The Illinois Commerce Commission has granted approval for Clean Line Energy Partners’ Rock Island Clean Line, intended to transmit power 500 miles from wind farms in the Plains states, Crain’s Chicago Business reports.
A prediction that Texas will get a fifth of its electricity from solar by 2025 may be overly “ambitious,” according to John Fainter, chief of the Association of Electric Companies of Texas, but he says its share of generation will grow as costs come down, Platts reports.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal signed an agreement Tuesday for an Indian company to build a $1 billion hydroelectric plant to boost supplies in the energy-starved Himalayan nation and export power to India.
The move comes as regional leaders, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, arrived in Nepal for a meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal is signing an agreement Tuesday for an Indian company to build a $1 billion hydroelectricity plant to boost supplies in the energy-starved Himalayan nation and to export power to India.
The move comes as regional leaders, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, are arriving in Nepal for a summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.
The Interior Department will offer the largest area to date for Atlantic Ocean wind energy development, with a competitive auction of areas off the Massachusetts coast.
The department on Monday announced the Jan. 29 sale of more than 742,000 acres for potential wind farm construction, an area that is nearly double the acreage previously leased in Atlantic federal waters.
With the cost of solar and wind power dropping dramatically in recent years, the renewable energy sources are becoming more directly competitive with electricity from gas and coal-fired plants, The New York Times reports.
A new report from the Environment America Research and Policy Center claims solar power has the potential to provide so much electricity that it could generate more than a hundred times what the U.S. consumes, according to The Washington Post.
Pioneer Natural Resources is the second U.S. firm, after Enterprise Products, to begin exploring how to take advantage of the end of the U.S. oil export ban and could begin shipments by the middle of next year, The Hill reports.
Two competing initiatives designed to give Florida residents a constitutional right to rooftop solar energy are running out of time without enough signatures yet to make next November's ballot, the Naples Daily News reports.
SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive joined Sen. Charles E. Schumer in Buffalo this week to call the five-year extension of a federal tax subsidy "super important" to the continued growth of the solar power industry, The Buffalo News reports.
Continued concerns about oversupply forced oil prices downward early Wednesday, nearing an 11-year low already reached once this week. London Brent fell 31 cents to $37.05 a barrel while U.S. crude remained unchanged at $37.50, Reuters reports.
A group of researchers at MIT, the University of California-Berkeley, and the University of Colorado have developed a new computer microchip that uses optical technology and creates the potential to make future computer data centers more energy efficient, the journal Science reports.
A Japanese court on Thursday rejected safety concerns and approved letting Kansai Electric Power, the country's second biggest utility, restart four nuclear reactors shuttered since the 2011 Fukushima disaster, Reuters reports.