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CO Residents Battle Power Company Xcel Over Expansion of Rooftop Solar

CO Residents Battle Power Company Xcel Over Expansion of Rooftop Solar
Environmentalists and solar power energy supporters gathered at Colorado's Public Utilities Commission to voice their support for net metering, a way for independent, home-based solar power to be siphoned onto the grid. Xcel, the state's main energy supplier, claims that net metering doesn't make it enough money.
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By Going Solar, Schools Could Save Enough Money to Hire Nearly 17,000 Teachers

By Going Solar, Schools Could Save Enough Money to Hire Nearly 17,000 Teachers
If every public school in the U.S. saved 10 percent on energy costs by installing solar power, that would be enough money to hire 16,825 new teachers. Imagine what this would mean for our schools and our children, to have the resources to support vital educational programs.
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Solar Power Wins Big as CA Passes Power Bill

Solar Power Wins Big as CA Passes Power Bill
With the recent passage of Assembly Bill 327 - a piece of legislation supported by solar advocacy groups and big investor-owned utilities alike - rooftop solar will be accessible to more California residents.
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Amidst Historic US Drought, Report Highlights Massive Water Needs of 'Cheap' Energy

Amidst Historic US Drought, Report Highlights Massive Water Needs of 'Cheap' Energy
This visceral threat of water scarcity puts a new report about the true cost of fossil fuels in perspective. "The Hidden Costs of Electricity: Comparing the Hidden Costs of Power Generation Fuels" evaluates, among other parameters, the water demands of fuel sources such as biomass, coal, nuclear, natural gas, solar, and wind.
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