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Duke Energy offers CO2 cut options for NC by 2030, '32, '34

May. 16, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

RALEIGH. N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Corp.'s electricity-generating subsidiaries for North Carolina told regulators on Monday how they can comply with a new state law demanding significant greenhouse gas reductions by the end of the decade. The document filings with the North Carolina...

Raimondo: Inquiry on solar imports follows the law

May. 11, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo pushed back forcefully Wednesday against critics — including some within the Biden administration — who say a government investigation of solar imports from Southeast Asia is hindering President Joe Biden’s ambitious climate goals. ...

California prepares for energy shortfalls in hot, dry summer

May. 06, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California likely will have an energy shortfall equivalent to what it takes to power about 1.3 million homes when use is at its peak during the hot and dry summer months, state officials said Friday. Threats from drought, extreme heat and wildfires, plus...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 04, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. April 27, 2022. Editorial: Florida’s shame and the war on Disney And so, our governor manufactures yet another controversy out of whole cloth, or in this case out of big ears and a tail. And again, the media dutifully cover it as an...

Regulators approve 2nd phase of Alliant solar plan

Apr. 28, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin regulators have signed off on the second phase of Alliant Energy’s $1.5 billion solar energy plan. The Wisconsin State Journal reported the Public Service Commission unanimously approved Alliant’s plan Thursday to buy or build six solar farms in...

Major Japan railway now powered only by renewable energy

Apr. 27, 2022 00:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's Shibuya is famed for its Scramble Crossing, where crowds of people crisscross the intersection in a scene symbolizing urban Japan’s congestion and anonymity. It may have added another boasting right. Tokyu Railways' trains running through Shibuya and other...

Texas storm motivates FPL to prepare for extreme weather

Apr. 23, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Among the most common natural disasters that threaten Florida, its people and its power grids are hurricanes, which are fueled by warm waters during a season that stretches across spring, summer and fall. But Florida isn’t immune to...

Florida seeks 100% renewable electricity by 2050

Apr. 21, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida utilities would gradually increase their electricity to 100% renewable by 2050 under a proposed rule unveiled Thursday by the state's agriculture commissioner. The proposed rule is an outgrowth of a lengthy court battle involving dozens of young...

Cleaner Earth: Healing ozone hole, less smog, more eagles

Apr. 21, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

With climate change, plastic pollution and a potential sixth mass extinction, humanity has made some incredible messes in the world. But when people, political factions and nations have pulled together, they have also cleaned up some of those human-caused environmental problems,...

Wind energy company kills 150 eagles in US, pleads guilty

Apr. 06, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A subsidiary of one of the largest U.S. providers of renewable energy pleaded guilty to criminal charges and was ordered to pay over $8 million in fines and restitution after at least 150 eagles were killed at its wind farms in eight states, federal prosecutors said...