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In Kansas City, utility bets big on EV charging network

(Photo via Kansas City Power & Light)A utility is planning to build 1,000 public charging stations in the Kansas City metro area by midsummer. That's more than currently exist in the states of New York, Massachusetts or Illinois.

Minnesota co-op combines community solar, efficiency

Solar Panel PerspectiveA rural Minnesota co-op is offering customers who participate in a demand-response program a hard-to-beat deal on community solar.

How crop waste could become carbon-negative energy

biochar 460Researchers at Iowa State University are trying to determine whether crop residue could pay off in three ways: as a source of biofuel, as a soil enhancer, and as a long-term sink for carbon dioxide.

Michigan wind developer faces lawsuit over U.P. project

Construction of the Garden Wind Farm in Michigan in 2012. (Photo via Heritage Renewable Energy)In a small community on the southern coast of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, a 28 MW wind farm remains a focus of dispute among landowners, some of whom are bringing the developer into yet another lawsuit over claims about noise.