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Solar Energy

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  • California's shift toward renewables makes energy harder to manage

    FOLSOM, Calif. California's electrical grid has a problem a nice problem, but a problem nonetheless: The state often has too much power. Nearly 23 percent of California's energy now comes from renewable sources such as wind and solar, and the state is on...
  • Baltimore embraces renewable energy

    Baltimore embraces renewable energy
    It was a particularly gloomy and rainy Thursday in Baltimore, but a certain solar press conference inside City Hall shone with the promise of renewable energy for the city. As reported by The Baltimore Sun ("Baltimore ranks 34th in nation for installation...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Renewable energy is a California success story

    Renewable energy is a California success story
    In 2011, Solyndra, a California-based solar panel manufacturer, defaulted on a $535-million federal loan and went bankrupt. Critics argued that this proved renewable energy was hopelessly impractical and expensive and that federal and state policies to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Libertyville seeks neighbors' input on warehouse parking request

    Libertyville seeks neighbors' input on warehouse parking request
    The owner of a warehouse on Route 176 wants to park more semi-trucks on his land within a short timeline, but Libertyville trustees decided to play it safe and postponed their vote until nearby residents can be included in the discussion. Mayor Terry...