HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Electric's use of renewable energy in 2019 increased over 2018 despite the unavailability of geothermal energy production on the Big Island and significantly lower wind...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah has agreed to an energy deal to allow the school to get more than half of its electricity through renewable sources, making it the first public college...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Environmentalists are warning that a planned geothermal energy plant in Northern Nevada could threaten the habitat of a rare toad.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to consider Endangered Species Act protection for a rare toad in northern Nevada's high desert where one of the biggest producers of geothermal energy in the nation wants to build a power plant.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A utility company is seeking proposals for the construction of new alternative energy projects in Utah.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii (all times local):
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says an ash plume from within Kilauea volcano's summit crater has risen as high as 12,000 feet above sea level.
Ash has been wafting continuously from a vent in the crater, Halemaumau, and drifting southwest, causing ashfall and volcanic air pollution to be reported as far as 18 miles away.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's new toad species is already on the brink of extinction.
Conservationists are preparing an emergency petition to have the Dixie Valley toad listed as an endangered species to protect it from a proposed geothermal energy project at the edge of its isolated home in Churchill County.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's largest utility is celebrating Earth Day by touting its progress replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy.
The Hawaiian Electric Companies generated 26 percent of the electricity its customers used from renewable sources in 2016, the utility said in a news release.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Underground pockets of boiling water and steam in a northern New Mexico national preserve that represent the heart of an ancient collapsed volcano could get extra federal protection under a proposal by the National Park Service to limit or prevent any negative effects from tapping geothermal energy on neighboring land.
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe National Forest is still accepting public comment about the potential environmental effects of a geothermal energy development on forest land.
The Los Alamos Monitor reports (https://goo.gl/ydz5la) the move comes after Nevada-based Ormat Technologies expressed interest on nearly 200,000 acres of land within forest boundaries.