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Work starting on 13,000-acre solar farm in northern Indiana

Oct. 15, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

KNOX, Ind. (AP) — An Israeli company has started work to build a solar energy farm that’s planned to cover some 13,000 acres (5,261 hectares) across two northern Indiana counties when completed. Executives of Doral Renewables took part in a groundbreaking ceremony...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Oct. 13, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. October 13, 2021. Editorial: Hidden cameras don’t belong in schools It’s not uncommon for the rest of the state to look at Madison and react by wondering, “What were they thinking?” But the reaction is usually...

Hydropower decline adds strain to power grids in drought

Oct. 10, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After water levels at a California dam fell to historic lows this summer, the main hydropower plant it feeds was shut down. At the Hoover Dam in Nevada — one of the country’s biggest hydropower generators — production is down by 25%. If extreme drought persists,...

Iraq, UAE sign contract to build 5 solar power stations

Oct. 07, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq has signed a contract with a United Arab Emirates-based renewable energy developer to build five solar power plants in the oil-rich country with a chronic energy problem, the company said Thursday. The signing took place in Baghdad Wednesday between...

NC greenhouse gas bill nears final approval with Senate vote

Oct. 06, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An energy bill negotiated by legislators and Gov. Roy Cooper that aims in part to meet the governor's greenhouse gas emission reduction goals for North Carolina received decisive Senate approval on Wednesday. The measure,...

In dry California, some buy units that make water from air

Oct. 06, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

BENICIA, Calif. (AP) — The machine Ted Bowman helped design can make water out of the air, and in parched California, some homeowners are already buying the pricey devices. The air-to-water systems work like air conditioners by using coils to chill air, then collect...

Groups worry about New Mexico governor's hydrogen hub plan

Oct. 05, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups are raising concerns about Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's plans to turn New Mexico into a hydrogen fuel hub. The Democrat, who is running for reelection, has set a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions at...

Energy bill deal aims to meet Cooper NC gas reduction goals

Oct. 01, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper announced Friday agreement on an energy bill that aims to meet Cooper's goals on greenhouse gas reductions and gives dominant utility Duke Energy the ability to seek multiyear rate increases. The...

Deal to provide clean energy to 7 Michigan parks, offices

Sep. 26, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources has signed an agreement to buy energy for seven state parks and offices in southwestern Michigan. The deal with South Lyon-based Utopian Power will supply nearly 1 megawatt of clean energy to the parks...

Minnesota solar projects stalled due to Xcel Energy's delays

Sep. 25, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The number of Minnesota solar projects stalled due to delays by Xcel Energy has ballooned to more than 300, with a backlog of applications that solar industry leaders say will take decades to clear at the utility’s current pace. In one case in...