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Solar incentives the focus of new Consumer Energy Alliance report

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The cost of installing rooftop solar systems is at a record low due in part to government and utility incentives, according to a new report. The report, commissioned by the Consumer Energy Alliance, found incentives have significantly reduced the residential customers’ costs of installing rooftop solar systems. Michael Whatley, executive vice president of the Consumer Energy Alliance, said in a statement the organization is hopeful the report will help produce “pro-solar, pro-grid, and pro-consumer policies here in Florida to ensure…

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GCEF keynoter: America’s future will be forged by steel, not government

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The Gulf Coast Energy Forum’s keynote speaker Chuck Schmitt hit a familiar note within the energy industry as those attending finished lunch: The sector is a well-oiled machine calibrated for innovation, and government rules and regulations are drags not only on oil and gas production, but on the nation’s economy as a whole. Schmitt — president of the American branch of Nordic steel producers SSAB and chairman of the American Iron & Steel Institute — told a crowd of about 50 industry interests…

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