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SRP to pay $21 M to settle claims over Arizona mine closure

Nov. 21, 2019 8:01 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Salt River Project has agreed to pay $21 million to settle claims from Peabody Energy over the closure of the Kayenta coal mine. The mine closed in August after sending its last coal shipment to the Navajo Generating Station near Page. The power plant shut down Monday after a 45-year run....

Alabama Power fees on solar challenged

Nov. 21, 2019 6:00 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Environmental groups on Thursday challenged Alabama Power’s charges on those who use solar panels to produce part of their home electricity, a fee the utility maintains is necessary to cover providing backup power. The Alabama Public Service Commission held a hearing on the...

Air of criticism surrounds proposed offshore wind farm

Nov. 21, 2019 6:52 AM EST

FENWICK ISLAND, Del. (AP) — A proposed offshore wind farm off the coast of Delaware has received a wave of criticism from residents who live around Fenwick Island State Park. News outlets report hundreds of people attended a meeting about the proposal Tuesday in Dagsboro. The Department of Natural...

Earthquake shakes Thailand, Laos, sways Bangkok high-rises

Nov. 21, 2019 4:47 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A strong earthquake shook a border area between northern Thailand and Laos early Thursday, swaying high-rises in Bangkok and Vietnam’s capital. Residents of Chiang Mai, northern Thailand’s biggest city, felt prolonged shaking but saw no major damage. Chiang Mai resident...

Blackouts hit Northern California again during fire danger

Nov. 20, 2019 9:47 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric turned off electricity Wednesday for about 120,000 people in Northern California to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires during a new bout of windy, warm weather. However, favorable weather allowed the nation’s largest utility to drastically...

Residents want Ohio to allow them to decide on wind farms

Nov. 20, 2019 4:27 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A group of residents opposed to wind farms in northern Ohio want state lawmakers to give them a chance at the ballot box to block new turbines from being built near their homes.  Legislation being debated in Columbus would allow township residents to circulate petitions for voter...

Pennsylvania lawmakers seek control over carbon cap, price

Nov. 20, 2019 12:02 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers are trying to assert control over a key part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s effort to fight climate change in the nation’s fourth-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled Legislature on Wednesday introduced legislation to...

Alaska company opens state’s largest solar farm facility

Nov. 20, 2019 9:33 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska company has opened the state’s largest solar farm with expectations of generating enough electricity to power about 200 homes, officials said. Renewable IPP officially opened the 1.2-megawatt facility near Willow Nov. 15, The Alaska Journal of Commerce reported...

With Gore, New Jersey announces aggressive wind energy goals

Nov. 19, 2019 3:01 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is doubling down on expanding its wind energy production, and then some. Flanked by former Vice President Al Gore, a longtime climate activist, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Tuesday that commits the state to produce 7,500 megawatts of electricity...

Offshore wind companies propose uniform spacing for turbines

Nov. 19, 2019 11:15 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Offshore wind developers have proposed uniform spacing between turbines along New England’s coast. The developers holding offshore wind leases said Tuesday they’ve submitted the proposal to the Coast Guard, based on feedback from the region’s fishing industry...