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AP sources: Biden to pledge halving greenhouse gases by 2030

Apr. 20, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by 2030 as he convenes a virtual climate summit with 40 world leaders, according to three people with knowledge of the White House plans. The 50% target would nearly...

Company asks for pause in Memphis oil pipeline dispute

Apr. 20, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A company facing resistance to its plans to build an oil pipeline over an aquifer that provides drinking water to 1 million people has asked for a "mutual pause” in its dispute with city officials in Memphis, Tennessee. Plains All American...

Consumer-owned utility advocates plan to oust CMP, Versant

Apr. 20, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A bipartisan group of Maine legislators have introduced a bill that would allow a consumer-owned nonprofit corporation to take over state utility services from Central Maine Power and Versant Power. Rep. Seth Berry, D-Bowdoinham, said Monday that...

Nuclear waste structures in Washington state are stabilized

Apr. 20, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has confirmed that two underground structures at the decommissioned Hanford nuclear reservation in Washington state have been stabilized after they were deemed at risk of collapsing and spreading radioactive contamination into the air. ...

New Mexico utility seeks to recover spike in gas costs

Apr. 20, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gas Co. has filed an application with state regulators to recover costs associated with dramatic spikes in natural gas prices that were prompted by a deep freeze earlier this year, utility officials announced. The proposal calls for...

US takes steps to protect electric system from cyberattacks

Apr. 20, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is taking steps to protect the country's electricity system from cyberattacks through a new 100-day initiative combining federal government agencies and private industry. The initiative, announced Tuesday by the Energy...

Firm plans line to bring future wind energy ashore in NJ

Apr. 20, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

KEYPORT, N.J. (AP) — A Massachusetts company plans to build a high-voltage line to bring electricity from a future New Jersey offshore wind farm onto land, and connect it to the power grid. Anbaric, of Wakefield, Massachusetts, has already obtained several permits from...

Report criticizes offshore oil and gas environmental agency

Apr. 20, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal agency in charge of offshore oil and gas environmental enforcement doesn’t have a strong inspection program for working pipelines and doesn't adequately make sure companies clean and bury those no longer in use, a federal watchdog office says. ...

US lab looks to boost power supply ahead of nuclear mission

Apr. 20, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. government plans to build a new transmission line and make other upgrades costing hundreds of million dollars to ensure its laboratory in northern New Mexico has enough electricity for ongoing operations and future missions that include manufacturing key...

Also roaring back from pandemic: earth-warming emissions

Apr. 20, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Global warming emissions are expected to spike this year as the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic and economies begin to recover. Worldwide energy-related carbon dioxide emissions could surge by 1.5 billion metric tons this year,...