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Nevada Supreme Court Nixes Net-Metering Ballot Proposal

Published on August 8th, 2016 | by Glenn Meyers

 Write the words ‘Nevada’ and ‘net-metering’ together and you will soon discover a first-rate oxymoron. To the dismay of many rooftop solar enthusiasts and litigants, the Nevada Supreme Court last Thursday rejected a ballot proposal backed ... Read More


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FERC Gives Nod To Apple Petition For Selling Electricity

Published on August 8th, 2016 | by Glenn Meyers

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last Thursday approved a June 6 application from Apple’s energy subsidiary to sell electricity in six regional power markets around the country at market rates. “Based on your representations, Apple ... Read More


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Portugal Solar Impossible Without Subsidies Claims APREN

Published on August 5th, 2016 | by Glenn Meyers

In spite of recent news from the government of Portugal stating solar subsidies are not needed to advance industry growth, José Manuel Medeiros Pinto, general secretary of the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association (APREN) responded, saying solar cannot ... Read More



Minnesota Has New Bat Species

Published on August 4th, 2016 | by Jake Richardson

The last new mammal to Minnesota was identified in 1991—a shrew species. Now there is another, the evening bat (Nycticeius humeralis). It was found this summer during a survey of Minnesota’s forest bats, which was focused on their mating habits. DNR ... Read More


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Solar Leads In Ukraine Renewable Energy Mix

Published on August 3rd, 2016 | by Glenn Meyers

Solar-powered electricity has claimed the biggest share in the renewable energy mix of Ukraine, closely trailed by wind energy production. As reported by pv-magazine, the total capacity of renewable energy plants in Ukraine in midyear had ... Read More



Spain Mulling 3 GW Renewable Energy Auction

Published on July 31st, 2016 | by James Ayre

The Spanish authorities are mulling a new 3 gigawatt (3,000 megawatt) renewable energy auction in the country, according to recent reports. Until an actual government is formed in the country, though, nothing is certain. For those ... Read More

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The Huge Environmental Costs of Pork

Published on July 31st, 2016 | by Aisha Abdelhamid

Originally published on Producing more than enough poop to fill over 15,000 Olympic-size swimming pools every year, hog facilities and other animal operations in North Carolina are placing an atrocious strain on the environment. A ... Read More

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