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Montana lawmaker wants state to buy beleaguered power plant

Jan. 22, 2019 12:24 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Billings legislator's proposal that Montana buy Colstrip power plant drew criticism from business and environmental groups alike at a Monday hearing in Helena. Business lobbyists cautioned against state government buying private companies, while environmentalists warned against...

El Paso Electric eyes new $143M generator, more solar power

Jan. 22, 2019 11:58 AM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — El Paso Electric plans to add a $143 million power generator and introduce more solar power by 2023, the utility recently announced. The company said the planned power generator will be located at its Northeast El Paso power plant and comes after studies that showed the electric...

3 possible sites for Wyoming's experimental coal plant

Jan. 20, 2019 1:20 PM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon is looking at at least three potential sites for the experimental coal-generating plant he wants to build in the state. The Gillette News Record reports that the Gordon told the Wyoming Press Association Convention Friday that the Integrated Test Center near...

Michigan power plant owner seeks fuel-burning permit

Jan. 20, 2019 9:56 AM EST

L'ANSE, Mich. (AP) — The owner of a Michigan power plant is seeking permission to burn a different type of fuel that the state considers renewable, though a local community group has raised concerns about the gases produced by the plant. Convergen Energy is seeking a long-term permit to use engineered fuel...

Montana debates future sources for power generation

Jan. 18, 2019 3:35 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Renewable energy and fossil fuel advocates made their case to Montana regulators Friday for how to boost the state's electricity generation to make up for an expected drop in the region's power supply as coal-fired plants are shut down in the coming years. The Montana Public Service...

Report: Kansas electricity costs higher than other states

Jan. 18, 2019 2:54 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas customers are paying more for electricity than in neighboring states because of investments in coal and wind power, according to the state's public utilities commission. The Kansas Corporation Commission recently presented its analysis of the state's high electricity rates to...

Offshore wind farm project offers compensation to fishermen

Jan. 18, 2019 10:49 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An offshore wind farm project is offering to pay more than $6 million to compensate Rhode Island commercial fishermen who will lose access to fishing grounds. Vineyard Wind is also offering to create a $23 million fund to research new fishing gear and technology to support safe...

Dartmouth to invest $200M to convert to biomass, heating

Jan. 18, 2019 8:26 AM EST

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College says it's planning to invest $200 million in a wood-burning power plant and hot water heating, and convert steam pipes in more than 110 buildings on campus. The Valley News reports the college announced plans Thursday for the biomass plant. It currently gets its steam...

Appeals court denies rehearing in Tennessee coal ash case

Jan. 17, 2019 7:02 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appeals court won't rehear a case after a panel of its judges overturned an order that would've forced the nation's largest public utility to remove a Tennessee power plant's coal ash. The full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected environmental groups'...

Work on UK nuclear power plant halted over financing impasse

Jan. 17, 2019 6:49 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Work on a major new nuclear power station in Britain was suspended after the developer, Japan's Hitachi, said Thursday it had been unable to agree on financing with the U.K. government. Hitachi said Thursday that it was halting work already underway on the Horizon Project, located in Wylfa,...