(Bob Owen/San Antonio Express News)

Solar energy grows 30 percent in Texas, keeping pace with country

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A report released Friday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows the capacity of solar installations grew by more than 32 percent nationwide last year.
Wind turbines manufactured by Gamesa Corp. stand at the Bharat Light & Power Ltd. Amberi wind farms in Rewalkawadi, Maharashtra, India, on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government in July restored a wind-farm tax benefit, which could propel wind installations to a three-year high of 2,600 megawatts in 2014, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Renewable energy forecast to grow 9 percent in 2016

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On a percentage basis the largest gains are expected to come in solar energy, which is anticipated to grow 28 percent.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. U.S. stocks surged back to pare the biggest one-day selloff in five months, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average cutting a loss of 550 points by two-thirds as investors speculated the rout that's wiped more than $15 trillion from global equities has gone too far too fast. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Ten things to consider in energy markets today

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Good day! Here are ten things to consider on this second day of February, 2016: 1) Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, meaning an early start to spring. (If you are of the persuasion of taking your meteorological tips from a marmot). (I prefer the woolly worm). 2) The duplicitous nature of strong production versus […]
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Texas gets “F” grade on net-metering policies for solar power and more

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The new “Freeing the Grid” report from Vote Solar and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council also gave Texas a “D” grade on its interconnection policies, which are the rules customers follow to “plug” their renewable energy generation into the grid.
(Bob Owen/San Antonio Express News)

Solar power hits the brakes amid incentive cuts in Asia, Europe

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As more countries begin to implement plans to reach climate goals agreed to in Paris last year, the global solar industry will again accelerate to about 20 percent annual growth over the next few years.
An employees stands for a photograph near wind turbines manufactured by Gamesa Corp. at the Bharat Light & Power Ltd. Amberi wind farms in Rewalkawadi, Maharashtra, India, on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government in July restored a wind-farm tax benefit, which could propel wind installations to a three-year high of 2,600 megawatts in 2014, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Renewables attracted record $329 billion of investment in 2015

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While oil companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell Plc eliminate jobs and curb capital spending to cope with prices that have fallen two-thirds in 18 months, renewables are enjoying a renaissance underpinned by rules designed to curb fossil-fuel emissions damaging the atmosphere.

Oil investment plummets, while clean energy investment rises

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The crude complex is rocking out in celebration of Dave Grohl’s 47th birthday today, pushing higher while risk aversion reigns in broader markets overnight. European and most Asian equity markets have been playing catch-up with yesterday’s rout in the US, yet as US equities look to rebound today, so doth crude. In terms of economic […]
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Top oil lobbyist touts U.S. energy production, emissions reductions

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The head of the oil industry’s top lobbying group says the U.S. is an emerging global energy powerhouse, and can can grow even stronger if the federal government imposes fewer regulations.
(Bob Owen/San Antonio Express News)

City makes deal with Reliant for more green power

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The city is now working to negotiate a 12-month extension with Reliant, a subsidiary of Houston-based NRG Energy.
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Google helps analyze if rooftop solar panels are good deal

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The service expanded in December to analyze properties in the Raleigh area, as well as 15 other metro areas in Arizona, Nevada, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Colorado.
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