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Utility's green energy plan fuels debate in Kansas, Missouri

Jun. 14, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' largest electric company expects to make its first big investments in solar energy over the next three years and promises zero net carbon emissions in 2045. Environmentalists don’t think Evergy is moving quickly enough. Conversely, other...

Advocates work toward new southern Nevada national monument

Jun. 14, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Advocates in southern Nevada are building momentum toward setting aside a wide desert area rich with biological diversity and Native American cultural significance for permanent environmental protection. The site would be called Avi Kwa Ame National...

Hydrogen fuel company sets $84M plant for southeast Georgia

Jun. 10, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A company that produces hydrogen to fuel vehicles and electric generators says it will invest $84 million to build a hydrogen refinery in southeast Georgia, hiring 24 people. Plug Power, based in Latham, New York, said the Kingsland plant is one of a...

Mississippi approves first wind turbine electricity facility

Jun. 09, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

TUNICA, Miss. (AP) — The state of Mississippi has approved its first wind turbine facility to generate electricity in the Mississippi Delta, the Mississippi Public Service Commission announced Wednesday. The electricity generation facility will be built on 13,000 acres...

Cooper seeks to ignite NC wind projects, sets power goal

Jun. 09, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper unveiled more efforts on Wednesday to boost development of generating wind turbine energy off the North Carolina coast over the next two decades. The governor issued an executive order directing his Commerce Department to create a...

Polish miners, power workers, protest shift away from coal

Jun. 09, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Some four thousand Polish coal mining and power workers protested in Warsaw Wednesday against the gradual phasing out of coal extraction and use and against a European Union court order to immediately close down a mine. Trade unions organizing the...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jun. 09, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

Times West Virginian. June 6, 2021. Editorial: Workers and families should be considered in any type of clean energy bill In early March, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., was the lead sponsor of the The Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 09, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

Albany Times Union. June 4, 2021. Editorial: An institutional problem THE ISSUE: COVID-19 vaccination rates remain low among staff in the state’s prisons and institutions for people with disabilities. THE...

3rd solar panel plant to open in Ohio, bringing 500 jobs

Jun. 09, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

PERRYSBURG, Ohio (AP) — A solar panel maker announced plans on Wednesday to build a third factory in Ohio and add 500 jobs near Toledo. First Solar Inc. said the new plant will double its production capacity. The Biden administration’s support...

Interior Dept. gauging interest in Gulf of Mexico wind power

Jun. 08, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration wants to know whether offshore wind companies want to move into the Gulf of Mexico. The agency that oversees offshore leases will publish a request for interest Friday in the Federal Register, for areas off...