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More states wade into legal fight on greenhouse gases

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:11 PM

A legal battle is brewing in Washington over President Barack Obama's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, setting states economically dependent on fossil fuels against those already suffering from longer droughts, stronger storms and higher... Full Story

Minnesota takes North Dakota coal fight to appeals court

posted on October 23, 2015 at 3:35 PM

A three-judge federal appeals panel posed tough questions as the states of North Dakota and Minnesota faced off in a legal battle over regulating coal-generated electricity. Full Story

Twin Cities airport plans solar power project

posted on October 3, 2014 at 10:34 AM

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is planning a $25.4 million solar power installation to generate nearly 20 percent of the airport's electricity. Full Story

World's Largest Solar Thermal Facility Opens In California Desert

posted on February 21, 2014 at 6:07 PM

World's Largest Solar Thermal Facility Opens In California Desert
The complex covers nearly 5 square miles in the Mojave Desert near the California-Nevada border and consists of 350,000 mirrors that are roughly the size of a garage door. Full Story

U.S. Wind Power Surges to All-Time High

posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:23 PM

U.S. Wind Power Surges to All-Time High
The United States continues to be one of the world’s largest and fastest growing markets for wind power, and for the first time, the Department of Energy reports that wind energy became the top source of NEW U.S. electricity generation in 2012. Full Story

U.S. Wind Industry Sees Record-Breaking Growth

posted on April 19, 2013 at 4:04 PM

U.S. Wind Industry Sees Record-Breaking Growth
American wind power now generates over 10 percent of electricity in nine states, with Iowa leading the way, according to the American Wind Energy Association. Full Story

EPA rules threaten older power plants

posted on December 16, 2011 at 3:43 PM

More than 32 mostly coal-fired power plants in a dozen states will be forced to shut down and an additional 36 might have to close because of new federal air pollution regulations, according to an Associated Press survey. Full Story

Dimmer switch flipped on energy-savings standards

posted on December 16, 2011 at 3:26 PM

Republicans in Congress are flipping the dimmer switch on a law that sets new energy-savings standards for light bulbs. Full Story

New Mexico Company To Develop Hydrogen Power Plant

posted on July 17, 2009 at 8:07 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M -- A New Mexico-based energy technology company says it plans to develop what it calls the world's first utility-scale, zero-emissions hydrogen power plant. Full Story

Electricity Providers Say Plan Would Raise Prices

posted on April 24, 2009 at 8:04 PM

WASHINGTON – Consumers will face higher electricity prices if Congress passes a global warming bill without giving utilities some allowances to emit greenhouse gases, electricity providers warned Thursday. Full Story

Wisconsin Renewables

posted on August 31, 2007 at 8:08 PM

Wisconsin Renewables
Wisconsin utility finds renewable energy sources in unlikely locations. Full Story

Underwater Turbines Use Tides to Produce Electricity

posted on April 20, 2007 at 8:04 PM

The East River around New York has the reputation of being a dumping ground for garbage and possibly even mobsters' bodies. Full Story

Farmers Convert Switchgrass To Electric Power

posted on February 9, 2007 at 8:02 PM

Farmers Convert Switchgrass To Electric Power
Southern Iowa farmers use switchgrass from 4000 Conservation Reserve Program Acres to fuel the boiler at an electric generating plant. Full Story

Sweet Power

posted on September 26, 2003 at 8:09 PM

Two scientists at the University of Massachusetts have discovered a sugar-loving micro-organism that may one day serve as a stable source of low power. Full Story


posted on June 20, 2003 at 8:06 PM

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