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France's Macron seeks 'massive' boost for renewable energy

Sep. 22, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

SAINT-NAZAIRE, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday called for a “massive acceleration” of renewable energy development in his country, including offshore wind farms and solar power, via a new plan that seeks to bring lagging France closer to the energy policies of its...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 19, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. September 18, 2002. Editorial: Texas’ energy future is at risk Legislators must protect wind, boost natural gas Those of us who saw the power go out during the winter storm in 2021, or who worried through rolling blackouts in the...

After climate bill passage, WVa natural gas plant unveiled

Sep. 16, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Maryland company announced Friday it will build a natural gas power plant designed to capture climate-changing carbon in West Virginia. Officials said it was made possible by a recently signed law embraced by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin that gives tax breaks for...

Nakate: Leaders are missing the human face of climate change

Sep. 16, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Vanessa Nakate's climate activism over the past three years has propelled her to the world stage. Since 2019, Nakate has worked to amplify the voices of African climate activists through a platform she created called Rise Up Movement, spearheaded an initiative to...

Minnesota regulators approve huge solar project in Becker

Sep. 15, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

BECKER, Minn. (AP) — A massive solar project that is expected to cost at least $575 million was approved Thursday by Minnesota utility regulators. The state Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to allow Xcel Energy to recover costs for the new solar farm from the...

Debate highlights Arizona utility regulator differences

Sep. 14, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A debate among the four candidates seeking two seats on the commission that regulates Arizona utilities revealed sharp differences in their approaches to the job as the state adjusts to climate change and a shrinking water supply. The two Republicans on the November...

Kenya’s new president promises ambitious climate plan

Sep. 14, 2022 06:28 AM EDT

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s newly elected president William Ruto said that climate change will be key to the government's agenda and made an ambitious pledge to ramp up clean energy and phase out fossil fuels for electricity by 2030. “In our country, women and men, young...

NC utilities panel hears testimony over Duke Energy CO2 plan

Sep. 13, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's electricity regulators began listening Tuesday to potentially weeks of testimony over proposals by Duke Energy Corp. subsidiaries on how to carry out a state law demanding greenhouse gas reductions in the next decade. In keeping with the...

Economists, activists call for $100B climate fund in Germany

Sep. 13, 2022 07:29 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Economists, scientists and environmental campaigners called Tuesday for the German government to create a 100 billion-euro ($100-billion) fund for tackling climate change. Marcel Fratzscher, the president of the German Institute for Economic Research, said the money...

Manchin's big energy deal draws pushback from many Dems

Sep. 10, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats desperately needed the vote of Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia to get their signature legislative priority across the finish. So they did what Washington does best: They cut a deal. To help land his support for a bill hailed by advocacy groups as the...