One of Canada's larger oil companies has made an equity investment of $3 million in a company that develops solar and wind energy in the state of Vermont.
The pursuit of wind energy in Nebraska would produce more in-state economic benefits than imported natural gas and coal., even without the local benefits of manufacturing turbines and related components.
The international demand for wind energy slowed a bit last year, but remained strong with 3,500 megawatts being installed, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
A small city in New Brunswick will receive $100,000 to undertake a renewable energy feasibility study in wind power.
The U.S. Senate is expected to introduce a bill that will provide support for renewable energy.
Plans to build the world's two largest wind power plants underline the growing maturity of the technology, says the U.S. wind lobby group.
The Texas Public Utility Commission has approved a licence for Green Mountain Energy Company to sell renewable energy electricity in the state.
An electric utility co-op in Minnesota will triple the size of its wind energy program this year to meet consumer demand.
The market for renewable energy in Sweden has expanded as a result of the country's decision to close a nuclear reactor in 1999, according to a report prepared for the Canadian government.
Wind power producers in California were blown away when after years of struggling to turn a tiny profit, the price of their energy quadrupled late last year and they were making huge profits.