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3rd firm confirms bid on New Jersey wind energy project

Jan. 2, 2019 1:52 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A third firm has confirmed that it's interested in building a wind energy project off the New Jersey coast. Norway-based Equinor says it submitted a bid Friday to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to build an offshore wind project. The company joins Orsted, a Danish wind...

New laws are putting California further at odds with Trump

Dec. 29, 2018 12:45 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is leaving office Jan. 7 after signing more than 1,000 laws in his last year, further positioning the state as a bastion of liberal activism and goad to President Donald Trump. The laws, most of which take effect Tuesday, ease criminal sentences,...

Connecticut taps nuclear plants to generate clean energy

Dec. 28, 2018 3:18 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nuclear power plants in Connecticut and New Hampshire made the list of electricity producers selected Friday to generate the clean energy needed to help meet Connecticut's goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Department Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert...

Pelosi taps Florida Democrat to lead climate change panel

Dec. 28, 2018 1:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday appointed Florida Rep. Kathy Castor to lead a special committee on climate change that will be reinstated in the new Congress. Pelosi, the likely House speaker, said Castor brings experience, energy and "urgency to the existential threat of...

US fossil fuel exports spur growth, climate worries

Dec. 27, 2018 2:38 PM EST

GEOJEDO, South Korea (AP) — In South Korea's largest shipyard, thousands of workers in yellow hard hats move ceaselessly between towering cranes lifting hulks of steel. They look like a hive of bees scurrying over a massive circuit board as they weld together the latest additions to the rapidly growing...

Indian firefighters battle air pollution in New Delhi

Dec. 27, 2018 2:03 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities have ordered firefighters in the capital to sprinkle water from high-rise buildings to settle dust and stop garbage fires and have banned construction activity as hazardous air quality affects millions of people. New Delhi recorded one of the highest pollution levels of...

DC passes bill to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2032

Dec. 20, 2018 8:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington, D.C., City Council has passed a bill promising the District's electric grid will run entirely on renewable energy by 2032. WTOP-FM reports the council on Tuesday unanimously passed the Clean Energy D.C. Omnibus Act of 2018. It includes requirements for new and existing...

Sinking Greek village highlights nation's addiction to coal

Dec. 19, 2018 6:02 PM EST

PTOLEMAIDA, Greece (AP) — If earthquakes struck in slow motion, the results might be visible in a place like the Greek village of Anargyri, a hardscrabble enclave in a black landscape gutted by coal mining. The village in northern Greece once had more than 400 people. Now it has fewer than 50, after being...

Idaho test reactor is pivotal in US nuclear power strategy

Dec. 15, 2018 11:11 AM EST

IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY, Idaho (AP) — A nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a nearly quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading nuclear power industry with safer fuel designs and a new generation of power plants. The reactor at the...

Idaho utility, Idaho and Oregon make deal on fish passage

Dec. 14, 2018 1:21 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho utility, Idaho and Oregon have reached a deal involving the operation of a hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border. The agreement made public Friday means water-quality certifications from each state for Idaho Power to operate the Hells Canyon...