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Biden teams with East Coast governors to boost offshore wind

Jun. 23, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday launched a formal partnership with 11 East Coast governors to boost the growing offshore wind industry, a key element of President Joe Biden's plan for climate change. Biden, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and other top administration...

Tucson Electric Power seeking nearly 12% rate increase

Jun. 17, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The utility that provides electricity to nearly 440,000 homes and businesses in Tucson and surrounding areas wants to raise its rates for residential customers by nearly 12% and for business customers by a slightly lower amount. Tucson Electric Power announced...

In energy-strapped Europe, coal gets a Greek encore

Jun. 16, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

KOZANI, Greece (AP) — At Greece's largest coal mine, controlled explosions and the roar of giant excavators scooping up blasted rock have once again become routine. Coal production has been ramped up at the site near the northern Greek city of Kozani as the war in Ukraine forced many European...

Florida utility aims to eliminate carbon emissions by 2045

Jun. 15, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s largest electricity provider has announced plans to eliminate its carbon emissions by 2045 by halting its fossil fuel usage and greatly increasing its reliance on solar energy, including using it to turn water into hydrogen to power its generating plants....

Virginia lands LEGO factory in suburban Richmond

Jun. 15, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Global toy manufacturer the LEGO Group plans to invest more than $1 billion to build a factory in suburban Richmond, Virginia, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday. The factory, expected to open in 2025, will feature a carbon-neutral design and will...

German govt seeks to resolve wind power dispute with states

Jun. 15, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government unveiled a bill Wednesday to resolve a long-running dispute between federal authorities and the country's 16 states over where to build land-based wind power plants. Some German states have bristled at proposals that would require them to set...

EPA gives Nevada firm OK to turn trash to synthetic fuel oil

Jun. 12, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

A northern Nevada industrial plant can begin turning tons of garbage into a synthetic oil that can be refined into fuel for airplanes, following a recent Environmental Protection Agency rule change. After five years, the EPA on June 3 finalized the rule sought by Fulcrum...

Rare earth manufacturing facility to open in Oklahoma

Jun. 09, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and the president of USA Rare Earth on Thursday announced plans for a $100 million metal and manufacturing facility in Stillwater that's expected to create more than 100 jobs. “Currently, the United States, European Union,...

PG&E pledges net-zero emissions by 2040, will keep using gas

Jun. 08, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation’s largest utility on Wednesday outlined a multi-decade plan that aims to more rapidly reduce to zero its net greenhouse gas emissions while still using natural gas to produce power. Pacific Gas & Electric’s plan is to take as much...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jun. 08, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 3 The New York Times calls for an independent investigation into the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh In her 25 years as a journalist for Al Jazeera, Shireen Abu Akleh covered...