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The Nature Conservancy buys 13.5K acres in Hancock County

Sep. 19, 2021 08:45 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The Nature Conservancy has acquired approximately 13,500 acres of forested land north of Tunk Mountain in Hancock County. The land, which will continue to be open for birding, hunting and fishing, abuts an existing preserve to the north of Tunk...

Lawmakers review agency charged with coastal regulation

Sep. 18, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A legislative commission is looking at ways to reorganize Rhode Island's lead agency for reviewing offshore wind projects and other coastal development proposals. House Rep. Deborah Ruggiero, a Jamestown Democrat, will lead the 15-member House...

China, pandemic, energy top Japan's leadership race debate

Sep. 18, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Four candidates vying to lead Japan's governing Liberal Democratic Party — and replacing outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga — held their first main debate on Saturday, discussing plans to tackle key issues such as China, the COVID-19 measures, the pandemic-hit economy...

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...

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...

Fishing industry group files legal challenge to wind farm

Sep. 13, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A coalition of commercial fishing groups on Monday sued the federal agency that approved construction of a 62-turbine wind energy farm off the coast of the Massachusetts island of Nantucket, saying it did not adequately take into account the project’s potential impact on the...

Officials break ground on NJ wind energy construction port

Sep. 09, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

New Jersey and federal officials broke ground Thursday on a facility designed to help the state take a leadership position in the burgeoning offshore wind energy industry on the East Coast. Gov. Phil Murphy and U.S. Labor Secretary Martin Walsh were among those who spoke...

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...