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Mexican judge rules against president's gasoline law

May. 10, 2021 22:34 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge issued an injunction Monday against a law passed in April that allows Mexico's government to seize private gas stations or terminals in case of “imminent danger to national security, energy security or the economy” and give them to the state-owed oil company...

EXPLAINER: Why the Colonial Pipeline hack matters

May. 10, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A cyberattack on a critical U.S. pipeline is sending ripple effects across the economy, highlighting cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the nation's aging energy infrastructure. The Colonial Pipeline, which delivers about 45% of the fuel used along the Eastern Seaboard, shut...

Nevada governor pushes expanded state infrastructure bank

May. 10, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak and state Treasurer Zach Conine are asking Nevada lawmakers to fund a state infrastructure bank that could enable new roads, public transportation or energy storage projects starting in July 2021. The two Democrats presented a...

French demonstrators demand more action on climate change

May. 09, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Paris and other French cities on Sunday to call for more ambitious measures in the fight against climate change. The nationwide protests come after the lower house of parliament this week approved a climate...

The Latest: Utility regulator shares discredited theories

May. 08, 2021 21:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX — An elected Arizona utility regulator has shared discredited conspiracy theories while trying to persuade energy and power providers not to require their employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Arizona Republic reports that Arizona Corporation Commission...

Regulator shares discredited conspiracy theories about COVID

May. 08, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An elected Arizona utility regulator has shared discredited conspiracy theories while trying to persuade energy and power providers not to require their employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Arizona Corporation Commission member Jim O'Connor said...

Interior drops Trump proposal for Arctic offshore drilling

May. 07, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department said Friday that it would not pursue a Trump administration proposal that critics feared would have weakened rules for exploratory oil and gas drilling in Arctic waters. A statement from the department said existing...

Influential SC lawmakers seek Santee Cooper compromise

May. 07, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Six of South Carolina's most influential lawmakers will get together soon to see if they can agree on a proposal to overhaul state-owned utility Santee Cooper. The conference committee is needed because the House and Senate passed different...

Arizona utility regulators reject 100% clean energy rules

May. 06, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's utility regulators have rejected new rules that would have required most of the state's electricity providers to get 100% of their power from clean energy sources by 2050 to limit carbon emissions and address climate change. The 3-2 vote by the...

Connecticut utilities face steep fines for storm failures

May. 06, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut regulators on Thursday proposed a $30 million fine for Eversource and a $2.1 million fine for United Illuminating for what officials called the utilities' failures in their preparation and response to Tropical Storm Isaias, which left hundreds of thousands...