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Report: Memphis Energy Burden Greatest in U.S.

“Across the country, low-income households pay proportionately more than the average household in energy costs and that divide is the greatest right here in Memphis.” Originally published on October 14, 2016.

Technology designed to detect U.S. energy pipeline leaks often fails

“A Reuters review of U.S. federal records shows that sensitive technology designed to pick up possible spills is about as successful as a random member of the public… finding it, despite efforts from pipeline operators.” Originally published on September 30, 2016.

N.C. ranks second nationwide for solar on the power grid

“North Carolina added about 115 megawatts worth of new solar capacity to its power grid in the second quarter and holds second place in the nation for the total amount of installed solar.” Originally published on September 12, 2016.

TVA urged to sign pact to buy Oklahoma wind at record low prices

“TVA could help propel one of the biggest transfers of wind energy across America and get the best price to do so if it agrees within the next four months to buy the electricity generated from Oklahoma and Texas wind turbines and shipped to the Tennessee Valley on a new, $2.5 billion transmission line.” Originally published on September 2, 2016.

Interior Department to offer wind-energy leases on 122,000 acres off North Carolina

“Friday’s announcement is one of many steps toward actual construction of wind turbines in waters believed to have vast energy potential. A 2010 federal study found North Carolina’s offshore waters to have the strongest wind potential on the East Coast. “Five companies have expressed initial interest in the Kitty Hawk lease, but federal officials say it would take at least seven to ten years [ MORE » ]

What If All U.S. Coal Workers Were Retrained to Work in Solar?

“For decades the solar industry has battled against enormous government subsidies for coal. But because of the tremendous drop in costs for solar technology, solar adoption is now rising rapidly. Bloomberg reports that theAmerican solar industry had a record first quarter in 2016, and for the first time, it drove the majority of new power generation. The U.S. solar industry is creating a lot [ MORE » ]

Rising Sea Levels Could Cost U.S. Homeowners Close to $1 Trillion

“Rising sea levels could soak homeowners for $882 billion, according to a new report from real estate website Zillow.” Originally published on August 1, 2016.

League of Women Voters to organize solar co-ops beginning in St. Petersburg

“…the League is partnering with a group called FL SUN, which will organize solar co-ops to negotiate steep discounts on rooftop solar for homeowners across the state.” Originally published on July 14, 2016.

Co-ops choose community approach to solar power

“Community, or shared, solar means multiple people get electricity from a midsize solar array, offering a convenient option for consumers who want to buy power from a carbon-free resource. The initiative will add solar installations in sizes up to 250,000 watts each, totaling as much as 5 million watts statewide.” Originally published on July 3, 2016.

Is North Carolina reaching ‘peak solar’? Not so fast, say advocates

“While North Carolina’s largest utility says solar development might be peaking in the state, advocates note that there is still plenty of room for growth.” Originally published on July 5, 2016.