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Exxon Mobil rolls out plan to cut emissions in Permian Basin

Dec. 06, 2021 17:03 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Exxon Mobil says it has a plan for cutting greenhouse gas emissions from its operations in one of the most prolific oilfields in the United States, saying it hopes to achieve its net-zero goal for operations in the Permian Basin by 2030. The company made...

Rural businesses in NH, Vermont to work on energy projects

Dec. 06, 2021 14:38 PM EST

FRANKLIN, N.H. (AP) — Several rural businesses in New Hampshire and Vermont are getting opportunities to construct solar arrays and work on other energy-related projects because of investments the U.S. Department of Agriculture is making in two programs. GoLight LLC will use a...

Energy companies seek to make case in proposed merger

Dec. 06, 2021 13:57 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Global energy giant Iberdrola, New Mexico’s largest electric utility and other groups on Monday asked state regulators to present oral arguments before a vote is taken on a proposed multibillion-dollar merger that would affect more than 500,000 customers and potentially...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Dec. 06, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Houston Chronicle. Dec. 5, 2021. Editorial: Abbott guarantees Texas grid is ready for winter. Where have we heard that before? Take it with a grain of salt, we’re told, about information from an questionable source. Gov. Greg...

PUC to give a boost to renewable projects in northern Maine

Dec. 05, 2021 13:46 PM EST

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — Despite attacks on the New England Clean Energy Connect, state regulators have begun the process of collecting proposals for a high-voltage transmission line to serve as a conduit for renewable energy projects in northern Maine. A state law...

Burlington to vote on two bonds in special election

Dec. 05, 2021 10:59 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Voters in Burlington will be asked in a special election on Tuesday whether to approve two bond proposals that city officials say will reduce the pain of more expensive repairs and replacements later. The first ballot item, if passed, would allow...

Energy secretary: Offshore wind brings 'gust' of job growth

Dec. 05, 2021 08:07 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said Thursday that the administration's goal for offshore wind and the projects being developed now represent a “gust of job growth throughout the country.” Granholm visited a new offshore wind...

Vogtle monitors see more delays, extra $1B for nuclear plant

Dec. 04, 2021 20:40 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Monitors say even the most recent pushback of completion dates for two new nuclear reactors in Georgia isn't enough to account for all the delays and increased costs they see coming. Testimony filed Wednesday with the Georgia Public...

Berea is first college in U.S. to finish hydropower project

Dec. 04, 2021 10:43 AM EST

BEREA, Ky. (AP) — There are a lot of firsts at a new hydroelectric generating station on the Kentucky River in Estill County. It’s the first hydroelectric project in the nation completed by a college, for example. Berea College owns the project...

Bank foundation to boost solar energy jobs in Maine

Dec. 04, 2021 10:25 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A bank foundation has donated $400,000 to help create more solar power in Maine. KeyBank Foundation said it's supporting a “Green Jobs for ME” initiative designed to expand the Maine Community College System's electrical journey technician...