Solar Power

Renewable energy push in sunny Arizona draws political fight

Jul 4, 2018

A push to mandate increased use of renewable energy in sun-drenched Arizona has been met with fierce opposition from the state's largest utility

Samsung joins global pledge to increase renewable energy use

Jun 14, 2018

Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest smartphone maker, has joined global companies that are promising to increase use of solar and other renewable energy to help curb global warming

Trump orders 'immediate steps' to boost coal, nuclear plants

Jun 1, 2018

President Donald Trump has directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take "immediate steps" to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants to keep them open

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

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