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Siemens' Renewable Arm Cutting 200 U.S. Jobs

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) plans to lay off 200 workers at two U.S. wind power equipment manufacturing facilities. The company on Feb. 9 said the job cuts are due…


Iowa Utility Proposes $3.9 Billion Renewable Energy Project

A subsidiary of billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy has announced it plans to invest another $3.9 billion into renewable energy in Iowa, with a project that would add more…


Large Solar, Storage Project Planned at Former Nuclear Power Site
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Alliant Energy has announced its plan for a solar energy and storage facility at the site of the former Duane Arnold nuclear power plant near Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The project…


Red Rock Hydroelectric Project: Successfully Generating New Power from a Pre-Existing Dam

There are challenges to adding power generating capability to a dam built for flood control, but the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project shows that the obstacles are not insurmountable. With the…


Retirement Set for Wisconsin’s Second-Largest Coal Plant
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The Columbia Energy Center, a two-unit 1,100-MW coal-fired station located in Columbia County, Wisconsin, south of Portage, will be permanently retired by the end of 2024.    Alliant Energy, which…