Latest Wind power News

Duke Energy plans to invest more in renewable power

Sep. 17, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy says it plans to invest heavily in renewable energy and natural gas powered plants to further reduce its carbon emissions by 2030. One of the nation's largest utilities said Tuesday it plans to double its portfolio of solar, wind and other renewable power sources by 2025...

New Jersey wind farm may connect to ex-nuke plant equipment

Sep. 17, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A wind energy farm planned off the coast of Atlantic City could bring its power ashore at the site of a former nuclear power plant. Orsted, which plans the windmill project, said Tuesday it would run a cable from the Atlantic City offshore site to the former Oyster Creek nuclear...

Fishermen demand a say in decisions on offshore wind energy

Sep. 16, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Fishermen insisted Monday to a congressional subcommittee looking at offshore wind energy that they be consulted when crucial decisions are being made on the development of such projects, including where they are located and the level of access to the waters near them. Fishermen...

Township zoning aims to bar pipelines, turbines near trail

Sep. 15, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania township has approved zoning changes aimed at blocking projects such as natural gas pipelines, wind turbines, solar panels and cellphone towers from being located near its section of the Appalachian Trail. Plainfield Township supervisors unanimously last week...

Hawaii wind farm allowed to increase incidental bat deaths

Sep. 14, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii state and federal agencies have approved an energy company's request to increase the number of allowed incidental bat deaths at its Maui wind farm, officials said. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the state Department of Land and Natural Resources accepted Auwahi Wind...

Montana county officials approve $406M wind farm project

Sep. 12, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An Oregon-based company has received approval to build a 114-turbine wind farm in Montana that would generate enough electricity to power more than 76,000 homes a year. The Billings Gazette reports that Carbon County commissioners approved PacifiCorp's $406 million project last week....

Indiana sees surge in wind power despite lack of standards

Sep. 8, 2019 9:33 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has experienced a surge in wind farm construction during the past decade that's given the state the nation's 12th-highest number of wind turbines. But some renewable energy advocates say Indiana risks being outpaced by other states unless it does more to encourage commercial...

Utility moving ahead with plans for Colorado wind farm

Sep. 7, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A utility company is moving ahead with plans for a wind energy project on the eastern Colorado plains. Xcel Energy-Colorado plans to complete the 500-megawatt Cheyenne Ridge Wind Project in December 2020. The $743 million project will cover some 150 square miles (400 square kilometers) in...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's bluster on hurricanes, guns, economy

Sep. 2, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing another deadly mass shooting, President Donald Trump is deflecting on gun control. Over the weekend, he pointed to mental illness as a likely culprit behind recent shootings in Odessa, Texas, and elsewhere, even though criminologists routinely point to gun ownership as a far better...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's swipe at Puerto Rico, G-7 comments

Aug. 31, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump presented a distorted picture of the auto industry, told a fanciful story about Iran duping Barack Obama and took a misinformed swipe at Puerto Rico just as its residents braced for a catastrophe that didn't come. A look at some statements by Trump and his team...