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Vermont solar growth slowed for now as utilities hit limit

Vermont solar growth slowed for now as utilities hit limit

Solar panels that are part of a community array occupy a property in Richmond, Vt., on Friday. Vermont’s commitment to renewable energy has created a job-producing boom in renewable energy projects that has seen solar panels pop up across the state.

January 24, 2016 9:52 amLoading…
Vermont solar growth slowed for now as utilities hit limit

Vermont solar growth slowed for now as utilities hit limit

RICHMOND, Vt. — Less than two years after Vermont almost quadrupled the amount of renewable electricity that homeowners and small businesses can sell to their utilities, regulators are looking for the best way to go even further to encourage renewable energy production while ensuring costs s…

January 24, 2016 9:52 amLoading…

Airport art allows travelers to consider their energy use

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Travelers making their way through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will get a lesson in energy conservation.

January 17, 2016 3:21 pmLoading…

Auto Show: Some see sales slowdown; fuel economy quandary

DETROIT (AP) — The North American International Auto Show opens to the public Jan. 16 in Detroit. Here are some of the things we learned at this week's media preview:

January 13, 2016 4:00 amLoading…

Auto Show: Some see sales slowdown; fuel economy quandary

DETROIT (AP) — The North American International Auto Show opens to the public Jan. 16 in Detroit. Here are some of the things we learned at this week's media preview:

January 12, 2016 6:00 pmLoading…
Navajo Nation on track for first utility-scale solar plant

Navajo Nation on track for first utility-scale solar plant

FLAGSTAFF — A Navajo community south of Monument Valley will be home to the tribe's first utility-scale solar plant capable of powering 7,700 homes on average.

December 21, 2015 3:38 pmLoading…
China's efforts on climate deal partly due to its pollution

China's efforts on climate deal partly due to its pollution

A woman wears a mask as she rides across a road on a polluted day in Beijing on Sunday. China’s push for a global climate pact is partly because of its own pressing need to solve its environmental problems, observers say.

December 13, 2015 3:45 amLoading…
China's efforts on climate deal partly due to its pollution

China's efforts on climate deal partly due to its pollution

BEIJING — China’s push for a global climate pact was due in part to its own increasingly pressing need to solve serious environmental problems, observers said Sunday.

December 13, 2015 3:45 amLoading…
AP EXPLAINS: End-of-session spending, tax bills in Congress

AP EXPLAINS: End-of-session spending, tax bills in Congress

In this Dec. 10, 2015, photo, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., waits in his ceremonial office for the arrival of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. The White House and top lawmakers want to wrap up a year's worth of budget work and …

December 13, 2015 3:06 amLoading…
AP EXPLAINS: End-of-session spending, tax bills in Congress

AP EXPLAINS: End-of-session spending, tax bills in Congress

WASHINGTON — The White House and top lawmakers want to wrap up a year’s worth of budget work and let Congress adjourn this coming week until 2016. There are two major bills: A $1.1 trillion government-wide spending measure and a broad renewal of expiring tax breaks for businesses and individuals.

December 13, 2015 3:06 amLoading…
Tens of billions promised to boost clean energy tech

Tens of billions promised to boost clean energy tech

PARIS — Government and business leaders are banking on clean energy technology to fight global warming, kicking off this week's high-stakes climate change negotiations by pledging tens of billions of dollars for research and development.

November 29, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…
Tens of billions promised to boost clean energy tech

Tens of billions promised to boost clean energy tech

Activists form a human chain during a protest ahead of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, in Paris, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. More than 140 world leaders are gathering around Paris for high-stakes climate talks that start Monday, and activists are holding marches and protests around the world t…

November 29, 2015 11:36 amLoading…
Tens of billions promised to boost clean energy tech

Tens of billions promised to boost clean energy tech

PARIS — Government and business leaders are banking on clean-energy technology to fight global warming, kicking off this week’s high-stakes climate change negotiations by pledging tens of billions of dollars for research and development.

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Minnesota couple say wind turbines disrupt their lives

Minnesota couple say wind turbines disrupt their lives

November 08, 2015 3:39 pmLoading…

Company floats proposal for 1st wind farm off California

MORRO BAY, Calif. — A Seattle company is floating a proposal for California’s first offshore wind farm.

November 08, 2015 1:41 pmLoading…

Study: Grassland birds losing habitat to ND oil drilling

BISMARCK, N.D. — Many grassland birds are losing habitat to drilling activity in western North Dakota's oil patch and more needs to be done to prevent further displacement, a new federal study says.

October 15, 2015 12:51 pmLoading…
Panel seeks to extend freeze on Ohio green energy targets

Panel seeks to extend freeze on Ohio green energy targets

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Government requirements for the use of solar, wind and other forms of renewable energy by Ohio power companies would be suspended indefinitely under recommendations released Wednesday by a legislative panel.

September 30, 2015 12:37 pmLoading…

Expert: Fracking restrictions coincide with lesser quakes

TOPEKA, Kan. — A limit on the injection of saltwater into the ground by oil producers coincided with less intense earthquakes in south-central Kansas, according to a state geologist.

September 23, 2015 2:37 pmLoading…

Drilling boom brings rising number of harmful waste spills

CROSSROADS, N.M. (AP) — Carl Johnson and son Justin are third- and fourth-generation ranchers who for decades have battled oilfield companies that left a patchwork of barren earth where the men graze cattle in the high plains of New Mexico. Blunt and profane, they stroll across a 1 1/2-acre …

September 07, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…

Researchers work on possible diesel replacement

TOPEKA, Kan. — Researchers from Kansas, Michigan and Nebraska are modifying an oilseed for use as a potential diesel replacement.

August 16, 2015 1:17 pmLoading…

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