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  • May 05--Dozens of advocates from 10 environmental groups protested outside Duke Energy's annual shareholder meeting in uptown Charlotte Thursday morning. The groups claim Gov. Pat McCrory maintains close ties to his former employer, undermining the state's policing of the largest electric utility, and staged a mock wedding of McCrory and Duke chairman and CEO Lynn Good. Charlotte residents ...
  • To uphold a controversial solar project in the town of Rutland that's expected to cover nearly 15 acres of land on Cold River Road the decision was made by the Vermont Supreme Court The land on Cold River Road where the project is proposed sits near a number of properties whose owners have vocally petitioned against the development. Lawyers representing the neighbors claim the Public Service ...
  • Kyocera Solar, Inc. announced the completion of a 284-kilowatt (kW) solar energy project for Hawaii Tokai International College (HTIC) in Kapolei, Hawaii. The project is expected to meet more than 50% of the College's total electric power requirements, based on projected use. The project is the latest example of Kyocera's in-house ...
  • A proposed solar project in Wacouta Township cleared a pair of hurdles at Tuesday's Goodhue County Board of Commissioners meeting. The 5 megawatt project, which would be partially located on zoned wetlands and shoreland, was granted a conditional-use permit but only after the board voted to allow conditional use permits for such projects. "This just allows us to begin the ...
  • May 05--Two years ago, Sonoma Clean Power launched as a public startup in a business dominated locally by Pacific Gas and Electric Co., a private-sector energy giant that has served households and businesses in Sonoma County for more than a century. The new venture's supporters promised consumers a greener brand of electricity built upon greater use of renewable power, from solar, wind and ...
  • Egypt's EFG-Hermes is planning to increase the investments it manages in renewable energy to 1.5-2 billion euros in the next two years from 730 million currently, said Bakr Abdel-Wahab, its managing director of infrastructure private equity. EFG-Hermes, one of the Middle East's largest investment banks, has a renewable energy portfolio concentrated in Europe, but Abdel-Wahab said the firm was ...
  • May 05--An economic study conducted this week by a Midwestern State University economics professor could have important implications for proposed wind energy developments in nearby Clay County. In reviewing labor and job earnings statistics, professor John Martinez found that more than 50 percent of Clay and Archer county workers are employed in Wichita County, and also that at least ...
  • Rocky Mountain Power has signed a contract with German solar energy company juwi to build and develop the utility's first Subscriber Solar program resource. The 20-megawatt solar farm will be located near Holden in Millard County. With solar projects and offices worldwide, juwi has its North America headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. The Utah Public Service Commission approved Rocky Mountain ...
  • May 05--Two years ago, Sonoma Clean Power launched as a public startup in a business dominated locally by Pacific Gas and Electric Co., a private-sector energy giant that has served households and businesses in Sonoma County for more than a century. The new venture's supporters promised consumers a greener brand of electricity built upon greater use of renewable power, from solar, wind and ...
  • May 05--PINEVILLE -- After three weeks of looking at maps, hearing from expert witnesses and scrutinizing jars filled with discolored water, a six-member jury must determine if Mechel Bluestone Inc. and subsidiary Dynamic Energy contaminated the drinking water of 15 families in Wyoming County. Attorneys made their closing arguments Wednesday in Wyoming County Circuit Court before Judge Warren ...

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