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September 11 -- Some western U.S. states have already made full use of their best locations for large-scale wind and solar power generation, creating opportunities for neighbouring states that still have suitable sites and for small-scale solar generation. Renewable resources are bountiful in theory - a few tens of square kilometres of desert could supply enough solar power for the world's electricity needs - but that is before taking practicalities into account. >>View Article

September 10 -- Xcel Energy Inc. is proposing to triple the amount of utility-scale solar power on its grid in Colorado, and add another 450 megawatts of wind power. The proposal, filed with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, is the result of months of competitive bidding by power plant developers eager to supply electricity to Xcel. >>View Article

September 6 -- Five years after Ohio’s renewable energy standard took effect – and a few months before it will be challenged again in the state legislature – an economist with the state’s utility regulator tried to assess how the law was working out. >>View Article

September 4 -- The Strip’s historic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign will glow with solar power this winter. Clark County commissioners approved on Tuesday a plan that will install solar trees nearby, putting that alternative energy into the sign’s lights, which have brightened the Strip’s south edge since 1959. >>View Article

Thursday, 05 September 2013 12:56

Making Michigan Wine With Cheaper Solar Energy

September 4 -- Crain Hill Vineyards in Leelanau County is touted as the first in Michigan to run 100% on solar power, and a start-up energy business sees an opportunity for homes and farms because of the steep price drops to install solar in the last year. >>View Article

Tuesday, 03 September 2013 14:22

Solar Has Bright Future In Georgia

September 3 -- Despite an abundance of sunshine, Georgia lags behind other states in installing solar power. That’s poised to change, and as it does, solar is making new friends out of old rivals. >>View Article

Tuesday, 03 September 2013 14:21

New Hope For Solar In Florida

September 3 -- Sometimes good ideas survive even when shortsighted leaders ignore them. News that a small cadre of solar power firms is figuring out ways to gain a foothold in Florida's energy market despite the political hostility is good for consumers, the environment and the state's future. It also should provide additional evidence for more thoughtful lawmakers to persuade Gov. Rick Scott and Republican legislative leaders to focus on the future of renewable energy. >>View Article

August 28 -- Companies and communities across the United States announced at least 58 clean energy and clean transportation projects in the second quarter of 2013 that could create as many as 38,600 jobs, according to a report released today by the nonprofit business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). >>View Article

August 28 -- The latest US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) “Electric Power Monthly” report with data through to the end of June, 2013, shows that renewable energy generation is continuing to grow, making up over 14% of the nation’s net generation (not including hydroelectric sources). >>View Article

August 26 -- Solar stocks were long derided as underperforming dogs, sucker bait for idealists. But now several are having their day, and Exxon Mobil is the one in the doghouse. >>View Article

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