Solar power

June 19, 2018 - 3:54 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California legislation to create a western regional electric grid (all times local): 12:45 p.m. A California Senate panel has narrowly advanced a contentious proposal to link oversight of California's electric grid with other western states. The committee's...
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June 14, 2018 - 2:53 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics, the world's biggest smartphone maker, has pledged to convert its operations in the United States, Europe and China to using only solar and other renewable energy by 2020. With its announcement Thursday, the tech giant joins Apple and other Silicon...
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In this June 1, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump attends a Change of Command ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington. Trump asserted his presidential power and escalated his efforts to discredit the special counsel Russia probe Monday, declaring he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself and attacking the investigation as “totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL!” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 01, 2018 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take "immediate steps" to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants to keep them open, calling it a matter of national and economic security. Trump, who has frequently promised to bring back coal...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2018, file photo, billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is interviewed on Cheddar on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Michigan's two dominant utilities committed Friday, May 18, 2018, to increase the power they produce from wind and other renewable sources to 25 percent by 2030 under pressure from Steyer, who ended a ballot drive opposed by the electric providers in response. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 18, 2018 - 1:53 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's two dominant utilities committed Friday to increase the power they produce from wind and other renewable sources to 25 percent by 2030 under pressure from billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, who ended a ballot drive opposed by the electric providers in response...
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FILE-- In this Oct. 16, 2015 file photo a solar panel is installed on the roof of the Old Governor's Mansion State Historic Park in Sacramento, Calif. After extensive renovations, Gov. Jerry Brown and his wife, Anne Gust Brown moved into the mansion in late 2015, becoming the first chief executive to live in the home since Ronald Reagan in 1967. The California Energy Commission will take up a proposal, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 , to require solar panels on new residential homes and low-rise apartment buildings up to three starting in 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 09, 2018 - 5:12 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jumping out ahead of the rest of the country, California on Wednesday moved to require solar panels on all new homes and low-rise apartment buildings starting in 2020. The new building standard — unanimously approved by the five-member California Energy Commission — would...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photograph, a portion of the Stafford Hill solar power project gathers energy from the sun in Rutland, Vt. Vermont regulators are reducing the financial incentives for electric customers who install renewable energy systems such as solar panels and get a credit on their bills for providing power to the grid. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)
May 04, 2018 - 4:05 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont regulators are reducing the financial incentives for electric customers who install renewable energy systems such as solar panels and get a credit on their electric bills for providing power to the grid. The Vermont Public Utility Commission said in a report Tuesday...
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The Richmond city skyline can be seen on the horizon behind the coal ash ponds along the James River near Dominion Energy's Chesterfield Power Station in Chester, Va., Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Virginia's governor says the state has no plans to change its coal ash management practices, despite an Environmental Protection Agency proposal that would roll back federal regulations governing the byproduct generated by coal-burning power plants. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 01, 2018 - 6:13 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy Virginia said Tuesday that it plans to build at least eight new natural gas-fired plants during the next 15 years, cementing its shift away from coal, while depending on renewables for less than 10 percent of its energy capacity. Virginia's largest utility...
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May 01, 2018 - 6:12 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy Virginia plans to build at least eight new natural gas-fired plants during the next 15 years, cementing its shift away from coal. Virginia's largest utility also plans for renewable energy making up less than 10 percent of its overall energy capacity through...
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, welcomes French President Emmanuel Macron at the International Solar Alliance founding conference in New Delhi, India, Sunday March 11, 2018. Modi and Macron on Sunday co-chaired the first Founding Conference of International Solar Alliance (ISA) in the capital. The summit which was representative by more than fifty countries aims to mobilize $1 trillion of investments by 2030 for massive deployment of solar energy. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
March 11, 2018 - 7:23 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron took a jibe at President Donald Trump on Sunday for his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. Macron did not name Trump while speaking at the first meeting of the International Solar Alliance in New Delhi. But...
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FILE- This April 20, 2011, file photo shows some of the 30,000 solar panels that make up the Public Service Company of New Mexico's new 2-megawatt photovoltaic array in Albuquerque, N.M. Some in the U.S. solar-power industry are hoping a decision this week by President Donald Trump doesn’t bring on an eclipse. Companies that install solar-power systems for homeowners and utilities are bracing for Trump’s call on whether to slap tariffs on imported panels. The solar business in the U.S. has boomed in recent years, driven by falling prices for panels, thanks in part to cheap imports. That has made solar power more competitive with electricity generated from coal and natural gas. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan,File)
January 22, 2018 - 8:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers. The president's decision followed recommendations for tariffs by the U.S. International Trade Commission. "The president's action...
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