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Homeowners, group seek action on Alabama Power's solar fee

Apr. 11, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Homeowners and an environmental group are asking federal regulators to step in over Alabama Power’s fees on home solar panels, fees they argue purposely discourages the use of solar in the sun-rich state. The petition filed with the Federal...

Duke Energy division planning $180M Indiana solar farm

Apr. 10, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A division of Duke Energy that develops renewable energy projects plans to build a $180 million solar farm in western Indiana that would produce enough electricity to power 35,000 homes. The Hoosier Jack Solar farm proposed by Duke Energy...

Navajo Nation finalizes solar plant leases on tribal land

Apr. 08, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

CAMERON, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is moving forward with two more solar plants on the reservation that are expected to generate millions of dollars in revenue for the tribe over the projects' lifetimes. Tribal leaders met at the site of the larger solar plant in...

PUC to investigate CMP's handling of solar projects

Apr. 07, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — Maine’s utility regulators have formally launched an investigation into Central Maine Power's handling of solar projects. The Maine Public Utilities Commission's unanimous decision Tuesday follows an uproar over CMP's warning that connecting...

EXPLAINER: Can Biden add energy jobs? Hope mixes with doubt

Apr. 07, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Good-paying jobs — many of them. That′s the seductive idea around which President Joe Biden is proposing a vast transformation of the energy sector, with the promise of making it far more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. As Biden...

Indiana lawmakers amend environment bills as deadlines near

Apr. 04, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dozens of amendments to bills affecting Indiana environmental policy have sparked debate among lawmakers as the Legislature enters its final stretch of the session. The proposed changes arrive as members of the General Assembly decide whether the...

The secret to A&T grad's success (and special sauce)? Love.

Apr. 04, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — In a one-story industrial building on Clifton Road, Matt Mullens has the big kitchen all to himself. Linoleum floors, steel tables and a stainless steel stove would make anyone feel like a high-end chef. But there’s nothing...

Advanced nuclear reactor proposed in Washington state

Apr. 02, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A Maryland-based nuclear energy company has signed a partnership agreement this week with a public utility company in Washington state to develop, build and operate a commercial advanced nuclear power reactor. X-energy of Rockville, Maryland, will...

AP PHOTOS: Looking for solitude in pandemic times

Apr. 01, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — One year into the pandemic, just about everyone’s travel experience has changed. So it's not surprising that someone came up with this: Instead of a cabin on a Mediterranean cruise ship where vacationers mill around with thousands of others,...

Peco proposes 9.65% rate increase, citing grid needs

Mar. 31, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The electric utility serving the Philadelphia area is seeking a rate increase that would boost a typical monthly residential bill by about $9.68, or 9.65%, citing the need for “significant" grid upgrades and for pandemic-related customer relief. ...