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Georgia Power steadfast as decision nears in $2.9B rate case

Nov. 29, 2022 14:45 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Power Co.'s message to regulators Tuesday was clear: Despite attacks that its proposed 12% rate hike is padded with profit, unneeded spending and consumer harm, the utility still wants $2.9 billion more over the next three years. Georgia Power Chief...

Arizona company adds $1B solar power parts plant in Alabama

Nov. 16, 2022 16:55 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Arizona-based First Solar Inc. has selected Alabama as the site of a more than $1 billion factory that will manufacture modules that generate solar power, the company announced Wednesday. First Solar said in a statement that the plant, to be located in...

Hopes and costs are high for UK's nuclear energy future

Nov. 15, 2022 02:15 AM EST

BRIDGWATER, England (AP) — Wedged between the southwestern town of Bridgwater and the Severn estuary is a 430-acre site where some of the U.K.'s future electricity hopes are pinned. Now reaching over 100 feet (32 meters) high, construction on the first of two nuclear reactors at...

Solar farms in 3 states cited for environmental violations

Nov. 14, 2022 18:49 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Four companies that developed solar energy facilities in Alabama, Idaho and Illinois have agreed to pay a total of $1.3 million for violating construction permits and rules for handling groundwater, authorities said Monday. A statement by the Justice...

Saudi Arabia has 'green vision' at COP27, critics unmoved

Nov. 13, 2022 08:58 AM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Hydrogen cars and vehicles that capture their tailpipe pollutants. Computer mice made from recycled ocean waste plastic. Hundreds of millions of trees planted in the desert. Saudi Arabia's vision of an environmentally friendly future is on display just a short drive...

In Egypt, host of COP27, a small step toward green energy

Nov. 12, 2022 09:32 AM EST

BENBAN, Egypt (AP) — From a distance, the endless landscape of solar panels stretching toward the horizon can easily be mistaken for crops nearing harvest. But here in the desert in southern Egypt, workers have been cultivating another precious commodity: electricity. After the...

Utility backs solar farm atop capped Kentucky coal ash pit

Nov. 11, 2022 13:45 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation's largest public utility has proposed building a $216 million solar farm project in Kentucky atop a capped coal ash storage pit at one of its coal-fired power plants. The federal Tennessee Valley Authority voted Thursday to advance the initiative...

California seeks to pair home energy storage, rooftop solar

Nov. 10, 2022 19:39 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators on Thursday proposed changes to the state's residential solar market designed to encourage more at-home battery systems that can help the electrical grid rely less on fossil fuels in the evenings, especially during heat waves. It's...

The Latest | UN Climate Summit

Nov. 10, 2022 13:28 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The Latest on the United Nations climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. The youngest sister of a jailed Egyptian pro-democracy activist says she is “scared” for her brother after prison authorities told the family they medically intervened...

Climate talks host Egypt gets green energy, transport deals

Nov. 09, 2022 13:34 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Egypt, the host of this year's U.N. climate talks, is racking up a number of deals to green its energy and transport systems still heavily reliant on heavily polluting fossil fuels. The agreements include a $10 billion investment to replace...