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New wind farms would dot US coastlines under Biden plan

Oct. 13, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven major offshore wind farms would be developed on the East and West coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico under a plan announced Wednesday by the Biden administration. The projects are part of President Joe Biden’s plan to deploy 30 gigawatts of...

Germany's WPD to build wind farm in North Macedonia

Oct. 12, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — German renewable energy company WPD will build a 500 million-euro ($580 million) wind farm in the northeastern part of North Macedonia, the small Balkan country's said Tuesday. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said the planned 415 megawatt...

Report: Offshore wind supply chain worth $109B over 10 years

Oct. 12, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A group studying the economics of offshore wind energy in the U.S. says building and operating the nascent industry will be worth $109 billion to businesses in its supply chain over the next 10 years. The report by the Special Initiative on...

High winds prompt PG&E to shut power to 25,000 in California

Oct. 11, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric began shutting off power to about 25,000 customers in central and northern California Monday and Southern California Edison warned it may do the same for up to 9,000 of its customers as high winds toppled trees, downed power lines and ignited...

Offshore wind backers announce plan to boost jobs in NY

Oct. 08, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Backers of a planned offshore wind farm announced an $86 million contract Friday to train workers and build infrastructure in New York. The proposed 122-turbine Sunrise Wind farm will need several hundred large structures, including concrete...

Orsted to construct $20 million facility in West Ocean City

Oct. 08, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

WEST OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A Danish energy company has moved forward with plans to build a $20 million operations and maintenance facility in West Ocean City. The construction will create up to 110 temporary and permanent jobs in the eastern Maryland region, Orsted...

Groups worry about New Mexico governor's hydrogen hub plan

Oct. 05, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups are raising concerns about Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's plans to turn New Mexico into a hydrogen fuel hub. The Democrat, who is running for reelection, has set a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions at...

Offshore wind is both a boon and an unknown, leaders say

Oct. 05, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey environmental and utility regulators say they strongly support offshore wind energy as a way to address climate change, but they caution that the nascent industry will also bring side effects. Scientists said...

New plant in Germany aims to cut flying's carbon footprint

Oct. 04, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

WERLTE, Germany (AP) — German officials on Monday unveiled what they said is the world’s first commercial plant for making synthetic kerosene, touted as a climate-friendly fuel of the future. Aviation currently accounts for about 2.5% of worldwide emissions of carbon...

Maine applies for federal lease for offshore wind project

Oct. 01, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The administration of Maine's governor on Friday submitted an application to the federal government to lease about 15 square miles (39 square kilometers) for a floating offshore wind research area. Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, has touted the...