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Renewable Energy

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  • In Wyoming, huckster sentenced to 12 years for wind-farm scam

    In Wyoming, huckster sentenced to 12 years for wind-farm scam
    CASPER, Wyo. -- Robert Arthur Reed solicited investors nationwide for a wind farm here. But a federal judge ruled here this week that all the telephone huckster was really selling was a bunch of hot air. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl ordered...
  • California to get $750 million in energy crisis settlement

     California to get $750 million in energy crisis settlement
    SACRAMENTO — A Canadian power company will pay California electricity ratepayers $750 million to settle allegations that it bought electricity from the state and then sold it back at a huge markup during the energy crisis of 2000 and 2001. The...
  • Solar-powered plane finishes journey, lands in New York City

    Solar-powered plane finishes journey, lands in New York City
    NEW YORK — A solar-powered aircraft completed the final leg of a history-making cross-country flight Saturday night, gliding to a smooth stop at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The Solar Impulse touched down at JFK at 11:09 p.m.,...
  • Giant tortoises make excellent lawn mowers

    Giant tortoises make excellent lawn mowers
    Forget the John Deere tractor: giant island tortoises make the best lawn mowers, according to a new study. In an effort to control the alien plants that had dominated a small island in the Indian Ocean for decades, scientists introduced two types of...
  • Feds give solar plants priority over mining on public lands

    Feds give solar plants priority over mining on public lands
    Utility-scale solar plants have been given priority over mining claims on federal lands, according to a decision announced Friday. The federal Bureau of Land Management withdrew more than 300,000 acres of federal land in six Western states from...
  • Siemens chief of wind power steps down

    Siemens chief of wind power steps down
    Amid reports of wind turbine blades flying off and a resulting flurry of damage control measures, engineering powerhouse Siemens said Monday the chief of its wind power division would step down, two weeks after announcing costs related to incidents in...
  • SolarCity plans solar power storage solution, due in 2015

    SolarCity plans solar power storage solution, due in 2015
    As Los Angeles launches into its solar buyback program between companies and the L.A. Department of Water and Power, one rooftop power producer is exploring a way to avoid depending on utilities altogether. Lyndon Rive, chief executive of San Mateo,...
  • Film explores effects of solar projects on Native American life

    Film explores effects of solar projects on Native American life
    Documentary filmmaker Robert Lundahl’s latest work, "Who Are My People?," explores the effects of large-scale solar energy developments on Native American spiritual and cultural connections to Southern California’s scorched outback of creosote...
  • Website helps track state's progress on renewable energy goals [Updated]

    Website helps track state's progress on renewable energy goals [Updated]
    Ratepayers can monitor the progress of California’s utilities as they move toward meeting the state’s renewable energy goals. The first compliance period is at the end of the year, when utilities are required to purchase an average of 20% of...
  • California leads U.S. in record first quarter for solar installation

    California leads U.S. in record first quarter for solar installation
    The U.S. had a record quarter in solar installation during the first three months of the year, installing 723 megawatts of photovoltaic capacity for a 33% increase over the same period last year. That represents nearly half of all new generation...
  • San Onofre shutdown will mean tight electricity supplies

    San Onofre shutdown will mean tight electricity supplies
    SACRAMENTO — Southern California residents will have to get serious about energy conservation, particularly this summer, now that the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has been permanently shut down. Without that nuclear plant, which accounted...