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Xcel Energy seeks input on $500 million power line in MN

Jul. 22, 2022 08:33 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xcel Energy has started gathering public input on its plan to build one of Minnesota's largest transmission line projects in recent years. The utility company has proposed building a 140-mile power line that would run from Becker in the north to Lyon County to...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jul. 21, 2022 03:40 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. July 19, 2022. Editorial: A lifesaving number This Saturday marks a major day for mental health in the United States. A new, nationwide crisis hotline will go live. The basic concept isn’t new. It’s something advocates...

UK weather turmoil spurs calls to adapt to climate change

Jul. 20, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s record-breaking heatwave has spurred calls for the government to speed up efforts to adapt to a changing climate, especially after wildfires created the busiest day for London firefighters since bombs rained down on the city during World War II. The...

Pattern Energy acquires energy transmission line project

Jul. 18, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A California-based renewable energy developer announced Monday that it has acquired a transmission line project that will link its massive wind farms in east-central New Mexico with more populated markets across the West. Pattern Energy already has...

Microburst destroys mobile home in Mesa area; woman rescued

Jul. 18, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Thunderstorms packing wind gusts of up to 80 mph knocked down some power lines in the Mesa area and destroyed a mobile home, sending a woman to a hospital by ambulance. Maryjane Garcia Stanley told Phoenix radio station KTAR that her 61-year-old mother was...

Wisconsin court sides with former PSC member in line dispute

Jul. 07, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court's conservative majority on Thursday sided with a former member of the state Public Service Commission who did not want to turn over his cellphone in a fight over the approval of a new power line. The court said there was no evidence...

Granholm, actor Robert Downey Jr. boost clean energy jobs

Jul. 06, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Energy Department is teaming with actor Robert Downey Jr. to recruit up to 1,000 new workers focused on climate change and clean energy. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Wednesday released a video with the “Iron Man” actor encouraging applicants from...

Destruction everywhere, help scarce after Afghanistan quake

Jun. 26, 2022 21:51 PM EDT

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — When the ground heaved from last week’s earthquake in Afghanistan, Nahim Gul’s stone-and-mud house collapsed on top of him. He clawed through the rubble in the predawn darkness, choking on dust as he searched for his father and two sisters. He doesn't...

EU looks to east Mediterranean as gas alternative to Russia

Jun. 14, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — European leaders visiting Israel on Tuesday expressed hope that natural gas supplies from the eastern Mediterranean could help reduce dependence on Russia as the Ukraine war drags on. Israel has emerged as a gas exporter in recent years following major offshore...

NV Energy seeks northern Nevada's 1st rate hike in 12 years

Jun. 07, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Citing unprecedented growth in the Reno-Sparks area in recent years, the state's largest electric utility is seeking its first general rate increase in more than a decade in northern Nevada. If approved by state regulators, NV Energy says the average residential...