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Wind project partners with environmentalists on rare whales

Jan. 23, 2019 1:30 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The developer of an offshore wind energy project is partnering with environmental groups on a plan to try to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale. The whale is one of the rarest marine mammals. It's thought to number only 411 individuals . The animals travel through New England...

Google considers building $600M data center in Minnesota

Jan. 11, 2019 2:49 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Google is looking into building a $600 million data center in central Minnesota that would be powered by two wind farms. Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy disclosed the data center project Thursday in a regulatory filing. The Google facility proposed in Becker would mark one of the largest...

3rd firm confirms bid on New Jersey wind energy project

Jan. 2, 2019 1:52 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A third firm has confirmed that it's interested in building a wind energy project off the New Jersey coast. Norway-based Equinor says it submitted a bid Friday to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to build an offshore wind project. The company joins Orsted, a Danish wind...

Connecticut taps nuclear plants to generate clean energy

Dec. 28, 2018 3:18 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nuclear power plants in Connecticut and New Hampshire made the list of electricity producers selected Friday to generate the clean energy needed to help meet Connecticut's goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Department Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert...

BP sells 3 Texas wind turbine farms to Ares Management Corp

Dec. 23, 2018 7:45 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Oil and gas producer BP has sold three of its Texas wind farms to funds managed by affiliates of Los Angeles-based private equity firm Ares Management Corp. London-based BP says the deal includes its Silver Star, Sherbino Mesa 2 and Trinity Hills turbine farms. Terms of the sale, announced...

Correction: Mississippi River Bluffs Wind Farm story

Dec. 18, 2018 4:07 PM EST

VALMEYER, Ill. (AP) — In a story Dec. 15 about a proposed wind farm in southern Illinois, The Associated Press attributed a quote in support of the project to the wrong person. It was Scott Foster, of the German company that would manufacture the wind turbines, not developer Joe Koppeis, who said the quote...

Utility aims for zero carbon emission from electric power

Dec. 4, 2018 7:43 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A utility serving 3.6 million electricity customers in eight states said Tuesday it will try to eliminate all its carbon emissions from electrical generation by 2050. Xcel Energy CEO Ben Fowke acknowledged that not all the technologies the company needs to meet that goal are available yet on...