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Duke Energy to build solar power plant near Purdue

Jul. 11, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Duke Energy says it will build a 1.6-megawatt solar power plant in the Discovery Park District near Purdue University's main campus in West Lafayette. Duke said Thursday it will lease about 10 acres from the Purdue Research Foundation for the project it calls the Tippecanoe...

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...

BYU helping NASA prep for human mission to Mars

Jul. 4, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Researchers at Brigham Young University are helping with a NASA-sponsored project measuring the electrical charge and size of dust particles on Mars. The BYU group is nearing completion of the three-year project that hopes to understand the climate of the Red Planet and the impact the...

West Virginia airport installing solar panels on garage

Jul. 3, 2019 5:05 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia airport is installing solar panels to power its parking garages. Yeager Airport in Charleston made the announcement Tuesday. The panels will generate enough power for both the airport's parking garages and reduce the overall electric bill. The more than 1,800 solar...

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...

UN chief warns Paris climate goals still not enough

Jun. 30, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took his global message urging immediate climate action to officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, where production of hydrocarbons remains a key driver of the economy. Guterres is calling on governments to...

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...