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  • Florida regulators cut energy-efficiency goals, end rebates for solar panels

    Florida regulators cut energy-efficiency goals, end rebates for solar panels
    Florida regulators on Tuesday gave their approval for electric utilities to slash energy efficiency goals and end solar rebates to customers after 2015. In a nearly two-hour session in Tallahassee, Florida's Public Service Commission voted 3-2 to...
  • Regulators to vote Tuesday on energy-efficiency targets for utilities

    Regulators to vote Tuesday on energy-efficiency targets for utilities
    Florida will fall further behind other states in energy efficiency, losing out on jobs and business, if regulators let utilities set only modest energy-savings targets for the next five years, a coalition of environmentalists, entrepreneurs and elected...
  • Solar energy, minimum wage, and Bondi: Letters

    Solar energy easy I enjoyed the discussion of green energy in Friday's Sentinel (The Front Burner: "Green-energy: Near-term answer?"). Guest writers W. Tandy Grubbs and Isaac Orr missed one important point: In Florida, it is easy to heat all the water a...
  • SolarCity inks deal with Wal-Mart; shares surge

    Shares of SolarCity Corp. soared Friday morning after the company said it would provide Wal-Mart with solar power. The San Mateo, Calif.-based company’s stock rose as high as $56.94 a share, up 6% from Thursday's close. The solar power...
  • Save the Earth, but don't destroy a desert

    Save the Earth, but don't destroy a desert
    To the editor: I have driven through and visited the Silurian Valley on trips to and from Death Valley. The road from Baker north to Death Valley is a journey through time: vast, beautiful, haunting. Now an energy firm from Spain wants to place a solar...
  • Will renewable energy ruin an 'irreplaceable' Mojave desert oasis?

    Will renewable energy ruin an 'irreplaceable' Mojave desert oasis?
    In one of the hottest, driest places on Earth, velvety sand dunes surround dry lake beds that, with luck, fill with spring rains. Hidden waterways attract a profusion of wildlife and birds; submerged desert rivers periodically erupt in a riot of green....
  • Plan seeks to encourage alternative energy while protecting environment

    Plan seeks to encourage alternative energy while protecting environment
    With a backdrop of slowly turning wind turbines, the U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday unveiled a plan to manage conservation and renewable energy production on more than 22 million acres in California as part of a federal and state effort...
  • Nurses and Ebola, development, and green energy: Letters

    Nurses and Ebola, development, and green energy: Letters
    As a nurse, I understand the confusion and concern about those who are possibly infected with Ebola. However, instead of getting a lawyer and complaining about how her rights have been violated, Kaci Hickox, the Maine nurse in the quarantine standoff,...
  • Susan Glickman: Tallahassee still tone deaf on climate change

    Susan Glickman: Tallahassee still tone deaf  on climate change
    It's no secret South Florida is "ground zero" for climate change impacts — especially sea-level rise. Also clear is the enormous potential to meet that challenge by using energy smarter and investing in solar power, creating jobs in the process....
  • Geothermal power industry lost steam but may be poised for comeback

    Geothermal power industry lost steam but may be poised for comeback
    Geothermal power was once king of California's renewable energy. So many companies were clamoring to transform steam into electricity that they sucked the world's largest geyser field dry. But the industry's shortsightedness — and its slowness...
  • Siemens signs two 15-year wind power service contracts

    Siemens signs two 15-year wind power service contracts
    Siemens Orlando offices were involved in the company’s wind divisions signing two long-term wind service agreements for wind farms in Washington State The wind farms have 132 turbines between them, near the city of Roosevelt, WA: White Creek...