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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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Green energy jobs fall into the red


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media The number of jobs created by clean energy projects has fallen sharply compared to a year ago, thanks to the expiration of a series of tax breaks for clean energy companies. 5,600 new energy jobs were created in the first three months of 2014, compared to 12,000 in the first quarter of 2013, according ...

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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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If Ohio eases green-energy rules, will it spark national trend?

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Dan Gearino, Columbus Dispatch Ohio is on the cusp of becoming the first state to significantly ease its renewable-energy standards, a milestone that would be noticed in statehouses across the country where similar debates are being waged. Proposals have gained traction in Kansas and several other states and have at least been introduced in a dozen or so others. But ...

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How ‘Big Corn’ lost the ethanol battle to Philadelphia refiners


By Cezary Podkul and Jeff Mason   NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Six months ago the U.S. oil industry scored a surprise win against farm groups when the Obama administration proposed slashing the amount of ethanol refiners must blend into gasoline, a move that could save them billions of dollars. Stunned by the reversal, producers of the corn-based biofuel and their ...

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Bill to pause green-energy standards passes Ohio Senate


Dan Gearino for The Columbus Dispatch The Ohio Senate early today passed a two-year pause in annual increases in the state’s “green” energy standards, following days of negotiations with Gov. John Kasich’s office and in spite of adamant opposition. Senate Bill 310 passed 21-11. Senators did not finish debating the bill until after 1 a.m. The measure calls for a ...

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Editorial: Wind energy and desalinated water in West Texas? Why not?

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The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Energy and water are two crucial commodities that, by necessity, have been looked at in a different light in Texas. Renewable wind energy has been an important part of Texas Tech and the surrounding region for many years and is getting bigger. It would be an exciting development to find our area on the cutting edge of ...

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