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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...

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...

Property owners oppose plans for Wyoming wind farm

Sep. 3, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Some nearby property owners oppose plans for a wind farm in southeastern Wyoming. Houston-based ConnectGen seeks to install between 84 and 151 wind turbines that will stand between 500 feet (150 meters) and 675 feet (200 meter) tall in southeastern Albany County, ConnectGen project...

FILE - This July 18, 2018, file photo, shows the Mountain Valley Pipeline route on Brush Mountain in Virginia. The Trump administration is seeking to fast track environmental reviews of the pipeline and dozens of other energy, highway and other infrastructure projects across the U.S. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP, File)

Drilling, mines, other projects hastened by Trump order

Sep. 2, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is seeking to fast track environmental reviews of dozens of major energy and infrastructure projects during the COVID-19 pandemic, including oil and gas drilling, hazardous fuel pipelines, wind farms and highway projects in multiple states, according to...

A restaurant prepares delivery meal orders during lockdown due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus in Melbourne, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Victoria state, Australia's coronavirus hot spot, announced on Monday that businesses will be closed and scaled down in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

The Latest: Australian hot spot extends state of emergency

Sep. 1, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s hot spot Victoria state on Wednesday extended its state of emergency for another six months as its weekly average of new COVID-10 infections dipped to 95. The Victorian Parliament’s upper chamber passed legislation by a 20-19 vote to extend the state of...

Wyoming lawmakers look again at higher wind energy tax

Aug. 25, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers are again talking about raising the state's tax on wind power and other renewable energy. Several previous attempts to raise the $1 per megawatt hour wind generation tax enacted in 2012 have been unsuccessful. A higher tax would raise electricity costs and deter...

Editorial Roundup:

Aug. 24, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. Aug. 18, 2020. It’ll take time, planning and cooperation to turn hemp into cash crop in Nebraska In the 1940s, Nebraska soil supported hemp production impressively. During World War II, the state was a national leader, in fact, in producing industrial hemp to make uniforms, canvas and...

Wind projects sign leases to stage at New Bedford facility

Aug. 23, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Two offshore wind farm projects have signed leases to use the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal as the primary staging and deployment base for construction and installation, state officials said. The lease agreements with Vineyard Wind and Mayflower Wind commit the facility to...

Coalition supporting offshore wind development set to launch

Aug. 22, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

Concord, N.H. (AP) — A regional coalition that supports the development of offshore wind power is set to launch later this month. New England for Offshore Wind, which includes environmental advocacy organizations, educational institutions, justice and health organizations, and business alliances, will...

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2004, file photo, the sun sets behind Shiprock Mountain, a pumpjack and the San Juan Generating Station near Farmington, N.M. New Mexico is on track to have another banner year as a result of oil and gas drilling and other activities on state trust lands, officials with the State Land Office said Tuesday Aug. 18, 2020. (Dave Watson/The Daily Times via AP, File)

$1B in revenue expected from New Mexico's state trust lands

Aug. 18, 2020 8:26 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is on track to have another banner year as a result of oil and gas drilling and other activities on state trust lands, officials with the State Land Office said Tuesday. The land management agency expects revenue for the recent fiscal year to top $1 billion....