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Sep. 18—The Reno County Commission Tuesday approved a conditional use permit allowing the development of a 1.4-megawatt solar farm in the northeast part of the county to serve Ark Valley Electric Cooperative customers. The development is actually one of two being built in the county to provide solar-generated electricity to the South Hutchinson-based cooperative, said Ark Valley General ...

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Sep. 18—Maine's top court ruled this week that construction of a 145-mile transmission-line corridor through western Maine can continue while the appeal of a judge's decision to nullify a crucial lease needed for the project makes its way through the courts. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court's ruling would allow construction to resume on all but the one-mile stretch of state-owned land covered ...

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Sep. 18—As Millstone Nuclear Power Station prepares for a refueling outage, Dominion Energy spokesperson Ken Holt took two Day reporters for a more than three-hour tour Thursday afternoon. It included the turbine generator building, spent fuel storage, water intake and outtake from Long Island Sound and other parts of the vast facility, which seems to function as a city in itself. Holt noted ...

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Sep. 17—The city of Greenwood is opening two solar farms that will power city-owned buildings. The first project should begin offering the city power by the end of October, said Bill Halter, who is Scenic Hill Solar's CEO. Scenic Hill Solar is the company building the solar farms. The farms are being built at no cost to the city, but the company will sell the generated power to the city. The ...

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Sep. 17—More than 3,600 customers were without power in northern San Luis Obispo County on Friday morning, according to PG&E. According to PG&E's outage map, roughly 3,625 customers in rural parts of North County were without electricity as of early Friday morning. This included households in Creston, areas east of Santa Margarita and areas south of Lake Nacimiento. According to PG&E, crews ...

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Sep. 17—Thousands of San Luis Obispo County residents have faced at least one power outage in the past month even as heatwaves brought record-breaking high temperatures to the area. And the frequent and long-lasting power outages will likely continue, according to PG&E. The energy company has "heightened the settings" on its circuit breakers, line reclosers and other power line equipment to be ...

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Sep. 17—Residents in the East Metro awoke Friday morning to downed trees and power outages following a thunderstorm that blew through the area about 3 a.m. As of 8 a.m., about 50,000 Xcel Energy customers in Minnesota and 11,000 in western Wisconsin were without power. Dakota Electric, which has customers in Dakota, Goodhue, Rice and Scott counties, reported about 3,000 without power. "We just ...

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A child in Mankato was killed early Friday during overnight thunderstorms that left more than 60,000 people in Minnesota and Wisconsin without power. The 4-year-old girl died when a tree branch fell on an occupied tent in Land of Memories Park, according to the city of Mankato. Officers responded to a report of a fallen tree at 2:30 a.m., and found the girl with life-threatening injuries. She ...

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker vows Illinois will help stop — and even reverse — climate change with a new state law that outlaws coal- and gas-fired electricity by 2045. But the law fails to address the state’s biggest source of climate-changing pollution: coal mining. During 2020 alone, mostly out-of-state companies that burned Illinois coal released more than 57 million tons of heat-trapping carbon ...

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Bangkok — Malaysia's King Abdullah is en route to former colonial power Britain for a 10-day visit that "symbolizes the importance of the relationship" between the two countries, according to the Malaysian Foreign Ministry.The king, whose full name is Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, will visit the huge Battersea Power Station, which the ministry described as "an iconic Malaysian ...