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Interior to hold auction for offshore wind power in NY, NJ

Jan. 12, 2022 15:57 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Biden administration said Wednesday it will hold its first offshore wind auction next month, offering nearly 500,000 acres off the coast of New York and New Jersey for wind energy projects that could produce enough electricity to power nearly 2 million homes. ...

Minnesota gives key approval for sale of ND coal plant

Jan. 06, 2022 19:17 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators on Thursday approved the transfer of a key permit necessary for a financially troubled coal-fired power plant in North Dakota to be sold to a Bismarck-based marketer of wholesale electricity. Minnesota's Public Utilities Commission voted 5-0...

Pattern Energy completes New Mexico wind project

Jan. 06, 2022 15:07 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A California-based renewable energy company says work is complete on four wind farms in New Mexico that total more than a gigawatt of capacity. Pattern Energy officials announced Thursday that the Western Spirit Wind project has started commercial...

Idaho Power cuts coal by 2028 in plan to state regulators

Jan. 04, 2022 17:54 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Power has submitted a 20-year plan to state regulators that phases out coal-fired power plants by 2028 as part of its effort to provide only clean energy by 2045, the company said Tuesday. Idaho Power in a news release said its 2021 Integrated Resource...

Regulators OK new plan for tearing down wind turbines

Dec. 30, 2021 10:16 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Regulators in North Dakota have signed off on a new plan to tear down a wind farm. The Bismarck Tribune reported Wednesday that the Public Service Commission voted 2-1 to approve a new plan to remove 61 turbines on the North Dakota side of the Tatanka Wind...

About 700 losing their jobs as of this week at Newton plant

Dec. 30, 2021 09:25 AM EST

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — About 700 people are losing their jobs this week in Newton, Iowa. KCCI-TV reports that TPI Composites is ending wind turbine manufacturing. The company had been Jasper County's largest employer. About 50 workers in TPI's field services operation will remain. ...

Why can't wind turbines be placed further offshore in NJ?

Dec. 22, 2021 16:24 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As New Jersey races to grab the leading role in offshore wind energy projects on the U.S. East Coast, a commonly heard criticism is that people don't want to see the structures on the horizon when they're at the beach. On Wednesday, New Jersey energy and...

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...

State selects 2 projects, doubling offshore wind commitment

Dec. 18, 2021 12:37 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is doubling its commitment to offshore wind energy. Gov. Charlie Baker's administration said Friday that it has agreed to purchase an additional 1,600 megawatts as part of its third round of bidding for offshore wind power. That brings the total to be...

Feds: Offshore wind study activity won't harm environment

Dec. 16, 2021 11:47 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The federal government has determined that the process of evaluating ocean sites in New York and New Jersey for offshore wind energy projects will not significantly harm the environment. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Thursday it has completed...