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GOP states benefiting from shift to wind and solar energy

GOP states benefiting from shift to wind and solar energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — If there’s a War on Coal, it’s increasingly clear which side is winning. Wind turbines and solar panels accounted for more than two-thirds of all new electric generation capacity added to the nation’s grid in 2015, according to a recent analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy. The remaining third was largely new power plants fueled by ...

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The Paris climate deal at a glance

The Paris climate deal at a glance

NEW YORK (AP) — Four months after negotiating a global climate agreement in Paris, government officials are coming to New York on Friday to sign the pact in a ceremony at the United Nations. Here are some of the key elements of the Paris deal, which is the first agreement requiring all countries to join the fight against global warming. ...

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Senate approves wide-ranging energy bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. listens at left as Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a wide-ranging energy bill Wednesday that would promote a variety of energy sources and speed federal approval of projects to export liquefied natural gas to Europe and Asia. Senators backed the measure, 85 to 12, the first ambitious energy bill approved by the Senate in nearly a decade. The bill would boost renewables such ...

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MidAmerican announces $3.6 billion wind turbine project

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines-based MidAmerican Energy Company says it plans to spend $3.6 billion on a wind turbine operation that will generate up to 2,000 megawatts of electricity. Bill Fehrman, the utility’s CEO and president, announced the project Thursday at an event in Des Moines attended by Gov. Terry Branstad and other state officials. Officials say the ...

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High court allows western Ohio wind farm to proceed

High court allows western Ohio wind farm to proceed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Opponents of a planned wind farm in western Ohio’s Champaign County have lost a legal challenge. A 5-2 decision by the Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday upholds a 2013 power siting board decision allowing Champaign Wind LLC’s “Buckeye Wind II” project to proceed. The plan included up to 56 wind turbines on 13,500 acres of private ...

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US wind energy output hit record in ’15, industry group says

US wind energy output hit record in '15, industry group says

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — An industry group says wind energy generated a record 191 megawatt-hours of electricity last year, enough for 17.5 million homes. The American Wind Energy Association said Tuesday that wind produced 4.7 percent of the nation’s electricity in 2015. It says coal generated 33 percent and natural gas slightly less than that. The association released the statistics ...

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World Bank hikes aid to poor nations fighting global warming

A View of Earth From Apollo 11 (NASA, July 19, 1969). (Image: NASA via Flickr)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Bank is boosting spending on climate change by 50 percent to help poorer countries battle global warming and power 150 million homes with renewable energy. The bank released a 59-page climate action plan Thursday designed to help less developed nations meet global warming goals that countries set last December in Paris. The international financial organization ...

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Dominion: Proposed costs coming down for 2 offshore turbines

Dominion: Proposed costs coming down for 2 offshore turbines

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Virginia Power says it’s working to bring down the cost of two proposed research wind turbines 25 miles offshore, an important step in developing a wind farm on 113,000 acres in Atlantic waters. The power company told a teleconference Thursday that a key challenge is keeping down the costs of huge ocean-going vessels needed to ...

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Appeals court won’t overturn wind farm fraud conviction

Appeals court won't overturn wind farm fraud conviction

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal appeals court is rejecting an effort by a Salt Lake City man to overturn his conviction for bilking investors in a fraudulent wind farm business, just days after rejecting a similar appeal from the man’s sister. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Monday rejected the latest appeal from Robert Arthur ...

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New Mexico groups push for more renewable energy

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of New Mexico environmental groups and community leaders are pushing for more electricity to come from renewable energy sources. The head of the University of New Mexico’s Sustainable Studies Program, Bruce Milne, says it’s both desirable and feasible for the U.S. to shift to 100 percent renewable energy and that technological innovations in the ...

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