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Trump’s changing vision of the wall

  • By The Washington Post
  • Jan. 11, 2019, 4:39 p.m.
At the same town hall the price of the wall jumped to $10 billion. In June 2017, Trump proposed a new funding source for the wall: solar energy. At a White House meeting, the president envisioned “beautiful structures,” 40 to 50 feet high, generating ...
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President Trump's changing vision of the wall

  • By Connecticut Post
  • Jan. 11, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
At the same town hall the price of the wall jumped to $10 billion. In June 2017, Trump proposed a new funding source for the wall: solar energy. At a White House meeting, the president envisioned "beautiful structures," 40 to 50 feet high, generating clean ...
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Rain in January? Blame (or Thank) El Nino

  • By Star Tribune
  • Jan. 6, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Scientists found that between wind energy from West Texas and the Gulf Coast, and solar energy across the state, Texas could meet a significant portion of its electricity demand from renewable power without extensive battery storage. The reason ...
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Fire breaks out at Volusia County solar farm

  • By WOFL
  • Dec. 31, 2018, 2:58 p.m.
They received a report of a grass fire there. The fire reportedly appeared to be ignited by something from the solar panels. The fire was contained without damage to the panels, though. No injuries were reported either.
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YEAR IN REVIEW: Other headlines from 2018

  • By The Facts
  • Dec. 30, 2018, 3:36 a.m.
28 Austin-based renewable energy developer SunChase Power proposed a solar energy farm for Danbury. Danbury ISD voted to move forward with a proposal for a tax break. 1 Angleton officials proposed ...
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Going Nowhere Fast on Climate, Year After Year

  • By The New York Times
  • Dec. 29, 2018, 11:13 a.m.
The Republican-controlled Congress votes to phase out tax credits for wind and solar energy by 2020; various tax incentives for fossil fuel production remain. President Obama signs the bill, citing support from the renewable energy industry. 2016 is the ...
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$1K reward offered in solar farm thefts

  • By Daily Advance
  • Dec. 20, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
EDENTON — The owner of a solar farm in Chowan County is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the theft of equipment from its facility in Ryland. Pine Gate Renewables, which is based in Charlotte, is offering the reward, the ...
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LETTERS: Wasting time on new ordinances; Colorado Springs is way behind

  • By The Gazette
  • Dec. 17, 2018, 7:12 a.m.
Meanwhile, Colorado Springs Utilities, which has languished at about 10 percent renewables, finally announced in September a planned purchase of 150 megawatts of solar energy, which will raise its ...
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The Energy 202: Solar companies say Trump's trade war recently 'took a toll' on them

  • By The Washington Post
  • Dec. 14, 2018, 9:02 a.m.
Solar energy providers were among the first to be hit by President Trump's tariffs. Now the industry says it is one of the first to be feeling their negative economic effects of a burgeoning trade war with China. The main industry association for U.S ...
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Two More Dry Days

  • By WOOD-TV
  • Dec. 10, 2018, 4:40 a.m.
Since Nov. 1 we have had just 0% of possible sunshine. The average is 28% for November and 20% for December (we're not the best place for solar energy during latefall and winter). This is season snowfall through Dec. 9. Leading the list is Augusta (between ...