As Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities added homes and businesses over the past century, Alliant Energy's Iowa electric utility predecessors constructed dozens of "neighborhood" electrical substations.
Government and business leaders are banking on clean energy technology to fight global warming, kicking off this week's high-stakes climate change negotiations by pledging tens of billions of dollars for research and development.
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Companies are lining up to offer battery-storage options to Hawaii customers that own solar panel systems -- a move regulators and clean-energy advocates are hailing as a way to help the state reach its 100 percent renewable energy goal.
The security of energy supply routes is an absolute priority, and therefore, the European Union wants to diversify, European Commissioner for Climate and Energy Miguel Arias Canete said in an interview with Euronews.
Compared to what it is paying for coal now to fuel its Elmer Smith Station power plant, Owensboro Municipal Utilities expects to save a total of $7 million over the next two years based on new contracts the utility has negotiated with four area mining companies.