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Renewable Energy Leaders Push for More Requirements

Supporters of clean energy urged lawmakers on Friday to increase Maryland’s renewable energy requirement, but some electricity industry officials contend it would come with a big price tag.


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Solar Panels Installed on White House Roof

Technicians have finished installing solar panels on the White House roof, capping a project that President Barack Obama hopes will send a signal that renewable energy is feasible and environmentally shrewd.


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Obama To Tell Feds To Boost Renewable Electricity

President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple to 20 percent its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.


President Barack Obama tours Solyndra, Inc., a solar panel manufacturing facility, with Executive Vice President, Operations and Engineering Ben Bierman (R) and Chief Executive Officer Chris Gronet (L) on May 26, 2010 in Fremont, Calif. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Energy Dept. Spent More Than $11M Per Green Job Created

A new report reveals that the Department of Energy has spent more than $11 million per green job created since 2009.


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Repeal of Va. Renewable Energy Incentives Proposed

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and the state’s largest electric utilities are proposing to repeal financial incentives for using renewable energy.


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U.S. Tax Credit To Benefit Wind Power In Va.

Advocates of wind power are celebrating the survival of a tax credit for research and development of renewable energy such as wind-generated electricity.


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Virginia Study Makes Economic Case For Renewable Energy

George Mason University researchers are assessing the potential for renewable energy to satisfy Virginia’s future demands.