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Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Sep. 16, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

Dalton Daily Citizen. September 14, 2021. Editorial: Editorial: With Nov. 2 general election approaching, make sure you are registered to vote The upcoming Nov. 2 locally doesn’t have the glitz and controversy of 2020, when Democrat Joe Biden and...

Pritzker: Illinois a 'force for good' by cutting carbon gas

Sep. 15, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday signed into law a pledge to eliminate the state's climate-damaging carbon emissions within a quarter-century, including money to keep clean-power nuclear plants running while shuttering coal-fired plants. ...

Divided SRP board OKs expansion of gas-burning power plant

Sep. 14, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

PHHOENIX (AP) — The Salt River Project's board of directors was sharply divided as it approved a plan to more than double the size of a natural gas-burning power plant in Coolidge to provide additional electricity for metro Phoenix during peak-use periods. The board...

'A hungry monster': Strong winds power wildfire in Spain

Sep. 10, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A major wildfire in southeast Spain prevailed over firefighting efforts by 38 water-dropping aircraft on Friday and tore through an area of hilly woodland for a second day, with one official describing it as “a hungry monster.” The Andalusia region's...

Pennsylvania's carbon plan clears last regulatory hurdle

Sep. 01, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The centerpiece of Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to fight climate change passed its last regulatory hurdle Wednesday, in a hard-fought bid to make Pennsylvania the first major fossil fuel state to adopt a carbon pricing policy. The plan to impose a...

Grants awarded for farm robots, energy storage in Maine

Aug. 30, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A pair of companies in Biddeford and Wiscasset have each received $250,000 grants through the Maine Clean Energy Innovation Challenge. Farmhand Automation, in Biddeford, is developing batter-powered farming robots to help farmers transition away...

Regulators approve sale of NH's largest commercial wind farm

Aug. 26, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire regulators have formally approved the sale of the state's largest commercial wind farm. Granite Reliable Power wind farm in Coos County will be bought by NextEra Energy Partners from majority owner Brookfield Renewable Energy, the...

Concern about endangered whales cited in suit over wind farm

Aug. 25, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The construction of dozens of wind turbines off the coast of Nantucket threatens the survival of a dwindling number of endangered Northern Atlantic right whales that inhabit the waters, a group of residents on the affluent resort island in Massachusetts argue in a federal...

Regulators weigh wind project against sage grouse protection

Aug. 24, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators were to hear Tuesday from wildlife officials concerned about protecting the habitat of the sage grouse, a bird whose population has declined in North Dakota and elsewhere. The Public Service Commission will hold a hearing...

InvestigateWest: Can West learn to share renewable power?

Aug. 24, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

March of 2019 opened with a deep chill across Cascadia. Arctic air poured south, jacking up energy consumption and straining energy supplies in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. It conjured a “perfect” storm for the region’s electricity grid. As temperatures...