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Deal to provide clean energy to 7 Michigan parks, offices

Sep. 26, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources has signed an agreement to buy energy for seven state parks and offices in southwestern Michigan. The deal with South Lyon-based Utopian Power will supply nearly 1 megawatt of clean energy to the parks...

Minnesota solar projects stalled due to Xcel Energy's delays

Sep. 25, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The number of Minnesota solar projects stalled due to delays by Xcel Energy has ballooned to more than 300, with a backlog of applications that solar industry leaders say will take decades to clear at the utility’s current pace. In one case in...

Van Life 2.0: Dutch students' road trip in solar mobile home

Sep. 24, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A group of Dutch students has reimagined van life and is hitting the road to Portugal. Just don't call their groundbreaking new solar-powered vehicle a campervan. “We call it a self-sustaining house on wheels," said Lotte van Dasler, part...

Pritzker: Illinois a 'force for good' by cutting carbon gas

Sep. 15, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday signed into law a pledge to eliminate the state's climate-damaging carbon emissions within a quarter-century, including money to keep clean-power nuclear plants running while shuttering coal-fired plants. ...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Sep. 15, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Kingsport Times News. Sept. 9, 2021. Editorial: One in four children are food insecure As a bank distributes cash to customers, Second Harvest, the only food bank in Northeast Tennessee, distributes nourishment, lots of it, to a whole lot of what are...

Divided SRP board OKs expansion of gas-burning power plant

Sep. 14, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

PHHOENIX (AP) — The Salt River Project's board of directors was sharply divided as it approved a plan to more than double the size of a natural gas-burning power plant in Coolidge to provide additional electricity for metro Phoenix during peak-use periods. The board...

Dominion to partner on solar project in Virginia coalfields

Sep. 13, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A global conservation nonprofit and Virginia's largest electricity utility announced plans Monday to develop what they say will be a large-scale solar project on former surface mines in the southwest Virginia coalfields. Dominion Energy Virginia...

Illinois House OKs zero-carbon power plan, Senate is next

Sep. 12, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House on Thursday approved a wide-ranging plan to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050, with a compromise allowing two coal-fired plants to remain open until 2045 but cut their emissions by nearly half in the next 14 years. The plan...

Report: Solar could power 40% of US electricity by 2035

Sep. 08, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Solar energy has the potential to supply up to 40% of the nation’s electricity within 15 years — a 10-fold increase over current solar output, but one that would require massive changes in U.S. policy and billions of dollars in federal investment to modernize the...

Analysis: US-China friction complicates progress on climate

Sep. 03, 2021 07:08 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry came to China this week seeking to press the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases to do more in the global effort to hold down the rise in temperature. What he got was renewed demands for Washington to change its...