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A passing car's headlights illuminate a darkened Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday leaving much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

At least 1 dead as Hurricane Zeta hammers Gulf Coast

Oct. 29, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Zeta slammed into the storm-weary Gulf Coast on Wednesday, pelting the New Orleans metro area with rain and howling winds that ripped apart buildings and knocked out power to thousands before rapidly making its way through Mississippi and Alabama with strong gusty winds, heavy...

Developer drops plans for large wind farm in Green County

Oct. 27, 2020 7:47 AM EDT

TOWN OF JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) — The developer of a controversial wind farm in Green County has scrapped plans for the project. EDF Renewables had planned to build 24 turbines in the town of Jefferson near the Illinois border. The wind farm, one of only a handful under of development in Wisconsin, would...

People watch from their vehicle as President Donald Trump, on left of video screen, and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speak during a Presidential Debate Watch Party at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. The debate party was organized by Manny's, a San Francisco community meeting and learning place. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Biden in their last clash on stage

Oct. 24, 2020 7:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A more measured President Donald Trump does not necessarily mean a more truthful one. In the final debate of the presidential campaign, he was loose with facts on the crisis of the time — the pandemic — and much else. Trump did, though, exploit confusion sowed by Joe Biden...

A field of sunflowers is within sight of the Mehrum coal-fired power station, wind turbines and high-voltage lines in Mehrum, Germany, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. In the energy turnaround, energy sources such as coal are to be replaced by more environmentally friendly energy sources from the sun and wind. The phase-out of coal is planned by 2038 at the latest. (Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's skewed indictment of wind power

Oct. 23, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's dismissal of wind power as a glitchy, pricey, bird-slaughtering way to make electricity is out of step with the times. He slammed the technology in his debate with Democrat Joe Biden on Thursday night, falsely contending wind power is dirtier and far pricier than...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden answers a question as President Donald Trump listens during the second and final presidential debate Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool)

AP FACT CHECK: Falsehoods and fumbles in Trump-Biden debate

Oct. 23, 2020 1:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The facts took a hit right out of the gate Thursday night. President Donald Trump’s first line of the night, about COVID-19 deaths, was false and set the tone as he and Democratic rival Joe Biden unleashed a torrent of claims in their last presidential debate. Trump misrepresented...

MidAmerican Energy idles 46 wind turbines after blade woes

Oct. 21, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa-based electric utility MidAmerican Energy has idled nearly four dozen power-generating wind turbines after huge blades broke off of two turbines in recent weeks. MidAmerican has paused the use of 46 turbines it has identified as having similar blades, which are about 177 feet...

Another wind turbine blade breaks off in central Iowa

Oct. 20, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

PATON, Iowa (AP) — For the second time in as many months, a huge blade has broken off from its wind turbine in central Iowa. The latest incident happened Thursday near Paton in Green County, television station KCCI reported Tuesday. No one was hurt. That follows a similar incident in mid-September, when...

Companies interested in buying Coal Creek power station

Oct. 7, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

At least two companies are interested in acquiring the McLean County power plant and the transmission line that runs to Minnesota, according to the director of the North Dakota Transmission Authority. The current owner, Great River Energy, intends to close Coal Creek Station in 2022 unless a buyer can be found,...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the headquarters of Octopus Energy in London, Monday Oct. 5, 2020. They visited the startup company to promote the company's plan to create 1,000 new technology jobs across sites in London, Brighton, Warwick and Leicester, and a new tech hub in Manchester. (Leon Neal/Pool via AP)

UK's Johnson promises to use pandemic as catalyst for change

Oct. 6, 2020 9:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday promised to use the COVID-19 pandemic as a catalyst to build a stronger Britain led by private enterprise, and took aim at “potshot, snipeshot” opponents who want to prolong government bailout programs forever. In a sometimes combative...

Political group that got money from utility coop scrutinized

Oct. 4, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A political action committee that supports candidates for the Nebraska Public Power District's board is being scrutinized because it received a start-up loan from a group backed by several rural public power districts. Several ratepayers and two NPPD board members have questioned...