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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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Future of Electric Utilities May be Changing, if Millennials Have Their Say

A recent study by the Brookings Institute’s Governance Studies Program could have profound implications for the future of electric utilities.  Millennials, people born after 1982, will account for one-third of the adult popu...
by Kristal High
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Net Metering and Its Potential Impact on Low-Income Consumers

This article originally appeared on the Atlanta Black Star on July 2, 2014. Paul Krugman, in a recent New York Times Op-Ed titled The Big Green Test Conservatives and Climate Change, argued that “emissions taxes are th...
by Guest Contributor
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Solar Bill is Bright Spot for Legislature

This article originally appeared on TheTandD.com. By GILDA COBB-HUNTER As state legislators, we are elected to uphold the public trust and do what is right for our communities. My colleagues and I in the South Carolina state Le...
by Guest Contributor
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Exploring the Nuclear Option in the Wake of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency recently cracked down on carbon-pollution emission standards by releasing a Clean Power Plan that aims to cut carbon pollution by 30 percent above 2005 levels by 2030.  In view of this goa...
by Politic365 Staff
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