Google to invest $300MM in SolarCity residential solar fund

The purpose of the fund is to provide the initial costs of solar installations for homeowners through 14 states and the District of Columbia.

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Allenco Energy updates LA oil production facility in hopes of reopening

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Puerto Rico utility sued for over $1B in alleged overcharges

Puerto Rico's heavily indebted power company was slapped Tuesday with a federal class-action lawsuit alleging the agency joined several international oil companies in overcharging customers in the U.S. territory by more than $1 billion.

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BP, Maersk to open offshore rig crew training center

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Exelon: EPA carbon rule for existing plants can be applied successfully

The electric industry can achieve the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s goal to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants on schedule and at a minimal cost to consumers without harming grid reliability or compromising the efficiency of existing energy markets, Exelon said.

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