wind power

June 05, 2019 - 6:16 pm
Missouri utility regulators have approved the acquisition of a large wind energy project by a Chicago firm. The decision Wednesday by the state Public Service Commission was a necessary step for Invenergy to buy the rights to construct the proposed Grain Belt Express power line. The project...
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FILE- In this Nov. 29, 2006, file photo, steam rises from the huge boiler units at the coal-fired Jim Bridger Power Plant east of Rock Springs, Wyo. U.S. demand for coal to generate electricity will continue to weaken in coming months despite efforts by the Trump administration to prop up the struggling industry, federal officials said Thursday, May 9, 2019. Renewable energy sources are expected to fill much of the gap left by coal’s decline, according to the Energy Information Administration. (Jeff Gearino/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)
May 09, 2019 - 6:34 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. demand for coal to generate electricity will keep sliding in coming months, federal officials said Thursday, despite efforts by the Trump administration to shore up the struggling industry. Renewable energy sources including wind, solar and hydropower are expected to...
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2020 Democratic presidential candidate Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, left, walks with climate analyst John Davis, of Hamburg, Iowa, while touring flood damage, Friday, April 12, 2019, in Hamburg, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
April 16, 2019 - 1:21 pm
HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recently toured this waterlogged town near the Missouri River, blasting President Donald Trump as complicit in the flooding that has plagued large swaths of western Iowa in recent weeks. "We have a president who says that climate change is a hoax,"...
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March 20, 2019 - 11:58 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri regulators reversed course Wednesday and gave the go-ahead to one of the nation's largest renewable energy projects — a high-voltage power line delivering wind energy from the Midwest to a power grid for eastern states. The proposed Grain Belt Express...
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December 04, 2018 - 6:50 pm
The University of Kansas has signed an agreement with Westar Energy to have its Lawrence campus powered nearly 100% by wind energy by 2020. The twenty-year agreement is expected to lower the university's utility bills about 22%, from 2.3 cents per kilowatt hour to 1.8 cents. Kansas State and...
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December 04, 2018 - 2:37 pm
The University of Kansas has signed an agreement with Westar Energy to have its Lawrence campus powered nearly 100 percent by wind energy by 2020. The Kansas City Star reports the 20-year agreement is expected to lower the university's utility bills about 22 percent, from 2.3 cents per kilowatt...
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November 05, 2018 - 8:06 pm
Washburn University in Topeka says it is committed to providing most of its energy from a Westar wind farm in the future. Washburn and Westar Energy announced Monday they have signed a twenty year agreement for energy produced by a new wind farm. Under the agreement, the university will buy 4...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 photo is seen a wind turbine on the Aegean island of Tilos, Greece. When the blades of the 800 kilowatt wind turbine start turning, Tilos will become the first island in the Mediterranean to run exclusively on wind and solar power, feeding the needs of its population of some 400 people in winter, and some 3000 in summer. (AP Photo/ Iliana Mier)
August 19, 2018 - 2:19 am
TILOS, Greece (AP) — When the blades of its 800-kilowatt wind turbine start turning, the small Greek island of Tilos will become the first in the Mediterranean to run exclusively on wind and solar power. The sea horse-shaped Greek island between Rhodes and Kos has a winter population of 400. But...
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May 25, 2018 - 12:04 pm
A city in central Oklahoma has made an environmental resolution to transition to 100 percent renewable energy in city buildings by 2035. The Norman Transcript reports that the Tuesday resolution makes Norman the first city in Oklahoma to make such a commitment to renewables. The city will tap into...
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August 16, 2017 - 12:57 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri utility regulators have rejected a proposed high-voltage power line to carry wind power across the Midwest to eastern states. Today's decision by the Missouri Public Service Commission creates a significant hurdle for Clean Line Energy Partners, which wants to...
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