Renewable power generation

Officials from the IKEA Foundation, and the U.N. refugee agency tour a newly inaugurated solar energy plant, that will provide about 20,000 Syrian refugees with electricity, in the Azraq Refugee Camp, Jordan, Wednesday, April 17, 2017. The foundation funded the plant which makes Azraq, run by the UN, the world’s first refugee camp to be powered by renewable energy and saves $1.5 million a year in electricity costs. (Elena Boffetta/AP Photo)
May 17, 2017 - 1:28 pm
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Syrian refugees in Jordan's remote desert were connected to solar power on Wednesday, making their community the world's first refugee camp to be powered by renewable energy. The $4.5 million (4 million euros) plant was funded by a foundation established by Ikea, the global...
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May 17, 2017 - 5:01 am
AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency has switched on a newly built solar power plant to serve 20,000 Syrian refugees in the remote Azraq camp in Jordan's desert. The agency said Wednesday that Azraq has become the world's first refugee camp powered by renewable energy. For the...
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April 23, 2017 - 10:50 am
HAZLEHURST, Ga. (AP) — Energy officials say one of the largest solar projects in Georgia has been completed. The Telegraph reports ( http://bit.ly/2p3yoyb ) that the new 52-megawatt solar facility in Hazlehurst is expected to generate more than 134 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy...
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April 20, 2017 - 12:58 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is continuing its fight for a say in the operations and ownership of four hydroelectric dams, saying federal appeals judges were wrong about the riverbed rights of the 13 original U.S. states. State attorneys this week asked the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...
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April 16, 2017 - 1:08 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's most populous city has plans to install more than $25 million in solar panels on city buildings over the next two years. The installations in Albuquerque will mark the first phase in fulfilling a recently set goal of generating more of the city's energy from...
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FILE - In this file photo taken July 16, 2014, Christian Oggenfuss stands near solar panels on top of the living roof at the Odette Estate winery in Napa, Calif. A new estimate from the U.S. government shows that California met about half of the state's electricity demand for three hours on March 11, 2017--the state's goal is for 50 percent of all electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
April 11, 2017 - 5:26 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California met its goal to produce about half the state's electricity from renewable sources for three hours on March 11, a new estimate from the U.S. government shows. The U.S. Department of Energy's statistics division used data from the California Independent System Operator...
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FILE - In this file photo taken July 16, 2014, Christian Oggenfuss stands near solar panels on top of the living roof at the Odette Estate winery in Napa, Calif. A new estimate from the U.S. government shows that California met about half of the state's electricity demand for three hours on March 11, 2017--the state's goal is for 50 percent of all electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
April 11, 2017 - 3:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new estimate from the U.S. government shows that California met its goal to produce about half the state's electricity from renewable sources for three hours on March 11. The estimate comes from the U.S. Department of Energy's statistics division. The San Francisco Chronicle...
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April 06, 2017 - 6:44 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Don't look to the Kentucky Coal Museum to bring coal back. The museum is installing solar panels on its roof, part of a project aimed at lowering the energy costs of one of the city's largest electric customers. It's also a symbol of the state's efforts to move away from coal...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2013, file photo, smoke rises from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal burning power plant in Colstrip, Mont. President Trump's latest move to support coal mining is unlikely to turn around the industry's prospects immediately. Experts say the biggest problem faced by the mining industry today isn't a coal shortage of coal or even the prospect of climate change regulations, but an abundance of cheap natural gas. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
April 01, 2017 - 8:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took steps on coal regulation and broader energy policy during a week also marked by shadow-boxing over health care and Russian intrigue. False advertising and rhetorical feints went into the mix. Here are some statements by the president and his spokesman...
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March 20, 2017 - 4:41 am
BERLIN (AP) — The world must swiftly shift energy production away from fossil fuels if it is to prevent a dangerous increase in global temperatures, according to separate reports released Monday by two international agencies. Both reports concluded that fundamentally changing the way power is...
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