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France's Macron seeks 'massive' boost for renewable energy

Sep. 22, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

SAINT-NAZAIRE, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday called for a “massive acceleration” of renewable energy development in his country, including offshore wind farms and solar power, via a new plan that seeks to bring lagging France closer to the energy policies of its...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 19, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. September 18, 2002. Editorial: Texas’ energy future is at risk Legislators must protect wind, boost natural gas Those of us who saw the power go out during the winter storm in 2021, or who worried through rolling blackouts in the...

After climate bill passage, WVa natural gas plant unveiled

Sep. 16, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Maryland company announced Friday it will build a natural gas power plant designed to capture climate-changing carbon in West Virginia. Officials said it was made possible by a recently signed law embraced by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin that gives tax breaks for...

Biden plans floating platforms to expand offshore wind power

Sep. 15, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday announced plans to develop floating platforms in the deep ocean for wind towers that could power millions of homes and vastly expand offshore wind in the United States. The plan would target sites in the Pacific Ocean off the...

Coal plant operator to buy out co-owner, install some wind

Sep. 12, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The operator of Montana's Colstrip coal-fired power plant said Monday it was buying out one of the site's co-owners and plans to construct a wind farm nearby that would generate 600 megawatts of electricity. Talen Energy Supply would acquire Puget Sound...

North Sea nations plan huge expansion of wind power by 2050

Sep. 12, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Nine nations bordering the North Sea announced plans Monday to massively increase offshore wind power in the coming decades as part of an effort to combat climate change and become independent of fossil fuel imports, particularly from Russia. German officials said...

Report: Clean energy jobs grow, but wages lag fossil sector

Sep. 08, 2022 04:16 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Clean energy now provides more employment than the fossil fuel industry, reflecting the shift that efforts to tackle climate change are having on the global jobs market, according to a report Thursday. The International Energy Agency said a post-pandemic jobs rebound...

Now hiring: US offshore wind ramps up, workers taught safety

Sep. 04, 2022 07:58 AM EDT

At a 131-year-old maritime academy along Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts, people who will build the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm are learning the skills to stay safe while working around turbines at sea. Some take to the tasks fairly easily since they're...

Germany upbeat on energy security; Baltics count on wind

Aug. 30, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz insisted Tuesday that his country was well-prepared to tackle a possible energy shortage due to Russia's squeeze on European gas supplies, as fears grow about the rising prices that will hit consumers across the continent this winter. ...

SCC to hear more arguments on wind farm ratepayer protection

Aug. 24, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State regulators said Wednesday they would consider additional arguments about whether Dominion Energy Virginia's plans to build a massive offshore wind farm should include a ratepayer protection that the utility has said will kill the project. The State...