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Homeowners, group seek action on Alabama Power's solar fee

Apr. 11, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Homeowners and an environmental group are asking federal regulators to step in over Alabama Power’s fees on home solar panels, fees they argue purposely discourages the use of solar in the sun-rich state. The petition filed with the Federal...

Thousands rally in Serbia to protect the environment

Apr. 10, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Protesters in Serbia rallied Saturday demanding that the government protect the environment in a Balkan nation that has seen record levels of air pollution and scores of other ecological problems following decades of neglect. Several thousand...

Duke Energy division planning $180M Indiana solar farm

Apr. 10, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A division of Duke Energy that develops renewable energy projects plans to build a $180 million solar farm in western Indiana that would produce enough electricity to power 35,000 homes. The Hoosier Jack Solar farm proposed by Duke Energy...

Ameren seeks utility rate increases to raise $309M a year

Apr. 09, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Energy utility Ameren is seeking to raise customer rates to cover billions of dollars recently invested in electric grid upgrades and new wind generation facilities. The company said in a filing last week to state regulators that it wants to boost...

Navajo Nation finalizes solar plant leases on tribal land

Apr. 08, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

CAMERON, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is moving forward with two more solar plants on the reservation that are expected to generate millions of dollars in revenue for the tribe over the projects' lifetimes. Tribal leaders met at the site of the larger solar plant in...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 07, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ April 5 The Greensboro News & Record on Major League Baseball's removal of the All-Star Game from Atlanta: There’ll be no joy in Cobb County this...

EXPLAINER: Can Biden add energy jobs? Hope mixes with doubt

Apr. 07, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Good-paying jobs — many of them. That′s the seductive idea around which President Joe Biden is proposing a vast transformation of the energy sector, with the promise of making it far more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. As Biden...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Apr. 05, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

Houston Chronicle. March 30, 2021. Editorial: Dan Patrick declares revolution for power grid. Texans must hold him to it Headlines are half the battle, in the newspaper business and in the politics business. Sometimes, it’s all people read. Often,...

Hawaii high court hears argument about wind farm, bats

Apr. 03, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Supreme Court has heard arguments regarding a dispute regarding how many endangered Hawaiian hoary bats a wind farm is allowed to kill. The Na Pua Makani wind farm has sparked controversy after 200 people were arrested trying to stop its...

Advanced nuclear reactor proposed in Washington state

Apr. 02, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A Maryland-based nuclear energy company has signed a partnership agreement this week with a public utility company in Washington state to develop, build and operate a commercial advanced nuclear power reactor. X-energy of Rockville, Maryland, will...