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Professor: Many of Indiana's bats are 'dropping like flies'

Jan. 26, 2020 12:02 AM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Many of Indiana's bats are disappearing at an alarming rate, but if you’re hoping that means a bat is less likely to sneak into your attic or church, you’re out of luck. A recent bat talk by Ball State University biologist Tim Carter to local Audubon Society members was...

Wyoming governor: Carbon capture technology can help coal

Jan. 25, 2020 10:20 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Climate change is a man-made problem, but the solution doesn't have to come at the expense of fossil fuels, said Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon. Gordon, who spoke Friday at the Wyoming Press Association's banquet in Casper, said developing carbon capture technology could be the solution....

Wind farm projects lining up in hills around Montana town

Jan. 20, 2020 11:22 AM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — In the hills around Rapelje, where jackrabbits far outnumber people, there’s a renewable energy powerhouse in the making. Wind farms, four of them in various stages of development, promise to deliver up to 480 megawatts of capacity just as planned coal power plant retirements...

Energy office set to begin work on new renewable energy goal

Jan. 15, 2020 3:26 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor has set an aggressive timeline to power the electric grid completely by renewable energy, but it's an attainable goal, the state's acting energy commissioner said Wednesday. Acting Commissioner Nicholas Ucci said his office will spend the rest of this year...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jan. 15, 2020 2:08 PM EST

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Jan. 12 Winston-Salem Journal on the settlement forcing an energy company to move its stores of coal ash: The dirty secret about coal is that it is neither as cheap or efficient an energy source as we once believed. Coal fouls the air, promotes climate change...

Governor commits to renewable energy in State of the State

Jan. 14, 2020 7:01 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Tuesday she will sign an executive order that aims to make the state the first in the nation to be powered completely by renewable energy by the end of the decade. In the annual State of the State speech to lawmakers, the Democratic governor...

New plates in Kansas will emphasize renewable energy

Jan. 14, 2020 3:56 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will begin issuing new personalized license plates Wednesday that emphasize the state's growing use of renewable energy. The “Powering the Future” plates feature wind turbines profiled against a sunrise. Wind-generated power in Kansas grew six-fold from 2009 to...

Wind turbines stand on a hill and are surrounded by fog and clouds in the Taunus region near Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Rising carbon prices led to drop in German emissions in 2019

Jan. 7, 2020 8:32 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's greenhouse gas emissions fell sharply last year, putting the country's 2020 climate goal within reach again. A report released Tuesday by the think tank Agora Energiewende found that emissions fell by 6.5% in 2019 compared with the previous year — equivalent to 50 million...

Winds cause power outage, tanks to spill oil in Dunn County

Jan. 6, 2020 1:07 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Officials say high winds caused a power outage that led to a produced water and oil spill in Dunn County. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality was notified Monday of the spill at a salt water disposal facility operated by Hunt Oil Co. The spill happened Sunday about 8...

Kansas' embrace of wind energy helps it reduce CO2 emissions

Jan. 1, 2020 10:24 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has been able to reduce its carbon-dioxide emissions for a 10th straight year largely due to the rapid adoption of wind energy and a slow move away from coal powered electricity. About 36% of all electricity produced in Kansas is from wind, the highest percentage of any U.S....