Wind turbines manufactured by Gamesa Corp. stand at the Bharat Light & Power Ltd. Amberi wind farms in Rewalkawadi, Maharashtra, India, on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government in July restored a wind-farm tax benefit, which could propel wind installations to a three-year high of 2,600 megawatts in 2014, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Renewable energy forecast to grow 9 percent in 2016

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On a percentage basis the largest gains are expected to come in solar energy, which is anticipated to grow 28 percent.
Wind turbines and oil pumpjack in action Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, north of Stanton, Texas.
(James Durbin/Reporter-Telegram)

Texas beats all other states combined in planned wind power growth

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Despite the Lone Star State’s vast number of wind farms already in operation, Texas now counts more than half of the entire nation’s wind growth currently under construction.
An employees stands for a photograph near wind turbines manufactured by Gamesa Corp. at the Bharat Light & Power Ltd. Amberi wind farms in Rewalkawadi, Maharashtra, India, on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government in July restored a wind-farm tax benefit, which could propel wind installations to a three-year high of 2,600 megawatts in 2014, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Renewables attracted record $329 billion of investment in 2015

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While oil companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell Plc eliminate jobs and curb capital spending to cope with prices that have fallen two-thirds in 18 months, renewables are enjoying a renaissance underpinned by rules designed to curb fossil-fuel emissions damaging the atmosphere.
API President Jack Gerard  (Bloomberg)

Top oil lobbyist touts U.S. energy production, emissions reductions

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The head of the oil industry’s top lobbying group says the U.S. is an emerging global energy powerhouse, and can can grow even stronger if the federal government imposes fewer regulations.
Thad Hill

Renewables, natural gas to grow after Paris climate and budget agreements

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Calpine, the owner of the nation’s largest fleet of gas power plants, walks a fine line in supporting the Paris talks and the federal Clean Power Plan to reduce emissions at power plants, while also opposing the five-year extensions of wind and solar tax credits in the federal budget approved Friday by Congress. Hill supports a carbon tax, but in a “level playing field” without tax credits.
Wind turbines manufactured by Gamesa Corp. stand at the Bharat Light & Power Ltd. Amberi wind farms in Rewalkawadi, Maharashtra, India, on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government in July restored a wind-farm tax benefit, which could propel wind installations to a three-year high of 2,600 megawatts in 2014, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Wind and solar sectors applaud federal budget deal

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While the lifting of the crude oil ban received the lion’s share of the attention in the budget compromise, the bill also renews the federal production tax credit, or PTC, that benefits the growth of wind farms and the investment tax credit, or ITC, that discounts the expansion of solar power. The tax credits were expiring, but still would have funded pending projects through 2016.
Solar panels stand in a field in front of wind turbines at the Woodlawn Wind Farm, operated by Infigen Energy, in Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia, on Friday, July 31, 2015. Wind supplied 4 percent of the nationÕs electricity -- equivalent to 1.3 million homes -- at the end of 2013 with new investment almost doubling last year to A$1.5 billion, according to the Clean Energy Council. Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

Texas leads nation in both wind and natural gas power growth

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Texas accounted for more than one-third of the new wind and natural gas-fired power added to the nation’s electric grid this year through September.
Wind turbines and oil pumpjack in action Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, north of Stanton, Texas.
(James Durbin/Reporter-Telegram)

Wind and solar now leading Texas in power growth

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Since May, the grid has added nearly 3,000 megawatts of power capacity — about two-thirds from new wind farms.
(Bob Owen/San Antonio Express News)

Southern Company buys planned Texas solar farm

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The Roserock solar farm will provide power to the city of Austin and surrounding areas through a 20-year power purchase agreement with the municipally owned Austin Energy.
Children play on the rooftop of a house as emissions billow from smokestacks at the NTPC Ltd. Badarpur coal-fired power plant in Badarpur, Delhi, India, on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. (Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg)

India renewable power demand to surge by 2040

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Over the next quarter century, the 240 million people without electricity in India will likely become the biggest force behind global energy demand, the International Energy Agency says in a new report.