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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 14, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. April 9, 2021. Editorial: Transitioning away from fossil fuels means transitioning away from housing injustice In January, Mayor Jim Kenney announced Philadelphia’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The...

Japan's Toshiba president steps down amid acquisition talks

Apr. 14, 2021 04:59 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The president of Toshiba Corp. stepped down Wednesday, a week after the Japanese technology and manufacturing giant said it was studying an acquisition proposal from a global fund where he previously worked. Nobuaki Kurumatani tendered his resignation at a...

Jack Daniel's inks deal on Tennessee solar farm

Apr. 14, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Iconic whiskey maker Jack Daniel’s has struck a long-term deal to fuel a solar panel farm a few miles from its Tennessee distillery. The Tennessee Valley Authority says the agreement with the Lynchburg-based distiller, Duck River Electric...

NJ offshore wind to connect at 2 former power plants onshore

Apr. 13, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY. N.J. (AP) — A large offshore wind energy project planned off the coast of New Jersey will connect onshore to two former power plants, and cables will run under two of the state's most popular beaches, officials said Tuesday. At a virtual public hearing on...

Millions pour into groups fighting, supporting power line

Apr. 13, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Money is pouring into the campaign battle over a $1 billion hydropower transmission project in western Maine, and project supporters outspent opponents more than 2 to 1 in the latest reporting period. Clean Energy Matters, which is backing the...

Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in 2 years

Apr. 13, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government announced Tuesday it would start releasing treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years. It's a move that's fiercely opposed by fishermen, residents and Japan's neighbors. The...

Expanded trail access proposed for electric bikes at Tahoe

Apr. 13, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is proposing a five-fold increase in the number of miles of trails open to certain electric bikes in the forests surrounding Lake Tahoe. The proposal by the service’s Lake Basin Management Unit covering parts of six counties...

Japan says it will start releasing treated radioactive water to sea from wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in 2 years

Apr. 12, 2021 19:46 PM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Japan says it will start releasing treated radioactive water to sea from wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in 2 years.

Russia’s FM in Egypt for talks on ties and Ethiopia’s dam

Apr. 12, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The foreign ministers of Egypt and Russia discussed trade and other ties between the two nations Monday, with Egypt’s top diplomat urging Moscow to help settle Egypt’s dispute with Ethiopia over a massive dam project. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey...

Omaha power utility signs contract for huge solar farm

Apr. 12, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

YUTAN, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Public Power District has signed a contract to build the state’s first solar power plant in eastern Nebraska, just south of Yutan. The utility signed the contract last week to build an 81-megawatt solar farm on 500 acres of farmland in...