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Electricity provider planning more Indiana solar farms

Dec. 8, 2019 2:04 PM EST

PERU, Ind. (AP) — A company that provides electricity to dozens of Indiana communities has been working to add at least 17 solar farms to its system, officials said. The Indiana Municipal Power Agency said it now has 21 solar farms generating electricity around the state and is building more at it aims to...

Michigan power customers with own solar panels on the rise

Dec. 7, 2019 9:39 AM EST

LANSING, Mich (AP) — The number of people installing solar panels or other renewable energy to generate their own electricity continues to rise in Michigan. The Public Service Commission reported that the installations increased by nearly 57% in 2018. Participation in the state's net metering program has...

Grid operator: Adequate electricity available this winter

Dec. 7, 2019 9:03 AM EST

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — The operator of the New England power grid projects that there will be adequate electricity this winter despite the closing of a nuclear power plant. ISO New England says this will be the first winter without the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts. But officials say the...

State agency selects Vineyard Wind for offshore wind bid

Dec. 6, 2019 6:53 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has announced the largest purchase of renewable energy in the state's history. Vineyard Wind was selected to provide 14% of the states electricity, 804 megawatts, via offshore wind power, according to the agency. ...

Transmission line foes press for full environmental review

Dec. 5, 2019 6:18 PM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Opponents of Central Maine Power's proposed $1 billion transmission project that would bring Canadian hydropower to the New England power grid urged the Army Corps of Engineers on Thursday to perform a full environmental impact statement, one that CMP says would delay a final...

Renewable energy groups push NY to put a price on carbon

Dec. 5, 2019 4:49 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Renewable energy groups are pushing New York to help meet its ambitious climate change goals by charging electric generators for the carbon pollution they create. Putting a price on carbon will help New York meets its aggressive goal of 70% of its electricity coming from wind, solar and...

Wyoming wind farm gets permit for 277 turbines

Dec. 5, 2019 11:44 AM EST

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Industrial Siting Council has approved a permit to construct a 277-turbine wind farm on the border of Albany and Carbon counties. The Laramie Boomerang reports that when the council approved the permit application last month, it also required developer BluEarth Renewables...

China’s climate paradox: A leader in coal and clean energy

Dec. 2, 2019 7:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As world leaders gather in Spain to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight falls on China — the top emitter of greenhouse gases. China burns about half the coal used globally each year. Between 2000 and 2018, its annual carbon emissions nearly tripled, and it...

Construction begins on solar project in southeast Arkansas

Dec. 2, 2019 1:29 PM EST

LAKE VILLAGE, Ark. (AP) — Workers have begun construction on a new solar project in southeast Arkansas that’s expected to produce enough electricity to power more than 18,000 homes once it’s up and running. The Chicot Solar Energy Center near Lake Village is a project of NextEra Energy...

The Latest: Poland to focus on clean energy

Dec. 2, 2019 12:13 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the COP25 climate summit in Madrid (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The head of Poland’s new Climate Ministry has said his goal is to redouble efforts to cut carbon gas emissions and faster develop clean energy sources. Poland is one of Europe’s largest coal producers...