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Missouri OKs Invenergy's acquisition of wind power project

Jun. 5, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri utility regulators have approved the acquisition of a large wind energy project by a Chicago firm. The decision Wednesday by the state Public Service Commission was a necessary step for Invenergy to buy the rights to construct the proposed Grain Belt Express power line....

Cape Girardeau considering 1,400 acre wind farm worth $200M

Jun. 2, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A new, 1,400 acre solar farm proposed for southern Cape Girardeau County would generate electricity while also serving as a $200 million investment into the county, according to representatives of a Florida-based company proposing the project. Representatives of NextEra Energy...

Northwest Missouri sees divide over wind power projects

May. 24, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The public divide over wind farms starts with the term itself. Atchison County in the northwest corner of Missouri is home to what, thus far, is the largest wind-power project in the state. A landowner and a business leader see the wind turbines as bright, white, spinning beacons of...

Wind developer seeks proposals for whale monitoring system

May. 21, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The developer of a wind farm off Massachusetts is taking steps to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale. Vineyard Wind announced Tuesday it's seeking proposals for an acoustic monitoring system to detect and track the critically endangered species. The company says the system will...

Officials: Coal to keep sliding as renewables, gas fill gap

May. 9, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. demand for coal to generate electricity will keep sliding in coming months, federal officials said Thursday, despite efforts by the Trump administration to shore up the struggling industry. Renewable energy sources including wind, solar and hydropower are expected to fill much...

Just add water: Salt battery could help renewable energy use

May. 9, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Amid the hum and heat of Berlin's Reuter thermal power station stands a shining contraption that looks out of place in the decades-old machine hall. Its silver pipes and vats contain a substance that Vattenfall, the plant's operator, says could become a key ingredient for a fossil fuel-free...

Democrat-controlled statehouses endorsing clean energy

Apr. 27, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Soon after taking office, Maine's Democratic Gov. Janet Mills announced renovation plans for the governor's mansion. She wanted to add solar panels. The move was seen as a rebuke to her predecessor, Republican Gov. Paul LePage, whose administration put a moratorium on new wind...

Solar energy threatened in state known for eco-friendly fuel

Apr. 25, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — When Todd Miller began his two-person solar installation business in a suburb of Des Moines, one of the challenges he faced was keeping up with customer orders, as tax incentives and plunging prices for the boxy roof panels created a booming demand for this form of clean energy. Four...

Offshore wind developers to invest $4.5M in Rhode Island

Apr. 22, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The developers of a new offshore wind farm said Monday that they're investing $4.5 million in Rhode Island to advance the industry in the state. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo said it was fitting that the funding from Danish-based Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind and Eversource was...