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In one tiny German town, nobody worries about energy bills

Sep. 29, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

FELDHEIM, Germany (AP) — Europeans are opening their energy bills with trepidation these days, bracing for hefty price hikes as utility companies pass on the surging cost of natural gas, oil and electricity tied to Russia's war in Ukraine. Many are trying to conserve by turning down the heat and...

Tiny Oregon town hosts 1st wind-solar-battery 'hybrid' plant

Sep. 28, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A renewable energy plant in Oregon that combines solar power, wind power and massive batteries to store the energy generated there officially opened Wednesday as the first utility-scale plant of its kind in North America. The project, which can generate...

WA--Washington Digest, 1pm update, WA

Sep. 28, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up for select Washington stories. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s complete coverage of Washington and the rest of the world, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org Questions about coverage plans are welcome and...

Hearings begin on Georgia Power proposal to raise rates 12%

Sep. 27, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — State regulators began hearings Tuesday on Georgia Power Co.'s request to raise rates by 12% over the next three years, setting up clashes over how much profit the utility should earn, how much solar panel owners should be paid and how rates should be structured. The...

France's Macron seeks 'massive' boost for renewable energy

Sep. 22, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

SAINT-NAZAIRE, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday called for a “massive acceleration” of renewable energy development in his country, including offshore wind farms and solar power, via a new plan that seeks to bring lagging France closer to the energy policies of its...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 19, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. September 18, 2002. Editorial: Texas’ energy future is at risk Legislators must protect wind, boost natural gas Those of us who saw the power go out during the winter storm in 2021, or who worried through rolling blackouts in the...

After climate bill passage, WVa natural gas plant unveiled

Sep. 16, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Maryland company announced Friday it will build a natural gas power plant designed to capture climate-changing carbon in West Virginia. Officials said it was made possible by a recently signed law embraced by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin that gives tax breaks for...

Debate highlights Arizona utility regulator differences

Sep. 14, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A debate among the four candidates seeking two seats on the commission that regulates Arizona utilities revealed sharp differences in their approaches to the job as the state adjusts to climate change and a shrinking water supply. The two Republicans on the November...

Kenya’s new president promises ambitious climate plan

Sep. 14, 2022 06:28 AM EDT

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s newly elected president William Ruto said that climate change will be key to the government's agenda and made an ambitious pledge to ramp up clean energy and phase out fossil fuels for electricity by 2030. “In our country, women and men, young...

NC utilities panel hears testimony over Duke Energy CO2 plan

Sep. 13, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's electricity regulators began listening Tuesday to potentially weeks of testimony over proposals by Duke Energy Corp. subsidiaries on how to carry out a state law demanding greenhouse gas reductions in the next decade. In keeping with the...