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Energy Storage Technology Fills Utilities With Fear and Promise

New York — Here’s why something as basic as a battery both thrills and terrifies the U.S. utility industry. 800 more words

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Japan's Prime Minister Re-Election Risks Undercutting Clean Energy Push

“Utilities and the trade ministry want to set the ratio of clean energy low in order to keep nuclear,” said Shigeaki Koga, a former official of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry who now writes about energy and policy issues. 757 more words

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The Perfect Storm: Why Now is the Time to Seize the 30% Credit on Commercial and Industrial Solar

Although the 30% business investment tax credit (ITC) for installing solar expires at the end of 2016, the window for taking advantage of the ITC is actually much sooner. 921 more words

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Spreading the Solar Cheer: Reaching Low-Income Customers

Heating and cooling are not “nice-to-haves” in most areas of the U.S. – they are a necessity. However, this basic need creates a disproportionate burden on low-income families. 1,263 more words

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Solar Plus Battery Storage Market to Reach $1 Billion in US by 2018

About 318 megawatts of solar-storage capacity will be in operation in the U.S. by 2018, the Washington-based industry group said today in a report produced with GTM Research.Combining solar panels with batteries means users can store power during the day and use it at night, reducing electricity bills. 184 more words

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British Columbia to Proceed with $7.6 Billion Hydropower Project

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark announced the decision at an event in Victoria, saying the cost of the project is estimated at C$8.78 billion ($7.6 billion), including contigencies. 186 more words

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