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US nuclear lab partners with utilities to produce hydrogen

Sep. 11, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. government's primary nuclear lab is partnering with three energy utilities to find an economical way to use nuclear energy to produce hydrogen that can be stored and used to power everything from industry to personal vehicles, officials said Wednesday. The U.S. Department of...

EPA moves to revoke rules on oil industry methane leaks

Aug. 29, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Thursday to revoke regulations on methane leaks from oil facilities, a proposal environmental advocates said would renounce key federal authority to regulate the climate-damaging gas. The proposed rule follows President Donald Trump's directions to remove...

What's Minnesota's future of carbon-free, nuclear power?

Jul. 27, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MONTICELLO, Minn. (AP) — A nuclear reactor produces steam to rotate a giant turbine, every day and night, at a plant between St. Cloud and the Twin Cities. Xcel Energy's Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant operates nearly constantly and has for 48 years. The turbine itself and the walls of the control room...