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  • May 25--Lubbock County volunteer fire crews are waiting for a smoldering wind turbine to run out of the lubricating oil that was fueling the flames atop the structure Tuesday afternoon in West Lubbock County. The blaze was reported before 4 p.m. on a wind turbine near Reese Center and County Road 6400. The turbine was still smoldering and fire crews remained at the scene shortly before 5 p.m. ...
  • May 25--Facing sometimes strained relationships with state officials, rooftop solar advocates appear to be adopting a less combative approach and coalescing around a less emotional plea to restore favorable rates for rooftop solar customers in Nevada.
  • May 25--WINONA -- The Winona County Board of Commissioners approved a conditional use permit for a utility-scale solar project Tuesday night, and took a step toward making solar decisions simpler in the future. The board approved the CUP for a 250-kilowatt project that will be installed along State Highway 248 in Rollingstone Township. But the permit took some debate among the commissioners. ...
  • LONDON (AP) — The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide extensive funding for a new wind farm off the northeast coast of Scotland. The bank said Wednesday it would allocate 525 million pounds ($770 million) for the facility to be built 14 kilometers (9 miles) off the Caithness coast near Wick, 1,070 kilometers (670 miles) north of London. The money would be used to build an 86-turbine ...
  • May 24--BOSTON -- Long-awaited energy legislation introduced Monday on Beacon Hill includes a substantial requirement for offshore wind power, signaling a potential kickstart for an industry viewed by many as vital to New Bedford's future. State Rep. Patricia Haddad, a Somerset Democrat who sponsored an early version of the bill and has pushed for offshore wind legislation for the past two ...
  • May 25--Electricity from 40 acres of solar panels could light the homes and businesses of an eco-friendly development planned in Arden Hills. The Ramsey County Board on Tuesday voted to purchase land at the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP) site for what would be the largest solar array in the metro area. Xcel Energy would manage the solar installation, which is expected to ...
  • May 25--OTTAWA -- The Whirlpool plant in Ottawa will soon be incorporating wind energy into its facility, with the addition of a wind turbine coming by the end of the year. The investment in the Ottawa plant, along with a similar investment in the corporation's Marion plant, will total $13.5 million, according to a corporate press release. Built and financed by One Energy, the 1.5-megawatt ...
  • May 25--How many times have we all wondered why we spend so much time talking about hog waste and so little time doing something about it? We're pleased to note that there's a small change in the conversation. Someone -- several someones, actually -- is doing something different. And we'd love to see it succeed and grow. The someones are the biggest players in the country in the swine and ...
  • Utah, identified four years ago by the U.S. Department of the Interior as one of six states in the country with prime solar potential, is riding a boom of new utility-scale developments harnessing the energy of the sun. Nearly 680 megawatts is in development in central and southern Utah, and by next year, nearly 850 megawatts of new solar ...
  • It is heresy for an environmentalist to argue against a renewable energy project. But this environmentalist is also an engineer, and the engineering approach involves a cost-benefit analysis. Apex Clean Energy plans to build an industrial wind facility, the Rocky Forge Wind Farm, on North Mountain in Botetourt County. The plan is to construct 25, 550-foot-tall wind turbines. Each turbine is ...

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