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Legislature may take another look at renewable energy standards

Posted 23 hours ago By Post Staff Photo by Westar Energy Environmental activists and wind industry representatives are girding for another fight over the state’s renewable energy standards. By ANDY MARSO Rep. John Whitmer says he didn’t follow the ongoing … Continue reading

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WV Senate advances Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard …

The House of Delegates’ version of the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard passed the WV Senate Jan. 27. House Bill 2001 passed the Senate 33-0 and goes back the House of Delegates for approval of a date change the … Continue reading

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Falling Oil Prices Unlikely To Influence China’s Renewable Energy Investment …

Air Quality Published on January 28th, 2015 by Guest Contributor 2 January 28th, 2015 by Guest Contributor  Originally published on Energy Post. By John Mathews When oil prices collapsed in the 1980s, most large renewable energy programs were dismantled. But … Continue reading

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Do Low Gas Prices Hurt Renewable Energy Adoption? Unlikely, Says Analyst

By Stephen Edelstein Wind farm, by Flickr user Patrick Finnegan (Used under CC License) Enlarge Photo Gas prices have fallen dramatically in the U.S.–40 percent in six months–and it’s assumed by some that this will hurt the renewable-energy industry. With … Continue reading

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NREL releases the 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book, detailing increases in …

The newly released 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book illustrates United States and global energy statistics, including renewable electricity generation, renewable energy development, clean energy investments, and technology-specific data and trends. The Data Book is produced and published annually by the … Continue reading

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Fight Looms Over Kansas Renewable Energy Standards

  Rep. John Whitmer says he didn’t follow the ongoing debate on whether to repeal the state’s renewable energy standards before he arrived in the Legislature this month. But as a new member of the House Energy and Environment Committee, … Continue reading

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Nigerians turn to renewable energy as solution to power crisis

Joseph Agesoji has to run his small generator so he can use the hair clippers at his barbershop. He lives in Mpape, a suburb of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city. Mpape is largely an informal settlement in the hills just outside … Continue reading

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Itau Raises $408 Million for Renewable Energy Projects

(Bloomberg) — The Brazilian bank Itau Unibanco Holding SA raised 1.05 billion reais ($408 million) to finance renewable-energy and water-treatment projects. That’s the most ever raised for renewable energy in Latin America by a Brazilian bank, the Sao Paulo-based lender … Continue reading

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Do low gas prices hurt renewable energy adoption? Not really.

Gas prices have fallen dramatically in the U.S.–40 percent in six months–and it’s assumed by some that this will hurt the renewable-energy industry. With the financial advantage of solar or wind energy curtailed by cheap oil, the logic goes, consumers will … Continue reading

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Indiana and West Virginia Look to Slash Support for Renewable Energy

Legislation introduced in Indiana last week that would slash net metering credits and add fixed charges to the bills of solar customers has created a rift between investor-owned utilities and solar advocates in the state. Bill HB 1320 is opposed … Continue reading

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