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Amazon vows to cut emissions to combat climate change

Sep. 19, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, which delivers more than 10 billion items a year on fuel-guzzling planes, vans and trucks, vowed Thursday to cut the amount of damage it does to the environment and report its greenhouse gas emissions regularly. The online shopping giant has been facing pressure from its own...

Dominion Energy plans 220 turbine offshore wind project

Sep. 19, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy announced plans Thursday to seek approval to build what it says would be the largest offshore wind project in the United States off the Virginia coast. The company told The Associated Press ahead of a public announcement that the project would include about 220 wind...

Casualties in fight over new gas pipelines: The customers

Sep. 18, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

Chris Miles and his partners were ready to open their new seaside barbecue joint just in time for the summer season when they got stunning news: There would be no gas to fuel the fryers, griddles and stoves. National Grid, the utility that serves the Rockaway Beach section of Queens, refused to turn on natural...

Residents seek backup power as storms, fires cause blackouts

Sep. 18, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Climate change has led to deadlier wildfire seasons in the American West and more severe hurricanes and storms barreling up the Southern and Eastern coasts. The dramatic weather frequently knocks out power, leading some residents of storm-ridden or fire-prone areas to seek backup power...

Teen activist to lawmakers: Try harder on climate change

Sep. 17, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg offered a blunt message to Congress on Tuesday as she brought her campaign for urgent action on climate change to the U.S. Capitol. "I know you're trying," she told Democratic senators at an invitation-only forum, "but just not hard enough. Sorry."...

Duke Energy plans to invest more in renewable power

Sep. 17, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy says it plans to invest heavily in renewable energy and natural gas powered plants to further reduce its carbon emissions by 2030. One of the nation's largest utilities said Tuesday it plans to double its portfolio of solar, wind and other renewable power sources by 2025...

Virginia governor sets renewable energy goal: 100% by 2050

Sep. 17, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he signed an executive order setting a goal for the state to produce 100% of its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2050. Such a shift will help address climate change, a challenge that "poses potentially devastating risk to Virginia,"...

Trump rallies backers in New Mexico in bid to turn state red

Sep. 17, 2019 2:34 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump made a pocketbook appeal for reelection in the Democratic-leaning state of New Mexico on Monday, telling voters that his energy policies have made the state wealthier and warning that the gains could disappear if the proposal known as the Green New Deal takes...

Fishermen demand a say in decisions on offshore wind energy

Sep. 16, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Fishermen insisted Monday to a congressional subcommittee looking at offshore wind energy that they be consulted when crucial decisions are being made on the development of such projects, including where they are located and the level of access to the waters near them. Fishermen...

County OKs shoreline permits for Kalama methanol plant

Sep. 13, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

KALAMA, Wash. (AP) — The proposed methanol plant in Kalama, Washington, has taken another step forward after Cowlitz County affirmed the project should get the shoreline permits as previously granted. The Daily News reports the county Department of Building and Planning reviewed the shoreline permits under...