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Renewable Energy

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  • PSC must put ratepayers first, ease renewable-energy choices

    Recently, the Florida Public Service Commission voted, as former Tallahassee Mayor John Marks termed it, "to approve recommendations setting new goals and policies for energy efficiency." In reality, the PSC ruled to slash goals for energy efficiency...
  • Compost chicken manure, don't burn it

    Compost chicken manure, don't burn it
    Dan Rodricks' recent column urged the new governor to get a large-scale poultry waste incinerator built on the Eastern Shore ("Larry Hogan has a chance to be a green governor," Dec. 13). This awful idea has been floated for 15 years now and has gone...
  • Two Broward cities offer homeowner loan programs

    Two Broward cities offer homeowner loan programs
    Two Broward County cities – Tamarac and Pompano Beach --now offer residents a chance to get a state-backed loan to improve the energy efficiency or hurricane resistence of their properties. The loans are easy to get for qualified homeowners up-to-...
  • Md. should ban fracking

    Md. should ban fracking
    Thank you for bringing attention to New York's recent ban on fracking ("Fracking ban in NY prompts calls for MD to follow suit," Dec. 17). I applaud Gov. Andrew Cuomo for putting the health of New Yorkers above the pressure for dirty energy. Now it's time...
  • PUC leader critical of San Bruno officials, email shows

    Two years after a deadly gas explosion in the Bay Area city of San Bruno, California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey described the city's mayor as "emotional" and the city manager as "nuts," according to emails newly released by the...
  • Recent sparks could power big changes for energy sector in 2015

    Recent sparks could power big changes for energy sector in 2015
    The energy landscape in Illinois is set to change in dramatic fashion in 2015. By year-end, the state could see an oil boom downstate, nuclear plants on the chopping block and forward momentum for a wind-power superhighway to carry wind-generated...
  • Gov. Brown names Commissioner Michael Picker president of PUC

    Moving to limit fallout from a growing scandal at the California Public Utilities Commission, Gov. Jerry Brown named his former renewable energy advisor, Michael Picker, as the new president of the powerful regulatory agency. The governor also chose...
  • Prepare now to secure FPL solar rebates Jan. 14

    Prepare now to secure FPL solar rebates Jan. 14
    If you're looking to secure solar rebates from Florida Power & Light Co. in 2015, now is the time to start preparing. Reservations for the rebates typically are snapped up within minutes, and only customers that have signed up correctly are accepted....
  • Connecticut Studying Whether Hemp Can Be A New Cash Crop

    Connecticut Studying Whether Hemp Can Be A New Cash Crop
    In Simsbury, there's a farmer who would like to "throw some hemp seed in the ground and see how it grows." A Bolton entrepreneur thinks hemp pellets could be used in stoves, and a University of Connecticut scientist is convinced that hemp seed and oil...
  • China rethinking plans to build coal-to-gas plants

    China's coal-to-gas industry has struggled through a difficult year that has spurred doubts among government officials about keeping this technology on a fast-track for development. The plants turn coal into a cleaner-burning gas, which in urban areas...
  • Green club working to install solar panels on school roof

    Green club working to install solar panels on school roof
    Highland Park High School's Green School Initiative club hopes to eventually help the school use solar energy to generate most of its electricity. Club member Garren Kalter, a sophomore, says he might graduate before solar panels get purchased and...