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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 16, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Please don’t use unreliable sources of information — especially in a crisis like the one Lancaster faces now LNP Sept. 15 Ricardo Miguel Muñoz, 27, was fatally shot by a Lancaster city police officer...

Polish energy giant Orlen aims at 2050 emission neutrality

Sep. 10, 2020 12:14 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s oil and energy giant PKN Orlen says it is aiming at carbon emission neutrality by the year 2050. Central and Eastern Europe’s leader in the energy sector, Orlen said this week it will invest heavily in developing cleaner production methods and greater...

Minneapolis solar installation mixing art and clean energy

Sep. 5, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An eight-story, block-long solar installation unlike any other now overlooks Minneapolis’ busy Uptown neighborhood. Wavy ribbons of tilted panels, each colored in checkerboard patterns of gray and purple, run the length of the MoZaic East building between rows of office...

FILE - In this July 27, 2018, file photo, the Dave Johnston coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo. Wyoming's governor is promoting a Trump administration study that says capturing carbon dioxide emitted by coal-fired power plants would be an economical way to curtail the pollution — findings questioned by a utility that owns the plants and wants to shift away from the fossil fuel in favor of wind and solar energy. Supporters say carbon capture would save coal by pumping carbon dioxide — a greenhouse gas emitted by power plants — underground instead of into the atmosphere. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Wyoming lauds US carbon capture study; utility skeptical

Sep. 3, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s governor is promoting a Trump administration study that says capturing carbon dioxide emitted by coal-fired power plants would be an economical way to curtail the pollution — findings questioned by a utility that owns the plants and wants to shift away from the...

Regulators uphold Alabama Power's fees on solar, OK increase

Sep. 1, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The state utility board on Tuesday upheld Alabama Power’s fees charged to customers who use solar panels to produce part of their home electricity, fees that environmental groups argue are among the highest in the nation and purposely discourages the use of solar in the...

FILE- In this June 4, 2011 file photo, Indian laborers carry firewood, as smoke rises from a bricks factory on the outskirts of Jammu, India. India should commit to carbon neutrality by ending fossil fuel subsidies and investing in clean solar power as it mobilizes trillion of dollars to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)

UN chief urges India to quickly move to clean solar power

Aug. 28, 2020 6:34 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India should commit to carbon neutrality by ending fossil fuel subsidies and investing in clean solar power as it mobilizes trillion of dollars to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the U.N. chief said Friday. Secretary-General António Guterres said India is at a crossroads and...

Swiss adventurer Raphael Domjan jumps from the SolarStratos solar powered aircraft prototype with Spanish test pilot Miguel A. Iturmendi aboard during a test flight and attempt to break two world records at the airbase in Payerne, Switzerland, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Two world record were made during today's test flight, the first jump in history from an electric aircraft exclusively charged with solar energy and the first solar free fall. The main objective of the SolarStratos Mission project is to be the first solar flight to achieve stratospheric flight. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)

Swiss team claims 1st jump, free fall from solar plane

Aug. 25, 2020 6:29 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss team working to take a solar-powered plane to the edge of space says it has performed the first jump and free fall from an electric aircraft. The SolarStratos team said its experimental plane took off from an airfield in western Switzerland with two people on board early Tuesday and...

Montana high court sides with solar developers in lawsuit

Aug. 24, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court on Monday sided with solar power developers and environmentalists who had accused regulators and the state's largest utility of trying to kill renewable energy projects. Justices in a 4-3 opinion upheld a lower court ruling from last year that said members of...

In this image from video, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham speaks in front of solar panels during the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)

Energy resources tested as Western states see soaring demand

Aug. 21, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Standing amid an array of solar panels, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham told a national audience this week that she’s proud of instituting aggressive renewable energy mandates in her state. A day later, she touted the state’s move toward solar, wind and battery...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2020 file photo, Gov. J.B. Pritzker responds to questions during news conference at Morgan Park in Chicago. Pritzker on Friday, Aug. 21, is providing a substantive look at how he wants to make the state a completely renewable-energy state by 2050 with tighter controls on utility companies amid an influence-peddling scheme involving ComEd.  (Anthony Vazquez/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

'Utility accountability' centerpiece of clean-energy outline

Aug. 21, 2020 8:58 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday provided a substantive look at how he wants to make Illinois a completely renewable-energy state by 2050 with tighter controls on utility companies amid an influence-peddling scheme involving ComEd. “Real accountability measures for utilities" is...