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Dominion planning large wind farm off Virginia coast

Sep. 19, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy announced plans Thursday to seek approval to build what it says would be the largest offshore wind project in the United States off the Virginia coast. The company told The Associated Press ahead of a public announcement that the project would include about 220 wind...

Residents seek backup power as storms, fires cause blackouts

Sep. 18, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Climate change has led to deadlier wildfire seasons in the American West and more severe hurricanes and storms barreling up the Southern and Eastern coasts. The dramatic weather frequently knocks out power, leading some residents of storm-ridden or fire-prone areas to seek backup power...

Louisa County board adopts rules for solar power development

Sep. 18, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

WAPELLO, Iowa (AP) — A southeast Iowa board of supervisors has cleared the way for solar power projects to proceed. The Hawk Eye reports that the Louisa County board on Tuesday approved zoning ordinance and other amendments that will guide construction of a 350,000-panel solar power farm being developed...

New Jersey wind farm may connect to ex-nuke plant equipment

Sep. 17, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A wind energy farm planned off the coast of Atlantic City could bring its power ashore at the site of a former nuclear power plant. Orsted, which plans the windmill project, said Tuesday it would run a cable from the Atlantic City offshore site to the former Oyster Creek nuclear...

Fishermen demand a say in decisions on offshore wind energy

Sep. 16, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Fishermen insisted Monday to a congressional subcommittee looking at offshore wind energy that they be consulted when crucial decisions are being made on the development of such projects, including where they are located and the level of access to the waters near them. Fishermen...

Chicago company plans 1,800-acre Indiana solar farm

Sep. 15, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Ind. (AP) — A renewable energy company is aiming to start construction later this year on a solar farm over about 1,800 acres in rural western Indiana. Chicago-based Invenergy Solar Development says it wants to start construction work by the end of this year. The proposal calls for nearly...

Township zoning aims to bar pipelines, turbines near trail

Sep. 15, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania township has approved zoning changes aimed at blocking projects such as natural gas pipelines, wind turbines, solar panels and cellphone towers from being located near its section of the Appalachian Trail. Plainfield Township supervisors unanimously last week...

Hawaii wind farm allowed to increase incidental bat deaths

Sep. 14, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii state and federal agencies have approved an energy company's request to increase the number of allowed incidental bat deaths at its Maui wind farm, officials said. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the state Department of Land and Natural Resources accepted Auwahi Wind...

Evansville airport placing solar panels atop parking areas

Sep. 14, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Evansville Regional Airport is building canopies over hundreds of parking spaces that will be covered with electricity-generating solar panels. Officials say the canopies will hold nearly 4,000 solar panels that are expected to generate enough power to meet about half the...

New York siting board approves 242-megawatt wind farm

Sep. 14, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A wind farm with up to 68 turbines in Steuben County has been approved by New York's Electric Generation Siting Board. The 242-megawatt Baron Winds project will be built in the towns of Cohocton, Dansville, Fremont and Wayland. It will connect with the state's electrical grid through...