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Wind, solar energy have not harmed US power grid: industry study

Wind, solar energy have not harmed US power grid: industry study

Wind and solar power generated more than 10 percent of US electricity for the first time in March, according to Energy Information Administration data.

Today, business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded Florida Governor Rick Scott for signing into law Senate Bill 90 (SB 90), "Renewable Energy Source Devices", which extends a property tax exemption for renewable energy installations, including solar, wind, and geothermal, on both commercial and residential properties. The agency expects this level to drop in the summer months. March and April see less need for heat in most of the USA, while the demand for air conditioning does not kick in until later in the summer, so it is easier for wind and solar to take a bigger share of generation.

"This year's report suggests that the greening of the world's electricity system is unstoppable, thanks to rapidly falling costs for solar and wind power, and a growing role for batteries, including those in electric vehicles, in balancing supply and demand", BNEF's lead author Seb Henbest said. Overall, about 7 percent of USA electricity comes from wind and solar annually, up from less than 1 percent a decade ago. In solar, First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR) and SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) are two of the leading US companies.

After public outcry, Florida city moves Confederate statue
- The City of Orlando has officially started disassembling the confederate statue located in Lake Eola Park today. Once it is disassembled, the city will build a base, reassemble and re-erect the statute at Greenwood Cemetery.

"We are convinced that renewable energy probably offers us the most sustainable means of increasing energy access to those who have no electricity and have no immediate hope of being connected to the national grid". Innovative Solar Systems hopes to have the final details firmed up soon so that a long portion of the company's yearly revolving pipeline can be placed into these various Renewable Energy funds going forward.

According to the report, energy storage may become the most significant factor to ensure the continued success of the renewable energy sector. Rather than create these emergencies, renewable energy was part of the solution and continued to operate reliably and prevented these events from becoming worse.

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Trump to announce rollbacks of Obama's Cuba policy during Miami visit
White House officials describe the policy change as fulfilling a promise Trump made to Florida's Cuban exile community last fall. That company, which owns hotels, restaurants, stores and money exchanges in Cuba, is believed to control over half the economy.

By 2040, 34% of electricity will come from wind and solar and the levelized cost of offshore wind (i.e. the average total cost to build and operate over its lifetime) will decline by 71%.

According to the report, March 2017 saw a marked increase compared to March 2016, which saw wind and solar generate 8.6 percent of total U.S. electricity.

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Pakistan pays India back in same coin in Champions trophy final
The same newspaper had a photo on the first page, with citizens celebrating the win by bursting firecrackers on Sunday night. Two mainstream newspapers, Greater Kashmir and Kashmir Reader had a similar headline.

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