Latest Wind power generation News

Long held as oldest in US, New Jersey nuclear plant closes

Sep. 17, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A nuclear power plant long considered to be the oldest in America shut down Monday, the victim of its age and inability to compete with newer, cheaper gas-fired power plants. The Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in New Jersey went offline at noon Monday, powering down...

The Latest: New Jersey eyes wind energy after plant closes

Sep. 17, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the New Jersey nuclear plant that shut down Monday. (all times local): 6:02 p.m. New Jersey is looking to wind energy to replace some of the electric power it is losing now that the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant has shut down. The state Board of Public Utilities...

The Latest: Florence now a Category 2 storm, still dangerous

Sep. 12, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:00 p.m. Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but it is still considered an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm. As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles (455 kilometers) east southeast of...

Renewable resort: Greek island to run on wind, solar power

Aug. 19, 2018 12:46 PM EDT

TILOS, Greece (AP) — When the blades of its 800-kilowatt wind turbine start turning, the small Greek island of Tilos will become the first in the Mediterranean to run exclusively on wind and solar power. The sea horse-shaped Greek island between Rhodes and Kos has a winter population of 400. But that...

Plan for $4.5B wind farm scrapped after regulator's denial

Jul. 27, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A utility said Friday it is dropping plans for what would have been the largest wind farm in the country, a day after regulators in Texas rejected the $4.5 billion project. American Electric Power said it was cancelling plans for the 2,000-megawatt Wind Catcher wind farm, which...

Egypt inaugurates several power generation plants, projects

Jul. 24, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt inaugurated several power generation projects, including three electricity plants built by the German conglomerate Siemens, in a ceremony Tuesday attended by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, government ministers and officials. The three combined-cycle power plants were built by Siemens...