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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's pair of U.S. Senate runoffs have prompted hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign spending, but the low-profile runoff for the state's Public Service Commission is no small matter either, with billions of dollars in utility bills at stake.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The huge pandemic relief and spending bill includes billions of dollars to promote clean energy such as wind and solar power while sharply reducing over time the use of potent coolants in air conditioners and refrigerators that are considered a major driver of global warming.

The U.S. solar industry has grown significantly in the last decade as solar power has become more affordable, efficient, and accessible. Not surprisingly, solar energy use and investment varies considerably across cities.

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Legislation directing the Iowa Utility Board to study the value of solar as a part of the state’s energy menu sailed through the Iowa House 98-0 Tuesday.

Installing solar panels can cost you hundreds to thousands of dollars—but you don’t need to power your whole house to cut down on your electricity bill and leave a smaller footprint. These smart, affordable gadgets run on solar power and easily fit into your daily routine.

BRITT — Liz Leyva moved the probe next to the mini solar panel while Miriam Garcia collected data on the computer while sitting outside of the…

BRITT - The temperature was bitterly cold recently one day when employees at Hunt's Electric in Britt were watching the solar panels at its business.

MASON CITY -- Tom Hurd, founder of Spatial Designs in Mason City, was on his way to a life of renewable energy in sixth grade when he built a …

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