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Pritzker: Illinois a 'force for good' by cutting carbon gas

Sep. 15, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday signed into law a pledge to eliminate the state's climate-damaging carbon emissions within a quarter-century, including money to keep clean-power nuclear plants running while shuttering coal-fired plants. ...

Fukushima plant failed to probe cause of faulty filters

Sep. 14, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Officials at Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant have acknowledged they neglected to investigate the cause of faulty exhaust filters that are key to preventing radioactive pollution, after being forced to replace them twice. Representatives of the...

Illinois House OKs zero-carbon power plan, Senate is next

Sep. 12, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House on Thursday approved a wide-ranging plan to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050, with a compromise allowing two coal-fired plants to remain open until 2045 but cut their emissions by nearly half in the next 14 years. The plan...

Pennsylvania's carbon plan clears last regulatory hurdle

Sep. 01, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The centerpiece of Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to fight climate change passed its last regulatory hurdle Wednesday, in a hard-fought bid to make Pennsylvania the first major fossil fuel state to adopt a carbon pricing policy. The plan to impose a...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Aug. 24, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

Chicago Tribune. August 20, 2021. Editorial: Hey Blago, please, please heed our advice. Give up the political limelight. Rod Blagojevich is looking for some heavy-duty polish to spiff up his sullied reputation. He thinks he may have found it. The...

Merkel defends legacy on gender, climate, with some regrets

Jul. 22, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — With just months to go before her 16-year leadership of Germany ends, Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended her efforts to promote gender equality and curb climate change but expressed regret that some decisions, in hindsight, were made too late. ...

Japan to boost renewable energy to meet emissions target

Jul. 21, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan aims to drastically increase its renewable energy use and reduce fossil fuel consumption over the next decade as its pushes to meet its ambitious emissions reduction target, according to a draft of a new energy plan presented Wednesday. The draft,...

Eastern Idaho nuclear project goes from 12 to six reactors

Jul. 19, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A Utah energy cooperative said it will reduce the number of small modular nuclear reactors it will build in Idaho from 12 to six for a first-of-a-kind project that is part of a federal effort to reduce greenhouse gasses that cause climate change. ...

Harmful algae back at Lake Anna for 4th straight year

Jul. 04, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) — Harmful algae blooms are persisting on Lake Anna, a popular recreational spot in central Virginia. The Virginia Department of Health recently issued an algae notice warning of a harmful bloom on part of the lake. The new...