Xcel 'investing big' in wind over 7 states
MINNEAPOLIS — Xcel Energy Inc. will undertake the nation's largest multistate expansion of wind energy over the next five years, with 3,380 megawatts of new capacity expected to come online in seven states.
Governor vetoes GOP solar fees legislation
MINNEAPOLIS — Gov. Mark Dayton (D) vetoed the first in what are expected to be a series of legislative reforms of the state's energy policies, giving a win to renewables advocates who said the Republican-backed measure would discourage solar adoption by rural Minnesotans.
N.C. offshore lease sale rakes in $9M
A U.S. subsidiary of the Spanish energy conglomerate Iberdrola SA paid more than $9 million for the rights to develop offshore wind farms on North Carolina's outer continental shelf.
Interior set to auction N.C.'s first offshore wind farm
The Trump administration will broker its first offshore wind energy deal this week as the Interior Department auctions development rights to 122,400 acres of the Atlantic Ocean near North Carolina's Outer Banks.
Power purchasing driving renewables boost more than mandates
State mandates are becoming less important drivers for renewable energy as the market reorients itself around corporate power purchases and other mechanisms like community power aggregation, a new analysis from financial services firm Moody's Investors Service has found.