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Renewable Energy

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  • Renewable energy investment heats up worldwide

    Renewable energy investment heats up worldwide
    From China to Mexico, renewable energy investments are hot. Global investment in renewable power and fuels reached $270.2 billion last year, nearly 17% higher than in 2013, according to a new study on renewable energy investment from the United...
  • FPL parent clears one hurdle to buy Hawaii utility for $4.3 billion

    FPL parent clears one hurdle to buy Hawaii utility for $4.3 billion
    NextEra Energy, the parent company of Florida Power & Light, has received federal approval to buy Hawaii's largest utility for $4.3 billion. The purchase still requires approvals from Hawaii's Public Utilities Commission and from shareholders of...
  • Colorado city vows to be carbon neutral, defying partisan politics

    Copenhagen and Melbourne have committed to the most aggressive carbon reduction goals on the planet. Now those two cities homes to 4.5 million people have been joined by a perhaps unlikely companion on the fast track to carbon neutrality: the Colorado...
  • Maryland needs renewable energy

    Maryland needs renewable energy
    The first day of spring ironically delivered another snowstorm in Maryland ("Before spring, snow threatens Baltimore once more," March 19). Fluke weather patterns are expected to become more severe as climate change persists. The extreme shifts from...
  • Canton Seeks Partner For Hydropower Project

    Canton Seeks Partner For Hydropower Project
    CANTON — Town officials are making their second attempt to find a private partner for a hydropower project that would use existing dams on the Farmington River. Selectmen authorized a contract last week with an attorney who will prepare a request...
  • Who pays for solar power? Utilities, energy firms disagree

    One of the more recurring disagreements before the legislature's Energy Committee at a recent meeting centered on whether residents with solar panels are really paying for all they get from the power grid. It is called cost shifting, a phrase that echoed...
  • Nation's biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

    The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for producing carbon-free electricity. Exelon Corp., operator of the largest fleet of U.S. nuclear plants,...
  • What's Solar Really Worth? A New Report Floats Some Numbers

    HARTFORD — A report released Thursday took a first stab at countering claims from the utility industry that homes with solar panels are unfairly subsidized by traditional, non-solar ratepayers. The report concluded that power from a solar...
  • I'm twentysomething, I vote, and I won't take seriously any candidate who doubts climate change

    I'm twentysomething, I vote, and I won't take seriously any candidate who doubts climate change
    I am a voter — a white, male, college-educated twentysomething voter, born in the conservative South, living in the liberal North. I was raised in a middle-class family but now occupy an economic class more concerned with finding jobs than itemizing...
  • Baltimore ranks 34th in nation for installation of solar panels

    Baltimore ranks 34<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> in nation for installation of solar panels
    Baltimore ranks 34th in the nation for the installation of solar panels, according to a report released Thursday by a locally based research and policy group. Solar energy use has been rising in Maryland and across the country, according to the report...
  • Turn roofs and parking lots into clean-energy power plants

    Turn roofs and parking lots into clean-energy power plants
    To the editor: The successes of renewable energy investments, as described by David Olsen and David Hochschild, are heartening. The temporary embarrassment of the Solyndra failure, for a while a favorite drumbeat of detractors, is more than offset by...