Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has entered home hospice care after a series of short hospital stays. The Carter Center said in a statement that Carter, 98, “decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention.” Hospice care is treatment designed to make patients comfortable and to reduce pain and suffering in their final days. Jimmy Carter stayed on Cheyenne River for a week in July 1994 to build 30 Habitat for Humanity Homes.
50 states of solar incentives focuses on South Dakota. The state has just 2 Mega watts of installed solar capacity, but its integrated resource plan includes 120 Mega Watts of clean energy resources by 2025, which includes 100 Mega Watts of wind or solar generation, and 20 Mega Watts of energy storage divided equally across the two states. South Dakota, home of the Badlands, Mount Rushmore, roaming buffalo and the Lakota could conjure images of supple rolling hills ideal for ground-mounted solar panels. But the land ranks last in the nation for solar development in terms of active capacity. South Dakota has even less solar installed than Alaska, which sits at a higher latitude, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The Dakotas are historic coal and natural gas regions, where one of its major utilities, Black Hills, now operates 1.48 GW of generation assets, of which 27% is coal-fired, 51% is oil and gas, and 19% is wind power, compared to a decade ago when its fleet was 63% coal-fired. But Black Hills’ South Dakota and Wyoming Integrated Resource Plan now includes 120 MW of clean energy resources by 2025, which includes 100 MW of wind or solar generation, and 20 MW of energy storage divided equally across the two states.
Those are your headlines at this hour. I’m Colette Keith in the KIPI News center.