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NextEra/HEI merger approved by FERC

NextEra and Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HEI) are one step closer to merging after approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The companies first announced plans for the $4.3 billion merger in December 2014.

Elon Musk invests further in SolarCity, teases new product

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has shown how invested he is in SolarCity, and now his company SpaceX has shown they are also invested -- with a $90 million investment in SolarCity solar bonds.

Study finds that solar will be most inexpensive form of energy by 2025

Although solar energy for the use of electricity is still not widespread, a new report found that solar is quickly becoming the most inexpensive source of energy.

Wind turbine advances creating a 'modern-day wind rush'

Advanced wind turbines are accessing faster, steadier winds at higher altitudes so they can generate more electricity, creating a modern-day "wind rush" as new areas in the Great Lakes states and the Southeastern U.S. become economical sites to develop more wind energy, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

Report: Natural gas system methane emissions down significantly in 20 years

A new study published in Environmental Science and Technology, conducted by Washington State University's Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, confirms methane emissions from local natural gas systems have significantly decreased in the past 20 years, even as the systems' mileage has increased. 

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The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) Board of Governors has approved new rules meant to strengthen reliability of the grid and build on the goals in their 2014-2016 strategic plan.

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The European Union is making big moves in working together to transfer renewable energy across borders, and the latest transmission link will be between Italy and France-- traversing across the Alps.