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$4.5B clean energy complex planned for southeast Louisiana

Oct. 14, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Industrial gas supplier Air Products announced Thursday it will build a $4.5 billion clean energy facility in Louisiana's capital region, a project that Gov. John Bel Edwards said will help the state's work to reduce carbon emissions in the heart of the petrochemical...

Road-blocking climate protesters in UK pause campaign

Oct. 14, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Environmental protesters pressuring the British government to insulate all homes within a decade as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have halted their disruptive road-blocking campaign until Oct. 25, just days before the start of the U.N. climate summit in the Scottish...

Solar firm buys carbon offset outfit, both tied to ex-gov

Oct. 14, 2021 07:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee solar energy firm has bought an organization that helps companies offset their carbon emissions by funding new solar farms, both of which a former governor helped establish. A news release Thursday says Silicon Ranch Corp. has...

Maine utility corridor 75% cleared of trees as vote looms

Oct. 13, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Workers have cleared trees from three-quarters of a proposed $1 billion power line route ahead of next month's referendum on the conduit for Canadian hydropower to reach the New England grid. The project is already permitted and construction has...

New wind farms would dot US coastlines under Biden plan

Oct. 13, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven major offshore wind farms would be developed on the East and West coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico under a plan announced Wednesday by the Biden administration. The projects are part of President Joe Biden’s plan to deploy 30 gigawatts of...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 13, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

Tampa Bay Times. October 13, 2021. Editorial: The Tampa Bay Rays loss hurts. Losing the Rays would hurt a lot more The Rays are looking for a new stadium. Will the Tampa Bay area deliver? That hurt. Losing a playoff series always...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Oct. 13, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. October 13, 2021. Editorial: Hidden cameras don’t belong in schools It’s not uncommon for the rest of the state to look at Madison and react by wondering, “What were they thinking?” But the reaction is usually...

Climate change: North Carolina gov signs major energy law

Oct. 13, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina signed a milestone energy bill into law Wednesday that aims to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the state's power plants by 2030, celebrating the legislative accomplishment with Republican lawmakers. ...

Putin says relations with Biden "working and stable"

Oct. 13, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that the Kremlin has “constructive” relations with Washington and voiced hope that mutual interests would eventually help normalize U.S.-Russia ties. Putin, speaking during a panel discussion at an...

California bullet train's latest woe: Will it be high speed?

Oct. 13, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new and fundamental debate has emerged in the battle over California's high-speed rail project that could again significantly downgrade the troubled effort: Should the trains even be high speed when the system launches? That's a conversation...