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  • Rhode Island Fast Ferry awarded 20-year transport contract

    A coastal Rhode Island company has been awarded a transport contract for a new Deepwater Wind project. The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1FqryEq ) North Kingstown's Rhode Island Fast Ferry won the 20-year contract to operate a specialized...
  • Berkshire fights rooftop solar as Buffett champions green energy

    Warren Buffett highlights how his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. utilities make massive investments in renewable energy. Meanwhile, in Nevada, the company is fighting a plan that would encourage more residents to use green power. Berkshire's NV Energy, the...
  • Solar Industry, Towns Battle Over Local Rooftop Panel Rules

    Solar Industry, Towns Battle Over Local Rooftop Panel Rules
    HARTFORD — Efforts to encourage more residential rooftop solar panels in Connecticut are being slowed by a cumbersome permitting process at the local level, the industry says. Towns and cities say that more rules will cost money. From these two...
  • Solar industry, towns battle over local rooftop panel rules

    Efforts to encourage more residential rooftop solar panels in Connecticut are being slowed by a cumbersome permitting process at the local level, the industry says. Towns and cities say more rules will cost money. From these two points of view,...
  • Fire breaks out for second time at Abu Dhabi's Masdar site

    The company behind a high-profile green-energy technology community in Abu Dhabi says a fire has broken out on the site for the second time in a week. Government-backed Masdar said in a statement Sunday that the fire started at about 1:30 a.m. and...
  • From tycoons to state bosses: key people in Chinese business

    The most successful of China's entrepreneurs have created some of the world's biggest companies and amassed stunning fortunes. Often they are little known outside of China, but that is changing as they expand abroad and sell shares on Wall Street. Some of...
  • Chicago landscape painter sees the art in wind turbines

    Chicago landscape painter sees the art in wind turbines
    When Brian Ritchard drove through the Midwest on road trips in recent years, he found himself struck by a relatively new sight: Wind turbines. There were so many of the tall towers with their spinning rotors on the farm fields he passed, dotting the...
  • Solar-energy advocates praise Musk's energy-storing system

    Solar-energy advocates praise Musk's energy-storing system
    Elon Musk's plans to bring the battery technology from his Tesla automobiles into homes will be a game-changer, say state solar advocates who think the ability to store energy collected from the sun is the missing component of renewable energy. Musk...
  • OUC solar would rise from coal ashes

    OUC solar would rise from coal ashes
    Orlando's electric utility is launching efforts to build major solar plants east of the city on sites that are practical and symbolic: the burial grounds of coal-burning generators. Orlando Utilities Commission's board will be asked today to authorize...
  • Wind turbines inspire artist to create paintings shown in NCC exhibit

     Wind turbines inspire artist to create paintings shown in NCC exhibit
    How do you paint the wind? Chicago artist Brian Ritchard has found a way. His "Turbine Paintings" series is on exhibit through June 14 at North Central College's Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. "The theme for my...
  • Maine tidal power company establishes presence in Ireland

    A tidal power company that's running demonstration projects in Maine and Alaska is establishing an office in Ireland, where the company sees an opportunity for community-based projects that could open the door to the broader market in Europe, officials...