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  • FPL parent clears one hurdle to buy Hawaii utility for $4.3 billion

    FPL parent clears one hurdle to buy Hawaii utility for $4.3 billion
    NextEra Energy, the parent company of Florida Power & Light, has received federal approval to buy Hawaii's largest utility for $4.3 billion. The purchase still requires approvals from Hawaii's Public Utilities Commission and from shareholders of...
  • Who pays for solar power? Utilities, energy firms disagree

    One of the more recurring disagreements before the legislature's Energy Committee at a recent meeting centered on whether residents with solar panels are really paying for all they get from the power grid. It is called cost shifting, a phrase that echoed...
  • Nation's biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

    The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for producing carbon-free electricity. Exelon Corp., operator of the largest fleet of U.S. nuclear plants,...
  • Pines students win for science projects

    Pines students win for science projects
    A student from each of Pembroke Pines' charter middle schools won first place for science projects at the Broward County Fair, earning them a chance to compete at the state level. Kylie Fernandez, a seventh-grader at the Pembroke Pines Charter Middle...
  • Baltimore ranks 34th in nation for installation of solar panels

    Baltimore ranks 34<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> in nation for installation of solar panels
    Baltimore ranks 34th in the nation for the installation of solar panels, according to a report released Thursday by a locally based research and policy group. Solar energy use has been rising in Maryland and across the country, according to the report...
  • Japan uses climate cash for coal plants in India, Bangladesh

    Despite mounting protests, Japan continues to finance the building of coal-fired power plants with money earmarked for fighting climate change, with two new projects underway in India and Bangladesh, The Associated Press has found. The AP reported in...
  • Battle against climate change is this generation's WWII

    Battle against climate change is this generation's WWII
    To the editor: When the U.S. entered World War II, the nation united. From industries manufacturing war materiel, to families rationing their provisions, to the media whipping up the fervor necessary to achieve a total economic transformation, every...
  • Help boost residential solar energy by pricing it fairly

    Help boost residential solar energy by pricing it fairly
    Advocates of residential solar power see a technology that reduces carbon emissions and saves people money. Opponents see something that benefits only those homeowners with high credit scores and the right kind of rooftops, at the expense of everyone...
  • Virginia gets country's first wind energy research lease in federal waters

    Virginia gets country's first wind energy research lease in federal waters
    Virginia is the first state in the country to secure a wind energy research lease to build and operate turbines in federal waters, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday. The agreement with the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will...
  • Industry group backs 2016 ballot initiative for 'solar choice' in Florida

    Industry group backs 2016 ballot initiative for 'solar choice' in Florida
    The nationwide Solar Energy Industries Association has given "strong support" to a 2016 ballot initiative in Florida that could allow consumers in the state to buy electricity from companies other than utilities. The association calls the initiative...
  • Q&A: How can California handle the challenges of renewable energy?

    Q&A: How can California handle the challenges of renewable energy?
    Gov. Jerry Brown and his allies in the Legislature want California to generate half of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, an increase from the target of one-third by 2020. However, making sure all that clean energy can be used when needed...