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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...

Central New Mexico battles for control of electric systems

Nov. 16, 2019 11:57 AM EST

SOCORRO, N.M. (AP) — Socorro is charged up about building its own electric utility to offer cheaper, cleaner electricity to local consumers than they get from the 75-year-old Socorro Electric Cooperative. Mayor Ravi Bhasker and city councilors are pursuing an independent contract with Guzman Energy LLC, an...

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...

Colorado commissioners approve land request for solar farm

Nov. 14, 2019 3:06 PM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Colorado county commissioners have approved a land-use application for a 18,000-panel solar facility to help promote green energy. Aspen Daily News reports that Pitkin County commissioners unanimously approved the request Wednesday citing it as an important step in reducing the...

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....

AP: At least 1,680 dams across the US pose potential risk

Nov. 11, 2019 1:02 PM EST

The security camera at Lake Dunlap Dam near San Antonio was rolling one day last May as it usually does, helping dam operators monitor for signs of trouble. The day, bright and clear, was unremarkable, the water flowing steadily over the top of the dam as it was supposed to. Suddenly and without warning, a...

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...