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Renewable Energy

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  • Q&A: How can California handle the challenges of renewable energy?

    Q&A: How can California handle the challenges of renewable energy?
    Gov. Jerry Brown and his allies in the Legislature want California to generate half of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, an increase from the target of one-third by 2020. However, making sure all that clean energy can be used when needed...
  • Industry group backs 2016 ballot initiative for 'solar choice' in Florida

    Industry group backs 2016 ballot initiative for 'solar choice' in Florida
    The nationwide Solar Energy Industries Association has given "strong support" to a 2016 ballot initiative in Florida that could allow consumers in the state to buy electricity from companies other than utilities. The association calls the initiative...
  • Lake Forest opts not to go green in new electric contract

    The City of Lake Forest, which opted for 100 percent renewable energy in its first electricity contract with an alternate supplier in 2012, has decided to stick with the standard power option this time around. Lake Forest and six other suburbs in the...
  • Virginia gets country's first wind energy research lease in federal waters

    Virginia gets country's first wind energy research lease in federal waters
    Virginia is the first state in the country to secure a wind energy research lease to build and operate turbines in federal waters, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday. The agreement with the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will...
  • California's push for clean energy has a problem: no place to store it

    California's push for clean energy has a problem: no place to store it
    On a quiet Sunday morning last April, power plants were pumping far more energy into California's electricity grid than residents needed for their refrigerators, microwaves and television sets. So officials made an odd request in a state that prides...
  • New plan seeks to turn chicken manure to energy

    New plan seeks to turn chicken manure to energy
    A New Hampshire-based company has teamed with poultry giant Perdue to propose a $200 million plant on the Eastern Shore to extract energy from chicken manure, offering its plan as a viable remedy for the farm pollution fouling the Chesapeake Bay....
  • County explores solar power pilot program for Animal Control building

    County explores solar power pilot program for Animal Control building
    Kane County Animal Control is the perfect place for a solar power pilot program which could provide immediate savings for the county, officials said. "We have a pretty good foundation for making energy improvements in county buildings," Resource...
  • As wind power booms, Texas lawmakers consider yanking support

    DALLAS Thousands of wind turbines have sprung up across West Texas and up and down the Gulf Coast. Companies as diverse as Google and Dow Chemical are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in Texas in a race to lower their carbon emissions. With...
  • Frank Clemente: Fossil-free protesters oppose energies that improve our lives

    As a university professor for more than 30 years, I can state unequivocally that campus rhetoric never produced one single kilowatt hour of electricity, never cooked one meal and never fueled one automobile. The coal, natural gas and oil that do all...
  • Kansas Legislature mulls slashing green energy incentives

    Renewable energy groups say two proposals in the Kansas Legislature would threaten the young industry's existence by shortening a lifetime property tax exemption for wind and solar farms and imposing a 4.33 percent excise tax on ethanol fuel and renewable...
  • California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought

    Flying over the Sierra Nevada as California entered its fourth year of drought, the state's energy chief looked down and saw stark bare granite cloaked in dirty brown haze — not the usual pristine white peaks heaped with snow that would run the...