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  • Solar project for Panhandle would be Florida's largest

    Solar project for Panhandle would be Florida's largest
    A Florida Panhandle subsidiary of utility giant Southern Co. announced Thursday plans to partner with the U.S. military to build what would be the state's biggest solar project. Gulf Power, Navy and Air Force officials said their partnership would...
  • Check out 6 ways to lower your power bills

    Check out 6 ways to lower your power bills
    Some of Florida's biggest utilities are backing away from helping customers use less electricity. So more than ever, according to consumer and energy-efficiency advocates, homeowners are on their own in battling power bills. There are scores of options,...
  • Md. bucks national trend toward solar energy

    Md. bucks national trend toward solar energy
    As a Baltimore resident I am embarrassed that Maryland hasn't taken more aggressive steps to harvest renewable resources like solar energy. Solar energy is a booming industry that is rapidly growing throughout the U.S. According to the Solar Energy...
  • FPL to triple solar capacity next year as part of larger expansion

    FPL to triple solar capacity next year as part of larger expansion
    Florida Power & Light Co. plans to triple its solar energy capacity in the state next year, adding nearly 225 megawatts of power at three large solar farms in rural areas. The solar push is part of a larger clean-energy strategy for FPL that also...
  • FPL announces huge solar expansion

    FPL announces huge solar expansion
    Florida Power & Light Co. said Monday it will dramatically boost solar energy in the state by installing more than a million panels that generate enough electricity for nearly 40,000 homes. The utility would triple its solar output and plans to finish...
  • Legislative notebook: Equal pay bill goes down

    RICHMOND – Republican state senators shot down changes to the state's equal pay regulations on Monday. Senate Bill 772 would have toughened existing penalties for not paying men and women an equal wage for equal work, making the penalty triple...
  • Solar power is the future

    Solar power is the future
    I must say I felt embarrassed as a Baltimore resident after reading your article "Solar companies say they face hurdles in Baltimore Co." (Jan. 4). Solar energy is on the rise in every corner of the country — in fact, just a few days ago the...
  • McAuliffe looks for solar pitches on Va. buildings

    McAuliffe looks for solar pitches on Va. buildings
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration put out the call this week, asking interested companies to suggest solar projects for state facilities. The state's not planning to sign contracts immediately. It's looking for ideas to harness the sun's power "at,...
  • Oceana report: Offshore wind would reap twice the energy, jobs as offshore drilling

    Oceana report: Offshore wind would reap twice the energy, jobs as offshore drilling
    Twenty years from now, will Virginia's coast be dotted with oil rigs or wind turbines? Or both? As factions face off over how best to generate energy and jobs in the coming decades, the Washington-based global conservation group Oceana released a...
  • Obama's move to cut methane emissions may hinge on the economy

    As President Obama tries to build an enduring legacy on climate change, he is finding that the biggest obstacle in his path may not be his many critics in Congress or lawsuits from oil companies but the precarious state of the economy. That much was...
  • Utilities Terminate Contracts For $2.5B Cape Wind Project

    Utilities Terminate Contracts For $2.5B Cape Wind Project
    BOSTON — Supporters and detractors of the proposed $2.5 billion wind farm in Cape Cod waters say the project is in peril now that National Grid and NStar, a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities, have decided to terminate their contracts to buy power...