Solar Power

Billionaire Tom Steyer gets Michigan renewable energy deal

May 18, 2018

Michigan's two dominant utilities have committed to increase the power they produce from wind and other renewable sources to 25 percent by 2030 under pressure from billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer

Vermont reduces incentives for renewable energy program

May 4, 2018

State utility regulators are reducing the financial incentives for Vermonters who install renewable energy systems such as solar panels and get a credit on their electric bills for providing power to the grid

China leads global solar energy investment as US, Europe lag

Apr 5, 2018

A U.N.-backed report shows more money was invested in solar energy last year than in any other power source, with China responsible for much of the boom

French president pokes at Trump for leaving Paris accord

Mar 11, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron has taken a jibe at President Donald Trump for withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement

China solar supplier grows in India to avoid trade controls

Feb 6, 2018

One of China's biggest makers of solar panels says it will invest $309 million to expand manufacturing in India to guard against what it says is a rising threat of import controls in the United States and other markets

Six Flags to cut fewer trees for solar farm at theme park

Jan 24, 2018

Six Flags and several New Jersey environmental groups have reached a settlement under which the theme park will cut down fewer trees to make way for a solar electricity farm

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Jan 24, 2018

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the U.S. and abroad

India, Canada defend free trade as US imposes tariffs

Jan 23, 2018

Just hours after U.S. President Donald Trump approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines, the leaders of Canada and India come out forcefully Tuesday against any spiral down towards protectionism.

Trump applies tariffs to solar panels, washing machines

Jan 23, 2018

President Donald Trump approves tariffs on imported solar panels, washing machines; says move will protect US industry, jobs

Energy agency rejects Trump bid to boost coal, nuclear power

Jan 8, 2018

An independent energy agency has rejected a bid by the Trump administration to bolster coal-fired and nuclear power plants

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