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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....

US pledges funding to help Egypt move to solar power

Jun. 16, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United States is planning to increase funding to Egypt to help it convert to solar energy and move away from fossil fuels, U.S. special envoy for climate John Kerry said in Cairo on Wednesday. Egypt is “blessed to be the number one country in the...

Bill retires many NC coal-fired plants, boosts renewables

Jun. 15, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Several coal-fired power plants operated by Duke Energy's North Carolina subsidiaries would transition to alternate fuels by the end of 2030 and a renewable-energy procurement program would be expanded in legislation unveiled Tuesday by House Republicans. ...

No movement on energy policy overhaul as Senate adjourns

Jun. 15, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Legislators returned to Springfield to take up a massive overhaul of energy policy that includes a bailout for nuclear plants and closing coal-fired plants, but negotiations stalled Tuesday. Proposals on energy and an elected school board in Chicago are...

Utility's green energy plan fuels debate in Kansas, Missouri

Jun. 14, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' largest electric company expects to make its first big investments in solar energy over the next three years and promises zero net carbon emissions in 2045. Environmentalists don’t think Evergy is moving quickly enough. Conversely, other...

Hydrogen fuel company sets $84M plant for southeast Georgia

Jun. 10, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A company that produces hydrogen to fuel vehicles and electric generators says it will invest $84 million to build a hydrogen refinery in southeast Georgia, hiring 24 people. Plug Power, based in Latham, New York, said the Kingsland plant is one of a...

Polish miners, power workers, protest shift away from coal

Jun. 09, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Some four thousand Polish coal mining and power workers protested in Warsaw Wednesday against the gradual phasing out of coal extraction and use and against a European Union court order to immediately close down a mine. Trade unions organizing the...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jun. 09, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

Times West Virginian. June 6, 2021. Editorial: Workers and families should be considered in any type of clean energy bill In early March, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., was the lead sponsor of the The Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for...

Federal court challenge looms over Alabama solar panel fees

Jun. 04, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal regulatory group will not take action against the Alabama Public Service Commission over fees allowed on home solar panels, but the group's chairman expressed concern that the state might be violating federal law designed to encourage alternative energy...

Danville School to remove wind turbine, add solar

May. 31, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

DANVILLE, Vt. (AP) — The wind turbine at the Danville School is coming down but renewable energy will soon be a bigger part of the school. Principal Dave Schilling told the school board this month that the $4,000-$11,000 in repairs needed to get...