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Permitting to begin for 100-turbine Wyoming wind farm

Jun. 21, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Construction of a southeastern Wyoming wind farm could start as soon as 2023 after permitting begins this summer. The Rock Creek Wind Project south of Rock River will have around 100 turbines standing close to 600 feet (200 meters) tall, the Laramie...

Albania holds 1st wind power tender to diversify energy base

Jun. 21, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania launched a tender Monday for its first onshore wind power program, trying to diversify its water-based energy production. Albania produces more than 99% of its energy from hydropower, with the main plants located on northern Drini River....

Take 2: Spacewalking astronauts install new solar panel

Jun. 20, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts equipped the International Space Station with the first in a series of powerful new solar panels Sunday, overcoming suit problems and other obstacles with muscle and persistence. It took two spacewalks for French...

Regulators OK 195-megawatt solar farm for central Indiana

Jun. 20, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ind. (AP) — State regulators have approved a deal by utility AES Indiana to build a sprawling solar farm in central Indiana that could generate enough electricity to power more than 30,000 homes. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission on Wednesday...

PacifiCorp proposes big build of Rocky Mountain region wind

Jun. 18, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A utility proposes to build six wind farms that could supply enough electricity for over 1 million homes by 2024. Portland, Oregon-based PacifiCorp, whose subsidiary Rocky Mountain Power serves Wyoming, Utah and Idaho, announced the plan this week. ...

Sponsors defend NC energy bill goals while Cooper pans it

Jun. 17, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Negotiators of a wide-ranging North Carolina energy bill to retire Duke Energy coal-fired electricity plants, expand solar power production and keep nuclear power defended their goals on Thursday despite current opposition to the measure from interest groups and Gov....

Plan to raze 4 dams on California-Oregon line clears hurdle

Jun. 17, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A proposal to bring down four hydroelectric dams near the California-Oregon border cleared a major regulatory hurdle Thursday, setting the stage for the largest dam demolition project in U.S. history to save imperiled migratory salmon. The Federal...

Drought saps California reservoirs as hot, dry summer looms

Jun. 17, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Each year Lake Oroville helps water a quarter of the nation’s crops, sustain endangered salmon beneath its massive earthen dam and anchor the tourism economy of a Northern California county that must rebuild seemingly every year after unrelenting wildfires. ...

Shore towns want say over wind projects, push back on bill

Jun. 16, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers from Jersey Shore towns are pushing back against a bill meant to fast-track offshore wind energy projects by taking away local control over transmission lines and other onshore infrastructure. A bill moving quickly and quietly...

New Mexico weighs rules for community solar program

Jun. 16, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico utility regulators have nearly a year to create a set of rules for governing community solar projects in the state. But utilities say they are already being flooded with applications and requests for interconnection from prospective developers. ...