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Journalists arrive for visiting Terra, The Sustainability Pavilion, during a media tour at the Dubai World Expo site in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. With the inauguration of Expo 2020 Dubai, the next world's fair, nine months away amid the raging global pandemic that forced its postponement, organizers unveiled the site's signature pavilion to reporters for the first time on Saturday. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Expo 2020 unveils key pavilion in Dubai as pandemic surges

Jan. 16, 2021 10:20 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai on Saturday unveiled the signature pavilion for the upcoming Expo 2020, the world's fair that is scheduled to open later this year even as the global pandemic that forced its postponement continues to rage. The Terra Pavilion, which features a towering 130...

State approves solar farm, lodge at Saddleback ski resort

Jan. 14, 2021 1:47 PM EST

A planning commission in Maine has approved the construction of a solar farm and a new large lodge at the Saddleback Mountain ski resort, which reopened in December. The state Land Use Planning Commission approved zoning changes on Wednesday to allow the ski resort to build a new lodge and a 30-acre solar farm...

Maryland county's 1st community solar project to go online

Jan. 11, 2021 10:48 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland county’s first community solar project, which gives electric customers a chance to access solar energy, is scheduled to launch online this summer. Residents who do not have solar arrays in Anne Arundel County will be able to use the Checkerspot Community Solar Farm...

Proposed electric rates for solar find few supporters

Jan. 8, 2021 12:37 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Regulators are getting a flood of complaints as the state's largest electric utility tries to come up with a new plan for recovering the cost of providing solar energy. Evergy was sent back to the drawing board after the Kansas Supreme Court ruled last spring that utilities cannot...

Plans call for solar facility at brownfield site

Jan. 8, 2021 11:49 AM EST

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Plans call for a West Virginia site that was designated as a brownfield to be turned into a solar production facility, officials said. The Berkeley County Council announced on Thursday that Colorado-based Torch Clean Energy plans to install a $100 million solar electricity...

New Mexico utilities look ahead to renewable energy mandates

Jan. 7, 2021 5:43 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A solar project meant to provide 10% of Gallup’s electricity for the next two decades is falling short of expectations, highlighting just one of the challenges as investor-owned utilities and rural electric cooperatives across New Mexico look to boost their share of...

Solar carports coming to 4 New Mexico government buildings

Jan. 6, 2021 12:22 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The construction of solar carports in the parking lots of four New Mexico government buildings begins later this month. It’s part of the General Services Department’s State Buildings Green Energy Project — an initiative to cut the energy consumption of 30...

Former Chicago industrial site being eyed as solar farm

Jan. 1, 2021 9:52 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A toxic former industrial site on Chicago’s Southeast Side is being considered for a 36-acre solar farm, according to a published report. The proposal would mark a first-of-its-kind transaction for the Cook County Land Bank Authority, which usually sells properties to buyers who...

Utility-consumer balance at issue in Georgia PSC runoff

Jan. 1, 2021 8:23 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's pair of U.S. Senate runoffs have prompted hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign spending, but the low-profile runoff for the state's Public Service Commission is no small matter either, with billions of dollars in utility bills at stake. Incumbent Republican Lauren...

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2019, file photo, is an aerial view of Lake Powell on the Colorado River along the Arizona-Utah border. A set of guidelines for managing the Colorado River helped several states through a dry spell, but it's not enough to keep key reservoirs in the American West from plummeting amid persistent drought and climate change, according to a U.S. report released Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/John Antczak, File)

Congress takes aim at climate change in massive relief bill

Dec. 21, 2020 7:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The huge pandemic relief and spending bill includes billions of dollars to promote clean energy such as wind and solar power while sharply reducing over time the use of potent coolants in air conditioners and refrigerators that are considered a major driver of global warming. The energy...