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Talen Completes Sale Of ‘Clean’ Plants

Talen Energy said Monday it has completed the sale of 25 renewable energy plants, including two here, to Energy Power Partners for $116 million. The renewable energy plants are in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Vermont and New Hampshire. They have a combined 65 megawatts of generating capacity. Announced in June, the sale of the renewable energy plants includes two on the ...

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Berkshire Hathaway shareholders sign petition supporting rooftop solar

More than 18,000 people have signed a petition asking Warren Buffett and NV Energy to ease what it calls their opposition to rooftop solar. The petition, released by ClimateTruth.org, includes more than 400 signatories who are investors in Buffett’s holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, which includes NV Energy. Lobbyists for Berkshire Hathaway have pushed to eliminate a credit or add new ...

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More solar coming to region

DENVER — Tri-State, the power provider for San Isabel Electric and other rural cooperatives, will partner on a 30-megawatt solar farm to be built about 20 miles north of Trinidad in Las Animas County, the company announced Tuesday A 30-megawatt farm can power 7,000 or more homes, based on industry estimates. It is Denver-based Tri-State’s first utility-scale solar project in ...

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New solar array has its day

The sun was shining on a gathering of business and government leaders Thursday as they turned over dirt east of the Comanche Generating Station and celebrated renewable energy’s bright future in Pueblo. Construction work on the massive, 120-megawatt Comanche Solar project already is underway but the event memorialized the start of a project that will bring the largest solar array ...

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AP EXCLUSIVE: California measure fails to create green jobs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three years after California voters passed a ballot measure to raise taxes on corporations and generate clean energy jobs by funding energy-efficiency projects in schools, barely one-tenth of the promised jobs have been created, and the state has no comprehensive list to show how much work has been done or how much energy has been saved. ...

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Solar is having a great year, except on Wall Street

LOS ANGELES – By almost any measure, the U.S. solar market is on fire. Installations of solar panels are expected to soar by a third this year, the price of solar power is now cheap enough to compete neck and neck with gas and coal-fired power in places like California, and the fledgling industry received a vote of confidence last ...

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Booting Up: Solar’s day in sun nearing end

We’re staring down the barrel of a solar boom-and-bust … that almost nobody is talking about. Generous federal credits for residential solar panels are about to expire at the end of next year, guaranteeing that 2016 will be a year of false hope, with people rushing to jam south-facing photovoltaics on roofs nationwide. And then on Dec. 31, 2016, the ...

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Obama to speak at clean energy summit in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Barack Obama will be the keynote speaker at a Las Vegas summit on clean energy later this month. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said in a news release Saturday that the president is scheduled to deliver remarks at the National Clean Energy Summit on Aug. 24. Reid says he is thrilled to welcome Obama’s participation ...

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Study: Clean energy rules hurt economy

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s mandate that utilities find more of their power from renewable sources is hampering the state’s economic comeback, a study presented Monday to a state panel considering the future of those standards suggested. The study, conducted by Utah State University, suggested that states such as Ohio with renewable electricity standards have not fared as well as states without ...

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Duke Energy’s solar facility construction has commenced

On Monday, Duke Energy shared that construction of its solar facility has officially started. The facility is located at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Onslow County, North Carolina.  It is Duke’s first ever solar facility on a military base.  The 13-megawatt project, owned and operated by Duke, is scheduled to be on line during this year.  Duke’s Senior ...

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