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Schweitzer sees consumer energy storage, renewables as key to future

The Associated Press

“Power Up Energy,” former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s new book, portrays energy storage and renewables as the future of the industry, The Associated Press reports.

Solar firms hit by UK government move to cut subsidies

The New York Times

SunEdison’s push into the British solar market was halted by the government’s decision to drastically cut subsidies, The New York Times reports.

UK solar firm splits from SunEdison, shuts doors

The Wall Street Journal

Managers at Mark Group Ltd. – bought by SunEdison in July – have purchased the business back but put it into the British equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, laying off more than 900 employees as they closed down company operations, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Solar decathlon running with smaller field in 2015

National Geographic

Funding cuts mean the 14 teams competing in the 2015 Solar Decathlon – launched by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in California Thursday – represent the smallest field since the Department of Energy started the event in 2002, National Geographic reports.

Solar research losing backing in the U.S.

The Washington Post

Federal funding for solar energy research—some of it involving long-term projects—is drying up, The Washington Post reports.

National labs pushing to improve fuel cell technology

Los Alamos Daily Post

A consortium of national laboratories, led by Los Alamos, is working to improve polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells to get them to the point where they are commercially viable, the Los Alamos Daily Post reported on National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day.

Donald Trump takes wind farm dispute to UK Supreme Court

LONDON (AP) — U.S presidential candidate Donald Trump has begun the latest round in his legal battle against a Scottish offshore wind farm project.

The Republican billionaire, who owns a luxury golf resort in Scotland, wants five British Supreme Court justices to stop wind turbines being built off the Aberdeenshire coast.

California grooms utility giants to compete against Big Oil

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California wants more drivers to dump the pump and plug in.

Climate change legislation signed Wednesday day by Gov. Jerry Brown calls for major utilities to compete as an alternative transportation fuel source by installing thousands of charging stations where people live, work and play.

Wind energy costs on a par with fossil fuels: Analysis

The Washington Post

According to an analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the cost of onshore wind energy is reaching a par with gas-fired generation in the Americas, and going forward the cost of renewables is dropping, making them more competitive with fossil fuels, The Washington Post reports.

Denton to go 70 percent renewable by 2019: Mayor

The Texas Tribune

The latest energy plan for Denton, Texas accelerates the timeline for the city to generate 70 percent of its energy from renewable sources, from 2030 to 2019, The Texas Tribune reports.


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