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Utility gets nod to build 416-mile power line across US West

May. 26, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. land managers Thursday said they've given final permission for a 416-mile transmission line that would connect wind farms in eastern Wyoming with customers in Utah and elsewhere across the West. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said it has notified...

Cost of building power transmission line growing

May. 26, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rising material prices and legal expenses are expected to add nearly $50 million more to the cost of a power transmission line being built across southern Wisconsin. American Transmission Co., ITC Midwest and Dairyland Power Cooperative are building the...

Cancer patients seek damages from Fukushima nuclear plant

May. 26, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court began hearings Thursday in a lawsuit seeking nearly $5 million in damages for six people who were children in Fukushima at the time of its 2011 nuclear power plant disaster and later developed thyroid cancer. The plaintiffs are suing the operator of the...

Developers plan $390 million wind farm in south-central ND

May. 26, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Developers want to build a $390 million wind farm in south-central North Dakota. The state Public Service Commission has scheduled a hearing in late June for Badger Wind, a project under development by Orsted Onshore North America. The company...

Manufacturer to locate in western Kentucky, create 150 jobs

May. 26, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — A manufacturer of electrical power distribution connectors plans to locate in western Kentucky and create 150 jobs, officials said. Hollobus Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of engineering design technology company Superior Tray Systems, is investing $2.25 million...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

May. 25, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. May 25, 2022. Editorial: North Carolina gets its own ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, and yes, it’s awful You would think, after the House Bill 2 backlash that occurred in 2016, North Carolina Republicans might think twice...

Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 25, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 23 The Washington Post say paused Disinformation Governance Board was doomed from its inception The Disinformation Governance Board has been put on pause — leaving skeptics of the new...

Permit approved for large solar power farm in Yakima County

May. 25, 2022 08:15 AM EDT

MOXEE, Wash. (AP) — Plentiful sunshine, a nudge from the state of Washington, and even a few sheep will help a large solar power farm in eastern Yakima County begin operation sometime in 2024. Yakima County Hearing Examiner Gary Cuillier has approved a conditional use permit for...

German chancellor discusses Ukraine war in South Africa

May. 24, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's neutral stance on Russia's war in Ukraine was a major topic of conversation as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz meets Tuesday with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, to end his three-nation tour of Africa. Speaking to the press in South...

State attorney general withdraws objection to utility deal

May. 23, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island ratepayers should expect about $200 million in benefits under an agreement clearing the way for the state’s main electricity and gas provider to be sold to a Pennsylvania-based corporation, state Attorney General Peter Neronha said Monday. ...