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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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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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Offshore wind power gets foothold in US with Rhode Island project

NEW SHOREHAM, Rhode Island – Rhode Island’s Deepwater Wind will start installing the foundations for North America’s first offshore wind farm on Monday, a milestone the company says could pave the way for an industry long established in Europe but that is still struggling with opposition in the United States. The 30-megawatt wind farm, which will include five turbines located ...

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‘Oil above the ground’: Algonquin Power Company, Geronimo Energy break ground on wind farm

WINDOM — With a slight breeze creating a rustling of the leaves in a nearby soybean field, leaders from Algonquin Power Co. and Geronimo Energy, along with investors and local officials, broke ground Wednesday afternoon on a developing 200-megawatt wind farm in southwest Minnesota. The Odell Wind Farm will consist of 100 turbines of 2 megawatts each, spread across wind-blown ...

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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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Editorial: Wind power the future for Tennessee?

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In a few years a share of the electricity you use may come not from TVA, which makes all Memphis’ power, but from a windy patch of Oklahoma where Carroll Beaman’s forebears settled a century ago. Beaman, 83, an oil driller in Amarillo, Texas, has gained control of 204,000 acres on the Oklahoma Panhandle for one purpose: Lease the land ...

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Renewable energy advocates say utility’s fee is unfair

BILLINGS, Mont. — A proposed fee for some Montana-Dakota Utilities customers who use their own wind or solar power has drawn opposition from renewable energy backers who say the company is trying to stifle small-scale electricity generation. The fee is built into a 21-percent rate increase that’s proposed for about 26,000 eastern Montana customers. The Bismarck, North Dakota-based utility says ...

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Company building 55-turbine wind farm in north central SD

POLLOCK, S.D. — A New York-based company that specializes in large-scale renewable energy projects says it’s building a 55-turbine wind farm in north central South Dakota. Consolidated Edison Development says it has already begun working on its new farm in Pollock. Officials say they the farm is located on property owned by a group of local farmers. The company says ...

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