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Construction starts on southwestern Michigan solar project

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WATERVLIET TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Construction is starting on an Indiana Michigan Power solar power project in southwestern Michigan. The utility says an estimated 50,000 solar panels are planned for a 35-acre site in Berrien County’s Watervliet Township. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled Wednesday afternoon. Plans call for it to generate enough electricity to power about 650 homes annually. Local ...

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Nevada panel takes first steps toward solar ‘grandfathering’

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada panel took a first step Wednesday toward securing more favorable rates for the state’s early-adopter rooftop customers — a concept that some lawmakers have said they support after outcry over a recent rate hike. Members of the Technical Advisory Committee on Distributed Generation and Storage voted to recommend that Nevada “grandfather” customers who applied ...

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Albuquerque delays decision on solar proposal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Leaders in New Mexico’s largest city have put off a decision on whether to join dozens of other communities that have set goals to get more of their electricity from renewable resources, a movement that has swept cities from the U.S. and Canada to Germany. The Albuquerque City Council voted during an hours-long meeting Monday to ...

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Albuquerque weighs getting more power from solar sources

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest city could be joining dozens of other communities around the nation that have set goals to get more of their electricity from renewable resources. Albuquerque city councilors on Monday are scheduled to take up a resolution that calls for getting at least 25 percent of the electricity used by city facilities from solar ...

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Nevada power plant first in world with solar-geothermal mix

STILLWATER, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s governor, the premier of Italy and the director of the U.S. Energy Department’s renewable energy labs on Tuesday formally dedicated the final piece of the only hybrid power plant in the world producing renewable energy by combining geothermal with two kinds of solar power. The Stillwater Hybrid Power Plant built by a U.S. subsidiary of ...

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Wind-energy credit gives industry stability

A recently passed federal omnibus spending bill has good news for some groups including those who work in the wind energy industry. When President Obama signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 into law Dec. 18, he signed into law all the amendments and special provisions. Those provisions include an extension of wind and other renewable energy credits. This is ...

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As hydropower dries up, Tanzania moves toward fossil fuels

DAR ES SALAAM – As drought continues to cripple its hydropower plants, Tanzania is struggling to produce enough electricity – and is moving toward using more fossil fuels to make up the shortfall. Hydropower plants normally produce about 35 percent of Tanzania’s electricity needs, with gas and oil plants making up most of the difference. But as demand grows and water ...

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Austin Energy CEO tapped to lead Seattle utility

Austin Energy General Manager Larry Weis has been offered the top job at Seattle City Light, according to a press release posted by the Seattle mayor. Pending the approval of the Seattle City Council, Weis would start his new job Feb. 1, and would earn a salary of $340,000. Weis is replacing Jim Baggs, an executive at Seattle City Light ...

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