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Solar Power

November 2, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Ohio Power Siting Board through a wrench in plans for a solar project in southern Ohio, raising questions about the viability of renewable energy in the state.
The Columbus Dispatch
October 25, 2019, 11am PDT
One issue has solidly bipartisan support at the local level: tax credits for investments that build new solar power capacity.
Smart Cities Dive
October 13, 2019, 7am PDT
"I realize that we are in crisis politically as well as sustainably. But…"
Greater Greater Washington
October 4, 2019, 11am PDT
Fears of a US trade war and a slowing economy have translated into fewer subsidies for solar and wind energy in China.
Yale Environment 360
September 1, 2019, 11am PDT
Under a proposed 25-year solar contact, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power would pay record-cheap prices for 400 megawatts of power. But the utility declined to approve the deal after a utility workers' union raised concerns.
The Los Angeles Times
July 27, 2019, 5am PDT
South Western Railway will be using its own solar panels to directly supply power to trains and partially eliminate its need for outside power.
Electrek
June 10, 2019, 12pm PDT
California is setting records for the amount of solar energy it can’t use, but this cushion might be a good thing: it means the state won’t need to depend as heavily on fossil fuels as a stopgap.
Los Angeles Times
April 17, 2019, 7am PDT
Developers have withdrawn an application to build the world's largest concentrating solar-thermal power facility.
Bloomberg Environment
March 29, 2019, 2pm PDT
The report heralds increased shuttering of coal-burning powered plants due to cheaper alternatives. Almost three-quarters of coal-burning power plants today are more costly to operate than renewable facilities. In six years, it jumps to 86 percent.
InsideClimate News
February 22, 2019, 8am PST
President Trump still touts coal and its return, but what’s happening in the real world suggests coal is on its way out for good.
Intelligencer - New York Magazine
January 8, 2019, 6am PST
If coal use phases out in Texas, renewable energy could very likely pick up the slack.
Houston Chronicle
November 12, 2018, 1pm PST
A housing development near Tampa will have high-tech smart homes with grid-optimized solar power.
Fast Company
August 6, 2018, 12pm PDT
A proposal by the nation's largest utility could be a model to deal with the most formidable problem presented by intermittent renewable electricity sources.
The New York Times
June 30, 2018, 1pm PDT
Georgia politics haven't usually been friendly to renewable energy. But some unlikely alliances, and a healthy dose of economics, can go a long way.
Inside Climate News
June 8, 2018, 2pm PDT
But it's still not enough to produce a net reduction in emissions from energy production.
Quartz
May 21, 2018, 7am PDT
San Francisco Chronicle energy reporter David R. Baker sheds some light on the nation's first state building code requiring that solar panels be included in new home construction, adopted by the California Energy Commission on May 9.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 11, 2018, 1pm PDT
On the U.S.-Mexico border just west of the Gulf of Mexico, Brownsville looks to take advantage of its sunny territory.
Next City
May 6, 2018, 11am PDT
The California Energy Commission will decide on new energy standards for residential construction this week.
The Orange County Register
March 27, 2018, 11am PDT
The Ohio city recently announced a plan to build the nation's largest municipally owned onsite solar array. The plan builds on a decade of increasingly ambitious climate action.
Yale Climate Connections
January 18, 2018, 1pm PST
Residents will live in solar powered homes and ride around the community in self-driving, solar-powered shuttles. Babcock Ranch outside of Fort Myers, Florida, has been in the making since 2005. A city of 50,000 is forecasted.
CBS This Morning