More Solar Energy Articles

  • Solar power set to double for seventh straight year

    While solar's slice of the U.S. electricity pie is still small -- it accounted for just 0.2 percent of total generation in 2013 -- the electric utility industry is viewing it as a disruptive force.

  • Panel rejects new fee for solar homes in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Advocates of renewable energy are hailing the rejection of Rocky Mountain Power's request for a new fee for residential rooftop solar panels in Utah. They're calling the Utah Public Service Commission's decision on Friday a victory for clean air and energy as well as...

  • US fund in deal to build Myanmar solar plants

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A U.S investment group has signed a $480 million deal to build two solar energy plants in central Myanmar, one of the largest investments by an American firm since the easing of U.S. sanctions. The agreement, inked by the ACO Investment Group and the Ministry of Energy,...

  • New solar farm in Richmond, Ind., begins generating power

    RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — A utility says its latest solar farm in eastern Indiana has started generating electricity. Indiana Municipal Power Agency says the eight-acre solar farm on the grounds of Richmond Power and Light contains about 4,000 solar panels. They will generate one megawatt of...

  • Emerging solar plants scorch birds in midair

    Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.

  • Federal court backs key electric grid policy

    A federal court on Friday upheld a key rule designed to spur investment in expensive electric grid infrastructure that could connect more people to renewable energy and other power sources.

  • Africa's growing energy needs test climate change policies

    If there is a lab to test the "all of the above" approach to energy, it's Africa. And the results of that experiment could have profound implications for climate change.

  • Obama announces $12 billion investment in African energy sector

    Obama said the Power Africa effort has been so successful that the White House is tripling the goal to 30,000 megawatts, enough to power 60 million homes.

  • Michigan Democratic Senate candidate backed company that outsourced

    Rep. Gary Peters' role in securing an earmark and a tax credit for a now-bankrupt solar panel company could become a point of contention in Michigan's hard-fought Senate race.



From the Weekly Standard

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    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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    "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” President Obama told the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 26. He repeated the thought in...

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