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CONOR O’SULLIVAN | Breaking Energy  The energy industry – oil & gas sector in particular – is bracing itself for a massive wave of retirements over the short to medium term, which has been dubbed “The Great Shift Change.” As the industry prepares for this turnover, companies are looking to the next generation of candidates with skills ranging from finance, ...

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Environmentalists worry promoting natural gas will overshadow efficiency, renewable energy efforts

 Luther Turmelle | The New Haven Register  (New Haven, Conn.) What started out as a statewide initiative to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy now has been expanded to include a statewide push to sign up new natural gas customers as part of a 10-year expansion of the distribution network by the utilities. Energize Connecticut now is actively promoting efforts by ...

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Obama: Climate change steps making a difference

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Appealing for patience and perseverance from environmental activists, President Barack Obama claimed progress Wednesday in his second-term drive to combat climate change but said more must be done to address a generational problem. One year after unveiling an aggressive plan, Obama said new emissions limits on power plants, renewable energy projects and new incentives for green technology ...

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FAU to test whether ocean can generate electricity

By David Fleshler, Sun Sentinel, FL The powerful Gulf Stream current provides South Florida with a moderate year-round climate and brings a rich variety of marine life to the region. Could it also help keep the lights on? A research program by Florida Atlantic University plans to place turbines in the water next year to test the potential of using ...

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PNM proposes to build 4 new solar plants

By Albuquerque Journal, NM Public Service Company of New Mexico plans to build four more solar power plants at a cost of $79 million to help it meet the state standard for renewable energy in 2016. The additional 10-megawatt solar power plants will raise the company’s solar capacity to 107 megawatts, which could provide the power used by 40,000 average ...

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Spain close to approving new renewable energy rules: minister

MADRID (Reuters) – The Spanish cabinet could approve on Friday a law that will cut renewable energy subsidies as part of a drive to reduce a 30 billion euro ($41 billion) power tariff deficit, built up during years of keeping prices below regulated costs. The new law, the thrust of which was announced by the government in July last year, ...

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Obama will let states decide how to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Sean Cockerham | McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON –President Barack Obama is about to unveil the centerpiece of his agenda to fight climate change, a much anticipated rule to slash the emissions of planet-warming gases from power plants. The president will call for major reductions, according to sources familiar with the planning, with each state given its own greenhouse gas emissions ...

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Puerto Rico converts energy sector reform into law

The Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s governor signed a law Tuesday intended to revamp the U.S. territory’s power company amid complaints of corruption and costly bills. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said the law also seeks to increase the use of natural gas and renewable energy sources, with Puerto Rico currently depending on oil to generate nearly ...

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Southern, Ted Turner acquire solar plant

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By Christopher Seward for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Southern Co. and former cable TV mogul Ted Turner have teamed up to acquire the largest solar power plant in New Mexico. Southern and Turner Renewable Energy said the Macho Springs Solar Facility. on 600 acres in Luna County, has been under construction since July 2013 and was scheduled to begin commercial operations ...

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Solar shining after dark ages

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BY SAMMY FRETWELL COLUMBIA SC — South Carolina took what was considered a historic step Wednesday to change the state’s long-time resistance to solar power. The state House of Representatives voted 105-0 for a solar energy bill that is forecast to make sun-generated electricity more abundant in the Palmetto State. The compromise bill has support from South Carolina’s influential utilities ...

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