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Manure and food scrap digester to make fuel for college

Aug. 20, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Vt. (AP) — Construction is underway at a Vermont dairy farm on a system that will turn cow manure and food scraps into renewable natural gas to help Middlebury College meet its goal of getting 100% of its energy from renewable sources and provide extra income for the farmer. The groundbreaking...

Big questions linger as Russia shares radiation data

Aug. 20, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has resumed sharing data from radiation monitoring stations in Siberia after some were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range, a nuclear weapons watchdog said Tuesday, while an American expert said the fact that more than one Russian site went offline at the same...

Connecticut looks to purchase more offshore wind power

Aug. 20, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut is looking to purchase up to 2,000 megawatts of offshore wind power. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said Monday it had released a request for proposals for offshore wind power as required by a new state law. The department says it's the...

7 groups interested in investing in Bulgaria nuclear project

Aug. 20, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) - Seven international groups have expressed interest in becoming strategic investors in the construction of Bulgaria's second nuclear power plant, the country's energy minister said Tuesday. Temenuzhka Petkova said that applications for investing in the 10...

Utility seeks to charge customers for coal ash removal

Aug. 19, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Vectren is seeking permission from Indiana regulators to pass on the cost of cleaning up the coal ash pond at its A.B. Brown power plant to customers. The utility included the request in a petition filed with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission seeking approval of plans to...

Lithuania to buy iodine tables as Belarus plans power plant

Aug. 19, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The Lithuanian government says it has decided to purchase more than 4 million iodine tablets, estimated to be worth 900,000 euros ($1 million), because of plans in neighboring Belarus to launch a nuclear power plant. In a statement to The Associated Press, the Lithuanian...

Iowa school district may install solar panels

Aug. 18, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

FOREST CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa school district is considering installing solar panels on land it recently bought near its high school. The Forest City school district is evaluating several options for the 17.3 acres of land it purchased near its high school. Superintendent Darwin Lehmann says using the...

Power plant tax change could hit Vicksburg, Warren budgets

Aug. 18, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Local officials in Warren County say the Mississippi Department of Revenue could decrease the tax assessment on a power plant there. The change would affect budgets for the county, the city of Vicksburg and the Vicksburg Warren School District. Entergy's Baxter Wilson power plant in...

Wisconsin Native Americans granted funds for green projects

Aug. 17, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Native American tribes in Wisconsin are receiving federal grants for renewable energy projects that tribe members say will help reduce costs and lead to energy independence. The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Odanah received a nearly $1 million grant, while the Forest...

90 panels reported stolen from southern Indiana solar farm

Aug. 17, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

HENRYVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A solar power generating farm in southern Indiana was disrupted when about 90 panels were stolen. Hoosier Energy says the theft from the Henryville Solar facility in Clark County was spotted Wednesday and reported to police. The Bloomington-based company says the stolen industrial...