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Sri Lanka imposes daily 4-hour power cuts due to dry weather

Mar. 25, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's state-run power agency announced Monday that it will cut electricity for four hours on weekdays as dry weather lowers the output of hydropower plants. The Ceylon Electricity Board said power will be shut off for three hours in the daytime and one hour at night on...

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Mar. 23, 2019 4:44 AM EDT

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes shards of ice collecting along the shore of Lake Michigan; wind turbines at...

Missouri regulators approve Midwest wind energy power line

Mar. 20, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri regulators reversed course Wednesday and gave the go-ahead to one of the nation's largest renewable energy projects — a high-voltage power line delivering wind energy from the Midwest to a power grid for eastern states. The proposed Grain Belt Express transmission...

With treaty set to expire, will there be rough waters ahead?

Mar. 17, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — The way dams and storage reservoirs on the Columbia River and its tributaries are managed could change dramatically in a short five years if negotiators from the United States and Canada don't strike a deal. At issue is the Columbia River Treaty, a transboundary agreement that has...

Correction: Chile-Floating Solar Island story

Mar. 16, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — In a story March 15 about a floating island of solar panels in Chile, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the array is 1,200 square feet. The array is 1,200 square meters. A corrected version of the story is below: SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A floating island of solar...

Underground line could carry Iowa wind power to Chicago

Mar. 11, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The company behind a proposed underground transmission line that would carry electricity generated mostly by wind turbines in Iowa to the Chicago area said Monday that the $2.5 billion project could be operational in 2024 if regulators approve it. Direct Connect Development Co. said...

Fight over nuclear plants arrives at Pennsylvania Capitol

Mar. 11, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation designed to pump hundreds of millions of ratepayer dollars into Three Mile Island and Pennsylvania's other nuclear power plants was introduced Monday and could usher in heated debate over whether the plants deserve what critics call a bailout. The debate in Pennsylvania's...

Public advocate backs power line; environment group opposed

Mar. 7, 2019 6:17 PM EST

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — A proposed transmission line across western Maine that would serve as a conduit for Canadian hydropower is "in the best interest" of state electricity customers thanks to incentives negotiated with Central Maine Power, the state's public advocate said Thursday. The state's largest...

Honduran prosecutors allege fraud in dam project

Mar. 4, 2019 9:11 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Honduras say government officials and representatives of a controversial hydroelectric project conspired to get the dam approved. Honduran prosecutors working with an anti-corruption mission from the Organization of American States say that 16 former government officials...

Inslee eyes national climate fight, has struggled at home

Mar. 4, 2019 3:35 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee kicked off his presidential campaign with a call for making the fight against climate change the nation's "first, foremost and paramount duty," and the former Democratic congressman says his long history as an advocate for the environment sets him apart from...