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Falling fast: As solar deployment slips, Germany delays subsidy cuts

Solar power's growth curve in Germany is falling so fast the German government said it would suspend further reductions in the solar feed-in tariff.

Wasted energy: The numbers will astound you

A whopping 54 percent of the total energy used to generate electricity in the United Kingdom is wasted before it even gets to homes and businesses, according to a report released on Thursday.

Plunging prices: Utility-scale solar down 50 percent

The costs of electricity generated at utility-scale solar projects has plunged by about 50 percent over the past six years, according to a new study by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

SolarCity dominates residential solar

SolarCity, a rooftop-solar company based in Sunnyvale, California, installed more than one-third of all residential solar projects in the United States during the first half of 2015, according to GTM Research.

Utility industry is ripe for robots, says study

Electric utilities are emerging as early adopters of advanced robotics technologies, especially aerial drones, according to a new report by Navigant Research

Bullish boon: Water tech startups (finally) attracting attention

The business community appears to be embracing the use of sensors and data analytics software to conserve water like never before.

22-year high: US propane inventories set a record

In September, stockpiles of propane and propylene reached an all-time record high of 97.7 million barrels in the United States, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), which began tracking propane inventory levels 22 years ago.

Dumped! Volkswagen out of green car rankings

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ousted Volkswagen's diesel vehicles from its "Green Scores" list after it was revealed that the VW vehicles might be emitting up to 40 times as much nitrogen oxide (NOx) during normal driving as the official test results show. 

Moody's: Plunging battery prices bad for utility, IPP business

The rapidly declining price of large-scale lithium ion batteries is likely to be bad news for independent power producers (IPP) and utility companies in the United States, according to a new report by Moody's Investors Service.

Starting small: MHK leasing could mean big things for ocean power

The emerging MHK industry is developing a wide range of potentially viable technologies for converting the energy of waves, tides, rivers and ocean currents into electric power. The UK's MHK industry is projected to reach more than $6.5 billion in exports by 2050.