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Germany hopes to get 'green hydrogen' from Australia by 2030

Jan. 27, 2023 05:51 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A senior German official said Friday that she hopes her country will receive hydrogen made with renewable energy from Australia by 2030. The two countries have stepped up plans for cooperation on clean energy as Germany tries to find replacements for Russian gas...

Clean energy gains a foothold in India, but coal still rules

Jan. 22, 2023 21:41 PM EST

BENGALURU, India (AP) — For six years, Pravinbhai Parmar's farm in Gujarat state in western India has been lined with rice, wheat and solar panels. The 36-year-old is among a handful of farmers in his native Dhundi village who have been using solar power to irrigate crops. ...

Germany likely missed climate target again, activists angry

Jan. 04, 2023 13:27 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Data published Wednesday by a respected environmental think tank indicates Germany likely missed its target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions again last year, despite a big effort by the new government to expand the renewable energy use. Agora Energiewende think...

California lowers incentives for rooftop solar panels

Dec. 15, 2022 21:52 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California utility regulators on Thursday approved major changes to the state's booming rooftop solar market that they say will more evenly spread the cost of energy and help reduce the state's reliance on fossil fuels in the evening. The state has long...

IEA: Renewables could top coal as electricity source by 2025

Dec. 06, 2022 16:08 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The expansion of renewable power generation picked up sharply in 2022 and within three years it could pass coal as the top source of electricity, The International Energy Agency said in a new report published Tuesday. The Paris-based agency said the global energy...

Sale jumpstarts floating, offshore wind power in US waters

Dec. 05, 2022 18:10 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tuesday marks the first-ever U.S. auction of leases to develop commercial-scale floating wind farms, in the deep waters off the West Coast. The live, online auction for the five leases — three off California’s central coast and two off its northern coast...

Coal-fired plant imploded in New Jersey for battery array

Dec. 02, 2022 12:52 PM EST

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A former coal-fired power plant in New Jersey was imploded Friday, and its owners announced plans for a new $1 billion venture on the site, where batteries will be deployed to store power from clean energy sources including wind and solar. The move came...

Feds offer $1B to keep California's last nuclear plant open

Nov. 21, 2022 15:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday announced preliminary approval to spend up to $1.1 billion to help keep California's last operating nuclear power plant running, even as officials turned down a request for financial aid to restart a closed nuclear plant in Michigan. ...

Arizona company adds $1B solar power parts plant in Alabama

Nov. 16, 2022 16:55 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Arizona-based First Solar Inc. has selected Alabama as the site of a more than $1 billion factory that will manufacture modules that generate solar power, the company announced Wednesday. First Solar said in a statement that the plant, to be located in...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Nov. 15, 2022 15:35 PM EST

Anderson Herald Bulletin. November 11, 2022. Editorial: Decisions on solar farms require listening to public One of the nation’s largest solar farms is being considered in northwest Indiana. The 13,000-acre Mammoth Solar project, or the size of 9,849 football fields,...