SDG&E's Sunrise Powerlink Reaches 1,000 Megawatt Renewable Energy Goal

Solar | Dec 18 - PR Newswire
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced today that more than 1,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable power is being delivered to the San Diego region made possible by the Sunrise Powerlink transmission line.

Utilities to resume accepting clean energy next year

International | Dec 18 - Japan Economic Newswire
Japanese utilities are expected to resume signing contracts to buy renewable energy from next year after the government on Thursday decided on measures to revamp a so-called feed-in tariff system that has been hit by setbacks.

ACCIONA Energía starts up the photovoltaic plant with the highest production in Africa

International | Dec 18 - TendersInfo (India)
Located in north-western South Africa, Sishen is the biggest solar plant ever built by the Company, with 319,600 photovoltaic modules and estimated electricity generation of 216 GWh per year.

Mankato power plant could nearly double in size

Fossil & Biomass | Dec 18 - Free Press (Mankato, MN)
The Mankato natural gas power plant will nearly double in size under a Minnesota Public Utilities Commission authorization Monday, and a solar project that could bring three large solar arrays to the Mankato area was also given a final go-ahead.

Pattern Energy Expands Credit Facilities to $350 Million

Business & Corporate | Dec 18 - GlobeNewswire
Pattern Energy Group Inc. (Nasdaq:PEGI) (TSX:PEG) today announced that it has expanded commitments under its corporate credit facility agreement to US$350 million from US$145 million.

PSE, RES Americas to Develop Battery Storage Project

Energy Storage | Dec 18 - PR Newswire
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) have signed agreements to cooperate on launching an innovative battery storage project in Whatcom County that could pave the way for larger scale efforts in PSE's service territory.

Pinnacle West Declares Quarterly Dividend

Business & Corporate | Dec 18 - Business Wire
Pinnacle West Capital Corporation’s (NYSE: PNW) Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.595 per share of common stock, payable on March 2, 2015, to shareholders of record on February 2, 2015.

CMS Energy Names Annette Gardiner as Vice President of Shared Services

Business & Corporate | Dec 18 - PR Newswire
CMS Energy announced today that Annette Gardiner will start as vice president of shared services, effective Jan. 12, 2015.

SunPower and Sunverge Charge Into 2015 with Solar and Battery Storage Offering in the U.S. and Australia

Energy Storage | Dec 18 - PR Newswire
SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) and Sunverge Energy, Inc. today announced an exclusive agreement that offers SunPower's fully integrated SunPower solar power systems and Sunverge's advanced Solar Integration System (SIS) energy storage solutions to residential customers and utilities in the U.S.

LDK Solar Announces New Module Sales Agreement

International | Dec 18 - China Weekly News
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at China Weekly News -- LDK Solar CO., Ltd. in provisional liquidation ("LDK Solar" or the "Company") announced that its Chinese subsidiary, LDK Solar Hi-Tech (Nanchang) Co., Ltd. ("LDK Solar Nanchang"), has signed a new module supply agreement with Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Electric Power Design Institute, a leading EPC company in China and owned by ...

1st commercial hydrogen station in Tokyo, surrounding region opens

International | Dec 18 - Japan Economic Newswire
The first commercial hydrogen fuel station in Tokyo and its surrounding region opened in the capital's Nerima Ward on Thursday, a move aimed at promoting the use of environmentally friendly, hydrogen-powered vehicles.

Fledgling green energy industry finally begins to get off the ground

International | Dec 18 - Hull Daily Mail (England)
Fledgling green energy industry finally begins to get off the ground ; For green energy, 2014 will be remembered as the year everything came together.

Honda's hydrogen fuel car to make U.S. debut at Detroit auto show

Distributed & Cogeneration | Dec 18 - Los Angeles Times (CA)
Joining an increasingly crowded field of automakers producing zero-emissions alternative fuel vehicles, Honda's FCV hydrogen-powered concept car is to make its U.S. debut at the January North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Support Gathers For Legislation To Cap Fixed Fees On Power Bills

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | Dec 18 - Hartford Courant (CT)
The controversial decision by regulators Wednesday to approve a higher fixed customer fee for Connecticut Light & Power's customers has sparked a strong response from lawmakers and energy advocates who say they will push for legislation to cap those fees.

ALLETE Clean Energy Expands Wind Portfolio with Acquisition of Iowa Facility

Business & Corporate | Dec 18 - Business Wire
ALLETE Clean Energy has finalized the acquisition of a wind generation facility in Storm Lake, Iowa, adding another 108 megawatts (MW) to its growing renewable energy portfolio.

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