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Mexico says US development aid to fund wind farm, LNG plant

Jul. 10, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says a natural gas plant and a wind farm to produce electricity will be the first two projects under a U.S. development program to improve the economy of Mexico's poor south as a way to discourage migration. Mexico's foreign ministry said Wednesday that $500...

Think globally, power locally: Hydro plants serve neighbors

Jul. 8, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

WALKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Eat locally. Shop locally. Generate locally? Some electricity customers in New York's Hudson Valley support hydropower harnessed from running water close to home. The idea is similar to farm-to-table, except for electricity instead of food.: green-minded customers supporting an area...

UN chief warns Paris climate goals still not enough

Jun. 30, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took his global message urging immediate climate action to officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, where production of hydrocarbons remains a key driver of the economy. Guterres is calling on governments to...

Dutch farm floats possibilities of urban dairy production

Jun. 29, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Peter van Wingerden's dairy farm smells just like any other farm — the rich aroma of cow manure and grass hangs in the air around the unusual stable housing the cattle. The farm itself is far from traditional. Moored in a small harbor in Rotterdam's busy port, the farm...

Dutch government presents measures to cut carbon emissions

Jun. 28, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government presented Friday a wide-ranging raft of measures — from a carbon tax for business to more bicycle parking at railway stations — that aim to slash by a half by 2030 the Netherlands' emission of carbon. Minister of Economic Affairs Eric Wiebes...

Edelen: Tough primary will make Beshear a better candidate

Jun. 26, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Vanquished gubernatorial hopeful Adam Edelen is predicting that his primary campaign attacks will make Andy Beshear a tougher nominee in the Democrats' quest to unseat Kentucky's Republican governor in November. Beshear and Edelen downplayed their bitter spring rivalry as they...

University of Iowa team wins $115M 'space weather' grant

Jun. 24, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A University of Iowa team has won a $115 million grant to develop satellites for studying a system of radiation created by the sun — "space weather." The NASA grant will underwrite development of satellites expected to be launched within the next three years with more...

Arizona fire highlights challenges for energy storage

Jun. 23, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's largest electric company installed massive batteries near neighborhoods with a large number of solar panels, hoping to capture some of the energy from the afternoon sun to use after dark. Arizona Public Service has been an early adopter of battery storage technology seen as...

New Jersey picks Danish firm Orsted for wind energy project

Jun. 21, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has chosen a Danish company to build a wind energy project off the coast of Atlantic City that could power half a million homes. The state Board of Public Utilities on Friday chose Orsted to build a project that would generate 1,100 megawatts of electricity. The...

'Avian incident' causes fire at California solar farm

Jun. 20, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — An energy company says a so-called "avian incident" is responsible for a fire that cut 84% of the overall generating capacity at one of the largest solar farms in California. A regulatory filing Wednesday by Clearway Energy says the blaze caused up to $9 million worth of...