Solar power

This Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 photo shows energy efficient motion activated LED lights, along with window light, that illuminate the Smuttynose Brewery in Hampton, N.H. The brewhouse is taking advantage of special programs to use new technology to reduce its carbon footprint. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
December 14, 2017 - 10:37 am
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Since President Donald Trump vowed this summer to pull the United States out of an international climate accord, states looking to tackle carbon pollution have been forced to go it alone. More than a dozen formed an alliance committed to reducing emissions in line with the...
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This photo provided by Tesla shows the front of the new electric semitractor-trailer unveiled on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The move fits with Tesla CEO Elon Musk's stated goal for the company of accelerating the shift to sustainable transportation. (Tesla via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 2:45 pm
DETROIT (AP) — After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks. The company unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer Thursday night near its design center in Hawthorne, California. CEO Elon...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017 file photo, a rooftop is covered with solar panels at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, in New York. Denver may become the latest city to require rooftop gardens or solar panels on big new buildings, which backers say will keep the outdoor air cooler, make storm water easier to manage and reduce the amount of energy burned by air conditioners. A ballot initiative mandating environment-friendly roofs in Denver had 53 percent approval in unofficial returns Thursday, with about 85 percent of the votes counted. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
November 09, 2017 - 11:41 pm
DENVER (AP) — Denver became the latest city to require rooftop gardens or solar panels on big new buildings, which backers say will keep the outdoor air cooler, make storm water easier to manage and reduce the amount of energy burned by air conditioners. A ballot initiative mandating environment-...
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November 03, 2017 - 2:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The energy industry has winners and losers in the new House GOP tax bill. Losers are the electric car industry and producers of wind power and other clean energy. Winners include oil and gas and the nuclear power industry, which would see tax breaks preserved. The bill's release...
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October 26, 2017 - 5:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pledges to revive the nation's struggling coal mines, but new data from the federal agency that tracks employment growth suggests blue-collar job seekers would do better to look to clean energy. According to projections released this week by the Bureau of...
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Energy Secretary Rick Perry listens to a statement by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., during a hearing about the electrical grid, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 23, 2017 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight former federal energy regulators — including five former commission chairs — oppose a Trump administration plan to bolster nuclear and coal-fired power plants, arguing it would raise prices and disrupt electricity markets. The former officials, who served under presidents...
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October 17, 2017 - 4:58 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Tuesday rejected a plan to generate 42 percent of the country's power from wind and solar energy, in a setback for compliance with climate change commitments Conservation groups have condemned the ruling conservative coalition for abandoning...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2017, file photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry attends a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. The Energy Department said Wednesday, Aug. 23, the government should make it easier and cheaper to operate power plants, including coal and nuclear plants, to strengthen the nation's electric grid. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 23, 2017 - 11:26 pm
The Energy Department said Wednesday the government should make it easier and cheaper to operate power plants, including coal and nuclear plants, to strengthen the nation's electric grid. The department said in a new report that the closure of many plants that once formed the backbone of the grid...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 7, 2017 photo, Shift Supervisor Gary Anderson, monitors the power system flow and conditions at the Pacific Gas & Electric grid control center, in Vacaville, Calif. Power grid managers say they've been preparing extensively for more than a year for this Monday's solar eclipse and that by ramping up other sources of power, mainly hydroelectric and natural gas, they are confident nobody will lose power or see a spike in energy prices. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 18, 2017 - 7:29 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When the moon passes in front of the sun during Monday's eclipse California will lose enough solar energy to power more than 1.5 million homes, a figure that underscores the state's growing reliance on energy from the sun. California has rapidly deployed renewable energy...
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Charlotte at Six
August 15, 2017 - 7:42 pm
Mark reports from Duke's nearby solar farm. The eclipse a challenge for Duke...because solar power cannot be generated when the sun's blocked. NC is #2 in the country for solar -- so Duke will have to fire-up other power plants.
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