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Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 29, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Houston Chronicle. Nov. 28, 2021. Editorial: Resign, Craddick and Christian. Regulators misled about winter storm and failed to prevent another Nine months ago, Wayne Christian was standing in his dark house, wearing three layers of coats to keep...

Carmaker Stellantis secures supply of battery-grade lithium

Nov. 29, 2021 06:58 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — The carmaker Stellantis said Monday that it has secured a five-year supply of battery-grade lithium hydroxide in Europe to support its plans to convert to 98% electrified vehicles by 2025. Stellantis, the company that combined PSA Peugeot and Fiat...

Duke Energy gives $150K of nuclear scholarships to SC State

Nov. 29, 2021 04:08 AM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Duke Energy is giving a historically Black South Carolina university $150,000 in scholarships to help train and educate new nuclear engineers. South Carolina State University said that money will provide about 15 scholarships over three years in...

Nissan investing in electric vehicles, battery development

Nov. 29, 2021 03:34 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan said Monday it is investing 2 trillion yen ($17.6 billion) over the next five years and developing a cheaper, more powerful battery to boost its electric vehicle lineup. The Japanese automaker's chief executive, Makoto Uchida, said 15 new electric...

Fuel costs likely to drive up South Carolina electric bills

Nov. 28, 2021 12:44 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Electric bills are likely to increase next year for South Carolina customers served by Dominion Energy or two units of Duke Energy. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the increases are likely to come after state regulators review how much...

Community systems offer alternative paths for solar growth

Nov. 28, 2021 11:40 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Strolling his church's rooftop among 630 solar panels, Bishop Richard Howell Jr. acknowledged climate change isn't the most pressing concern for his predominantly Black congregation — even though it disproportionately harms people of color and the poor. ...

Rally in Belgrade demands end to alarming air pollution

Nov. 28, 2021 11:01 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of people rallied in Belgrade on Sunday to demand an end to Serbia's alarming levels of air pollution. The rally came a day after another environmental protest in which demonstrators blocked bridges and roads in different parts of the country and scuffled...

Utilities restoring power as Southern California winds ease

Nov. 26, 2021 20:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Santa Ana winds declined in strength across Southern California on Friday and utilities restored power to thousands of customers whose electricity was shut off to prevent wildfires. The seasonal dry winds produced fierce gusts on Thanksgiving Day,...

FirstEnergy planing West Virginia solar energy project

Nov. 26, 2021 15:17 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — FirstEnergy Corp. has applied to build five solar energy projects throughout its West Virginia service territory. The Akron, Ohio based utility company estimates that the projects, if approved by West Virginia regulators, would generate 50...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 26, 2021 14:57 PM EST

Portland Press Herald. November 21, 2021. Editorial: Local zoning drives high housing costs around Maine Municipal officials don’t have to answer to the people who can’t afford to live in their community. When people talk...