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Manchester solar array on former landfill is up and running

Jan. 11, 2022 09:23 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A new solar array in the city of Manchester is up and running and is expected to produce enough electricity to power hundreds of homes, Mayor Joyce Craig announced Tuesday. The project covers 12 acres at a former landfill, has more than 8,000 solar panels...

Maine utility proposes settlement with regulator on solar

Jan. 10, 2022 16:36 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine power company said Monday it has proposed a settlement with a state regulator in which it pledges to reduce delays in hooking up solar projects. Central Maine Power said the settlement would allow it to improve deployment of solar power generation...

As spending bill stalls, Biden climate goals remain elusive

Jan. 08, 2022 13:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden faces a steep path to achieve his ambitious goal of slashing planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, amid legislative gridlock that has stalled a $2 trillion package of social and environmental initiatives. Biden’s Build...

Boaz to host Wisconsin's first community-scale microgrid

Jan. 08, 2022 01:05 AM EST

BOAZ, Wis. (AP) — Tucked just off Highway 14 on the way from Richland Center to Readstown, the village of Boaz has a church, a bar and a supper club. It will soon add a battery-powered microgrid to its list of amenities, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. Alliant...

New Mexico regulators work on rules for new solar program

Jan. 06, 2022 15:41 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission has until April to finish crafting rules for the state’s new community solar program, and the public has just a couple weeks left to weigh in. The commission has held several workshops and meetings over the...

TVA fights proposed solar cooperative in West Tennessee

Jan. 01, 2022 17:28 PM EST

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority says a new solar power cooperative in West Tennessee is illegal, while supporters of the project accuse TVA of trying to maintain a monopoly. Organizers of the Jackson Sustainability Cooperative are asking the Tennessee Public...

University of Minnesota asks state for nearly $1 billion

Dec. 27, 2021 10:11 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota is asking legislators for almost $1 billion in funding next year. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Sunday that the $935 million request includes $473 million to upgrade infrastructure at five campuses; $185 million for campus...

Biden signs bills on forced labor in China, ALS research

Dec. 23, 2021 17:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed a bill into law Thursday to block imports from China's Xinjiang region unless businesses can prove the items were made without forced labor, the latest in a series of intensifying U.S. penalties against the Asian power for alleged abuses. ...

Biden administration moves to expand solar power on US land

Dec. 21, 2021 19:27 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials announced approval Tuesday of two large-scale solar projects in California and moved to open up public lands in other Western states to potential solar power development, as part of the Biden administration’s effort to counter climate change by shifting...

$7M solar farm will power six commercial customers in Maine

Dec. 20, 2021 17:51 PM EST

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — A $7 million solar farm in Caribou, Maine will power six large commercial customers in the state, following a statewide initiative to develop renewable energy projects in the last three years. The nearly 20-acre solar farm, owned by a group of investors called...