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EU leaders include nuclear energy in green transition

Dec. 13, 2019 11:00 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Friday that nuclear energy will be part of the bloc's solution to making its economy carbon neutral by 2050, allowing them to win the support of two coal-dependent countries. EU heads of state and government agreed that nuclear energy will be recognized as a...

EU leaders break stalemate over climate target, claim deal

Dec. 12, 2019 9:09 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU leaders broke a deadlock early Friday and claimed a deal over a key climate target by committing to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, sidestepping the objections of Poland, one of the blocs biggest economies. Two days after the EU's new commission chief unveiled her “European...

Birding groups sue to stop Lake Erie wind farm project

Dec. 12, 2019 2:30 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two birding groups filed a federal lawsuit trying to block a planned wind farm in Lake Erie, saying the project poses a danger to birds that fly through the area. The groups said the proposed six-turbine wind farm for just off the shore of Cleveland “would pose substantial...

States express support for offshore wind in Gulf of Maine

Dec. 12, 2019 2:16 PM EST

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Leaders in states bordering the Gulf of Maine expressed strong support Thursday for offshore wind, setting the region up to become the next battleground over the resource as some members of the area's influential fishing industry voice objections. Officials from Massachusetts and Maine,...

Group of lawmakers plans to push climate legislation

Dec. 12, 2019 1:08 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A group of lawmakers plans to push ahead with legislation in the next session to reduce Vermont's carbon emissions. Members of the Legislature’s Climate Solutions Caucus held public forums around the state in recent weeks to speak with residents about how they want to see...

Pope presses anti-nuke, environment call in peace message

Dec. 12, 2019 8:37 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is pressing his anti-nuke campaign in his annual peace message, saying the fear of nuclear annihilation embodied by the doctrine of deterrence provides a false sense of security that should be replaced with policies based on fraternity and mutual trust. Francis’...

Lamont seeks to work with neighboring states on climate

Dec. 11, 2019 6:15 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday he plans to work with his counterparts in Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey to address climate change, noting Wednesday he hopes the coalition of states can set an example for the rest of the country. Appearing before the newly expanded...

North Dakota ethanol company advances carbon storage project

Dec. 11, 2019 4:15 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota ethanol company is preparing to store its carbon dioxide emissions underground and the state's coal-fired companies are considering following suit. Red Trail Energy, which converts corn into ethanol fuel at its Richardton plant in Stark County, plans to drill a test...

Large Southern California solar project gets green light

Dec. 11, 2019 10:48 AM EST

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Officials have approved plans for a large solar energy facility in unincorporated desert communities of inland Southern California despite opposition from some residents. The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday denied an appeal by opponents of the project on...

UA clean energy project gets Corporation Commission votes

Dec. 10, 2019 7:11 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A state commission unanimously approved a partnership Tuesday between the University of Arizona and Tucson Electric Power to run the campus primarily on renewable energy. The five members of the Arizona Corporation Commission, which regulates public utilities, voted for the project during a...