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Monday, 22 July 2013 14:55

Putting More Wind Power On The Grid

July 22 -- Wind turbines tend to be overshadowed by solar power projects, which get most of the attention from the public and policymakers. That's the case again in a new government plan for renewable energy projects in the California desert. Though the wind industry shouldn't get all the land it wants, the desert master plan should provide more and better space for wind farms. >>View Article

July 18 -- In many regions in the country, conservative politicians view solar power as an unwarranted extension of government regulation. In Georgia, it’s the other way around. >>View Article

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 14:45

Don’t Dim Bright Solar Future

July 17 -- The advance of solar power as an economically viable source of energy is a global issue. But if there is a ground zero for solar’s evolution toward becoming a real alternative to carbon-based energy sources, it is Arizona. This state, by definition, should lead the way. >>View Article

July 12 -- Georgia Power must purchase more solar power for its energy system under a plan approved Thursday by state utility regulators, a move sought by solar developers and renewable energy proponents but denounced by a commissioner who argued it could raise costs. >>View Article

July 10 -- Solar photovoltaic installations in the US have passed the 10 gigawatt plateau, making it the fourth country to reach that level of solar power. >>View Article

July 9 -- Phoenix Solar AG (PS4)’s U.S. unit is building a solar power facility at a former cotton farm in Georgia that will be the state’s largest when completed later this year. The company is erecting the 38.6-megawatt Simon Solar Farm about 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Atlanta in partnership with closely held U.S. developer Silicon Ranch Corp., Phoenix said today in a statement. >>View Article

July 3 -- As we celebrate the 4th of July holiday, Americans everywhere will take a moment to remember the men and women who have made freedom possible. But let's not forget: Freedom also carries a responsibility. It's simply not enough to remember those who have come before us and offer them thanks. We must also remember those who will follow us and offer them hope. >>View Article

Jul;y 3 -- MGM Resorts International has announced plans to turn a Mandalay Bay rooftop into the city’s newest hot spot, but don’t expect any bottle service. By next year, the gaming giant hopes to flip the switch on a 6.2 megawatt solar array covering all 20 acres of roof above Mandalay Bay’s convention center. >>View Article

July 1 -- A report out this week from the International Energy Agency on the growing use of renewable energy through 2016 is good news for local companies such as First Solar Inc. >>View Article

July 1 -- General Motors will continue its drive into the green energy landscape after agreeing to install $1 million in of electricity-generating solar systems as part of a partnership with Consumers Energy. >>View Article

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