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  • Supreme Court Clears Way For Wind Turbines In Colebrook

    Supreme Court Clears Way For Wind Turbines In Colebrook
    HARTFORD – The Connecticut Supreme Court has removed a major obstacle to construction of the state's first large-scale, commercial wind turbines. In a 6-0 ruling released Monday, the court rejected a legal challenge from FairwindCT, a citizens...
  • Duke Energy to invest $500 million in North Carolina solar power

    RALEIGH N.C. (Reuters) - Duke Energy Corp, the largest provider of electric power in the United States, will invest $500 million in a major expansion of its solar power program in North Carolina, the Charlotte-based company said Monday. The company...
  • Malloy Cites Energy, Environmental Record To Boost Reelection Bid

    HARTFORD – Trailing his GOP opponent in the latest polls, Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy Friday sought to use his record on energy and the environment to give his reelection chances a boost. Malloy's campaign put out a long list of accomplishments...
  • Wind power opponents seek repeal of tax credit

    FOREST, Wis. When wind-power developers prospected the rolling hills around this small dairy town, they found plenty of gusty sites for turbines. In 2011, they proposed a $250 million project with up to 44 turbines that could produce enough energy to...
  • Google invests $145 million in Kern County solar project

    Google Inc. is investing $145 million in a solar power plant on a former oil and gas field near Bakersfield. The 82-megawatt project will feed enough power to the grid for 10,000 homes, Google said. It is expected to bring 650 jobs to Kern County....
  • Sharp considering sale of U.S. solar energy unit: Bloomberg

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Sharp Corp is looking to sell its U.S.-based solar energy development unit Recurrent Energy, Bloomberg reported on Monday, as the Japanese firm winds down its involvement in the solar industry to focus on profitable businesses. Sharp...
  • Mikulski got it right on Somerset wind turbines [Letter]

    Mikulski got it right on Somerset wind turbines [Letter]
    Congratulations to Sen. Barbara Mikulski on her stance regarding the Patuxent River Air Station and the prolonged initiative to place wind turbines in Somerset County ("Eastern Shore wind farm: Let the Navy decide," Aug. 18). Senator Mikulski...
  • France builds stealth wind turbines to avoid radar interference

    PARIS (Reuters) - France is building the world's first wind farm with turbine blades designed to minimize interference with radar systems, using technology partially inspired by stealth warplanes. EDF Energies Nouvelles, the renewables unit of state-...
  • Hartford Landfill, Now A Field For Solar Power

    Hartford Landfill, Now A Field For Solar Power
    HARTFORD — The top of the former Hartford Landfill is now home to nearly 4,000 solar panels. Fifty-two rows of solar panels are collecting direct current to be transformed into as much as 1 megawatt of electricity — enough energy to power up...
  • Some fund managers take shine to pricey solar stocks

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Some notable fund managers are betting on solar energy shares, expecting a wave of industry consolidation and lower costs to pay off for the notoriously volatile industry. The optimists, a mix of specialized environmental managers...
  • Why Germany outshines Florida on solar energy

    In Germany two weeks ago, we were impressed by the multitude of solar arrays along the Autobahn. They perched on the rooftops of homes, apartment buildings, barns, offices, shops, storage sheds and garages. They were in cornfields and pastures — any...