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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...

Protesters vent their anger as UN climate talks stutter

Dec. 11, 2019 3:41 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — With less than 72 hours left to reach a deal on key measures in the fight against global warming, major countries at a U.N. meeting on climate change took the floor to stake out their positions — showing that deep differences remain to be breached. In a sign of growing frustration over...

NorthWestern Energy seeks to buy more of Colstrip coal plant

Dec. 10, 2019 2:46 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — NorthWestern Energy said Tuesday it will seek regulatory permission to acquire part of Puget Sound Energy's share of the Colstrip Power Plant for $1 as some utilities look to unload their coal-generated power. The agreement would involve taking over the Washington state utility's 25%...

New Mexico utility chief among those at UN climate meeting

Dec. 10, 2019 12:13 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The head of New Mexico's largest electric provider is in Spain this week for the U.N. climate meeting. Public Service Co. of New Mexico announced Monday that CEO Pat Vincent-Collawn was asked to speak about how U.S. utilities are dealing with the transition away from fossil fuels...

New Mexico utility regulators weigh costs of coal phase-out

Dec. 9, 2019 8:02 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Miners, environmentalists and utility customers weighed in Monday about the future of a major coal-fired power plant in New Mexico and a disputed financial plan to shutter the facility to make way for cleaner sources of electricity. Hearings this week at the Public Regulation...

Protester repeatedly stop train carrying coal to power plant

Dec. 9, 2019 12:26 PM EST

Hooksett, N.H. (AP) — Climate activists tried to block carrying coal to Merrimack Power Plant in Bow, New Hampshire in three separate cities over the weekend. Protesters from climate activist organizations Groups from the Climate Disobedience Center and 350 New Hampshire temporarily stopped the train at...

Department of Energy, university to research carbon capture

Dec. 4, 2019 5:04 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A federal energy agency has announced plans to partner with the University of Wyoming for further research on how to trap carbon dioxide before it leaks into the atmosphere. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Energy and university researchers plan to...

China’s climate paradox: A leader in coal and clean energy

Dec. 2, 2019 7:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As world leaders gather in Spain to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight falls on China — the top emitter of greenhouse gases. China burns about half the coal used globally each year. Between 2000 and 2018, its annual carbon emissions nearly tripled, and it...

The Latest: Poland to focus on clean energy

Dec. 2, 2019 12:13 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the COP25 climate summit in Madrid (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The head of Poland’s new Climate Ministry has said his goal is to redouble efforts to cut carbon gas emissions and faster develop clean energy sources. Poland is one of Europe’s largest coal producers...

Climate activists invade east German coal mines in protest

Nov. 30, 2019 11:21 AM EST

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Climate activists protested at open-pit coal mines in eastern Germany, pouring onto the premises to urge the government to immediately halt the use of coal to produce electricity. The news agency dpa reported that police estimated more than 2,000 people took part Saturday at sites...