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President Joe Biden pauses as he signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden's climate steps could have big impact on energy firms

Jan. 21, 2021 5:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden has put his team to work reviewing dozens of actions taken by former President Donald Trump, aiming to reverse orders that he says harm the environment or endanger public health. For the energy and auto industries, the impact could be far-reaching. Biden aims to reduce...

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, pipes and tanks snake around the inside of a carbon capture and storage facility during the official opening of the facility at the Boundary Dam Power Station in Estevan, Saskatchewan. Boundary Dam has the only currently operational power plant-to-oilfield pipeline for carbon capture in North America. The U.S. government under Donald Trump's administration has approved routes for a system of pipelines that would move carbon dioxide across Wyoming in what could be by far the largest such network in North America, if developed. (Michael Bell/The Canadian Press, via AP, File)

US government approves routes for Wyoming CO2 pipelines

Jan. 21, 2021 3:13 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. government has approved routes for a system of pipelines that would move carbon dioxide across Wyoming in what could be by far the largest such network in North America, if it is developed. The greenhouse gas would be captured from coal-fired power plants, keeping it out of the...

Opponents of $1B power line deliver petitions for referendum

Jan. 21, 2021 2:59 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Opponents of a $1 billion electric transmission corridor that would travel through a lengthy stretch of wilderness submitted 100,000 signatures on Thursday for a referendum drive to defeat it. It’s a second try at a referendum blocking the project after opponents' first...

President Joe Biden speaks during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Biden puts U.S. back into fight to slow global warming

Jan. 20, 2021 10:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden returned the United States to the worldwide fight to slow global warming in one of his first official acts Wednesday and immediately launched a series of climate-friendly efforts that would transform how Americans drive and get their power. “A cry for survival...

DeWine rejects list of nominees for Ohio utility commission

Jan. 20, 2021 6:30 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine faced swift criticism from consumer advocates Wednesday after he rejected the entire slate of candidates nominated to replace a former top state utility regulator tainted by a $60 million federal bribery investigation and requested a new list. In a letter to the...

FILE - In this June 10, 2011, file photo, solar panels grids face south outside a home in Laramie, Wyo. Wyoming lawmakers have advanced legislation that would change how the state regulates home-scale wind and solar power. The bill endorsed by a legislative committee Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, would repeal Wyoming's net-metering rules for how homeowners with their own power-generating systems sell electricity for others to use. (Andy Carpenean/Laramie Boomerang via AP, File)

Bill would repeal Wyoming's rules for home wind, solar power

Jan. 20, 2021 3:02 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have advanced legislation that would change how the state regulates home-scale wind and solar power. The bill endorsed by a legislative committee Tuesday would repeal Wyoming's net-metering rules for how homeowners with their own power-generating systems sell...

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2020, file photo, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak speaks during a news conference at the Sawyer Building in Las Vegas. Sisolak laid out ambitious plans Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, to create programs to spur job growth and attract new industries to Nevada as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the state's tourism-driven economy. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, Pool, File)

Sisolak calls to diversify Nevada's tourism-reliant economy

Jan. 19, 2021 11:05 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak outlined plans Tuesday to spur job growth and attract new industries to Nevada as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the state’s tourism-driven economy. In his prerecorded State of the State address, the first-term Democrat proposed...

Arizona renewable energy standards targeted by GOP lawmakers

Jan. 19, 2021 6:25 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature is moving to strip the state utility regulation commission of the power to require electric utilities to get a certain percentage of their power from renewable sources. Identical proposals in the House and Senate would stop the Arizona...

FILE - The Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo., Friday,  July 27, 2018.  The Trump administration has weakened an Obama-era rule aimed at stopping coal plant pollution that has contaminated streams, lakes and underground aquifers. The changes finalized Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, will allow utilities to use cheaper wastewater cleanup technologies and take longer to comply with pollution reduction guidelines adopted in 2015. Its the latest in a string of regulatory rollbacks for the coal power industry under Trump. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Federal court strikes down major Trump climate rollback

Jan. 19, 2021 5:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a last-minute slap at President Donald Trump, a federal appeals court struck down one of his administration’s most momentous climate rollbacks on Tuesday, saying officials acted illegally in issuing a new rule that eased federal regulation of air pollution from power plants. The...

FILE - In this March 26, 2012, file photo, workers operate the pumps at a PetroChina gas station in Suining in southwestern China's Sichuan province. Profit at state-owned companies that dominate China's banking, oil and most other industries rose by as much as 25% in 2020 as the country recovered from the coronavirus pandemic, according to the. State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission which oversees 97 companies directly under the Cabinet including PetroChina Ltd., Asia's biggest oil producer; China Mobile Ltd., the world's biggest phone carrier by number of subscribers, and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd., the world's biggest bank by assets. (AP Photo, File)

Profit at Chinese state industry rises with virus recovery

Jan. 19, 2021 6:08 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Profit at state-owned companies that dominate China’s banking, oil and most other industries rose by as much as 25% last year as the country recovered from the coronavirus pandemic, the government said Tuesday. Total revenue for national-level companies rose 2.2% over 2019 to 30.3...