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Basin Electric to begin construction after transmission line gets final approval

A transmission project to help provide electrical reliability and stability in the Williston Basin got the final nod from two federal agencies and is set to begin construction 

CenterPoint Energy, ERCOT, others argue over Houston Import project

The Houston Import Project is a new 345-kV transmission line from the Limestone substation the Zenith substation 

Virginia's Dominion to buy two EDF solar power projects in California

Earlier in 2014, Dominion announced agreements to purchase solar energy projects totaling 159 MW in California 

West Virginia legislators say anti-coal rhetoric not helping

In the Mountain State, federal campaigns have hammered on the fear of federal regulation further stifling coal 

Con Edison 345 kV transmission line moves forward

The project involves building the Sugarloaf to Rock Tavern segment of a 345-kV line between the Ramapo and Rock Tavern substations 

Brazil's hydropower potential may be completely tapped by 2030

Brazil's installed capacity currently stands at about 130 GW, of which hydro accounts for more than two thirds

Burlington, Vermont now uses 100 percent renewable energy

Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass

Chile to study impact of transmission interconnection

CNE plans to have the interconnection complete by 2020 as part of President Michelle Bachelet's 2014-18 energy agenda 

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