Latest Wind power News

Despite loss of 2 major projects, New Jersey is moving forward with its offshore wind power goals

Nov. 17, 2023 13:32 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Despite the loss of two major offshore wind farm projects when Danish developer Orsted pulled out of New Jersey, the state is moving forward with its plans to support and grow the nascent industry. The state Board of Public Utilities on Friday voted to...

The Air Force asks Congress to protect its nuclear launch sites from encroaching wind turbines

Nov. 07, 2023 12:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force's vast fields of underground nuclear missile silos are rarely disturbed by more than the occasional wandering cow or floating spy balloon. But the service is now asking Congress to help with another unexpected danger: towering wind turbines, which...

Offshore wind projects face economic storm. Cancellations jeopardize Biden clean energy goals

Nov. 04, 2023 08:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cancellation of two large offshore wind projects in New Jersey is the latest in a series of setbacks for the nascent U.S. offshore wind industry, jeopardizing the Biden administration’s goals of powering 10 million homes from towering ocean-based turbines by 2030 and...

Former coal-fired power plant razed to make way for offshore wind electricity connection

Oct. 26, 2023 13:47 PM EDT

UPPER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — For decades, tourists heading to the New Jersey beach resorts of Ocean City and Cape May saw the towering smokestack of the B.L. England Generating Station as they zipped past it on the Garden State Parkway. The 463-foot-tall (141.1-meter) stack was a...

Electrical grids aren't keeping up with the green energy push. That could risk climate goals

Oct. 17, 2023 01:09 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Stalled spending on electrical grids worldwide is slowing the rollout of renewable energy and could put efforts to limit climate change at risk if millions of miles of power lines are not added or refurbished in the next few years, the International Energy Agency said. ...

3 New England states join together for offshore wind power projects, aiming to lower costs

Oct. 04, 2023 17:41 PM EDT

Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island will procure future wind energy projects together rather than separately as part of a joint agreement the states' governors announced Wednesday — the first such multi-state agreement in the nation. The partnership could lead to the three...

Biden backs new offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Scaled-back plan disappoints all sides

Sep. 29, 2023 15:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration on Friday proposed up to three oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico, but none in Alaska, as it tries to navigate between energy companies seeking greater oil and gas production and environmental activists who want Biden to shut down...

Germany went from envy of the world to the worst-performing major developed economy. What happened?

Sep. 19, 2023 08:34 AM EDT

ESSEN, Germany (AP) — For most of this century, Germany racked up one economic success after another, dominating global markets for high-end products like luxury cars and industrial machinery, selling so much to the rest of the world that half the economy ran on exports. Jobs were...

Joseph Fiordaliso, who championed clean energy as head of New Jersey utilities board, dies at 78

Sep. 07, 2023 12:15 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Joseph Fiordaliso, who was implementing one of the country's most aggressive clean energy programs as head of New Jersey's state utilities regulation board, has died. He was 78. The governor's office said Thursday that Fiordaliso died Wednesday. It didn't...

Japan prosecutors arrest ex-vice foreign minister in bribery case linked to wind power company

Sep. 07, 2023 10:12 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo prosecutors said Thursday they have arrested the former vice foreign minister of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s Cabinet on suspicion of accepting more than 61 million yen ($414,000) in bribes from a wind power company in return for his promotion of wind power and other...