Latest Solar power generation News

Pritzker: Illinois a 'force for good' by cutting carbon gas

Sep. 15, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday signed into law a pledge to eliminate the state's climate-damaging carbon emissions within a quarter-century, including money to keep clean-power nuclear plants running while shuttering coal-fired plants. ...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Sep. 15, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Kingsport Times News. Sept. 9, 2021. Editorial: One in four children are food insecure As a bank distributes cash to customers, Second Harvest, the only food bank in Northeast Tennessee, distributes nourishment, lots of it, to a whole lot of what are...

Divided SRP board OKs expansion of gas-burning power plant

Sep. 14, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

PHHOENIX (AP) — The Salt River Project's board of directors was sharply divided as it approved a plan to more than double the size of a natural gas-burning power plant in Coolidge to provide additional electricity for metro Phoenix during peak-use periods. The board...

Dominion to partner on solar project in Virginia coalfields

Sep. 13, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A global conservation nonprofit and Virginia's largest electricity utility announced plans Monday to develop what they say will be a large-scale solar project on former surface mines in the southwest Virginia coalfields. Dominion Energy Virginia...

Illinois House OKs zero-carbon power plan, Senate is next

Sep. 12, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House on Thursday approved a wide-ranging plan to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050, with a compromise allowing two coal-fired plants to remain open until 2045 but cut their emissions by nearly half in the next 14 years. The plan...

Report: Solar could power 40% of US electricity by 2035

Sep. 08, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Solar energy has the potential to supply up to 40% of the nation’s electricity within 15 years — a 10-fold increase over current solar output, but one that would require massive changes in U.S. policy and billions of dollars in federal investment to modernize the...

Analysis: US-China friction complicates progress on climate

Sep. 03, 2021 07:08 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry came to China this week seeking to press the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases to do more in the global effort to hold down the rise in temperature. What he got was renewed demands for Washington to change its...

Grants awarded for farm robots, energy storage in Maine

Aug. 30, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A pair of companies in Biddeford and Wiscasset have each received $250,000 grants through the Maine Clean Energy Innovation Challenge. Farmhand Automation, in Biddeford, is developing batter-powered farming robots to help farmers transition away...

Massachusetts clean energy researchers share $2.6M in grants

Aug. 28, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

Nearly two dozen clean energy companies and researchers around Massachusetts are sharing more than $2.6 million in grants to support clean energy innovation and technology development, according to the governor's office. The funding is provided through the Massachusetts...

Massive solar farm plan angers southern Wisconsin residents

Aug. 28, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Wis. (AP) — CAMBRIDGE — When Carissa and Nathan Lyle were expecting their first child in 2017, they bought an old farmhouse on about three acres just west of Rockdale. Nathan, a builder, gutted and remodeled the house and added a garage and pole shed....