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Duke Solar Investment Won’t Pass Costs to Consumers

Last month Duke Energy announced plans to invest $500 million to acquire and construct three large solar farms in North Carolina, including a 65-megawatt array that Duke says will be the largest east of the Mississippi River. ...
by Politic365 Staff
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Minority Participation in the Climate Movement

When you hear the word “environmentalist” what image comes to mind?  Is it the guy in the khaki shorts and vest taking water samples from a stream suspected of contamination?  Is it the woman in the tie-dyed shirt that ha...
by Kristal High
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“Troops to Energy Jobs” Trains, Employs Veterans

The unemployment rate for veterans who served since 2001 dipped slightly in 2013 to 9%, the Labor Department reports. That’s down from 9.9% the year before, but well above overall civilian unemployment levels of around 7%...
by Politic365 Staff
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Leading by Example: The White House’s Inclusive Vision for Solar Power

Last week, the Obama administration announced a series of new initiatives to enhance energy efficiency across the United States. Many revolved around commitments of funding and other resources to support the development and ado...
by Kristal High
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Duke Energy Makes a $500M Investment in Utility-Scale Solar

On September 15, Duke Energy announced plans to commit $500 million to utility-scale solar power in the state of North Carolina. This announcement is the latest development in an industry-wide embrace of large-scale renewable e...
by Kristal High
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Solarize or Polarize? The Truth About Solar in North Carolina

In North Carolina the state is getting more and more of its energy from the sun. The Tar Heel State currently ranks fourth in the nation when it comes to solar installations, right alongside states like California and Arizona. ...
by Kristal High
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New Solar Financing Model Seeks to Disrupt a Disruptive Technology

Arizona Public Service (APS) is attempting to revolutionize the rooftop solar market in Arizona. In a recent proposal to state regulators, APS laid out the utility’s planned entrance into the solar leasing sector. APS’s pla...
by Politic365 Staff
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Taming the Solar’s Wild West

There’s a new sheriff in Solar’s Wild West. On July 30, 2014, Washington’s Utility and Transportation Commission (UTC) issued a formal policy statement finding companies that lease rooftop solar systems and sell energy ge...
by Politic365 Staff
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