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Two of the offshore wind turbines have been constructed off the coast of Virginia Beach, Va., Monday June 29, 2020. Two wind turbines are part of an offshore wind turbine project. The turbines will begin operation in August. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Virginia moves a step closer to harnessing offshore wind

Jun. 29, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s governor ceremonially signed legislation Monday that sets a path for the eventual approval of two large-scale offshore wind farms that could produce enough electricity to power more than a million homes in the state. The two proposed projects would be located...

At least 15 dead in southern Mexico wind-farm feud killings

Jun. 22, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A longstanding feud over a wind-power project has boiled over into grisly violence, after at least 15 people were bludgeoned to death with stones and cement blocks, and some bodies were partly burned. The government of the Pacific coast community of San Mateo del Mar in Oaxaca state...

Activists criticize Vectren plan to keep 1 coal-fired plant

Jun. 20, 2020 9:21 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A utility that serves about 145,000 customers in southwestern Indiana plans to close three coal-fired power plants while adding solar and wind power as part of a larger proposal that environmental groups are criticizing because it would keep one coal power plant in operation....

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2016 file photo, three of Deepwater Wind's five turbines stand in the water off Block Island, R.I. On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, New Jersey officials unveiled a plan to build a facility next to a nuclear power plant in southern New Jersey where turbine blades and other components for offshore wind farms would be built, put on ships and sent out to sea. The proposed facility will cost $300 million to $400 million, with construction starting in 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

NJ aims to grab wind energy leadership with turbine facility

Jun. 16, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is making a bold play to grab a leading share of the growing offshore wind energy industry by building a facility to build and and deploy the huge turbine blades needed to operate windmills. Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday the state Economic Development Authority will...

Regulators approve wind farm in Burke County

Jun. 11, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators have approved a permit for an energy company that wants to build dozens of wind turbines in Burke County. The state Public Service Commission granted approval for the $300 million Northern Divide Wind Project and a $30 million, 41-mile long transmission line...

NY saw little progress toward renewable energy goals in 2019

Jun. 10, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York made little progress last year toward its goal of boosting renewable energy production, the state’s bulk electricity grid operator said in a report Wednesday. Wind and solar projects under development, however, along with a push for new transmission projects, could help...

New Mexico official inks leases for Western Spirit wind farm

Jun. 5, 2020 1:59 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard has signed a series of leases with the developer of a proposed wind farm that's expected to generate at least $16 million in revenue for public schools and other beneficiaries. The State Land Office announced the approval of the...

Cyclists ride along the dyke in Emden, Germany, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The German government wants to increase offshore wind power capacity five-fold by 2040 as part of its plan to wean the country off fossil fuels. Cabinet on Wednesday agreed a bill that would set a goal of 40 Gigawatts of installed offshore wind power capacity in 20 years, from about 7.5 Gigawatts at present. It also raised the target for 2030 from 15 Gigawatts to 20. (Sina Schuldt/dpa via AP)

Germany seeks 5-fold increase in offshore wind power by 2040

Jun. 3, 2020 7:36 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government wants to increase offshore wind power capacity five-fold by 2040 as part of its plan to wean the country off fossil fuels. The Cabinet on Wednesday agreed on a bill that would set a goal of 40 Gigawatts of installed offshore wind power capacity in 20 years, from about...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 1, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Fixing our broken country will require all of us Akron Beacon Journal May 31 With cities on fire from coast to coast and nightly battles raging between police and protesters, it may seem like our country has descended into a dark and...

Regulations could stop Lake Erie wind farm from being built

May. 22, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Developers of a proposed six-turbine wind farm in Lake Erie said new restrictions placed on the project could sink it. The Ohio Power Siting Board on Thursday gave the approval needed to begin construction on what would be the first freshwater offshore wind farm in North America. But the...