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Wind Power Costs Plunge in Asia's First Auction for Contracts
Bloomberg • Anindya Upadhyay
Report: Indian Point Closure Won't Cost Consumers
WNYC • Annmarie Fertoli
Lockheed will move 650 missile jobs away from Sunnyvale
Los Angeles Times • East Bay Times
SunPower enters major China manufacturing JV for P-Series solar modules
PV-Tech
The Return of GTM’s Energy News Quiz: Can You Rival Our Editorial Team?
Greentech Media • Mike Munsell
Renew Financial Expects to Close $1 Billion in PACE Deals in 2017—Outpacing the Last Nine Years
Greentech Media • Julian Spector
5 Reasons Rick Perry Should Champion a Clean Energy Revolution
World Resources Institute • Wil Thomas
WATCH: This Cartoon Elon Musk Explains Why Solar Will Trump Oil
Forbes • Janet Burns, Women@Forbes
Brazil's energy data-cruncher seeks right model for RE growth
Recharge • Alexandre Spatuzza
AES and AIMco to acquire sPower for US$1.58 billion
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Energy & Utilities, Energy Finance
Wind Power Costs Plunge in Asia's First Auction for Contracts
BloombergAnindya Upadhyay
The cost of power generated from wind turbines plunged in Asia’s first auction for contracts to deploy the technology, a victory for India’s effort to reduce pollution and ensure supplies. Solar Energy Corp. of India Ltd., which conducted the auction for the...
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Coal Industry, Economic Policy
Report: Indian Point Closure Won't Cost Consumers
WNYCAnnmarie Fertoli
A new report finds New York state is well-prepared for the closure of the Indian Point Nuclear Power plant. The report was conducted by Synapse Energy Economics for Riverkeeper and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Riverkeeper president Paul Gallay said alternative energy...
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Solar Industry
Lockheed will move 650 missile jobs away from Sunnyvale
Los Angeles TimesEast Bay Times
Lockheed Martin will move 650 jobs in the legendary Trident missile program from Sunnyvale, Calif., to other states, the defense contractor said Thursday. The affected employees work for the Fleet Ballistic Missile Program, which designs and engineers nuclear missiles for the nation's...
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Solar Industry
SunPower enters major China manufacturing JV for P-Series solar modules
PV-Tech
US-headquartered high-efficiency PV module producer SunPower has officially signed a new joint venture partnership in China to produce both solar cells and modules for its P-Series technology.
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Cleantech, Energy & Utilities
The Return of GTM’s Energy News Quiz: Can You Rival Our Editorial Team?
Greentech MediaMike Munsell
Welcome to GTM's energy news quiz. It's been nearly a year, but we're back for weekly energy news quizzes to keep you on your toes. I'm your host, Mike Munsell. Be sure to sign up for our daily newsletter to improve your...
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Cleantech, Economic Policy
Renew Financial Expects to Close $1 Billion in PACE Deals in 2017—Outpacing the Last Nine Years
Greentech MediaJulian Spector
It's a time of great uncertainty for leading residential solar installers. But there are positive signs with energy companies serving a different part of the residential sector: PACE. Renew Financial, one of the largest purveyers of property assessed clean energy financing (PACE),...
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Energy & Utilities, Energy Efficiency
5 Reasons Rick Perry Should Champion a Clean Energy Revolution
World Resources InstituteWil Thomas
A version of this article was originally posted on TheHill.com This post is part of WRI’s blog series, The Trump Administration. The series analyzes policies and actions by the administration and their implications for climate change, energy, economics and more. With the...
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Oil & Gas, Solar Industry
WATCH: This Cartoon Elon Musk Explains Why Solar Will Trump Oil
ForbesJanet Burns, Women@Forbes
The entrepreneur's views on the future of energy may leave petroleum fans feeling especially animated.
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Electricity Transmission, Energy & Utilities
Brazil's energy data-cruncher seeks right model for RE growth
RechargeAlexandre Spatuzza
Wind and solar are still top of the agenda in Brazil’s long-term power planning if they remain competitive, while alternative mechanisms are being studied that could lead to renewable power certificates and minimum levels of clean-electricity contracting, says the country’s top energy...
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Energy & Utilities, Energy Storage
AES and AIMco to acquire sPower for US$1.58 billion
PV-Tech
Major global power firm AES Corporation and Canada-based investment manager Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) have agreed to acquire utility-scale solar developer sPower from Fir Tree Partners and its minority owners.
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