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New York's climate plan will drive big changes, if it works

Jul. 18, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Solar panels on every roof. Parking meters that double as car chargers. Wind turbines towering above farm fields and ocean waves. A new law signed Thursday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sets the nation's most aggressive targets for reducing carbon emissions and is intended to drive...

Anchorage center unveils largest state rooftop solar project

Jul. 16, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage has unveiled the state's largest rooftop solar project at the Egan Civic and Convention Center, a report said. The project is also the first effort by the municipality to operate a large rooftop solar power project, Alaska Public Media reported Monday. The project's 216...

Minnesota to consider using energy storage for peaker plants

Jul. 14, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gas peaker plants may be among the first casualties of a new Minnesota law requiring utilities to include energy storage as part of their long-range plans. The provision, part of an omnibus jobs and energy bill, "puts energy storage on a level playing field with natural gas plants...

Entegrity receives rare global award for green headquarters

Jul. 8, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — From the compost and recycling bins on the floor to the bicycles on wall racks and the 50-kilowatt solar power array on the roof, Entegrity's headquarters in east Little Rock practically screams that its occupants care about the environment. But just how green did an extensive...

Utility blocks Iowa solar firm from Wisconsin energy market

Jul. 7, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As solar energy has become more popular and cost-effective, this once fringe renewable source is now at the center of an energy turf war in Wisconsin. At issue is a project in which an Iowa-based renewables company wants to partner with the city of Milwaukee to power seven municipal...

Video game designer establishes lab for renewable energy

Jul. 1, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A Dutch video game designer and entrepreneur has established a laboratory on the Big Island that is focused on developing alternatives to fossil fuels for energy, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported. Henk Rogers established the laboratory to test and develop renewable energy...

Dutch farm floats possibilities of urban dairy production

Jun. 29, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Peter van Wingerden's dairy farm smells just like any other farm — the rich aroma of cow manure and grass hangs in the air around the unusual stable housing the cattle. The farm itself is far from traditional. Moored in a small harbor in Rotterdam's busy port, the farm...

Replacing Minnesota coal plants includes an efficiency push

Jun. 29, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As Xcel Energy prepares a filing to close its last coal units in Minnesota, a lesser-known provision of the settlement announced in May commits the utility to energy savings equivalent to another power plant. The agreement with clean energy organizations and a labor union signed in...

Dutch government presents measures to cut carbon emissions

Jun. 28, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government presented Friday a wide-ranging raft of measures — from a carbon tax for business to more bicycle parking at railway stations — that aim to slash by a half by 2030 the Netherlands' emission of carbon. Minister of Economic Affairs Eric Wiebes...

Ohio lawmakers still working on plan to save nuclear plants

Jun. 28, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Environmental groups in Ohio say a reworked proposal to save Ohio's two nuclear power plants still goes too far in limiting wind and solar projects. State lawmakers have just days to agree on legislation that would give a financial lifeline to the nuclear plants near Cleveland and...