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Benefits of Entergy consolidation could span decades

Customers of Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC will soon be served by a single utility company created through a transaction approved by the Louisiana Public Service Commission.

Family friendly? The water priorities of California apartment dwellers

A two-year study of water efficiency in multifamily buildings shows that, on average, California apartment buildings used 6 percent less water in the first half of 2015 compared to the first half of 2013. 

Wireless provider gets in on water conservation game

AT&T is doing its part for water conservation with a new program designed to help California customers prevent a major source of home water waste-- leaks-- while also making a contribution to The Nature Conservancy to help protect California's water resources.

Coast to coast: Solar push is far-reaching

Utilities from coast to coast are capitalizing on the power of solar. In California, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is rolling out a new Community Solar Choice program to customers. In South Carolina, Duke Energy is seeking proposals for utility-scale and community shared solar.

Alaska: The next energy frontier?

Alaska is getting a lot of attention in the energy industry, partially because U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, from Alaska, is now the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. But the remote communities of the state offer an opportunity to look into providing power in all types of locations.

Solar repertoire: San Diego utility still innovating

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has developed a new technology that significantly reduces the cost for residential customers considering rooftop solar-- and installations have already begun.

Smart energy storage: Not just for utility giants

The Glasgow Electric Plant Board (EPB) and Sunverge Energy have teamed up to provide energy storage for their customers in Glasgow, Kentucky. Although storage is becoming more common for utilities, smaller utilities may be left behind.

Are customers ready for solar? Just ask Google

To determine how much sunlight hits a given roof, the system takes information from Google's database of aerial imagery and maps; 3D modeling of the roof; shadows cast by nearby structures and trees; all possible sun positions over the course of a year; and historical cloud and temperature patterns that might affect solar energy production.

Beware the dreaded bark beetle: You'll be surprised at what it has to do with California's drought

As dozens of wildfires rage across California fed by the dry conditions, the utility and CAL FIRE have joined forces to reduce the risk of additional wildfires

Consumers Energy, how does your garden grow? With solar, of course

Consumers Energy is the latest to bring community solar to the Midwest-- with plans for a large "Solar Garden" in Michigan.