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Buyer beware: Solar power may be missing key ingredient

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Want to cut reliance on your fossil-fuel-burning utility, but don’t have space for solar panels? Easy, the sales pitch goes, buy a share in the new “community solar array” being built on the outskirts of town. But experts and regulators say there’s a catch. Some of the biggest marketers of such deals are stripping the “green” benefits ...

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Obama’s budget is fighting to keep solar energy afloat

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama proposed to Congress a $3.99 trillion budget for the 2016 fiscal year. Aside from the increase in oil and natural gas taxes that had industry leaders in an uproar, the bill also included new plans for renewable energy by implementing a permanent extension of tax credit for solar and wind. The administration used this ...

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Huge thermal plant opens as solar industry grows

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PRIMM, Nev. (AP) — A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, a milestone for a growing industry that is testing the balance between wilderness conservation and the pursuit of green energy across the ...

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