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Wyoming lawmakers eye end to tax break for new wind projects

Sep. 16, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers are discussing whether to end a tax break on new wind energy projects. The Legislature's Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee plans to take up the proposal again in November after voting 6-5 Friday to draft a bill that would eliminate a...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 16, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Please don’t use unreliable sources of information — especially in a crisis like the one Lancaster faces now LNP Sept. 15 Ricardo Miguel Muñoz, 27, was fatally shot by a Lancaster city police officer...

EPA sides with farmers on ethanol, rejects refinery waivers

Sep. 14, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

Federal regulators on Monday handed a victory to corn farmers and the renewable fuels industry by refusing to allow a group of petroleum refiners in 14 states to forego requirements to blend ethanol into the gasoline they make. Members of Congress from farm states have heavily lobbied President Donald Trump to...

Hawaii commission will not reconsider biomass plant waiver

Sep. 11, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission denied a motion to reconsider its previous denial of a bidding waiver for a $350 million biomass plant. Honua Ola Bioenergy hopes to launch the plant that would burn trees to generate electricity on Hawaii island. The commission said Wednesday it would...

In this July 11, 2014 photo windmills stand in Atlantic City, N.J. that help power a water treatment plant. Windmills similar to those would be installed off the coast of Atlantic City as part of a project that New Jersey's state Senate President Steve Sweeney wants regulators to reconsider. On Sept. 9, 2020, Sweeney asked them to consider replacing the Danish company chosen for the offshore windmill project, claiming it hasn't provided enough economic benefits for the state or local communities. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

New Jersey regulators take new look at wind, gas projects

Sep. 10, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Regulators are taking a second look at large-scale energy projects proposed for both sides of New Jersey’s shoreline that involve wind energy and liquefied natural gas. State Senate President Steve Sweeney and two other legislators want the Board of Public Utilities to...

Polish energy giant Orlen aims at 2050 emission neutrality

Sep. 10, 2020 12:14 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s oil and energy giant PKN Orlen says it is aiming at carbon emission neutrality by the year 2050. Central and Eastern Europe’s leader in the energy sector, Orlen said this week it will invest heavily in developing cleaner production methods and greater...

NJ spending $6M for wind and other clean energy projects

Sep. 9, 2020 12:45 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is spending almost $6 million to train workers for jobs in the wind energy industry and to support young companies that deal in clean energy. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority and the state Board of Public Utilities said Wednesday they have approved two funding...

Hawaii geothermal plant plans to be back online in September

Sep. 9, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s only geothermal power plant is nearly ready to begin producing electricity again following delays in rebuilding the facility that was partially destroyed by lava two years ago, company officials said. Puna Geothermal Venture plans to restart operations by the end of...

Minneapolis solar installation mixing art and clean energy

Sep. 5, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An eight-story, block-long solar installation unlike any other now overlooks Minneapolis’ busy Uptown neighborhood. Wavy ribbons of tilted panels, each colored in checkerboard patterns of gray and purple, run the length of the MoZaic East building between rows of office...

FILE - In this July 27, 2018, file photo, the Dave Johnston coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo. Wyoming's governor is promoting a Trump administration study that says capturing carbon dioxide emitted by coal-fired power plants would be an economical way to curtail the pollution — findings questioned by a utility that owns the plants and wants to shift away from the fossil fuel in favor of wind and solar energy. Supporters say carbon capture would save coal by pumping carbon dioxide — a greenhouse gas emitted by power plants — underground instead of into the atmosphere. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Wyoming lauds US carbon capture study; utility skeptical

Sep. 3, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s governor is promoting a Trump administration study that says capturing carbon dioxide emitted by coal-fired power plants would be an economical way to curtail the pollution — findings questioned by a utility that owns the plants and wants to shift away from the...