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Staff proposal would retain permit for $1B transmission line

May. 16, 2022 14:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A proposed Maine Board of Environmental Protection order would let stand a permit issued for a $1 billion electric transmission corridor to serve as a conduit for Canadian hydropower. The draft order was written by environmental agency staff ahead of a...

$1B hydropower project's fate rests with Maine supreme court

May. 10, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Proponents in Maine of a stalled $1 billion energy corridor that sought to bringing Canadian hydropower to the New England power grid asked the state’s high court to breathe new life into the project Tuesday. Attorneys for developers argued that a...

Live updates l Zelenskyy urges Russian troops not to fight

Apr. 30, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy switched into Russian in his nightly video address to urge Russian soldiers not to fight in Ukraine, saying even their generals expected that thousands of them would die. He said Russia has been recruiting new troops “with...

California utility to pay $55 million for massive wildfires

Apr. 11, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric, the nation's largest utility, has agreed to pay more than $55 million to avoid criminal prosecution for two major wildfires sparked by its aging Northern California power lines and submit to five years of oversight in an attempt to prevent more...

Storms batter aging power grid as climate disasters spread

Apr. 06, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

Power outages from severe weather across the U.S. have doubled over the past two decades, as a warming climate stirs more destructive storms that cripple broad segments of the nation’s aging electrical grid, according to an Associated Press analysis of government data. Forty...

Storms batter aging power grid as climate disasters spread

Apr. 05, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

Power outages from severe weather have doubled over the past two decades across the U.S., as a warming climate stirs more destructive storms that cripple broad segments of the nation’s aging electrical grid, according to an Associated Press analysis of government data. Forty...

'Gargantuan task': Why India's renewable push will be hard

Mar. 26, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

NAGAON, India (AP) — Plans to build a sprawling solar park on land cultivated for generations by indigenous farmers in India's Himalayan foothills erupted in violent clashes with police last year after their crops were bulldozed for the development. Most men from the farming...

Bicycle group seeks new trails under proposed power lines

Mar. 19, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s many planned power lines have caught the attention of bicycle advocates. Over the next few years, power utilities are set to build hundreds of miles of new transmissions lines to assist the transition to renewable energy. The planned routes will link...

NV Energy to inspect power lines near 2020 Reno wildfire

Mar. 04, 2022 17:07 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s largest utility plans to inspect power lines near a Reno neighborhood where a 2020 wildfire destroyed five homes and damaged two dozen others, a blaze that investigators blamed on arching power lines in gale force winds along the Sierra’s eastern front. ...

Storm helps Poland hit wind energy record: 30% of power

Feb. 21, 2022 11:31 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Deadly high winds that struck Northern Europe last week generated a record level of wind energy for Poland, covering some 30% of the demand in a country where most of its electricity comes from coal, Poland's power distribution operator said Monday. On...