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  • It is a cautious toe in the water. Manitoba Hydro is slowly testing Manitobans' taste for exploring new ways of supplying power to their homes and businesses. It is offering subsidies to take some of the sting out of the relatively high cost of installing solar panels, an investment with a lengthy payback time. It may amount to a token effort, but the state of green energy planning in Manitoba ...
  • Oklahoma added the most wind power capacity among all states in the first quarter, the American Wind Energy Association said Thursday. The industry group's first-quarter market report showed Oklahoma adding almost 270 megawatts of wind capacity, bringing the state's total to 5,453 megawatts. Oklahoma remained in fourth place among states for total wind capacity. Overall, 520 ...
  • May 01--An effort to jolt Massachusetts' reliance on solar and wind projects has surged in recent years, powered in part by an increase in lobbying by supporters of renewable energy. In 2015, nearly two dozen renewable energy companies and advocacy groups poured more than $1.5 million into lobbying in an effort to get their voices heard by Beacon Hill lawmakers, according to an Associated ...
  • An array of solar panels will sit atop property that once was a landfill on Eau Claire's southwest side after Xcel Energy officials announced Thursday the company is moving forward with development of what would be the state's largest community solar garden program. As part of Solar Connect Community, Xcel will buy the electricity produced by two 1-megawatt solar gardens. One will be ...
  • Wind turbines are becoming an increasingly common part of America's landscape as companies seek to take advantage of a free energy source to help offset the nation's dependence on finite fossil fuels for energy. However, this technology is often met with resistance amid concerns over potential health effects and depreciating property values. This debate is heating up ...
  • May 01--BOSTON -- Towering turbines in Maine and New York -- and off the Atlantic Coast -- could ease a looming energy crunch in Massachusetts, and wind energy companies want the state to support their budding industry. Lawmakers are discussing plans to force utilities to enter long-term contracts with clean energy providers to replace the energy created by retiring nuclear and coal-fired ...
  • RECENT UK Government announcements concerning subsidies for renewables have focused offshore wind in the minds of developers, with the number and size of offshore wind developments set to increase. There is a growing debate on how best to mitigate the potential impacts these developments may have on marine species, particularly the potential to cause the stranding of whales, dolphins and ...
  • City-owned farmland northeast of Bowling Green soon could convert to a solar panel field and power station. About half of a 317-acre site at Carter and Newton roads would host a 20-megawatt solar field, if approved by city council. The project has been on council's agenda for about a year as it went through changes, but the city's board of public utilities approved ...
  • Environmentally minded customers could soon have the chance to help Ameren Missouri develop more solar power. Under a new program proposed by the St. Louis-based utility this week, residential customers can pay a few bucks more per month to help finance a new solar plant. A second program would seek commercial customers who would allow Ameren to install solar panels on rooftops and ...
  • Republicans in the Arizona Senate moved Wednesday to send voters a measure mandating separate rates for rooftop solar and requiring state regulators to consider cost-shifts that utilities contend make non-solar customers pay more for their service. The measure is designed to block a proposed citizen's initiative requiring utilities to continue paying homeowners with rooftop ...