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After boost from Perry, supporters got huge Ukraine gas deal

Nov. 12, 2019 7:43 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country's new president. Perry's efforts to influence Ukraine's energy...

After boost from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine

Nov. 11, 2019 3:26 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country's new president. Perry's efforts to influence Ukraine's energy...

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...

Cranberry farmers want to build solar panels over their bogs

Oct. 30, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

CARVER, Mass. (AP) — Plummeting cranberry prices and the country's ongoing trade wars have America's cranberry industry eyeing a possible new savior: solar power. Some cranberry farmers in Massachusetts, the nation's second largest grower after Wisconsin, are proposing to build solar panels above the bogs...

Appeals court hears dispute over pipeline compressor station

Oct. 29, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for opponents of a natural gas compressor station proposed in a historic African American community in Virginia told a federal appeals court Tuesday that the state has failed to carefully consider the potential health impacts of the station and "unequal treatment" of the people...

Horsepower, literally: Finnish horse show runs on manure

Oct. 28, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — In a glimpse of the future, an entire sports event has been run on horse manure. The world's governing equestrian body on Monday praised a climate-friendly scheme by a Finnish equestrian event to generate all its electricity needs from horse manure, saying the initiative paves way in...

Program will guide Michigan's transition to renewable fuels

Oct. 17, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State officials have developed a program to help Michigan residents and businesses deal with the energy industry's transition from fossil fuels to renewable power sources. MI Power Grid will serve as a clearinghouse for information and help with integrating clean energy technologies...

Nobel prize honors breakthroughs on lithium-ion batteries

Oct. 9, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — If you're reading this on a cellphone or laptop computer, you might thank the three winners of this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion batteries. The batteries power cellphones, laptops, electric cars and countless other devices of modern life, and could become...

Minnesota Legislature considers 'Clean Energy First' policy

Oct. 5, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The centerpiece of DFL lawmakers' plans to fight the climate crisis is a mandate that would make the energy grid carbon-free by 2050. But at the Minnesota Capitol, another climate measure, this one known as "Clean Energy First," has drawn just as much attention — and may have...

Energy Department names nuclear scientists to lead research

Oct. 3, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy on Thursday named two nuclear scientists to lead a research center at an eastern Idaho nuclear laboratory as part of an effort to revamp and increase the nation’s use of nuclear power. The agency said Ashley Finan will be the director and Nicholas...