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SOLAR 09-08-14

Solar generation reaches new heights

As of June, installed solar capacity in the U.S. grew to nearly 16 gigawatts, enough to power more than 3.2 million homes


New Mexico eyes nuke project after ruling

This action could open the door in Lea and Eddy counties for a long-term interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel

Chevron Mining OKs settlement

Chervon Mining Inc. has reached a $4 million settlement to restore natural resources damaged as a result of hazardous substances being released at its mine in northern New Mexico.

Momotombo, perhaps Nicaragua’s most iconic volcano, rises beside Lake Managua on Aug. 7. Geothermal energy is a pillar of Nicaragua’s headlong rush into renewable energy sources. (Tim Johnson/MCT)

Nicaragua’s green power revolution

After years of rolling blackouts, this Central American country has jumped into the deep end of alternative energy development. It seems to be paying off.