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1st phase of Mexican solar project to be operating in April

Feb. 02, 2023 16:25 PM EST

PUERTO PEÑASCO, Mexico (AP) — In April, Mexico plans to power up the first phase of a huge solar energy project near a beach town popular with tourists making the short drive from the United States. Once completed, the full $1.6 billion project will have a generating capacity of...

Maine regulators allow wind, utility project to move forward

Jan. 31, 2023 17:41 PM EST

PORTLAND, Mane (AP) — Maine utility regulators on Tuesday gave final approval to a wind power project that would provide enough electricity for at least 450,000 New England homes along with construction of a new transmission corridor in northern Maine to get the electricity to the regional power...

Taxes slow India's solar power rollout but boost manufacture

Jan. 29, 2023 23:04 PM EST

BENGALURU, India (AP) — In May last year Fortum India, a subsidiary of a Finnish solar developer, won the bid for a solar power project in the state of Gujarat. The project was due to be completed three months ago and would have generated enough electricity for 200,000 homes. But...

Germany hopes to get 'green hydrogen' from Australia by 2030

Jan. 27, 2023 05:51 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A senior German official said Friday that she hopes her country will receive hydrogen made with renewable energy from Australia by 2030. The two countries have stepped up plans for cooperation on clean energy as Germany tries to find replacements for Russian gas...

Clean energy gains a foothold in India, but coal still rules

Jan. 22, 2023 21:41 PM EST

BENGALURU, India (AP) — For six years, Pravinbhai Parmar's farm in Gujarat state in western India has been lined with rice, wheat and solar panels. The 36-year-old is among a handful of farmers in his native Dhundi village who have been using solar power to irrigate crops. ...

Germany likely missed climate target again, activists angry

Jan. 04, 2023 13:27 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Data published Wednesday by a respected environmental think tank indicates Germany likely missed its target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions again last year, despite a big effort by the new government to expand the renewable energy use. Agora Energiewende think...

California lowers incentives for rooftop solar panels

Dec. 15, 2022 21:52 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California utility regulators on Thursday approved major changes to the state's booming rooftop solar market that they say will more evenly spread the cost of energy and help reduce the state's reliance on fossil fuels in the evening. The state has long...

IEA: Renewables could top coal as electricity source by 2025

Dec. 06, 2022 16:08 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The expansion of renewable power generation picked up sharply in 2022 and within three years it could pass coal as the top source of electricity, The International Energy Agency said in a new report published Tuesday. The Paris-based agency said the global energy...

Sale jumpstarts floating, offshore wind power in US waters

Dec. 05, 2022 18:10 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tuesday marks the first-ever U.S. auction of leases to develop commercial-scale floating wind farms, in the deep waters off the West Coast. The live, online auction for the five leases — three off California’s central coast and two off its northern coast...

Coal-fired plant imploded in New Jersey for battery array

Dec. 02, 2022 12:52 PM EST

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A former coal-fired power plant in New Jersey was imploded Friday, and its owners announced plans for a new $1 billion venture on the site, where batteries will be deployed to store power from clean energy sources including wind and solar. The move came...