Paul Witteman, founder of Greenspring Energy in Maryland, has filed for bankruptcy claiming more than $4 million in debts and angering former customers, to whom he owes money, the Baltimore Sun reports.
The latest job census from the Solar Foundation says 174,000 people were working in the solar industry at the end of 2014, an increase of 31,000, or 22 percent, from the year before, and the group says hiring should jump even more this year, Bloomberg reports.
Suntech America Inc., the U.S. unit of Chinese solar panel maker Suntech Power, followed its parent in seeking bankruptcy protection Monday, listing more than $100 million in assets and in debts in Chapter 11 filings in court in Delaware, Bloomberg reports.
Google has joined forces with two other investors to put up $188 million to build a solar plant in the Utah Red Hills Renewable Energy Park that should eventually generate 210 million kilowatt-hours of electricity a year, The Wall Street Journal reports.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Contractors have finished bringing online dozens of acres of solar panels at Indianapolis International Airport, solidifying its status as the home of the nation's largest airport-based solar farm.
Workers recently finished adding 86 acres of solar panels at the airport, more than doubling the size of its solar farm to 151 acres.
Arizona Corporation Commissioners didn’t approve, but didn’t object to plans for Arizona Public Service Co. to spend $28.5 million to put free solar on the roofs of 1,500 customers in order to test west-facing solar panels and voltage regulators, The Arizona Republic reports.
Jon Carson, ex-Obama campaign strategist, will be helping SolarCity to find creative ways of persuading people to put solar panels on their roofs, instead of relying on traditional advertising, The Washington Post reports.
Solar panels and engineering services to build a 131-megawatt facility in Georgia will come from First Solar, according to an announcement from Southern Co., which says the farm should come online in the fourth quarter of 2016, Bloomberg reports.
Wednesday’s blazing derailment in North Dakota added to concerns from Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., over oil train safety, as she plans to introduce legislation next week that would require crude be treated to remove volatile gases before shipping, The Journal News reports.
The Interior Department is aiming to put its beefed up offshore drilling rules in place before the end of the Obama administration, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Brian Salerno told FuelFix
Rachel Notley, the woman expected to lead Alberta’s next government following her party's win in the province’s last election, would be unlikely to lobby for the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington, National Journal reports.
A $3.6 billion write-down on properties in face of a low-price environment hit Chesapeake Energy’s earnings in the first quarter, where the shale driller swung to a loss, though its profit came in above expectations once special charges were excluded, The Wall Street Journal reports.
For the first time ever recorded, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels around the world exceeded 400 parts per million in March, according to data made public by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, The Hill reports.
The Environmental Protection Agency's updated risk assessment of the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos is drawing fire from both environmentalists, who want the chemical banned outright, and chemical manufacturers, who voiced concern that it would lead to new restrictions, E&E reports.
Santa Fe, New Mexico has cut its water usage by a fifth since 2001 after instituting tiered pricing, under which the biggest consumers pay the most for their water, a policy experts say could help drought-stricken California cities like Fresno, if they have the political will to institute it, The New York Times reports.
The move to restore $38 million to a popular Maine program encouraging energy efficiency has overwhelming legislative backing, but it could fall victim to a political battle, as Gov. Paul LePage has threatened to veto the measure unless it contains some provisions he’s seeking, the Portland Press Herald reports.