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Alabama Power fees on solar challenged

Nov. 16, 2019 1:17 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — When Jim Bankston installed solar panels on his Tuscaloosa home, he estimated it would trim his electricity bill, and the savings would eventually offset the cost of the hefty investment. After it was running, he noticed fees on his Alabama Power bill that he didn’t...

Telescope protest inspires more Native Hawaiian activism

Nov. 16, 2019 1:15 PM EST

KAHUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Flapping Hawaiian flags adorn a large canopy on the easement of a highway that winds along Oahu’s famed North Shore. Under the tent, protesters come and go. Some of them keep guard overnight, and some stop by to wave at cars honking in support or to drop off supplies in a...

Worker killed in central Iowa industrial accident identified

Nov. 16, 2019 12:39 PM EST

NEVADA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified a worker killed in an industrial accident at a biofuels plant in central Iowa. Police tell television station WOI that Carlos Mauricio Partillo Montufar was pinned under equipment Thursday at Verbio North America's Biorefinery in Nevada, which is about 40...

Dozens more arrested during Hawaii wind farm protests

Nov. 15, 2019 7:26 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Police have made more arrests during protests against a wind farm on Oahu’s North Shore. Hundreds of protesters gathered at a west Oahu storage yard late Thursday in an attempt to block an equipment convoy. Despite the protests, the convoy was able to reach the Kahuku construction...

Authorities: 1 dead in central Iowa industrial accident

Nov. 14, 2019 4:56 PM EST

NEVADA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say one person has died in an industrial accident at a biofuels plant in central Iowa. Television station KCCI reports that the Nevada Public Safety Department confirmed the death occurred Thursday afternoon at Verbio North America's Biorefinery in Nevada, which is about 40...

Taller wind turbines planned off Ocean City

Nov. 14, 2019 11:22 AM EST

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Developers of two planned wind farms off Maryland’s coast now plan to build turbines more than 200 feet (61 meters) taller than initially proposed. The revised plans are prompting another round of public review the projects, which received state approval in 2017....

Editorials from around New England

Nov. 8, 2019 3:58 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Confronting our biases The Day Nov. 7 Inroads cannot be made in reducing personal or institutional racial bias without first admitting it exists. That message was delivered by Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson during "A Conversation on...

Legislators revisit landmark energy law for New Mexico

Nov. 7, 2019 7:34 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Leading legislators lashed out at the state's utility regulators and rallied around a landmark energy law that would divest the state's main investor-owned utility from a coal-fired power plant and guide new investments in renewable energy. Lawmakers including Democratic House Speaker...

Political group proposes renewable energy to power town

Nov. 7, 2019 6:06 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Progressives in Rhode Island have unveiled a plan to power a town with only renewable energy. The proposal announced Wednesday by the Rhode Island Progressive Democrats of America is the first part of a larger goal to "fight the climate crisis" and meet all the state's energy needs...

Maine's offshore wind project takes a step forward

Nov. 5, 2019 7:56 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine regulators have approved a power contract for a University of Maine project aimed at testing floating wind turbines near Monhegan Island. The Maine Public Utilities Commission approved a 20-year power-purchase agreement that's necessary for UMaine's Aqua Ventus project....