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Renewables helping some rural cooperatives with bottom line

Jan. 22, 2022 01:12 AM EST

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — In a field in Ramsey north of the Twin Cities, a solar array is producing power from the sun. What’s unusual about this array are the large white boxes connected to it that are the size of shipping containers. They’re batteries that store energy when the...

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...

Governors turn to budgets to guard against climate change

Jan. 15, 2022 11:37 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Their state budgets flush with cash, Democratic and Republican governors alike want to spend some of the windfall on projects aimed at slowing climate change and guarding against its consequences, from floods and wildfires to dirty air. Democratic...

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. ...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jan. 12, 2022 14:39 PM EST

Palm Beach Post. January 9, 2022. Editorial: Florida legislative session promises little drama amid election-year spending spree On Tuesday, the Florida Legislature will start its annual session with an upbeat speech by Gov. Ron DeSantis and the promise of big boosts...

Manchester solar array on former landfill is up and running

Jan. 11, 2022 09:23 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A new solar array in the city of Manchester is up and running and is expected to produce enough electricity to power hundreds of homes, Mayor Joyce Craig announced Tuesday. The project covers 12 acres at a former landfill, has more than 8,000 solar panels...

Germany faces 'gigantic' task meeting energy, climate goals

Jan. 11, 2022 08:09 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's new climate minister said Tuesday that the country faces a “gigantic” task if it wants to achieve its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring sufficient energy for its energy-hungry industry. Robert Habeck, a member of the...

Maine utility proposes settlement with regulator on solar

Jan. 10, 2022 16:36 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine power company said Monday it has proposed a settlement with a state regulator in which it pledges to reduce delays in hooking up solar projects. Central Maine Power said the settlement would allow it to improve deployment of solar power generation...

As spending bill stalls, Biden climate goals remain elusive

Jan. 08, 2022 13:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden faces a steep path to achieve his ambitious goal of slashing planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, amid legislative gridlock that has stalled a $2 trillion package of social and environmental initiatives. Biden’s Build...

Boaz to host Wisconsin's first community-scale microgrid

Jan. 08, 2022 01:05 AM EST

BOAZ, Wis. (AP) — Tucked just off Highway 14 on the way from Richland Center to Readstown, the village of Boaz has a church, a bar and a supper club. It will soon add a battery-powered microgrid to its list of amenities, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. Alliant...