BP plc and Sempra Energy have announced plans to make a combined investment of $1 billion dollars to develop two wind farms.
The Obama Administration has announced a group of pilot projects selected for a newly formed team charged with expediting and simplifying the building of transmission lines in the United States.
Siemens AG (NYSE: SI) said this week its U.S. division Siemens Energy will supply power equipment and long-term service to PacifiCorp’s proposed 637-megawatt (MW) Lake Side 2 combined-cycle gas-fired power plant at Vineyard, Utah, 30 miles south of Salt Lake City. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Texas retains its huge lead as the largest generator of electricity in the U.S., including the largest total amount of renewable energy generation and the largest year-over-year additions of renewable energy, according to EnergyBoom’s analysis of the latest U.S. Energy Information Agency data for January and February 2011 released May 13. Renewable energy in this data is defined as wind, solar, wood-derived fuels and biomass, and geothermal.
In the past few days, and amidst continuous Republican (GOP) criticism, the U.S. Department of Interior has made several announcements regarding the expansion of coal production and deep-water oil exploration.