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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...

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...

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...

Federal court challenge looms over Alabama solar panel fees

Jun. 04, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal regulatory group will not take action against the Alabama Public Service Commission over fees allowed on home solar panels, but the group's chairman expressed concern that the state might be violating federal law designed to encourage alternative energy...

Texas missing chance to avert deadly blackouts, experts say

May. 26, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Elzie Ford lost power in his freezing home for nearly a week during February’s catastrophic blackouts in Texas. By the time the 68-year-old widower was found on the floor, his hands were purpled with frostbite. He died the next day. “The whole...

Saunders County approves solar farm construction near Yutan

May. 24, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

WAHOO, Neb. (AP) — A county board in eastern Nebraska has approved plans by Omaha Public Power District to build the state’s first solar power plant. The Saunders County Board voted unanimously last week to approve a conditional use permit for the solar farm, despite...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

May. 24, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. May 20, 2021. Editorial: Law banning face mask requirements caps off months of pandering, reactionary government by Iowa Republicans Words that are the law today in Iowa, banning school districts and local governments from...

Biden's solar ambitions collide with China labor complaints

May. 24, 2021 06:57 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Biden administration’s solar power ambitions are colliding with complaints the global industry depends on Chinese raw materials that might be produced by forced labor. A big hurdle is polysilicon, used to make photovoltaic cells for solar panels....

Outage hampers Poland's main power plant, felt across Europe

May. 18, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Energy experts worked Tuesday to restore full operations at Poland’s biggest power plant after a network failure switched off 10 of the brown coal-fueled Belchatow plant's 11 units, a disruption felt across Europe's power network. Poland needed...