Category: Wind Energy

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** A group of states that loosely parallels those that filed suit last year to stop California’s Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule have taken similar action against the state’s Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) rule, seeking to stop the ACF while it awaits a waiver from the Environmental Protection Agency. ** California Gov. Gavin Newsom‘s administration said it …

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** Crews continued to evaluate on Tuesday a controlled explosion aiming to dislodge the cargo ship Dali from the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore. The Dali has been stuck in Baltimore for 50 days after losing power and ramming into a column of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing the structure to collapse. ** Utility …

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Texas faces another possible grid emergency

  ERCOT, the power grid operator in Texas warned customers they could face a potential electricity emergency this weekend. According to the alert issued by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the grid might reach emergency conditions by Friday night and continuing through Saturday evening. Supplies of electricity are expected to be tightest Friday evening. …

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** Demolition experts used explosives Monday to remove part of a collapsed bridge in Baltimore and free a cargo ship that has been trapped since it rammed into the structure in March. ** The White House on Monday gave a Chinese-linked company and its partners 120 days to sell property they had bought near a …

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** The Biden administration is expected to announce new tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles this week, extending Trump-era policies aimed at boosting domestic manufacturing. ** Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is joining Sen. Joe Manchin to back a resolution to repeal rules allowing some Chinese-made battery parts to qualify for U.S. electric vehicle tax credits. ** A federal judge denies …

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** Former President Donald Trump is more than happy to fulfill the oil and gas industry’s wish list if he’s reelected — but he has an asking price. Trump reportedly solicited top oil and gas executives to give $1 billion for his campaign to return to the White House, vowing in return to undo many of President Joe Biden’s …

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** Senate Energy Committee Chair Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Wednesday joined Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.) to announce a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the Biden administration’s new rules on energy permitting, following a pledge Manchin made last week. ** Walmart Inc. now has one Tesla semi-truck on the …

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US to get more electricity from solar and wind in next few years

        The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects electricity generation will grow by about 3% in 2024 and 1% in 2025. Renewable energy sources—chiefly solar—will supply most of that growth. EIA expects electricity from solar, wind, and hydropower combined to account for 22% of total U.S. generation in 2024, increasing to 24% …

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** The body of the last missing construction worker killed in the collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge in March has been recovered, officials announced Tuesday as demolition crews prepared to use explosives in the ongoing cleanup effort. ** The nation’s largest public utility is moving ahead with a plan for a new natural …

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Allete sold in $6.2 billion deal to Canadian pension board

Two major wind farms in Oklahoma will be under new ownership under a multi-billion dollar deal announced this week. Allete Inc., based in Minnesota was just bought in a $6.2 billion deal by a Canadian pension board and an investment fund. Under the acquisition by Canada’s pension board and the large investment fund, Duluth-based Allete …

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