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Wind developer to pay $3.1M to local Wyoming governments

Oct. 13, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming regulators have ordered a wind developer to contribute $3.1 million to the governments of Rock River, Laramie and Albany County to offset the impact on public services created by a $1 billion wind project on the border of Albany and Carbon counties. The Laramie Boomerang...

School's solar array is installed, ready to generate power

Oct. 13, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

PEACHAM, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont school is now equipped with a solar array that is ready to generate power. Peacham School Board and Select Board member Mike Health tells the Caledonian Record that Green Mountain Power needs to do more work before the array at Peacham Elementary School is connected to the...

The Latest: 97% of blackout customers have power restored

Oct. 11, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the power shutoff involving California wildfires (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Pacific Gas & Electric says it's restored power to 97% of the customers it deliberately blacked out because of weather-related fire concerns. PG&E reports Friday night that of the...

The Latest: Nobel winner hopes for more breakthroughs

Oct. 9, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Nobel chemistry prize winner M. Stanley Whittingham says he hopes the award for work on lithium-ion batteries will "push the field further and faster." The 77-year-old British-American chemistry professor at the...

County imposes moratorium on new wind turbine installations

Oct. 9, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) — A south-central Iowa county has imposed a moratorium on new wind turbine installations. Madison County supervisors voted 2-1 on Tuesday to adopt the moratorium, which will run through October 2020 unless superseded by a new ordinance. The moratorium also applies to new solar energy...

Rhode Island town council votes to ban wind turbines

Oct. 8, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

HOPKINTON, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island town council has narrowly agreed to make it clear it doesn't support installation of industrial wind turbines. The Hopkinton Town Council voted 3-2 to bar turbines in the town's land use rules and its comprehensive development plan. The Westerly Sun reports local...

Renewable energy firm doubles down on western wind projects

Oct. 7, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A California-based renewable energy developer plans to increase by seven-fold its investments as it prepares to build more wind farms in New Mexico over the next several years. A recent analysis commissioned by Pattern Development shows a $1.2 billion economic impact from its wind...

Minnesota Legislature considers 'Clean Energy First' policy

Oct. 5, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The centerpiece of DFL lawmakers' plans to fight the climate crisis is a mandate that would make the energy grid carbon-free by 2050. But at the Minnesota Capitol, another climate measure, this one known as "Clean Energy First," has drawn just as much attention — and may have...

Virginia to develop 4 new solar energy projects

Oct. 4, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Permits were issued Thursday for the construction and operation of four new solar projects that are expected to offset carbon dioxide emissions in the state by 459 million pounds — the equivalent of driving more than 44,000 cars for a year. "Virginia is adopting solar technology...

Trump administration says plan would restore ethanol demand

Oct. 4, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Trump administration announced Friday it plans to implement new rules that will increase demand for ethanol, reversing a decline caused by exemptions given to oil refineries. The proposal follows months of complaints by Midwest farmers, politicians and the ethanol industry that...