Latest Alternative and sustainable energy News

Buehler invested $100k in tax credits, then blasted program

Oct. 15, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Knute Buehler stumped on the floor of the Oregon House of Representatives to decry the state's controversial business energy tax incentives. The East Oregonian reported that Buehler, now the Republican nominee for governor, left out one fact in his speech. He and his wife once had...

Ohio US senate candidates spar over health care, immigration

Oct. 14, 2018 8:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Candidates in Ohio's U.S. senate campaign sparred Sunday over health care, approaches to climate change, student loan debt, immigration, tariffs and gun control in the first of three debates. Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci repeatedly criticized incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown as being a...

Economy, energy and Trump dominate Colorado governor's race

Oct. 11, 2018 3:36 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis is banking on his wealth, entrepreneurial experience and anti-Donald Trump sentiment as he seeks to win over independents in his quest to succeed term-limited centrist Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper. Polis' Republican opponent, state Treasurer Walker...

Congress approves massive water-projects bill

Oct. 10, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved a sprawling bill to improve the nation's ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects. If signed by President Donald Trump, America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 would authorize more than $6 billion...

In boon for farmers, Trump lifts restrictions on ethanol

Oct. 9, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel. President Donald Trump announced he is lifting a federal ban on summer sales of...

Trump to allow year-round sales of high-ethanol gasoline

Oct. 8, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel. President Donald Trump is expected to announce he is lifting a federal ban on summer...

UN report: Technologies can help lives but boost inequality

Oct. 8, 2018 7:47 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — New technologies from artificial intelligence to gene editing hold immense potential to improve people's live — but can also drive greater inequality and social dislocation, according to a U.N. report launched Monday. The World Economic and Social Survey 2018 focused on whether...

No free lunch for renewables: More wind power would warm US

Oct. 4, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ramping up wind power in America would also dial up the nation's temperatures, a new study out of Harvard found. While wind energy is widely celebrated as environmentally friendly, the researchers concluded that a dramatic, all-out expansion in the number of turbines could warm the...

Correction: EPA-Radiation Rollback story

Oct. 3, 2018 10:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an early version of a story Oct. 2 about EPA regulation of radiation, The Associated Press reported erroneously in a headline that EPA says a little radiation may be good for you. As the story made clear, that assessment came from scientific outliers, including one quoted by EPA in a...

Proposed rule change worries some about radiation regulation

Oct. 3, 2018 4:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The EPA is pursuing rule changes that experts say would weaken the way radiation exposure is regulated, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight. The government's current, decades-old guidance...