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Ford, DTE to build giant solar carport in Dearborn, MI

Alisa Priddle | Detroit Free Press Ford and DTE Energy are joining forces to create a huge solar carport complete with charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles. DTE Energy is funding the project that will provide 360 covered parking spaces with solar panels and offer 30 charging stations at Ford’s world headquarters in Dearborn. The solar canopy will have the ...

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Solar vs coal. Which industry has more jobs in America?

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media Sheldon Whitehouse, a U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, has made no mistake about where he stands on climate change and the necessity of renewable energy to help solve the climate crisis. The senator made comments a few months back that many scoffed at. In the Providence journal, Sen. Whitehouse noted that “there is more ...

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Huge solar plant permit OK’d

Jeff Tucker | The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. The Pueblo Board of County Commissioners happily approved a 1041 permit for a massive solar facility to be built near the Comanche Generating Station. Commissioners voted 2-0 to approve the project, which is anticipated to bring up to 300 construction jobs to the county when work starts in 2015, then about six full-time ...

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Wyoming preparing first shipment of Laramie crude

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media The Casper Star-Tribune has reported that this week a train is scheduled to haul away the first substantial batch of Laramie County produced oil from the Swan Ranch rail hub outside Cheyenne, Wyoming. The shipment is another indicator of the growing oil production in southeastern Wyoming. The 115-car unit train will take about four ...

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10 states carry 87 percent of American solar growth

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media No other energy market is even close to touching the success of oil and gas in America. But in its own right, the U.S. solar industry is soaring like never before. The industry had a record-breaking year in 2013 and there are ten states to thank for that. According to a recent report from ...

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Responders are torn on energy industry support

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media A recent survey commissioned by the Canada West Foundation cited in the Lethbridge Herald shows Canadians are split on energy industry support. Even though the study only pulled respondents, from Canada, the breakdown of data by industry, socio-economic status and sex make the results quite appealing and relative to Western culture in general. The ...

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Wyoming to propose new setback regulations

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Residents of Wyoming, the least populated state in the nation, are continuing to find oil and gas operations moving too close to their homes. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the oil and gas commission discovered only 0.5 percent of drilling permits within a four month period were within 500 to 700 feet of a ...

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Corbett leads rally opposing regulations curbing emissions


James O’Toole | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Gov. Tom Corbett joined West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and about two thousand more coal industry supporters Wednesday in a riverside rally opposing proposed federal regulations curbing greenhouse gases from coal-burning power plants. The event at Station Square’s Highmark Stadium was one part of the partisan prelude to hearings ...

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