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Groundbreaking held for large solar project in south Georgia

Oct. 23, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Plans for a massive new solar installation in south Georgia are moving ahead. Construction will soon get underway on the first phase of the DeSoto Solar Farm project in Lee County, north of Albany, the governor's office said Wednesday. ...

UK courts green investment to fuel carbon-cutting plans

Oct. 19, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom announced plans Tuesday to stop installing home heating that uses fossil fuels by 2035 as the government hosted a meeting aimed at attracting billions of dollars in foreign investment for green projects in Britain. Prime Minister Boris...

Mexican president promises to help US in climate push

Oct. 18, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised Monday to help the U.S. government push for stronger action on climate change. Speaking at an event with U.S. climate envoy John Kerry, López Obrador said that “we are going to support the...

InvestigateWest: Cleaner buildings will cost billions

Oct. 18, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

Pumping insulation into walls and scrapping gas furnaces aren’t the most glamorous ways to attack climate change. Renovating old buildings seems downright mundane compared to fast-charging elec-tric cars or efficient high-rise buildings. But for Francisco Ramos, upgrading his Northeast...

Hanover unveils state's largest municipal solar array

Oct. 16, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — New solar arrays in Hanover are expected to generate enough electricity to meet nearly 100% of the town's municipal electricity needs through group metering. The town unveiled two adjacent ground-mounted arrays consisting of more than 4,000 panels...

Solar firm buys carbon offset outfit, both tied to ex-gov

Oct. 14, 2021 07:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee solar energy firm has bought an organization that helps companies offset their carbon emissions by funding new solar farms, both of which a former governor helped establish. A news release Thursday says Silicon Ranch Corp. has...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Oct. 13, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. October 13, 2021. Editorial: Hidden cameras don’t belong in schools It’s not uncommon for the rest of the state to look at Madison and react by wondering, “What were they thinking?” But the reaction is usually...

Hydropower decline adds strain to power grids in drought

Oct. 10, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After water levels at a California dam fell to historic lows this summer, the main hydropower plant it feeds was shut down. At the Hoover Dam in Nevada — one of the country’s biggest hydropower generators — production is down by 25%. If extreme drought persists,...

Iraq, UAE sign contract to build 5 solar power stations

Oct. 07, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq has signed a contract with a United Arab Emirates-based renewable energy developer to build five solar power plants in the oil-rich country with a chronic energy problem, the company said Thursday. The signing took place in Baghdad Wednesday between...

NC greenhouse gas bill nears final approval with Senate vote

Oct. 06, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An energy bill negotiated by legislators and Gov. Roy Cooper that aims in part to meet the governor's greenhouse gas emission reduction goals for North Carolina received decisive Senate approval on Wednesday. The measure,...