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White House, tribal leaders hail 'historic' deal to restore salmon runs in Pacific Northwest

Feb. 23, 2024 18:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration, leaders of four Columbia River Basin tribes and the governors of Oregon and Washington celebrated on Friday as they signed papers formally launching a $1 billion plan to help recover depleted salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest. ...

Maine wants to lead in offshore wind. The state's governor says she has location for a key wind port

Feb. 20, 2024 15:19 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A state-owned site on the coast of Maine will serve as the location of an offshore wind port critical to developing the nation's first floating offshore wind power research array, the state's governor said Tuesday. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill...

India's clean energy boom slows as new solar projects get delayed. Experts say it can pick back up

Feb. 07, 2024 04:55 AM EST

BENGALURU, India (AP) — For years, renewable projects in India have been growing steadily, from small-town rooftop solar installations to large-scale projects across the desert and long stretches of wind turbines and solar panels on farmland all contributing to the country's climate goal of...

Duke Energy seeks new ways to meet the Carolinas' surging electric demand

Feb. 01, 2024 16:03 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Corp. subsidiaries for North Carolina and South Carolina have offered to regulators an adjusted electricity production proposal that the utilities say responds to surging demand projections while still reaching for future greenhouse gas reduction targets. ...

UK's flagship nuclear plant could cost up to $59 billion, developer says

Jan. 24, 2024 10:26 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A major nuclear plant that Britain's government hopes will generate affordable, low-carbon energy could cost up to 46 billion pounds ($59 billion), and the completion date could be delayed to after 2029, the firm developing it said Wednesday. The U.K. government says...

The Pentagon will install rooftop solar panels as Biden pushes clean energy in federal buildings

Jan. 17, 2024 17:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department will install solar panels on the Pentagon, part of the Biden administration's plan to promote clean energy and “reestablish the federal government as a sustainability leader.” The Pentagon is one of 31 government sites that are receiving...

Renewables grew rapidly in 2023, but must grow faster still to meet climate change target, IEA says

Jan. 11, 2024 01:32 AM EST

BENGALURU, India (AP) — The world's renewable energy grew at its fastest rate in the past 25 years in 2023, the International Energy Agency reported Thursday in its first assessment since nations agreed in December on ambitious new targets to slow dangerous climate change. The...

Carbon pollution is down in the US, but not fast enough to meet Biden's 2030 goal, new report says

Jan. 10, 2024 05:05 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate-altering pollution from greenhouse gases declined by nearly 2% in the United States in 2023, even as the economy expanded at a faster clip, a new report finds. The decline, while “a step in the right direction,'' is far below the rate needed to meet...

Conservationists, tribes say deal with Biden administration is a road map to breach Snake River dams

Dec. 14, 2023 20:20 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. government said Thursday it plans to spend more than $1 billion over the next decade to help recover depleted populations of salmon in the Pacific Northwest, and that it will help figure out how to offset the hydropower, transportation and other benefits provided by four...

In the salt deserts bordering Pakistan, India builds its largest renewable energy project

Dec. 06, 2023 06:26 AM EST

KHAVDA, India (AP) — Rising from the bare expanse of the large salt desert that separates India from Pakistan is what will likely be the world's largest renewable energy project when completed three years from now. The solar and wind energy project will be so big that it will be...