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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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ANALYSIS-U.S. transit agencies cautious on electric buses despite bold forecasts

LOS ANGELES Dec 12 Communities across the United States are looking to replace their dirty diesel buses, ushering in what some analysts predict will be a boom in electric fleets. But transit agencies doing the buying are moving cautiously, an analysis by Reuters shows. Out of more than 65,000 public buses plying U.S. roads today, just 300 are electric. Among the challenges: EVs are expensive, have limited range and are unproven on a mass scale. A typical 40-foot electric bus costs around $750,000, compared with about $435,000 for a diesel bus. Cheaper fuel and maintenance expenses can lower the overall costs over the 12-year life of the vehicles. But those costs can widely depending on utility rates, terrain and weather.

09 Dec 2017

California wildfires send film, TV productions scrambling

LOS ANGELES Wildfires raging across Southern California are taking a toll on the region's iconic film industry, forcing producers of commercials, television shows and even student films to pause or seek alternate shooting locations.

09 Dec 2017

California wildfires send film, TV productions scrambling

LOS ANGELES Wildfires raging across Southern California are taking a toll on the region's iconic film industry, forcing producers of commercials, television shows and even student films to pause or seek alternate shooting locations.

09 Dec 2017

California wildfires send film, TV productions scrambling

LOS ANGELES Wildfires raging across Southern California are taking a toll on the region's iconic film industry, forcing producers of commercials, television shows and even student films to pause or seek alternate shooting locations.

07 Dec 2017

U.S. solar manufacturers appeal to Trump team for stiff tariffs

Struggling U.S. solar panel makers on Wednesday made a final plea to President Donald Trump's key trade policy advisers to support steep tariffs on foreign-made solar products, ahead of his imminent decision in a closely watched trade case.

03 Nov 2017

Republican tax bill hits wind power, solar largely unscathed

A Republican tax bill unveiled on Thursday included cuts to renewable energy tax credits considered critical to enabling wind projects to compete with fossil fuel plants, but tax breaks for solar power were left largely intact.

03 Nov 2017

Republican tax bill hits wind power, solar largely unscathed

Nov 2 A Republican tax bill unveiled on Thursday included cuts to renewable energy tax credits considered critical to enabling wind projects to compete with fossil fuel plants, but tax breaks for solar power were left largely intact.

01 Nov 2017

U.S. trade panel set to recommend solar trade tariffs

Federal trade officials on Tuesday will recommend measures to safeguard struggling domestic solar panel manufacturers against cheap imports in a closely watched case that could have a major impact on the price of U.S. solar power. | Video

24 Oct 2017

Solar installers press homeowners to buy ahead of tariff

(This Oct. 20 story in paragraph 12 corrects percentage solar panels contribute to residential system's total cost to 12.5 percent from 3 percent, changes sourcing)

13 Oct 2017

Mandalay to build 3,000 Arizona homes with solar and Sonnen batteries

German battery maker Sonnen GmbH on Thursday said it would partner with home builder Mandalay Homes to outfit 3,000 new Arizona homes with batteries to store the excess energy generated by their rooftop solar installations.

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