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PG&E confronts potential showdown over its bankruptcy plan

Nov. 12, 2019 7:12 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is stepping up pressure on Pacific Gas & Electric to fork over billions more in cash to pay thousands of people who lost homes in wildfires that drove the utility into bankruptcy. The rising tensions were scheduled to be aired out in a bankruptcy court...

Company's bid to use groundwater for nuclear plant denied

Nov. 12, 2019 3:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona water regulators have rejected an application by an electric company to use groundwater to cool the nuclear power plant west of Phoenix because the water is being used by nearby residents, officials said. The state Department of Water Resources denied the request from Arizona Public...

AP: At least 1,680 dams across the US pose potential risk

Nov. 11, 2019 1:02 PM EST

The security camera at Lake Dunlap Dam near San Antonio was rolling one day last May as it usually does, helping dam operators monitor for signs of trouble. The day, bright and clear, was unremarkable, the water flowing steadily over the top of the dam as it was supposed to. Suddenly and without warning, a...

EU labors to keep nuclear deal alive after new Iran moves

Nov. 11, 2019 10:02 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers on Monday affirmed their support for the nuclear deal with Iran, after the Islamic Republic began enrichment work at its Fordo site in a fresh act of defiance that seems likely to spell the end of the painstakingly crafted international agreement. At talks...

Iran begins pouring concrete for 2nd nuclear power reactor

Nov. 10, 2019 8:39 AM EST

BUSHEHR, Iran (AP) — Iran began pouring concrete Sunday for a second nuclear reactor at its Bushehr power plant, a facility Tehran points to as its reason to break the enrichment limit set by its unraveling 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. While celebrating the start of construction, the politics of...

New shuttle service debuts at Sabino Canyon Recreation Area

Nov. 9, 2019 4:57 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — New shuttle service for visitors debuted Saturday at Sabino Canyon Recreation Area on the outskirts of Tucson. Officials say the emission-free electric shuttles will operate hourly on the Sabino Canyon route between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and that the service eventually will have five of...

Minnesota governor pursuing more electric cars for the state

Nov. 9, 2019 1:06 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz is on a crusade. He wants to lower carbon emissions from Minnesota's transportation sector, and says his latest plan to adopt California rules for tailpipe emissions could help make a dent, in part by invigorating a lagging market for electric vehicles. "If we had more...

Editorials from around New England

Nov. 8, 2019 3:58 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Confronting our biases The Day Nov. 7 Inroads cannot be made in reducing personal or institutional racial bias without first admitting it exists. That message was delivered by Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson during "A Conversation on...

Legislators revisit landmark energy law for New Mexico

Nov. 7, 2019 7:34 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Leading legislators lashed out at the state's utility regulators and rallied around a landmark energy law that would divest the state's main investor-owned utility from a coal-fired power plant and guide new investments in renewable energy. Lawmakers including Democratic House Speaker...

Political group proposes renewable energy to power town

Nov. 7, 2019 6:06 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Progressives in Rhode Island have unveiled a plan to power a town with only renewable energy. The proposal announced Wednesday by the Rhode Island Progressive Democrats of America is the first part of a larger goal to "fight the climate crisis" and meet all the state's energy needs...