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  • Solar Power Program In Avon Advances

    Solar Power Program In Avon Advances
    AVON — Solar power panels are set to go on the roofs of two schools and a town building after the plans cleared an important hurdle in July. Those panels are expected to go on the roofs of Avon High School, Avon Middle School and the town's...
  • Coal, health advocates square off over proposed federal carbon controls during Pittsburgh hearing

    PITTSBURGH — Hearings on proposed federal carbon controls for coal-burning power plants spawned a march by thousands of coal miners and a rally by hundreds of environmentalists — and succeeded in demonstrating that a major change in the...
  • Conservation smarts

    When we think about it at all, most of us probably consider energy conservation at home to be a worthwhile pursuit — as long as it doesn't cost too much in time, money and effort. Though we may not be ready to spend thousands on solar power, many of...
  • Cap and dividend [Editorial]

    Cap and dividend  [Editorial]
    How would you like to receive a quarterly check from the federal government? Most taxpayers would surely be happy with such an arrangement. But here's the really good part: What if by accepting that check you were also helping your country reduce a form...
  • Insight - The cost of caring for Europe's elderly nuclear plants

    LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's ageing nuclear fleet will undergo more prolonged outages over the next few years, reducing the reliability of power supply and costing plant operators many millions of dollars. Nuclear power provides about a third of the...
  • Italian firm wins Maryland offshore wind leases

    Italian firm wins Maryland offshore wind leases
    An Italian renewable-energy company won the rights to develop offshore wind projects in nearly 80,000 acres of Atlantic waters off Maryland's coast with an $8.7 million bid Tuesday. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management declared US Wind Inc. the...
  • In anticipating EPA plan, states can follow examples of neighbors

    While debate rages on about the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gas pollution from existing U.S. power plants, it's important to take a look at what is already working around the country from the...
  • FPL gets OK for voluntary solar-energy fee

    FPL gets OK for voluntary solar-energy fee
    TALLAHASSEE — State regulators have approved a program that will allow Florida Power & Light customers to voluntarily chip in $9 a month to help pay for solar-energy projects, despite opposition from two groups that work to expand the use of solar...
  • Why automakers will build more hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

    Why automakers will build more hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
    Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles could soon gain ground on electric cars in the race to develop zero-emission cars, according to a new report. The auto industry is seeing a convergence of factors that make fuel cell cars more viable, according to the...
  • Exelon, politics and Illinois' low-carbon future

    Exelon, politics and Illinois' low-carbon future
    As a series of policy meetings kicks off Monday in Chicago to begin hashing out a plan to cut carbon emissions in Illinois, Chicago-based Exelon is busy pulling political strings to ensure it is rewarded financially for its nuclear power plants, which...
  • Puerto Rico keeps the lights on, but debt crisis far from over

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico managed to keep its electricity flowing this week – but creditors made it clear that the crisis enveloping the island's power utility is far from over. Banks, led by Citibank and Canada's Scotiabank, on Thursday...