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Viridian Energy demonstrates solar power electrification in Nicaragua

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The systems were assembled by the volunteers at the local school, which received solar through GRID Alternatives in 2013

Dominion picks site in Virginia for new power plant

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In its first year of operation, the station is expected to provide as much as $8 million in property taxes

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Tens of thousands of Oklahoma residents were without power early Thursday as officials assessed the damage.

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Jordan, Russia sign $10 billion deal on nuclear power plant

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Hungary says EU to OK Russian fuel deal for nuclear plant

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Russia's Rosatom is scheduled to build two new reactors for the Soviet-era power plant in the Hungarian city of Paks by 2027

Montana state senator proposes fees for companies that close coal plants

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"It really chaps my hide that somebody else is going to dictate Montana from Washington"

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