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$15M penalty assessed for Michigan hydro project violations

Apr. 15, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — A federal agency Thursday assessed a $15 million civil penalty against a company for safety violations at three Michigan hydroelectric projects, including a dam that collapsed last year and contributed to flooding that forced evacuation of about 10,000 people. ...

New facility to build offshore wind turbines comes to port

Apr. 15, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The developers of multiple offshore wind projects in the northeast will build a facility in the port of Providence to assemble the rigs for floating wind turbines. Orsted and Eversource are investing $24 million to build the facility with local...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 14, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. April 9, 2021. Editorial: Transitioning away from fossil fuels means transitioning away from housing injustice In January, Mayor Jim Kenney announced Philadelphia’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The...

NJ offshore wind to connect at 2 former power plants onshore

Apr. 13, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY. N.J. (AP) — A large offshore wind energy project planned off the coast of New Jersey will connect onshore to two former power plants, and cables will run under two of the state's most popular beaches, officials said Tuesday. At a virtual public hearing on...

Millions pour into groups fighting, supporting power line

Apr. 13, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Money is pouring into the campaign battle over a $1 billion hydropower transmission project in western Maine, and project supporters outspent opponents more than 2 to 1 in the latest reporting period. Clean Energy Matters, which is backing the...

Omaha power utility signs contract for huge solar farm

Apr. 12, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

YUTAN, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Public Power District has signed a contract to build the state’s first solar power plant in eastern Nebraska, just south of Yutan. The utility signed the contract last week to build an 81-megawatt solar farm on 500 acres of farmland in...

Homeowners, group seek action on Alabama Power's solar fee

Apr. 11, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Homeowners and an environmental group are asking federal regulators to step in over Alabama Power’s fees on home solar panels, fees they argue purposely discourages the use of solar in the sun-rich state. The petition filed with the Federal...

Thousands rally in Serbia to protect the environment

Apr. 10, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Protesters in Serbia rallied Saturday demanding that the government protect the environment in a Balkan nation that has seen record levels of air pollution and scores of other ecological problems following decades of neglect. Several thousand...

Duke Energy division planning $180M Indiana solar farm

Apr. 10, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A division of Duke Energy that develops renewable energy projects plans to build a $180 million solar farm in western Indiana that would produce enough electricity to power 35,000 homes. The Hoosier Jack Solar farm proposed by Duke Energy...

Ameren seeks utility rate increases to raise $309M a year

Apr. 09, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Energy utility Ameren is seeking to raise customer rates to cover billions of dollars recently invested in electric grid upgrades and new wind generation facilities. The company said in a filing last week to state regulators that it wants to boost...