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Authorities investigating $1M fire at Yakima business

Dec. 3, 2019 8:16 AM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Officials are investigating a fire that caused an estimated $1 million in damage to a Yakima business that services electrical equipment, pumps and wells. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Yakima Fire Department investigators are working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms...

PG&E says blackouts limited fires despite 1 likely failure

Nov. 29, 2019 7:28 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation’s largest utility said Friday that its distribution lines haven’t sparked any major wildfires since it began shutting off power to Northern California customers during periods of high fire risk. However, Pacific Gas & Electric is not ruling out the...

Boston suburb votes to ban use of oil and gas appliances

Nov. 21, 2019 4:16 PM EST

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A Boston suburb is banning the installation of oil and gas pipes in new and renovated buildings as a way to combat climate change. The Boston Globe reports that residents of Brookline voted nearly unanimously to adopt the new bylaw at their Town Meeting on Wednesday. The provision,...

Drilling begins for Las Vegas Convention Center people mover

Nov. 15, 2019 5:35 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Drilling began Friday for a $52.5 million underground people mover being built by a company backed by billionaire Elon Musk to whisk passengers between exhibit halls at an expanded Las Vegas Convention Center. Officials showed reporters a tunneling machine that was assembled in recent...

Utility to pay $360M for major Southern California wildfires

Nov. 13, 2019 5:35 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California Edison has agreed to pay $360 million to local governments to settle lawsuits over deadly wildfires sparked by its equipment during the last two years, including one blamed for a mudslide that killed more than 20 people, the utility and attorneys announced Wednesday....

PG&E falls into deeper hole in 3Q with $1.6 billion loss

Nov. 7, 2019 4:43 PM EST

Pacific Gas & Electric reported another huge loss on Thursday as the fallout from catastrophic wildfires blamed on its outdated transmission lines drive the bankrupt utility into a deeper hole. The company estimated it's facing a bill of more than $6 billion this year alone to pay for devastating fires in...

PG&E agrees to extend deadline for wildfire damage claims

Nov. 4, 2019 8:10 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to extend by two months the deadline to file claims against the company for damages suffered from a series of wildfires in California. Lawyers for the victims asked to extend the original Oct. 21 deadline, arguing that tens of thousands of people...

India, Germany agree to boost industrial cooperation

Nov. 1, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Germany agreed on Friday to enhance cooperation in tackling climate change, cybersecurity, skill development, artificial intelligence, energy security, civil aviation and defense production. The two countries signed several agreements, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying...

The Latest: Crews make progress against California blaze

Oct. 28, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, California (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Firefighters aided by brief calm weather before another windstorm arrives are battling to make progress against a fire in California's wine country that's destroyed dozens of homes. Fire officials announced Monday...

Squirrel blamed for power outage in Topeka

Oct. 23, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A wayward squirrel is being blamed for a power outage in Topeka. KSNT-TV reports that about 3,000 Evergy customers were without electricity when the power went out around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Crews had the lights back on within about a half-hour. The electric company says a squirrel...