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US offshore wind energy industry faces blowback from locals

Nov. 15, 2022 14:12 PM EST

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — It's just one cable meant to bring electricity from an offshore wind farm to a former coal-burning power plant in southern New Jersey, but it symbolizes a big challenge facing the renewable energy industry. The cable has been fought over for nearly three...

Hopes and costs are high for UK's nuclear energy future

Nov. 15, 2022 02:15 AM EST

BRIDGWATER, England (AP) — Wedged between the southwestern town of Bridgwater and the Severn estuary is a 430-acre site where some of the U.K.'s future electricity hopes are pinned. Now reaching over 100 feet (32 meters) high, construction on the first of two nuclear reactors at...

In Egypt, host of COP27, a small step toward green energy

Nov. 12, 2022 09:32 AM EST

BENBAN, Egypt (AP) — From a distance, the endless landscape of solar panels stretching toward the horizon can easily be mistaken for crops nearing harvest. But here in the desert in southern Egypt, workers have been cultivating another precious commodity: electricity. After the...

Bangladesh balances energy needs with climate, conservation

Nov. 09, 2022 04:55 AM EST

RAMPAL, Bangladesh (AP) — Fish, rice, mangrove trees and the lush delta wetlands where the massive Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna rivers drain into the Bay of Bengal. It’s not luxury. But for the farmers and fishermen who live by the world’s largest mangrove forest, it’s...

Manchin: Biden's coal comments are 'divorced from reality'

Nov. 05, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday was criticized by West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democratic antagonist and ally, for being “cavalier” and “divorced from reality” after vowing to shutter coal-fired power plants and rely more heavily on wind and solar energy in the...

Canada orders Chinese companies to sell lithium assets

Nov. 03, 2022 05:19 AM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Three Chinese companies have been ordered to sell lithium mining assets in Canada after the country's government imposed limits on foreign involvement in supplying “critical minerals” used in batteries and high-tech products. The order Wednesday comes as...

Feds unveil plan to grow wind power while sparing rare whale

Oct. 29, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government has outlined a strategy to try to protect an endangered species of whale while also developing offshore wind power off the East Coast. President Joe Biden's administration has made a priority of encouraging offshore wind along the...

Dominion, AG reach proposed agreement in offshore wind case

Oct. 28, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy has agreed to implement several consumer protections in connection with its massive offshore wind project under a proposed agreement with the office of the Virginia attorney general and other parties released Friday. The proposed agreement,...

Maine regulators approve wind power, transmission project

Oct. 26, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — The Maine Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday approved a pair of energy projects that would generate enough wind power for up to 900,000 homes along with construction of a new transmission corridor to get the electricity to the regional power grid. The...

Patagonia condor repopulation drive faces wind farm threat

Oct. 18, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

SIERRA PAILEMAN, Argentina (AP) — It was a sunny morning when about 200 people trudged up a hill in Argentina's southern Patagonia region with a singular mission: free two Andean condors that had been born in captivity. The emotion in the air was palpable as conservationists got...