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Planned natural gas plants would cost $900M, run 10% of time

Jan. 22, 2022 12:13 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A southern Indiana utility wants to build two new natural gas plants, and a pipeline to get the fuel to them, outside Evansville. CenterPoint Energy, formerly known as Vectren, said this project will help the utility with its transition to renewable energy. It...

Cold North Dakota ideal for hot cryptocurrency data centers

Jan. 22, 2022 01:13 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s bitterly cold winters make for the ideal setting desired by a new industry eyeing the state: cryptocurrency. Interest has picked up over the past year in locating data centers within North Dakota. Such facilities consist of computer servers...

Construction to begin soon on new US offshore wind farm

Jan. 19, 2022 12:36 PM EST

Construction will soon begin on the second commercial-scale, offshore wind energy project to gain approval in the United States, the developers said. The U.S. Department of the Interior approved it in November, and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management issued its approval letter...

Co-op to receive power from largest wind farm in ND

Jan. 19, 2022 11:46 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Minnesota-based cooperative plans to receive power from what is expected to be the largest stand-alone wind farm in North Dakota. The Great River Energy cooperative and wind developer Apex Clean Energy formally announced plans Tuesday for the 400-megawatt...

Majority of US states pursue nuclear power for emission cuts

Jan. 18, 2022 17:23 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As climate change pushes states in the U.S. to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels, many are coming to the conclusion that solar, wind and other renewable power sources might not be enough to keep the lights on. Nuclear power is emerging as an answer...

Interior to hold auction for offshore wind power in NY, NJ

Jan. 12, 2022 15:57 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Biden administration said Wednesday it will hold its first offshore wind auction next month, offering nearly 500,000 acres off the coast of New York and New Jersey for wind energy projects that could produce enough electricity to power nearly 2 million homes. ...

Minnesota gives key approval for sale of ND coal plant

Jan. 06, 2022 19:17 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators on Thursday approved the transfer of a key permit necessary for a financially troubled coal-fired power plant in North Dakota to be sold to a Bismarck-based marketer of wholesale electricity. Minnesota's Public Utilities Commission voted 5-0...

Pattern Energy completes New Mexico wind project

Jan. 06, 2022 15:07 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A California-based renewable energy company says work is complete on four wind farms in New Mexico that total more than a gigawatt of capacity. Pattern Energy officials announced Thursday that the Western Spirit Wind project has started commercial...

Idaho Power cuts coal by 2028 in plan to state regulators

Jan. 04, 2022 17:54 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Power has submitted a 20-year plan to state regulators that phases out coal-fired power plants by 2028 as part of its effort to provide only clean energy by 2045, the company said Tuesday. Idaho Power in a news release said its 2021 Integrated Resource...

Regulators OK new plan for tearing down wind turbines

Dec. 30, 2021 10:16 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Regulators in North Dakota have signed off on a new plan to tear down a wind farm. The Bismarck Tribune reported Wednesday that the Public Service Commission voted 2-1 to approve a new plan to remove 61 turbines on the North Dakota side of the Tatanka Wind...