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Lawyer in stalled coal bailout argues for energy appointment

Nov. 15, 2018 4:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are questioning whether President Donald Trump's choice for a seat on a national energy board can be objective given his past work on the administration's plan to subsidize aging coal plants. Bernard McNamee, an Energy Department lawyer, appeared Thursday before the...

Large onshore wind farm expected to start operating soon

Nov. 15, 2018 10:38 AM EST

JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — An onshore wind farm that will have the most operational capacity in Rhode Island is expected to come online by the end of the year. The Providence Journal reports that Green Development LLC has installed six of the seven turbines at its Johnston wind farm. The North Kingstown-based...

Overflow crowd for wind farm cancels hearing

Nov. 15, 2018 8:21 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — So many people showed up to weigh in on a controversial wind farm in North Dakota that meeting organizers had to reschedule the hearing to accommodate the crowd. The Burleigh County Planning and Zoning Commission expected to hold a public hearing on the Burleigh-Emmonds Wind Farm...

Some nuclear plant emergency sirens in Virginia to be tested

Nov. 15, 2018 4:40 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Safety officials are planning a test of the early warning siren system for a nuclear power station in central Virginia. State officials said the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, local officials and Dominion Energy will test the system for North Anna Power Station around 11...

New Mexico's next land boss puts out call for resumes

Nov. 15, 2018 12:41 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Land Commissioner-elect Stephanie Garcia Richard has put out a call for resumes as she works toward building a new leadership team for the State Land Office. The Democrat announced a new website this week where people can submit their resumes or request a meeting. The State...

Report details the cost of recycling coal ash in Virginia

Nov. 14, 2018 9:18 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy said in a long-awaited report on Wednesday that it would cost billions of dollars to recycle Virginia's toxic coal ash or move it to lined landfills, an endeavor that customers would pay for over several years. Environmental groups and some lawmakers said the cost would...

NRC performing inspection at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant

Nov. 14, 2018 5:12 PM EST

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Federal regulators are checking safety systems after a diver's radiation monitor went off while he was working at Tennessee Valley Authority's Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in north Alabama. A statement from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a special inspection is being performed at...

US energy secretary In Prague to lobby for nuclear industry

Nov. 14, 2018 10:59 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been lobbying in Prague for the U.S. civil nuclear industry as the most suitable to develop the Czech nuclear program. The Czech Republic relies on nuclear energy and the current six reactors produce a third of the country's electricity. The country is...

Work underway on massive fans for nuclear waste repository

Nov. 14, 2018 12:50 AM EST

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Energy Department says a New York-based company is building several massive fans to be used in a new multimillion-dollar ventilation system for the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository. Officials say the six fans being made by the Encorus Group will...

UP wind-farm critics submit signatures to force election

Nov. 13, 2018 6:31 PM EST

L'ANSE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Critics of a wind-energy project in the Upper Peninsula have submitted petition signatures to put the issue to voters. Dozens of turbines are being proposed for L'Anse Township in Baraga (BEAR'-uh-guh) County, roughly 230 miles northwest of the Mackinac Bridge. The area has...