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Opponents of $1B power line have signatures for referendum

Jan. 21, 2021 9:42 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Opponents of a $1 billion power corridor that would travel through wilderness in western Maine have collected roughly 100,000 signatures for a referendum drive to defeat it, officials said. The petitions were being delivered Thursday to the secretary of state's office in Augusta,...

FILE - In this June 10, 2011, file photo, solar panels grids face south outside a home in Laramie, Wyo. Wyoming lawmakers have advanced legislation that would change how the state regulates home-scale wind and solar power. The bill endorsed by a legislative committee Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, would repeal Wyoming's net-metering rules for how homeowners with their own power-generating systems sell electricity for others to use. (Andy Carpenean/Laramie Boomerang via AP, File)

Bill would repeal Wyoming's rules for home wind, solar power

Jan. 20, 2021 3:02 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have advanced legislation that would change how the state regulates home-scale wind and solar power. The bill endorsed by a legislative committee Tuesday would repeal Wyoming's net-metering rules for how homeowners with their own power-generating systems sell...

Cabot Creamery seeks state permission for energy project

Jan. 17, 2021 8:30 AM EST

CABOT, Vt. (AP) — The Cabot Creamery is seeking state approval to build a biogas generator at its facility in Cabot that will generate renewable energy from a byproduct of its manufacturing process. The creamery is asking the Public Utilities Commission for permission to install and operate a bio-digester...

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) reacts after getting hurt during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Buffalo Bills Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Ravens' season ends with Jackson in locker room, 17-3 loss

Jan. 17, 2021 12:44 AM EST

A season in which the Baltimore Ravens overcame a long list of obstacles to reach the playoffs ended with their star quarterback stuck in the locker room during the fourth quarter and the rest of the team shuffling off the field to join him after a disheartening 17-3 defeat. The Ravens and Lamar Jackson were...

Court puts halt on construction of $1B Maine power corridor

Jan. 15, 2021 6:14 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal appeals court has halted construction of a $1 billion power transmission line corridor through Maine to give conservation groups time to make their case against the project. The 145-mile (230-kilometer) transmission line has been touted by Central Maine Power and its...

Missouri nuclear plant shut down for third time in 9 months

Jan. 15, 2021 12:10 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ameren Corp.'s nuclear plant in mid-Missouri has halted operations because of a non-nuclear issue involving the generator, the utility company said. The shutdown announced Thursday was the third time in nine months the plant about 30 miles north of Jefferson City has halted...

Hurricane-force winds cause extensive damage in North Dakota

Jan. 15, 2021 10:28 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A weather system packing hurricane-force wind gusts has caused extensive damage and power outages in western and central North Dakota. The National Weather Service reported wind gusts of 77 mph at Garrison, 81 mph in Hettinger County and 93 mph in Williston on Thursday. The weather...

RI Report: 100% renewable energy by 2030 possible but costly

Jan. 14, 2021 11:52 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Achieving Rhode Island's goal of using 100% renewable energy by 2030 is possible, a state report said, but it will require the ongoing construction of renewable energy projects as transportation and heating transition to electric power. The report released Wednesday from the...

Climate task force to tackle Alaska city's carbon footprint

Jan. 14, 2021 9:48 AM EST

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Elected officials and residents in an Alaska city have revived a decade-old task force to tackle climate change in the community. The Sitka Assembly approved a new Climate Action Task Force in November, Alaska’s Energy Desk reported Wednesday. The group's job is to develop a...

California heat, poor planning led to August power outages

Jan. 13, 2021 9:22 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Energy regulators on Wednesday blamed blackouts last summer that affected hundreds of thousands of Californians on poor planning, electrical market problems and an extreme heat wave that blanketed the West. The 131-page report covered events of Aug. 14 and Aug. 15 when the state's...