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California regulators approve mandate for solar panels on new houses

Published: 
Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:04am

California regulators on Wednesday mandated that all newly built single family houses have solar panels, part of the state's aggressive push to combat climate change.

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California heads toward requiring solar panels on all new houses

Published: 
Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:41pm

California is set to require solar panels on all newly built single-family houses, the first statewide mandate in the nation. That's expected to save buyers money in the long run, but will raise their upfront costs at a time many are already struggling to afford a mortgage.

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Why An Oil Company Plans To Build California's Biggest Solar Energy Project

Published: 
Mon, 12/04/2017 (All day)

The Belridge oil field in the San Joaquin Valley of California has produced about 1.7 billion barrels of heavy crude since its discovery in 1911. Thanks to advances in solar power, its next 500 million barrels will be a little bit greener.

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Will a trade fight with Asia sabotage the U.S. solar industry? That may be up to Trump

Published: 
Thu, 08/17/2017 - 5:10pm

President Trump’s most useful ally in his push to restore the dominance of coal, oil and gas in America could ultimately turn out to be a pair of bankrupt solar firms seeking help from the federal government getting back on their feet.

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A trade flap is roiling the solar industry — and Trump may have the final word

Published: 
Tue, 07/04/2017 (All day)

A battle is coming to a head that may have major implications for the solar energy industry.