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Eating our lunch: Biden points to China in development push

Apr. 06, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing for trillions of dollars in development spending, President Joe Biden and Democratic lawmakers are directing Americans’ eyes to the rear-view mirror, pointing to a booming, ambitious China they say is threatening to quickly overtake the United States in global...

Eating our lunch: Biden points to China in development push

Apr. 05, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing for trillions of dollars in development spending, President Joe Biden and Democratic lawmakers are directing Americans’ eyes to the rear-view mirror, pointing to a booming, ambitious China they say is threatening to quickly overtake the United States in global...

Wyoming lawmakers move ahead with proposed coal lawsuit fund

Mar. 30, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers advanced a proposal Tuesday to set up a fund to sue states that move away from using coal to generate electricity. A bill to establish a $1.2 million legal fund in the top coal-mining state advanced without objection to a final...

Canada's Supreme Court says carbon price is constitutional

Mar. 25, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national carbon price is entirely constitutional. The decision upholds a pivotal part of Trudeau’s climate change plan. In 2019, the federal government set a...

Plan to limit turbines riles growing Kansas wind industry

Mar. 24, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas legislative committee's leader lit a political prairie fire with a proposal that critics say would end investments in a wind energy industry that has grown into the state's largest supplier of electricity. State Senate Utilities Committee...

Senate confirms Ohio Rep. Fudge as housing secretary

Mar. 10, 2021 13:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed Marcia Fudge to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, placing the longtime Ohio lawmaker in charge of the agency just as Congress is poised to pass new benefits for renters and homeowners who have suffered economic losses amid the...

Germany gives nuke plant operators $2.9B for early shutdown

Mar. 05, 2021 11:03 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Friday it has agreed with four utility companies that they will receive a combined 2.4 billion euros ($2.9 billion) in compensation for the early shutdown of their nuclear power plants. Germany is on course to phase out the use...

Boilers demolished at decommissioned power plant in Arizona

Mar. 04, 2021 18:13 PM EST

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — A contractor used more than 1,000 pounds of explosives to demolish the Navajo Generating Station’s three 245-foot-tall boilers. The coal-fired power plant near the Arizona-Utah border shut down in 2019 and three 775-foot concrete stacks were...

Ohio Legislature advancing on repeal of tainted energy law

Mar. 04, 2021 15:31 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio Legislature appears to be making progress on eliminating most of the provisions included in a corruption-tainted energy bill now the subject of federal investigations. The Ohio Senate on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a bill that...

New Mexico business group worried about oil, gas moratorium

Mar. 04, 2021 15:13 PM EST

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — The San Juan Basin has gone through booms and busts before, but Jamie Church, the president and CEO of the Farmington Chamber of Commerce, said a federal moratorium on new oil and gas leases and on permitting would be different than any bust the region has seen in the...