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Report describes paths toward N. Carolina net-zero emissions

Feb. 03, 2023 23:10 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Meeting greenhouse-gas emissions reduction goals for North Carolina over the next roughly quarter-century will require innovative policies and initiatives in addition to an emphasis on the increased use of electricity, according to a new state report. The North...

India's finance minister announces new clean energy funds

Feb. 01, 2023 08:12 AM EST

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Indian finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced several new clean energy initiatives in the government's annual federal budget speech on Wednesday, saying “green growth” is a top priority for the country. More than $8 billion dollars were announced...

Study: Enough rare earth minerals to fuel green energy shift

Jan. 27, 2023 11:08 AM EST

The world has enough rare earth minerals and other critical raw materials to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy to produce electricity and limit global warming, according to a new study that counters concerns about the supply of such minerals. With a push to get more...

US moves to protect Minnesota wilderness from planned mine

Jan. 26, 2023 15:55 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Biden administration moved Thursday to protect northeastern Minnesota's pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from future mining, dealing a potentially fatal blow to a copper-nickel project. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland signed an order closing...

Energy Sec. Granholm brings clean energy gospel to CES show

Jan. 23, 2023 08:16 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Anyone wondering what compelled the U.S. Department of Energy's first-ever appearance this year at the CES tech show — traditionally an annual showcase for consumer gadgets — need only consider what its boss sees as her main mission. Energy Secretary Jennifer...

NC tops 50K EVs; Triad’s electric vehicle pace trails state

Jan. 23, 2023 00:14 AM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has accelerated past the 50,000 mark for electric vehicle registrations, but EV saturation in the Triad continues to lag behind the state as a whole. Through October, 51,500 plug-in vehicles were registered in the state, according to the...

Clean energy gains a foothold in India, but coal still rules

Jan. 22, 2023 21:41 PM EST

BENGALURU, India (AP) — For six years, Pravinbhai Parmar's farm in Gujarat state in western India has been lined with rice, wheat and solar panels. The 36-year-old is among a handful of farmers in his native Dhundi village who have been using solar power to irrigate crops. ...

VP Harris touts Arizona-California power transmission line

Jan. 19, 2023 20:09 PM EST

TONOPAH, Ariz. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris and two cabinet secretaries on Thursday celebrated the start of construction of a new high-capacity power transmission line between Arizona and California, which they hope will lead to future solar energy farms in the desert outside Phoenix. ...

Study: Big gap in carbon removal effort key to climate goals

Jan. 19, 2023 06:54 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Researchers say efforts to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere aren't being scaled up fast enough and can’t be relied on to meet crucial climate goals. A report published Thursday by scientists in Europe and the United States found that new methods of CO2...

UAE names oil company chief to lead UN climate talks COP28

Jan. 12, 2023 21:08 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Thursday named the CEO of a state-run oil company who also oversees renewable energy projects to be the president of the upcoming United Nations climate negotiations in Dubai, drawing criticism from activists and highlighting the...