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S. Korea proposes rain project with China to clean Seoul air

Mar. 6, 2019 8:05 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has proposed a joint project with China to use artificial rain to clean the air in his country, where an acute increase in pollution has caused alarm. Moon also instructed government officials on Wednesday to quicken the retirement of old...

Minnesota seeks 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050

Mar. 4, 2019 7:03 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz set an ambitious goal Monday for Minnesota to get 100 percent of its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2050, though his plan was short on specifics of how to meet that target. Walz said his clean energy proposals would put Minnesota at the forefront of addressing...

US keeps air pollution standard established under Obama

Feb. 26, 2019 6:27 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. environmental regulators on Tuesday announced they are leaving intact an air quality standard for power plant pollution that can worsen asthma in children, despite calls by health advocates for a tougher rule. The move keeps in place a threshold for sulfur dioxide pollution...

Former coal-fired power plant is demolished in Germany

Feb. 17, 2019 8:09 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A long-shut coal-fired power plant in western Germany has been demolished with the help of more than 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of explosives. The former Knepper power station on the outskirts of Dortmund was brought down in two explosions on Sunday. The first destroyed the main body of the...

North Korea exploring sanctions-proof energy technologies

Feb. 14, 2019 7:48 PM EST

NAMPO, North Korea (AP) — Power-strapped North Korea is exploring two ambitious alternative energy sources — tidal power and coal-based synthetic fuels — that could greatly improve living standards and reduce its reliance on oil imports and vulnerability to sanctions. Finding a lasting energy...

City mulls $5M penalty over paid power plant 'supporters'

Feb. 14, 2019 6:45 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A major utility company will learn next week whether the use of paid actors to gin up phony support for a new gas-fired power plant will result in the project being delayed or derailed by New Orleans' City Council. Entergy New Orleans has agreed to a $5 million penalty in return for...

The Latest: Decision next week on $5 million Entergy penalty

Feb. 14, 2019 6:18 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a proposed $5 million penalty for a utility company over the use of paid actors at public hearings to support a proposed gas-fired power plant (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A major utility company will learn next week whether the use of paid actors to gin up phony support...

Trump-dominated board to close coal plant, despite his plea

Feb. 14, 2019 6:07 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal utility board voted Thursday to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, rejecting pleas from President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and handing the coal industry a defeat in its backyard. The Tennessee Valley Authority voted to retire the...

TVA votes to close Kentucky coal-fired power plant over objections from President Trump, other state GOP leaders

Feb. 14, 2019 11:20 AM EST
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — TVA votes to close Kentucky coal-fired power plant over objections from President Trump, other state GOP leaders.

Trump's coal pledge could be tested by TVA vote this week

Feb. 13, 2019 4:25 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump's support for the coal industry — and for a particular power plant — will face a test this week when a utility board he appoints considers whether to close a coal-fired Kentucky plant whose suppliers include a mine owned by one of his campaign...