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Jimmy Carter’s Peanut Farm Housing Solar

On February 8, former President Jimmy Carter cut the ribbon on a 10 acre, 1.3 megawatt solar plant on a peanut farm that will provide half the energy needs of…

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China Pulls the Plug on 103 Coal Plants

According to a January 18 story in the New York Times, the Chinese National Energy Administration just announced it is cancelling the construction of more than 100 coal-fired power plants….

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New Eagle Rules Set Up to Help Wind Turbines

Despite the benefits of wind power, the reality is that wind turbines do kill some flying animals while in operation. Modern wind turbines can be as tall as a 30-story…

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New York Invests in Solar for the Non-Rich

One persistent criticism of solar-power incentives is that they primarily benefit rich people that do not need tax breaks to survive. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on December 6…

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Fresh Approach Changes the Acquisition Game

Everyone knows the old Albert Einstein quote that says the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. But you’d be surprised…

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AGR Nevada Recognizes Veterans Service

Veterans Day always provides occasion for heartfelt recognition at AGR Group offices. It’s especially solemn at AGR Nevada, where All Global Resources General Manager Dan Rieke, a Vietnam-era Navy veteran,…

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White House Opens Path for Electric Road Trips

Electricity has powered vehicles for almost as long as gasoline, but has never caught on the same way.  The biggest hangup has always been that customers feel uncomfortable with a…

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Southern California Edison Dives into Batteries

One of the country’s largest utilities, Southern California Edison, seems to be falling in love with batteries after announcing a new major battery project three months in a row. On…

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OPEC Tries to Drive Up Oil Prices

Not so many years ago, world oil prices were largely just a reflection of what the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided they should be. Its power has…

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AEP Holds Fire Sale on Wholesale Plants

On September 14, the Wall Street Journal reported that wholesale electricity provider American Electric Power (AEP) will sell off four of its fossil-fuel power plants for $2.2 billion. The three…

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