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Utility gets nod to build 416-mile power line across US West

May. 26, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. land managers Thursday said they've given final permission for a 416-mile transmission line that would connect wind farms in eastern Wyoming with customers in Utah and elsewhere across the West. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said it has notified...

Lease terms for California offshore wind projects released

May. 26, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Biden administration has released the lease terms for offshore wind projects that would place hundreds of turbines in California's coastal waters — the first such project off the nation's Pacific coast. The two projects along the state's northern and...

Korean solar panel firm to hire 470 at $171M Georgia plant

May. 26, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

DALTON, Ga. (AP) — A Korean solar panel maker announced Thursday that it will expand its presence in Georgia, building a new $171 million plant next to an existing factory in Dalton. The new plant will open in the first half of 2023 and will hire 470 people, Qcells, a unit of...

Cancer patients seek damages from Fukushima nuclear plant

May. 26, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court began hearings Thursday in a lawsuit seeking nearly $5 million in damages for six people who were children in Fukushima at the time of its 2011 nuclear power plant disaster and later developed thyroid cancer. The plaintiffs are suing the operator of the...

Developers plan $390 million wind farm in south-central ND

May. 26, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Developers want to build a $390 million wind farm in south-central North Dakota. The state Public Service Commission has scheduled a hearing in late June for Badger Wind, a project under development by Orsted Onshore North America. The company...

Manufacturer to locate in western Kentucky, create 150 jobs

May. 26, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — A manufacturer of electrical power distribution connectors plans to locate in western Kentucky and create 150 jobs, officials said. Hollobus Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of engineering design technology company Superior Tray Systems, is investing $2.25 million...

Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 25, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 23 The Washington Post say paused Disinformation Governance Board was doomed from its inception The Disinformation Governance Board has been put on pause — leaving skeptics of the new...

Permit approved for large solar power farm in Yakima County

May. 25, 2022 08:15 AM EDT

MOXEE, Wash. (AP) — Plentiful sunshine, a nudge from the state of Washington, and even a few sheep will help a large solar power farm in eastern Yakima County begin operation sometime in 2024. Yakima County Hearing Examiner Gary Cuillier has approved a conditional use permit for...

German chancellor discusses Ukraine war in South Africa

May. 24, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's neutral stance on Russia's war in Ukraine was a major topic of conversation as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz meets Tuesday with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, to end his three-nation tour of Africa. Speaking to the press in South...

US releases environmental study about new Idaho test reactor

May. 23, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials have released an environmental study for a proposed nuclear test reactor to be built in eastern Idaho that backers say is needed to revamp the nation’s fading nuclear power industry by developing safer fuel and power plants. The U.S. Department...