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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...

Nakate: Leaders are missing the human face of climate change

Sep. 16, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Vanessa Nakate's climate activism over the past three years has propelled her to the world stage. Since 2019, Nakate has worked to amplify the voices of African climate activists through a platform she created called Rise Up Movement, spearheaded an initiative to...

Minnesota regulators approve huge solar project in Becker

Sep. 15, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

BECKER, Minn. (AP) — A massive solar project that is expected to cost at least $575 million was approved Thursday by Minnesota utility regulators. The state Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to allow Xcel Energy to recover costs for the new solar farm from the...

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...