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New Mexico lawmakers to focus on public education overhaul

Jan. 12, 2019 3:29 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An overhaul of New Mexico's struggling public education system is at the forefront of legislative priorities as an expanded Democratic majority arrives at the state Capitol for a 60-day session on Tuesday. The inauguration of Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to succeed a...

Critics: Wisconsin project would give utility solar monopoly

Jan. 6, 2019 1:06 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The southeast Wisconsin utility We Energies is proposing a pilot project it says would expand solar and help governments and nonprofits, with the utility essentially renting roofs to build solar installations and paying owners a monthly fee based on the value of the installations in...

AP NewsBreak: Judge dismisses Alaska bonding plan lawsuit

Jan. 3, 2019 4:42 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge has dismissed a challenge to former Gov. Bill Walker's plan to use bonding to pay Alaska's oil and gas tax credit obligations. Superior Court Judge Jude Pate, in a written order dated Wednesday, granted the state's request to dismiss the challenge by resident Eric...

Texas lawmaker proposes casinos to subsidize wind insurance

Dec. 16, 2018 12:36 PM EST

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas lawmaker has proposed subsidizing the state's underfunded windstorm insurance and flooding assistance by building casinos in coastal counties. State Rep. Joe Deshotel filed the bill on Dec. 7 to cover the cost of the Texas Insurance Agency by proposing to tax licensed...

Democratic governor-elect of New Mexico begins appointments

Dec. 14, 2018 10:12 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A professional advocate for the renewable energy industry was appointed Friday to lead the New Mexico state agency overseeing oil well permits and incentives for wind and solar energy production, in a striking departure from the current Republican-led administration. New Mexico...

Solar industry blames tariffs for canceled, delayed projects

Dec. 13, 2018 1:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The solar industry is blaming tariffs for delays and cancellations of major solar energy projects. An estimated $8 billion worth of utility-scale projects were canceled or put on hold for the five-year period that ends in 2022, according to a new report from the Solar Energy Industry...

State releases residential guide to going solar

Dec. 2, 2018 2:18 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The state has released a guide to help homeowners understand the process for installing a residential solar array. State Energy Commissioner Carol Grant says the availability of state programs and federal tax credits makes it an ideal time for Rhode Island homeowners to explore...