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Tensions grow as US, allies deepen Indo-Pacific involvement

Sep. 23, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — With increasingly strong talk in support of Taiwan, a new deal to supply Australia with nuclear submarines, and the launch of a European strategy for greater engagement in the Indo-Pacific, the U.S. and its allies are becoming more assertive in their approach toward a rising...

Backers push new Ohio energy efficiency incentive plan

Sep. 22, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Utilities would set a goal of reducing energy waste by 0.5% a year, a far more modest goal than a previous 2% requirement, under legislation aimed at restarting energy efficiency programs, a co-sponsor of the bill testified Wednesday. The previous...

Spain's govt steps in to halt record rise in power prices

Sep. 14, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Socialist-led coalition government said Tuesday it is slashing energy taxes and imposing a temporary windfall tax on the gains of energy companies in an attempt to drive down household electricity bills, which have surged to record highs and triggered an outcry. ...

2 nuclear plants saved in energy plan set to go to Pritzker

Sep. 13, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Two Illinois nuclear plants would be saved from closure and carbon-emitting coal plants closed during the next quarter-century as part of a clean-energy package the Senate approved Monday and which next moves to Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who has pushed for a carbon-free...

Report: Solar could power 40% of US electricity by 2035

Sep. 08, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Solar energy has the potential to supply up to 40% of the nation’s electricity within 15 years — a 10-fold increase over current solar output, but one that would require massive changes in U.S. policy and billions of dollars in federal investment to modernize the...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Sep. 07, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

Chicago Tribune. September 7, 2021. Editorial: Plea to southern Illinois: Wake up and get the vaccine Walk the halls of Springfield or drink a beer in Carbondale, and you will hear a lot of discussion about the city of Chicago, and not much of it...

Illinois Senate passes energy deal governor says falls short

Sep. 01, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A massive energy policy overhaul aimed at making Illinois a fully renewable-energy state by 2050 cleared the Senate early Wednesday despite objections from Gov. J.B. Pritzker and groups who want more environmental and consumer protections. Negotiations...

Hanford orders new COVID-19 requirements for 11,000 workers

Aug. 31, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Hanford nuclear reservation workers who do not provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to be tested at least weekly to be allowed on site. The policy announced Monday will cover about 11,000 Department of Energy, contractor and...

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...

Cortez Masto lauds infrastructure bill's clean energy boost

Aug. 23, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto told a group of battery manufacturers, conservationists and developers on Monday that the infrastructure bill passed by the U.S. Senate earlier this month will boost efforts to grow the renewable energy sector in Nevada and throughout the...