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Solar Energy

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  • 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...
  • Texas city that went on building spree ahead of oil boom now waits for bust, budget cuts

    Just two years ago, this Texas town known mostly for its annual rattlesnake roundup seemed to be on the brink of a transformation. Expecting a huge influx of oil workers, local leaders spent tens of millions of dollars to improve the courthouse, build...
  • Solar companies say they face hurdles in Baltimore Co.

    Solar companies say they face hurdles in Baltimore Co.
    Homes with solar energy units are increasingly common in Baltimore's suburbs, but retail installers say they're all but walking away from Baltimore County as a market because bureaucracy and regulations make it difficult to do business there. Installers...
  • 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...
  • Avon Officials To Host Meetings On Solarize Programs

    AVON — Presentations where residents can learn about a program to put solar power roof panels on their homes will be held on Jan. 13 and again in February and March. Avon is among 15 communities participating in the latest phase of the Solarize...
  • Coalition seeks to put solar-energy initiative on ballot

    Coalition seeks to put solar-energy initiative on ballot
    A coalition founded by environmentalists and political conservatives will announce in Tallahassee today a petition drive for a Florida constitutional amendment that would open up the business of selling electricity from solar energy. By seeking to allow...
  • Local residents learn about the possibilities of solar power

    If you live in Windsor Locks, Suffield, East Granby or Windsor and are considering putting solar panels on your home, this might be a good time to act. The four towns did the research and are working with C-TEC Solar to provide solar panels to residents...
  • 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...
  • State turns out lights on solar rebates after 2015

    State turns out lights on solar rebates after 2015
    State regulators have turned out the lights on a rebate program that benefits solar-energy consumers. The Florida Public Service Commission voted 3-2 to end those rebates after 2015. Regulators say the program remains costly and that consumers have...
  • Native Americans challenge construction of Mojave Desert solar plant

    Native Americans challenge construction of Mojave Desert solar plant
    A federally recognized Indian tribe has filed a lawsuit to block construction of a solar energy facility that will replace 4,000 acres of ancestral homelands in the Mojave Desert with reflective photovoltaic panels. The Colorado River Indian Tribes&...
  • Libertyville schools' solar panels help teach, cut costs

    Libertyville schools' solar panels help teach, cut costs
    The gray skies that seem permanently parked over the Upper Midwest from November to March are still letting through enough solar energy to help power two school buildings in north suburban Libertyville District 70, according to district officials....