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Louisiana utility regulators agree to wind farm project

Jun. 24, 2018 12:02 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Utility regulators have agreed to allow a northwest Louisiana electric company to buy part of the nation's largest wind-power project, the $4.5 billion Wind Catcher Energy Connection project in Oklahoma. The Louisiana Public Service Commission voted 4-1 to let Shreveport-based...

With ban overturned, county grants permit for solar farm

Jun. 24, 2018 10:58 AM EDT

CURRITUCK, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina county that once banned solar farms has given a permit to a San Francisco-based alternative energy company after a lengthy court battle. The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reports the Currituck County commissioners granted the permit to Ecoplexus to build the farm...

Hundreds march in Berlin to demand an end to using coal

Jun. 24, 2018 9:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of protesters are marching through the German capital to demand an end to burning coal to produce electricity. The demonstrators — many of them families pushing strollers, people on bikes and samba bands — walked through the Berlin's government district on Sunday ahead...

Libya's UN-backed government says 3 abducted Turks released

Jun. 24, 2018 8:26 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's U.N.-backed government in Tripoli says three Turkish workers who were kidnapped last year in a southern Libyan town have been released. The government said late Saturday the workers would be flown back to Turkey from the capital Tripoli. The hostages were working for the Turkish...

Listing offers glimpse of 'off the grid' living on island

Jun. 24, 2018 3:01 AM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Keewaydin Island is known for its 7-mile-long pristine beach and secluded homes that offer an "off the grid" living experience. "Off the grid" means living free of municipal power and, in most cases, with a self-sustained source of electricity, such as solar panels. As technology...

Old shrimping tradition fades on Louisiana's troubled coast

Jun. 24, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

GOLDEN MEADOW, La. (AP) — A parade of decorated shrimp trawlers and other assorted boats amble down Bayou Lafourche on a sunny spring day. Flags and banners flap in the rigging, portable speakers blare country music, and back-deck partiers dig into plates of crawfish and sausage. At the head of the...

BNSF: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment

Jun. 23, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

DOON, Iowa (AP) — An estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 liters) of crude oil spilled into floodwaters in the northwestern corner of Iowa following a train derailment, a railroad official said Saturday. BNSF spokesman Andy Williams said 14 of 32 oil tanker cars just south of Doon in Lyon County leaked oil...

The Latest: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled

Jun. 23, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

DOON, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the crude oil leaking after a train derailment in northwest Iowa (all times local): 4:10 p.m. A railroad official says 14 of 32 derailed oil tanker cars in the northwest corner of Iowa dumped an estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 liters) of crude oil into floodwaters, with...

8 vie in primaries to succeed centrist Colorado governor

Jun. 23, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado holds primaries Tuesday to select the top two contenders to succeed Gov. John Hickenlooper, a centrist Democrat whose promotion of aerospace, tech and a plethora of other industries helped generate unprecedented economic growth in this rapidly-growing state of 5.6 million people. But...

OPEC and allies agree to share oil production increase

Jun. 23, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — OPEC nations and oil-producing countries not in the cartel said Saturday they have agreed to share increased oil production a day after OPEC announced it would pump more crude oil — a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices. Russia and other oil-producing...