The 500 megawatts of renewable energy that Alabama Power is seeking regulatory permission to install would bring a premium price and is aimed at corporate, not residential, customers, a company spokesman told AL.com.
Toyota’s new model Prius, due out in the autumn, will find it hard to reverse the decline in the sector in the face of lower gasoline prices and the increasing fuel economy of conventional vehicles, the Los Angeles Times reports.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A division of Amazon is buying the renewable energy generated by the South's first big wind-power project.
Seattle-based Amazon Web Services said Monday it has agreed to buy the electricity generated by the 200-megawatt operation to be built near Elizabeth City in rural eastern North Carolina. A groundbreaking for the project being built by Iberdrola Renewables is scheduled for Tuesday.
Solar Impulse – the plane being flown around the world powered only by sunlight – will be grounded in Hawaii until August while repairs are made to some of its overheated batteries, The Associated Press reports.
With more than 14,000 megawatts of wind power capacity installed, Texas has more than double the amount of second-ranked California, while 11 states have no commercial installations, The Associated Press reports, citing Energy Department information.
On a vast tract of old North Carolina farmland, crews are getting ready to build something the South has never seen: a commercial-scale wind energy farm.
The $600 million project by Spanish developer Iberdrola Renewables LLC will put 102 turbines on 22,000 acres near the coastal community of Elizabeth City, with plans to add about 50 more. Once up and running, it could generate about 204 megawatts, or enough electricity to power about 60,000 homes.
Hoping to generate interest in clean energy flight, Airbus has successfully recreated the first airplane journey across the English Channel, but this time using a prototype plane powered by lithium batteries, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Unsettled financial markets and gains in the U.S. dollar kept investors from investing more heavily in clean energy projects in the second quarter of 2015, according to a new analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The report found clean energy investments of $53 billion were down 28 percent from the same period a year ago.
The decision by the Florida League of Cities to file a legal brief urging the state Supreme Court to keep a solar initiative off the ballot is being opposed by some local officials, the Miami Herald reports.
A planned debate between Republican presidential candidates on energy and environment issues in New Hampshire this week was cancelled after only two agreed to come, and a similar forum for Democrats has been postponed, The Huffington Post reports.
A top Wells Fargo executive on Thursday told a panel in Houston that his bank has lowered its borrowing base for oil companies by an average of about 15 percent because of the drop in crude prices, FuelFix reports. Analysts say the change could mean $15 billion less in capital available to producers.
Oil prices are on track for their biggest weekly gain in six years, rallying again early Friday on expectations that the Federal Reserve will delay raising interest rates. U.S. benchmark crude rose 77 cents to $50.20 a barrel in electronic trading on the Nymex, while in London Brent gained 60 cents to $53.65, Reuters reports.
Under a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency, Estes Express Lines will pay a $100,000 fine and spend $290,000 on pollution control equipment for operating its trucks in California without filters required under the state’s stringent regulations, the Los Angeles Times reports.
A revised forecast from the National Weather Service says the El Nino weather pattern in place might help alleviate California’s drought this winter by bringing substantial precipitation, The Sacramento Bee reports.
The fall in oil and gas prices may have deferred the decision by Petronas to move ahead on an LNG export project in British Columbia, but the Malaysian company isn’t giving up on the idea, Reuters reports.
Managers at Mark Group Ltd. – bought by SunEdison in July – have purchased the business back but put it into the British equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, laying off more than 900 employees as they closed down company operations, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Funding cuts mean the 14 teams competing in the 2015 Solar Decathlon – launched by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in California Thursday – represent the smallest field since the Department of Energy started the event in 2002, National Geographic reports.