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Solar plane on global trip headed to Oklahoma from Arizona

FILE - In this April 23, 2016 file photo, Solar Impulse 2 lands at Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., completing the leg of its journey from Hawaii in its attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The next leg of the solar-powered around-the-world flight is scheduled to start from Moffett Field Monday, May 2, 2016, at 5 a.m. PDT, bound for Phoenix.(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — A solar-powered airplane that landed in Arizona last week after a daylong flight from California is headed to Oklahoma next on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey. Project officials said Wednesday that the Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 is scheduled to take off from Phoenix Goodyear Airport at 3 a.m. PDT Thursday with a destination of ...

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New York invests in $220 million in clean energy projects

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is partnering with several private companies to invest up to $220 million in new clean energy and energy efficiency projects. The move, announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday, is part of the state’s effort to generate half of its electricity from renewable sources by the year 2030. Overall, the state plans to set ...

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Pierre paves way for $2 million solar panel project

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Pierre City Commission has paved the way for what officials say will be the biggest solar energy project in South Dakota. It also will be the first solar energy project for Missouri River Energy Services, which provides nearly half of the city’s power. The city will lease 5 acres of land to a Minnesota-based company ...

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New York state schedules series of hearings on clean energy

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Department of Public Service is hosting a series of public hearings on a new clean energy proposal. Officials will provide information and take public comment on the state’s proposed Clean Energy Standard. The program mandates that 50 percent of all electricity consumed in New York by 2030 come from clean and renewable ...

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GOP states benefiting from shift to wind and solar energy

GOP states benefiting from shift to wind and solar energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — If there’s a War on Coal, it’s increasingly clear which side is winning. Wind turbines and solar panels accounted for more than two-thirds of all new electric generation capacity added to the nation’s grid in 2015, according to a recent analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy. The remaining third was largely new power plants fueled by ...

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First Solar stock sinks on 1Q revenue letdown

First Solar stock sinks on 1Q revenue letdown

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — First Solar generated a first-quarter profit that exceeded analysts’ projections, but the solar power provider jolted investors with a disappointing sales performance. The numbers released late Wednesday caused First Solar’s stock to fall $3.88, or more than 6 percent, to $58.15 in extended trading. The largest U.S. solar company earned $170.6 million, or $1.66 per share, ...

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Solar plane pilots say trip was also test of human endurance

Solar Impulse 2 flies over San Francisco, Saturday, April 23, 2016. The solar-powered airplane, which is attempting to circumnavigate the globe to promote clean energy and the spirit of innovation, arrived from Hawaii after a three-day journey across the Pacific Ocean. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The two Swiss pilots taking turns to fly a solar-powered airplane around the world said Sunday the endeavor is not only a demonstration of the importance of renewable energy but also of the many challenges the human body can endure. Pilot Bertrand Piccard completed a risky, three-day flight across a great expanse of the Pacific ...

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One-time star in solar energy, SunEdison seeks protection

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 8, 2016, file photo, specialist Gregg Maloney works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, adjacent to the SunEdison post. SunEdison, a one-time star in the alternative energy field, filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday, April 21, 2016, after years of rapid-fire acquisitions left the solar company in a desperate cash situation. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — SunEdison, a one-time star in the alternative energy field, filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday after years of rapid-fire acquisitions left the solar company in a desperate cash situation. Just last week an audit committee reviewing operations at company, based in Maryland Heights, Missouri, just outside of St. Louis, found an “overly optimistic culture and its tone ...

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The Paris climate deal at a glance

The Paris climate deal at a glance

NEW YORK (AP) — Four months after negotiating a global climate agreement in Paris, government officials are coming to New York on Friday to sign the pact in a ceremony at the United Nations. Here are some of the key elements of the Paris deal, which is the first agreement requiring all countries to join the fight against global warming. ...

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