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UK’s biggest solar company takes shine to global projects with deals worth £3bn – The Guardian

Britain’s biggest solar power company has shrugged off the cloud of drastic UK subsidy cuts by reinventing itself as an international firm with more than £3bn of projects planned. More than 12,000 solar jobs were lost in the industry after the government slashed support in 2015, but Solarcentury has survived by … [Read more...]

Maine’s solar industry can employ the next generation – Bangor Daily News

Maine has an opportunity to provide well-paying, long-term careers to the next generation, so long as policymakers embrace solar energy policy this session. Maine’s solar workforce grew by 73 percent from 2015 to 2016, making Maine one of the top 10 states nationwide in per capita solar job growth. If policymakers support … [Read more...]

Northwest’s power transmission lines are a public asset – Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Northwest's power transmission lines are a public assetWalla Walla Union-Bulletin“At a time when economic and environmental priorities point to the need for greater integration and efficiency in electricity generation and transmission, this proposal goes in the opposite direction by threatening to fragment the Northwest … [Read more...]

The Solar Industry Is Creating Jobs 17 Times Faster Than the Rest of the US Economy – Futurism

In Brief Jobs in the solar field in the United States grew at a rate 17 times faster than the overall economy. This was part of a larger trend towards jobs in renewable energy and away from more dangerous, less sustainable jobs in fossil fuels. Jobs in Solar Power A new report released by the International Renewable Energy … [Read more...]

Review: Kiss, SSE Hydro – Herald Scotland

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Michiganders hope to glimpse this summer’s celestial show-stopper: A total solar eclipse – WZZM

The sun's corona peeks out from behind the moon during the first eclipse of the new millennium in Lusaka, Zambia, Thursday, June 21, 2001. The eclipse lasted three minutes and 14 seconds over Lusaka. (Photo: Themba Hadebe, Associated Press) The first total solar eclipse to take place in the continental U.S. since … [Read more...]

Interest in solar in Ann Arbor ‘head and shoulders above’ other cities – MLive.com

ANN ARBOR, MI - Five months into the launch of a city-backed program offering group-purchase deals on solar panels in the Ann Arbor area, at least six installations have been completed and at least 12 more are in the works. The local nonprofit Clean Energy Coalition partnered with the city of Ann Arbor to launch the A2 Solar … [Read more...]

Wind energy consumption up in the State – The Hindu

Wind energy consumption up in the StateThe HinduThis is among the highest wind energy consumption in the State, said K. Kasthurirangaian, chairman of Indian Wind Power Association. Wind energy evacuated on Friday evening was 3,886 MW. Similarly, on Friday morning, 3,869 MW was evacuated. … [Read more...]

The eco guide to renewable energy – The Guardian

The GuardianThe eco guide to renewable energyThe GuardianWithin three years it will make such economic sense that many businesses (Ikea, already generating 53% of energy from renewables, plans to be a net exporter of solar and wind by 2020) and consumers will turn from passive customers to energy creators.and more » … [Read more...]

Six-Month Moratorium on Wind Energy Development in Hughes County – KDLT News (blog)

Daily RepublicSix-Month Moratorium on Wind Energy Development in Hughes CountyKDLT News (blog)PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials in a central South Dakota county have put a six-month moratorium on any wind energy development until they can study and maybe change local ordinances. The Hughes County Commission made the decision … [Read more...]