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THE GOVERNOR of Pennsylvania signed orders to prepare the state to participate int he Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative program. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

One of America’s top coal states is joining RGGI

NEW YORK – Pennsylvania, the heart of the United States shale-gas boom and one of the biggest coal-producing states, is joining a carbon market.Gov....
THE U.S. INTERIOR DEPARTMENT has extended the environmental review of the Vineyard Wind wind farm project, putting the project's future in jeopardy. Above, the Block Island Wind Farm. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Federal delay casts doubt on Vineyard Wind

NEW YORK – The Trump administration cast the fate of the nation’s first major offshore wind farm into doubt by extending an environmental review...
DOMINION ENERGY began work to install cables for a wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean near Virginia this week . / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

America’s second offshore wind farm is now under construction

NEW YORK – Dominion Energy Inc. began work to install cables for a wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean near Virginia, marking the start...
HYDROELECTRIC DAMS, solar panels and wind turbines generated almost 68.5 million megawatt-hours of power in April, eclipsing the 60 million that coal produced that month, Energy Information Administration data. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

For first time, renewables surpass coal in U.S. power mix

NEW YORK – For the clearest sign yet that renewable energy has gone mainstream, consider this: Clean-energy resources supplied more of America’s electricity than...
THE COMBINATION OF SOLAR and batteries is becoming more prevalent around the U.S., offsetting the need for the fossil fuels during peak demand. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ JAMES MACDONALD

A powerful mix of solar and batteries Is beating natural gas

NEW YORK - Natural gas is getting edged out of power markets across the U.S. by two energy sources that, together, are proving to...
NEW JERSEY Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered the state to rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

New Jersey to rejoin carbon exchange Christie exited in 2012

NEW YORK - New Jersey Gov. Philip D. Murphy has ordered the state to rejoin a regional carbon trading program that former governor Chris...
THE BLOCK Island Wind Farm’s main turbine installation vessel – Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s Brave Tern – arrived in late July. The 30-megawatt project is expected to begin commercial operation in early November. / COURTESY DEEPWATER WIND

U.S. plans offshore wind expansion that could supply entire U.K.

NEW YORK - The U.S. just completed its first offshore wind farm, with 30 megawatts of capacity off the coast of Rhode Island, and...
A man walks on rocks as the Deepwater Wind LLC offshore wind farm is under construction off the coast of Block Island on July 27, 2015. Deepwater Wind LLC is installing a massive steel frame, more than 1,500 tons, that sits on the seabed and juts about 70 feet from the water south of Rhode Island. By the end of next year there will be five of these platforms, each supporting a huge turbine, the first offshore wind farm in U.S. waters.  / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/SHIHO FUKADA

Largest U.S. offshore wind farm to be built off Long Island...

(Updated 2:19 p.m.) NEW YORK - The Long Island Power Authority plans to approve a 90 megawatt wind farm off the coast of New York...

Energy storage would get U.S. tax credits in bipartisan bill

NEW YORK - Energy storage would gain access to the same tax incentives that helped make renewable energy the biggest new source of electricity...

U.S. wind power slumps in 2013 after tax credit drives 2012...

NEW YORK – U.S. utilities agreed to buy 7.6 gigawatts of wind capacity this year through September, as construction in 2013 slowed to a...
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