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NY to invest $280M in energy storage projects

Apr. 26, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is making a big investment in energy storage. The state's Energy Research and Development Authority announced the funding on Thursday. Developers of large-scale projects can apply for a piece of the funds to reduce the cost of energy storage systems. The systems are seen...

The Latest: Putin: Belt and Road fits Eurasian bloc goals

Apr. 26, 2019 1:51 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China's Belt and Road infrastructure building conference. (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says China's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative meshes perfectly with the goals of the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union. Putin's comments Friday to a...

Montana Legislature adjourns after passing $10.3B budget

Apr. 25, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers adjourned the 2019 session Thursday after passing a $10.3 billion budget to pay for state services over the next two years and a measure to raise the state's lodging tax to improve the Montana Historical Society museum and other museums statewide. The House held its...

The Latest: Dems, GOP take credit for session's achievements

Apr. 25, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the Montana legislative session (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Both Democrats and Republicans are taking credit for accomplishments during Montana's legislative session, including lowering health care and insurance costs, doing a better job investigating missing persons'...

Utility eyes early retirement for Wyoming coal-fired units

Apr. 25, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — One Wyoming coal-fired power plant and part of another could face early retirement as part of ongoing efforts to keep down costs for electricity customers, PacifiCorp said Thursday. The announcement by the Portland, Oregon-based electric utility came as it studies the potential...

Solar energy threatened in state known for eco-friendly fuel

Apr. 25, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — When Todd Miller began his two-person solar installation business in a suburb of Des Moines, one of the challenges he faced was keeping up with customer orders, as tax incentives and plunging prices for the boxy roof panels created a booming demand for this form of clean energy. Four...

Candidates discuss wide range of issues during debate

Apr. 24, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Three Democrats running for Kentucky governor wrangled Wednesday evening in a televised debate over issues ranging from marijuana legalization to the future of Appalachian coal, less than a month before the state's primary. The candidates also emphasized some of their campaign themes...

Hanford contractor earns $3.8M in government incentive pay

Apr. 24, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy says the contractor building the massive nuclear waste treatment plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation earned nearly 48% of possible incentive pay for the work last year. The Tri-City Herald reports the department announced Tuesday that contractor...

Indiana regulators reject Vectren plan for gas power plant

Apr. 24, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana regulators have rejected a proposal by one of the state's largest electric utilities to build a natural gas-fueled power plant to replace aging coal-fired power units. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission denied Vectren's proposal Wednesday for an 850-megawatt...

Planning commission votes against Kansas wind farm project

Apr. 24, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A proposed central Kansas wind farm has gotten some bad news after weeks of hearings. KAKE-TV reports that the Reno County Planning Commission voted 4-3 Tuesday to recommend denying the Next Era proposal near Cheney Lake. The Reno County Commission will make the final decision. They...