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Nevada leads U.S. in per-capita growth in solar jobs

posted on February 13, 2015 at 1:04 PM

The number of solar industry jobs in Nevada more than doubled last year, the fastest per capita growth in the nation, a nonprofit research and education group said in a new report Thursday. Full Story

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:54 PM

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. Full Story

Arizona regulators raise solar rates $5 per month

posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Arizona's utility regulators have voted to raise monthly fees for Arizona Public Service customers who install rooftop solar power panels by about $5. Full Story

Solar Debate Heats Up

posted on March 16, 2012 at 6:15 PM

FRESNO (AP) -- In the debate pitting photovoltaic power stations against agriculture, all eyes have been on Fresno County, where the abundance of sunshine that make it the No. 1 agriculture-producing county in the nation also make it ideal for... Full Story

Interior backs solar, wind farms in Calif., Ariz.

posted on December 20, 2011 at 2:59 PM

The Obama administration has approved a pair of renewable energy projects being developed on public lands in Arizona and California. Full Story

Oregon Agriculture Energy Program Cut by Budget

posted on July 1, 2011 at 12:07 PM

PORTLAND, Ore (AP) — The Oregon Department of Agriculture is eliminating its energy and climate change program just as farmers are increasingly turning to solar, wind, hydroelectric and other alternative energy projects to reduce costs, or even... Full Story

White House to go Solar

posted on October 7, 2010 at 2:10 PM

WASHINGTON — Solar power is coming to President Barack Obama's house. Full Story

Solar Wells Displacing Windmills on Western Range

posted on July 16, 2010 at 3:07 PM

ALCOVA, Wyo — The pump installer toppled the old windmill in about an hour, first climbing up the wobbly 27-foot tower to stop the broken mill's whirling blade and then pulling the underground pipe to make way for a new solar-powered electric pump. Full Story

Farmland For Solar

posted on March 26, 2010 at 3:03 PM

LEMOORE, Calif -- Cash-strapped farmers in California's agricultural heartland and environmentalists at odds over water rights and wildlife protections finally agree on something: that thousands of acres of cracked, salty farmland is the... Full Story

Alternative Energy's Banner Year Ends with a Clang

posted on February 6, 2009 at 8:02 PM

DENVER (AP) — As the United States became the world leader in wind power, venture capitalists poured money into alternative energy projects until the recession hit in October, drying up investments and stalling projects. Full Story

Solar Systems Powering More California Agribusinesses

posted on December 12, 2008 at 8:12 PM

RICHVALE, Calif (AP) -- For more than 70 years, California's abundance of sunshine has enabled the Lundberg family to grow rice in the Central Valley north of Sacramento. Full Story

Farm Programs Take a Backseat in Presidential Election

posted on October 31, 2008 at 8:10 PM

Farm Programs Take a Backseat in Presidential Election
Senators Barack Obama and John McCain outline their views on government farm programs. Full Story

McCain and Obama Spar Over Renewable Energy

posted on October 24, 2008 at 8:10 PM

McCain and Obama Spar Over Renewable Energy
Barack Obama and John McCain outline their views on renewable sources of energy like wind power. Full Story

Government Lab Looks for Renewable Energy Solutions

posted on August 22, 2008 at 8:08 PM

Government Lab Looks for Renewable Energy Solutions
After the oil crisis of the 1970s, Congress authorized the creation of a government laboratory tasked with solving the puzzle of how to save energy using renewable resources. Three decades later, more than 1,100 scientists and engineers continue... Full Story

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