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Offshore wind developers to invest $4.5M in Rhode Island

Apr. 22, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The developers of a new offshore wind farm said Monday that they're investing $4.5 million in Rhode Island to advance the industry in the state. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo said it was fitting that the funding from Danish-based Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind and Eversource was...

Missouri House backs landowners fighting wind energy line

Apr. 18, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House passed legislation Thursday that could effectively block one of the nation's largest wind energy projects by prohibiting its developers from using eminent domain to run a high-voltage power line across the Midwest. The House vote targets a $2.3 billion project...

Correction: Election 2020-Iowa story

Apr. 17, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — In a story April 16 about Democratic presidential candidates addressing flooding damage in Iowa, The Associated Press erroneously reported the location of Sen. Bernie Sanders' rally. The rally was held in Malcom, Iowa, not in Poweshiek. A corrected version of the story is below: Iowa...

Iowa Sen. Grassley: Trump wind turbine comments 'idiotic'

Apr. 3, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa Republican senator is expressing irritation at what he calls "idiotic" comments by President Donald Trump about wind energy. Trump, at the National Republican Congressional Committee's annual spring dinner Tuesday night, said noise from wind turbines causes cancer. Sen....

Missouri bill would bar condemnation for wind energy line

Apr. 3, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Just weeks after winning a key regulatory approval, one the nation's largest wind energy projects is facing a new obstacle from Missouri legislation that could prevent the proposed high-voltage power line from being strung across the property of uncooperative landowners. A...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump is tilting at wind farms again

Apr. 3, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like another character named Don, President Donald Trump is tilting at windmills. The president disparaged wind farms this week while spinning his arm like a turbine and making an unpleasant whirring sound. TRUMP: "If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations. Your...

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Mar. 23, 2019 4:44 AM EDT

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes shards of ice collecting along the shore of Lake Michigan; wind turbines at...

Underground line could carry Iowa wind power to Chicago

Mar. 11, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The company behind a proposed underground transmission line that would carry electricity generated mostly by wind turbines in Iowa to the Chicago area said Monday that the $2.5 billion project could be operational in 2024 if regulators approve it. Direct Connect Development Co. said...

Wind farm proposal off New England wins key approval

Feb. 27, 2019 9:44 AM EST

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — A proposed $2 billion wind farm planned for federal waters off Martha's Vineyard has received key approval from Rhode Island regulators. The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council in a unanimous vote Tuesday determined that the project is consistent with state policies....

Google seeks tax breaks for $600M data center in Minnesota

Feb. 25, 2019 12:47 PM EST

BECKER, Minn. (AP) — Google's plan to build a $600 million wind-powered data center in central Minnesota could hinge on the tech giant's request for officials to waive 20 years' worth of future taxes. Google has asked Sherburne County and the city of Becker for property tax breaks that would save the...