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In energy-strapped Europe, coal gets a Greek encore

Jun. 16, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

KOZANI, Greece (AP) — At Greece's largest coal mine, controlled explosions and the roar of giant excavators scooping up blasted rock have once again become routine. Coal production has been ramped up at the site near the northern Greek city of Kozani as the war in Ukraine forced many European...

Florida utility aims to eliminate carbon emissions by 2045

Jun. 15, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s largest electricity provider has announced plans to eliminate its carbon emissions by 2045 by halting its fossil fuel usage and greatly increasing its reliance on solar energy, including using it to turn water into hydrogen to power its generating plants....

Virginia lands LEGO factory in suburban Richmond

Jun. 15, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Global toy manufacturer the LEGO Group plans to invest more than $1 billion to build a factory in suburban Richmond, Virginia, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday. The factory, expected to open in 2025, will feature a carbon-neutral design and will...

PG&E pledges net-zero emissions by 2040, will keep using gas

Jun. 08, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation’s largest utility on Wednesday outlined a multi-decade plan that aims to more rapidly reduce to zero its net greenhouse gas emissions while still using natural gas to produce power. Pacific Gas & Electric’s plan is to take as much...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jun. 08, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 3 The New York Times calls for an independent investigation into the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh In her 25 years as a journalist for Al Jazeera, Shireen Abu Akleh covered...

Off-grid living beckons more than just hardy pioneer types

Jun. 08, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

Living off-grid conjures images of survivalists in remote places and a rustic, “Little House on the Prairie” lifestyle with chores from morning to night. Yet only a tiny fraction of people living off-grid do it like that, and fewer still live more than an hour from any town. ...

Massive water, wind and solar project in Idaho advances

Jun. 07, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials have initiated a licensing process for a water, wind and solar energy project in southwestern Idaho that could power nearly 300,000 homes. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday said it’s starting consultation with the U.S. Fish and...

Biden orders emergency steps to boost U.S. solar production

Jun. 06, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden ordered emergency measures Monday to boost crucial supplies to U.S. solar manufacturers and declared a two-year tariff exemption on solar panels from Southeast Asia as he attempted to jumpstart progress toward his climate change-fighting goals. ...

Battery storage necessary for solar power expansion

May. 30, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

PARRISH, Fla. (AP) — A key to the future of Florida’s electric grid is a device that could be confused for a computer server. This apparatus is actually a battery module. By themselves, each of the components is as powerful as 2,000 iPhone batteries. But together, as a collection...

Korean solar panel firm to hire 470 at $171M Georgia plant

May. 26, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

DALTON, Ga. (AP) — A Korean solar panel maker announced Thursday that it will expand its presence in Georgia, building a new $171 million plant next to an existing factory in Dalton. The new plant will open in the first half of 2023 and will hire 470 people, Qcells, a unit of...