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Solar Energy

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  • Lower Macungie adopts alternative energy regulations

     
    Lower Macungie Township Commissioners adopted alternative energy regulations for the use of solar panels and wind turbines in residential and industrial-scale energy farm operations. “We want to welcome alternative energy sources for our residents...
  • Air pollution control agency increases gas log rebate

     
    The Air Quality Management District is increasing its rebate for gas log sets from $125 to as much as $200. The rebates are for homeowners who convert their existing wood-burning fireplaces to log sets fueled with natural gas, which radically......
  • Wind power hit important milestones in 2011

     
    Two states--Iowa and South Dakota--were the first to get an average of 20% of their electrical power from wind energy, the AWEA said. The 20% threshold was first mentioned as an important standard in the Department of Energy's 2008 report "20% Wind Energy...
  • California ratepayer advocate complains of high solar power costs

     
    Ratepayer advocate complains that utility regulators approve costly solar power contracts....
  • Supervisors knock down Antelope Valley wind turbine study

     
    Efforts to build large electrical wind turbines in the Antelope Valley suffered a defeat Tuesday, when the Board of Supervisors sided with a coalition of residents and environmentalists who opposed the project....
  • EnergyGlass: Windows that make solar electricity

     
    EnergyGlass: A Florida company has introduced glass that it says can generate electricity as light -- sunlight or artificial light -- streams through the pane....
  • L.A. council endorses back-to-back DWP rate hikes

     
    After months of community meetings and public hearings, a two-year package of DWP electricity rate hikes totaling 11.1% won preliminary approval Tuesday from the Los Angeles City Council. The council voted 10 to 4 to back the increases, which are expected...
  • Los Angeles DWP unveils solar power buyback program

     
    L.A. Department of Water and Power customers will be able to sell back excess solar energy created on rooptops and parking lots under a new program approved by the city utility's board of commissioners....
  • L.A. council rejects Jan Perry's move to review DWP solar program

     
    The L.A. City Council turned down Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Jan Perry's move to review a new program that for the first time allows individual solar power generators to sell energy to the DWP....
  • Is that a fracking earthquake?

     
    Environmentalists: Prepare to be shaken up. It turns out that hydraulic fracturing, a.k.a. fracking, a.k.a. the latest fossil fuel industry outrage to be perpetrated on planet Earth, isn't just a menace because it may be contaminating groundwater. It also...
  • Lawmakers make plans to spend $2.5 billion in new energy funds

     
    With the passage of Proposition 39 this fall, California voters set aside $2.5 billion over the next five years for energy efficiency projects. Now, it’s up to the Legislature to spend the money. On Tuesday, Sen. Kevin DeLeon (D-Los Angeles)......