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Anchorage center unveils largest state rooftop solar project

Jul. 16, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage has unveiled the state's largest rooftop solar project at the Egan Civic and Convention Center, a report said. The project is also the first effort by the municipality to operate a large rooftop solar power project, Alaska Public Media reported Monday. The project's 216...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong about Dems, census, citizenship

Jul. 15, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is spreading falsehoods on issues of race, immigration and American-ness, exhorting four non-white female lawmakers to "go back" to where they came from and crying foul over his failed bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. He suggests that the...

Minnesota to consider using energy storage for peaker plants

Jul. 14, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gas peaker plants may be among the first casualties of a new Minnesota law requiring utilities to include energy storage as part of their long-range plans. The provision, part of an omnibus jobs and energy bill, "puts energy storage on a level playing field with natural gas plants...

Weakened Barry rolls into Louisiana, drenches Gulf Coast

Jul. 13, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Barry rolled into the Louisiana coast Saturday, flooding highways, forcing people to scramble to rooftops and dumping heavy rain that officials had feared could test the levees and pumps that were bolstered after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. After briefly becoming a...

Carbon tax proposal gaining steam on Beacon Hill

Jul. 13, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A bill designed to rev up the state's reliance on renewable energy by imposing a charge on carbon emissions is gaining steam at the Massachusetts Statehouse. Under the proposal, the state would set a fee based on each ton of carbon dioxide emissions produced by fossil fuels. The tax would...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and an eco legacy not his own

Jul. 13, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his aides this past week celebrated an environmental legacy that is not theirs to claim. In large measure, the progress they cited pre-dates Trump's presidency. And in some of the particulars, they were wrong. For example, the air is not cleaner under Trump. The...

Montana energy storage project lines up financial partner

Jul. 12, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Construction on a $1 billion energy storage system in central Montana could start as soon as next year after its sponsors said Friday they reached a financing agreement with a Danish firm that invests in renewable energy. Carl Borgquist, president of Bozeman-based Absaroka Energy,...

Offshore wind farm dealt setbacks by local, US regulators

Jul. 12, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The company hoping to build a wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts appealed to the state Friday after the project hit snags with local and federal regulators. The Edgartown Conservation Commission on Martha's Vineyard voted this week to deny Vineyard Wind's application to lay...

Trump escapes blame for ethanol policy hurting corn farmers

Jul. 12, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Midwest farmers and their Republican elected officials rarely miss a chance to shower President Donald Trump with praise when he takes actions they believe help agriculture, but they're now parsing their words over the administration's policies dealing with ethanol. While they have...

Opponents want hearing on Dakota Access pipeline expansion

Jul. 11, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents plan to request a hearing on a proposal to nearly double the pipeline's capacity. The North Dakota Public Service Commission decided unanimously Wednesday to open the proposal up for public input. Earthjustice attorney Jan Hasselman, who represents...