiled by UK university designers

Source: 
The Guardian

A house that will generate more energy than it uses for eight months of the year – generated by a roof made up entirely of solar panels -- and cost less than $200,000 to build is being unveiled in Wales Thursday, The Guardian reports.

D.C. government inks wind power deal

Source: 
WAMU

More than a third of the power needs of the Washington, D.C. government will be met by wind power under an agreement announced by Mayor Muriel Bowser, WAMU reports.

Vermont energy plan to get update

Source: 
Burlington Free Press

Greater use of renewable and distributed energy such as wind and solar will be reflected in the updated state energy plan in Vermont, Public Service Commissioner Chris Recchia tells the Burlington Free Press.

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