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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.

Moody's to Mississippi Power: Stop the bleeding at Kemper coal

Mississippi Power said it would repay $234 million in federal tax credits due to delays at the coal gasification plant under construction in Kemper County in eastern Mississippi.

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.

As utilities back bigger fixed fees, consumer groups bite back

As utilities lobby state regulators to include mandatory fixed fees on their customers' monthly bills, consumer advocates and environmental groups are pushing back.

Largest TX utility on the bidding block: Hunt files to acquire Oncor

If the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) approves the deal, the Dallas-based oil and gas company, which is owned by the real estate tycoon Ray Hunt, said it would restructure the utility as a real estate investment trust (REIT).

Bad for business: GE relocating gas engine factory to Canada

General Electric said that it plans to relocate a major facility for manufacturing gas-powered engines from Wisconsin to Canada in 2017.

Corrupt practices: Hitachi suffers $19M fine for kickback scheme

Hitachi agreed to pay $19 million in fines to settle charges made by U.S. regulators that the Japanese conglomerate violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in connection with projects at two power plants in South Africa.

Green light: Feds ok wind leases off NJ coast

The federal government said it would lease nearly 344,000 acres of ocean area off the coast of New Jersey for commercial wind energy generation.

Ties that bind: States rise up against CPP

How are states coming along in complying with the Clean Power Plan (CPP)? Many of them, it turns out, are not.

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.