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Wildfire destroys 24 houses in central Montana town

Dec. 02, 2021 18:59 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A late-season wildfire that came amid unseasonably warm weather and was pushed by strong winds ripped through a tiny central Montana farming town overnight, burning 24 homes and four grain elevators that had stood for more than a century. Fire crews...

Energy secretary: Offshore wind brings 'gust' of job growth

Dec. 02, 2021 16:58 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said Thursday that the administration's goal for offshore wind and the projects being developed now represent a “gust of job growth throughout the country.” Granholm visited a new offshore wind...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 29, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Houston Chronicle. Nov. 28, 2021. Editorial: Resign, Craddick and Christian. Regulators misled about winter storm and failed to prevent another Nine months ago, Wayne Christian was standing in his dark house, wearing three layers of coats to keep...

Interior Department approves 2nd large US offshore wind farm

Nov. 24, 2021 16:42 PM EST

The Biden administration approved an offshore wind farm off the coasts of Rhode Island and New York on Wednesday as part of a plan to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030. The U.S. Department of the Interior announced it approved the construction and...

Work starting on 1st commercial-scale US offshore wind farm

Nov. 18, 2021 17:38 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland joined with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday to mark the groundbreaking of the Vineyard Wind 1 project, the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in the United States. The project is the first of many...

NIPSCO starts work on 2 new solar farms in NW Indiana

Nov. 07, 2021 09:16 AM EST

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana Public Service Co. has started work on two new solar farms in northwest Indiana that will generate a combined 465 megawatts of power when they come online next year. The new projects for the Merrillville-based utility, a...

Dominion seeks Virginia's approval for offshore wind project

Nov. 05, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Plans for Dominion Energy's massive offshore wind farm near the Virginia coast are being filed with the State Corporation Commission, bringing the project one major step closer to becoming reality, the company said Friday. Dominion plans to...

Groups join to support New Jersey offshore wind power

Nov. 04, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A coalition of environmental and faith-based groups in New Jersey began an effort to drum up support for offshore wind projects on Thursday, particularly in coastal towns where there's been vocal opposition to the projects. Led by the New...

Feds to begin leasing process for wind farms off Wilmington

Oct. 29, 2021 08:50 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Department of the Interior announced Thursday that it's going ahead with the lease of a nearly 200-square mile area off the North Carolina coast for offshore wind development. On Monday, the department will publish a notice in the Federal...

Industry shows interest in NJ wind, solar energy projects

Oct. 28, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Private companies are showing interest in becoming part of New Jersey's burgeoning clean energy industry, with wind and solar-powered projects becoming more attractive to their firms. The state showed progress on both fronts Thursday,...