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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Strolling his church's rooftop among 630 solar panels, Bishop Richard Howell Jr. acknowledged climate change isn't the most pressing concern for his predominantly Black congregation — even though it disproportionately harms people of color and the poor.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and climate activists generally supported President Joe Biden's decision to release a record 50 million barrels of oil from America's strategic reserve, even as the move appeared to contradict his long-term vision of combating climate change.

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MONTICELLO, Minnesota (AP) — Silflower was among native plants that blanketed the vast North American prairie until settlers developed farms and cities. Nowadays confined largely to roadsides and ditches, the long-stemmed cousin of the sunflower may be poised for a comeback, thanks to solar energy.

The U.S. solar industry has grown significantly in the last decade as solar power has become more affordable, efficient, and accessible. Not surprisingly, solar energy use and investment varies considerably across cities.

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Danville officials are considering whether to enter into purchase power agreements for solar power projects in Whitmell and Ringgold that would generate a total of about 50,000 megawatt hours per year — equaling about five percent of the Danville system’s load.

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