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Offshore wind project seen as key to clean energy gets OK

May. 11, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

An offshore wind project off Massachusetts that would create enough electricity to power 400,000 homes and is touted by backers as a key piece of America's transition to renewable energy was approved Tuesday by the federal government. The 800-megawatt Vineyard Wind...

Arizona utility regulators reject 100% clean energy rules

May. 06, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's utility regulators have rejected new rules that would have required most of the state's electricity providers to get 100% of their power from clean energy sources by 2050 to limit carbon emissions and address climate change. The 3-2 vote by the...

US proposes ending rule that weakened wild bird protections

May. 06, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Longstanding protections for wild birds would be restored under a proposal unveiled Thursday to bring back prosecutions of avian deaths by industry that were ended under former President Donald Trump. The Interior Department announcement came as...

Wolf takes next step to start carbon emissions caps in 2022

May. 04, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf's administration on Tuesday solidified its intention to begin imposing a price on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants next year as part of a multi-state consortium, over the protests of coal- and gas-region lawmakers and elements of the energy...

Clean megaprojects divide surprise group: environmentalists

May. 03, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Sprawling wind farms located off the coast. Hydropower transmission lines that cut through some of America's most beloved forests and rivers. Solar megaprojects of unprecedented size. As President Joe Biden's administration plans to fight climate...

Wyoming backs coal with $1.2M threat to sue other states

May. 02, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — While most states pursue ways to boost renewable energy, Wyoming is doing the opposite with a new program aimed at propping up the dwindling coal industry by suing other states that block exports of Wyoming coal and cause Wyoming coal-fired power plants to shut down. ...

Biden plan for cleaner power system faces daunting obstacles

Apr. 26, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If the nation is to meet President Joe Biden's goal of cutting America’s greenhouse gas emissions in half by the end of the decade, it will have to undertake a vast transformation toward renewable energy. And to achieve that, the near-impossible will...

Go forth and spend: Call for action closes US climate summit

Apr. 23, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — World leaders shared tales of climate-friendly breakthroughs — and feverish quests for more — to close President Joe Biden's virtual global climate summit on Friday, from Kenyans abandoning kerosene lanterns for solar to Israeli start-ups straining for more efficient...

Wind energy firm using buoys to study conditions, animals

Apr. 23, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A company planning a wind energy farm off New Jersey's southern coast will deploy two research buoys to study conditions in the area envisioned for its development. The devices from Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind will collect atmospheric and...

Firm plans line to bring future wind energy ashore in NJ

Apr. 20, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

KEYPORT, N.J. (AP) — A Massachusetts company plans to build a high-voltage line to bring electricity from a future New Jersey offshore wind farm onto land, and connect it to the power grid. Anbaric, of Wakefield, Massachusetts, has already obtained several permits from...