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Amid urgent climate warnings, EPA gives coal a reprieve

Jun. 19, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid scientists' increasingly urgent warnings, the Trump administration ordered a sweeping about-face Wednesday on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants in a move it predicted would revitalize America's sagging coal industry. As miners...

Massive blackout hits tens of millions in South America

Jun. 16, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay on Sunday in what the Argentine president called an "unprecedented" failure in the countries' power grid. Authorities were working frantically to restore power, and by...

Governor vetoes bills that target CMP transmission project

Jun. 12, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills on Wednesday vetoed two bills aimed at creating obstacles for Central Maine Power's proposed 145-mile (233-kilometer) transmission project in western Maine. Mills called the proposals to give local governments the ability to block the project "poor public...

Trump, Biden trade barbs amid dueling Iowa campaign visits

Jun. 11, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden spent Tuesday trading insults — sometimes almost simultaneously— as they stumped across Iowa in split-screen moments that could preview a ferocious fight ahead if the two face off for the presidency next year. The back...

The Latest: Biden: Trump wants to rewrite presidency limits

Jun. 11, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump and Joe Biden visiting Iowa (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says President Donald Trump is trying to dismantle the limits on the presidency. The former vice president said Tuesday that in the 2020 election, voters...

Facebook invests in renewables with Texas solar project

Jun. 11, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Facebook is building a massive solar farm in West Texas that's believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation and the social media giant's first direct investment in renewable energy. Boston-based renewable energy developer Longroad Energy recently announced it was...

Energy secretary: US aims to making fossil fuels cleaner

May. 30, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration is committed to making fossil fuels cleaner rather than imposing "draconian" regulations on coal and oil, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Thursday at an energy conference in Salt Lake City. Perry previously said the administration wants to spend a...

Idaho, Oregon OK water certifications for hydroelectric dams

May. 28, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho and Oregon have completed key elements in a process that will allow the license renewal for a major hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border, an Idaho utility said Tuesday. Idaho Power said the two states approved the company's water quality...

Maine company wants to turn cow poo into gas to heat homes

May. 23, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

CLINTON, Maine (AP) — A natural gas distribution company in Maine plans to get into the production side of things with a poop-to-gas renewable energy project to heat homes. Summit Utilities is partnering with Maine's dairy industry through construction of an anaerobic digester in Clinton to produce natural...

Wind developer seeks proposals for whale monitoring system

May. 21, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The developer of a wind farm off Massachusetts is taking steps to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale. Vineyard Wind announced Tuesday it's seeking proposals for an acoustic monitoring system to detect and track the critically endangered species. The company says the system will...