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  • Is your small wind turbine up to snuff? Now the IRS wants proof

    Is your small wind turbine up to snuff? Now the IRS wants proof
    That’s right — the U.S. Internal Revenue Service will begin enforcing new quality standards for small wind turbines acquired or placed in service after Jan. 26 in order to qualify for the 30 percent federal Investment Tax Credit. “...
  • Solarize Griswold pitching solar panels for homeowners

    Solarize Griswold pitching solar panels for homeowners
    Dieter Bromkamp of Griswold said Connecticut Light and Power's Jan. 1 rate hike was no surprise to him. "I knew this day would come. The days of high electric bills are here. The thing that's really scary is a lot of people don't know it's going up...
  • 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...
  • Wind farm addresses climate change threat

    Wind farm addresses climate change threat
    In the past two or three weeks, The Sun has printed at least three letters dealing with the Somerset County wind farm ("Wind project raises serious safety, health concerns," Dec. 6). They differed so much in content that it was almost impossible to see...
  • 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...