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Rules prevent solar panels in many states with abundant sunlight
Los Angeles Times
Few places in the country are so warm and bright as Mary Wilkerson's property on the beach near St. Petersburg, Florida, a city once noted in the Guinness Book of World Records for a 768-day stretch of sunny days. But while Florida advertises itself as the Sunshine State, power company executives and regulators have worked successfully to keep most Floridians from using that sunshine to generate their own power.
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Texas becomes ground zero for surge in wind power
CNBC via USA Today
The winds of change are blowing through Texas — both literally and figuratively. Home to both vast repositories of conventional and shale oil, the Lone Star State is also a major player in wind power, a new twist on the U.S. energy independence narrative. However improbable, the nation's second largest state has been ground zero for a quiet renewable energy revolution.
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US falls behind in global energy efficiency rankings
BUILDINGS
In the second edition of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy's 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, the United States ranks 13 out of 16 of the world's biggest economies for energy efficiency.
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Energy Department invests $6 million to increase building energy code compliance rates
EDC Magazine
The projects will investigate whether investing in education, training and outreach programs can produce a significant change in residential building code compliance rates. If these activities do produce significant change, non-government entities, particularly utilities, could be influenced to make substantial investments in similar programs.
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How a New Jersey company brought wind power to operations in Nebraska
TriplePundit
Given the specter of climate change and other environmental concerns, the global need for additional renewable energy has become a topic of increasing relevance and urgency. While over the medium- to long-term, renewable sources such as solar and wind offer encouraging economic and environmental benefits, the initial capital cost can be a substantial obstacle when compared with the lower cost of continued operation of existing fossil fuel plants. This challenge can be exacerbated in areas served by publicly owned utilities, wherein maintaining low pricing for customers is critical.
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