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Regulator: Not ‘brightest decision’ to withhold Iowa Energy Center funding

Turbines at a Wind Farm. (Image: Duke Energy via Flickr)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The chairwoman of the Iowa Utilities Board says her decision to temporarily withhold funding last year from an energy research center was “probably not the brightest decision” she’s made, but she doesn’t believe she violated the law. Geri Huser told a legislative committee Tuesday that she did not know her decision to withhold $4.4 million ...

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Facing backlash, Clinton says coal still has a future

Facing backlash, Clinton says coal still has a future

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Facing a backlash from Appalachian Democrats, Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Monday tried to reaffirm her commitment to coal communities one day after declaring on national television she was going to “to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” Clinton’s comments came during a Sunday night appearance on CNN, where she was ...

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Panel: Finding climate fingerprints in wild weather is valid

Panel: Finding climate fingerprints in wild weather is valid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate science has progressed so much that experts can accurately detect global warming’s fingerprints on certain extreme weather events, such as a heat wave, according to a high-level scientific advisory panel. For years scientists have given almost a rote response to the question of whether an instance of weird weather was from global warming, insisting that they ...

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Big Wyoming wind farm clears another government hurdle

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — One of the biggest wind projects under development in North America cleared another regulatory hurdle Wednesday with the release of a federal environmental study looking at the first-phase installation of 500 wind turbines. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s environmental analysis tentatively allows planning for the Chokecherry-Sierra Madre wind project south of Rawlins to continue. The ...

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Offshore wind projects in US see renewed interest

Offshore wind energy farm. (Image: Håkan Dahlström via Flickr)

BOSTON (AP) — The offshore wind industry has high hopes for establishing a permanent beachhead in the U.S. after years of disappointment. Business leaders and politicians who gathered for an industry conference in Boston earlier this week said wealthy investment firms and seasoned European offshore wind companies are increasingly committing to projects along the East Coast. That, they said, is ...

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Cardin, Delaney, to hold briefing on clean energy

Maryland Democrats Sen. Ben Cardin (L) and Rep. John Delaney (R)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ben Cardin and Rep. John Delaney are scheduled to discuss clean energy goals. The Maryland Democrats will be meeting with reporters on Thursday to talk about the benefits of the country getting half of its energy from clean and non-carbon sources by 2030. This week, lawmakers in Congress will introduce resolutions affirming the goal. It is ...

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