ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A company that wants to build a windmill power project off the coast of Atlantic City is heading to court. Fishermen's Energy says it will move in state appellate court to have its project reconsidered.
The state Board of Public Utilities has denied the plan twice, most recently on a vote Wednesday.
Fishermen's Energy claims the BPU vastly overestimated the price of electricity the windmills would produce.
The relatively big growth of solar power in the U.S. over the last four years is expected to continue, the Energy Department reported this week.
Total solar generating capacity from residential, commercial and utility projects more than quadrupled from 2010 to February, the Energy Information Administration said in its monthly electricity update issued Tuesday, to 1.13 percent of domestic capacity.
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Eastern Illinois University will open a new Center for Clean Energy Research and Education on Friday.
The university said in a news release Tuesday that the 5,000-square-foot building will be home to a research facility where faculty and students can experiment with biomass as a fuel. That includes a lab and a lab-scale gasifier to turn plant matter into fuel.
The new center will also house what the university is calling an idea incubator for community members to come in and get help working on their own projects and ideas.
Google’s data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa will be run on wind power from MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co., according to Bloomberg, which reports that the tech giant has agreed to buy 407 megawatts from Warren Buffet’s company.
BEIJING (AP) — Tesla Motors Inc. delivered its first eight electric sedans to customers in China on Tuesday and CEO Elon Musk said the company will build a nationwide network of charging stations and service centers as fast as it can.
Tesla probably will invest several hundred million dollars in charging infrastructure in China, Musk told reporters. He said it will open several hundred service centers.
"My instructions to the team are to spend money as fast as they can spend it without wasting it," he said.
With the Keystone XL pipeline still delayed, Transcanada has filed with the State Department to get approval for the Upland Pipeline, which would bring Bakken crude north to Saskatchewan, The Wall Street Journal reports.
A unanimous ruling from a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit leaves in place Environmental Protection Agency regulations on heavy truck efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions, The Hill reports.
Word that Russia, Norway and possibly Saudi Arabia are ramping up oil production pressured prices Friday. U.S. benchmark crude dropped 1 percent, or 59 cents, to $57.15 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while in London Brent gained 43 cents to $65.28 a barrel, a new five-month high, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Alliant Energy’s Wisconsin Power & Light has formally asked state regulators to approve a new gas-fired plant that will cost $750 million, alongside a solar facility intended to generate 2 megawatts, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Two Democrats – Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania – have introduced comprehensive mine safety legislation intended to beef up regulatory enforcement and close loopholes in the 1952 Federal Coal Mine Safety Act, WVPN reports.