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Bill Gates venture picks Wyoming city for sodium nuke plant

Nov. 16, 2021 17:43 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A small city in the top U.S. coal-mining state of Wyoming will be home to a Bill Gates-backed experimental nuclear power project near a coal-fired power plant that will soon close, officials announced Tuesday. Bellevue, Washington-based TerraPower...

Japan's Toshiba spins off energy, computer device units

Nov. 12, 2021 05:03 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Embattled Japanese technology conglomerate Toshiba said Friday it is restructuring to improve its competitiveness, spinning off its energy infrastructure and computer devices businesses. The energy infrastructure spinoff will include Tokyo-based Toshiba...

The Latest: Greta Thunberg calls UN climate talks a failure

Nov. 05, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

The latest on the U.N. climate summit COP26 in Glasgow: GLASGOW, Scotland — Greta Thunberg branded the U.N. climate talks in Glasgow so far “a failure,” accusing leaders of actively creating loopholes in the rules and greenwashing their countries’ emissions. ...

After California oil spill, environmentalists plan to sue US

Nov. 02, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A month after a Southern California offshore oil spill, environmental advocates said Tuesday that they plan to sue the federal government over the failure to review and update plans for platforms off the coast. The Center for Biological...

Indiana utility dealing with 6-month shutdown of power plant

Oct. 18, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Equipment troubles have kept a three-year-old natural gas power plant offline since spring and complicated a major Indiana utility company’s goal of shifting from coal-burning plants to generate electricity. AES Indiana’s Eagle Valley plant near...

Aging equipment, spills test ties between oil, California

Oct. 15, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hoping to recover a lost anchor chain, a work boat dragged a grappling hook along the seabed near an oil platform off the Southern California coast. But it hooked something else -- a pipeline carrying crude oil from the towering rig to shore. Once...

Water main break sparks concern about Wichita's aging pipes

Oct. 10, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The major water line break that forced residents of Kansas' largest city to boil their water before using it for several days highlights concerns about Wichita's aging infrastructure. The water main break that forced the boil order last week...

California law to eventually ban gas-powered lawn equipment

Oct. 09, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will soon ban the sale of new gas-powered leaf blowers and lawn mowers, a move aimed at curbing emissions from a category of small engines on pace to produce more pollution each year than passenger vehicles. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed...

Springfield water commission receives $250M EPA loan

Sep. 16, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission has received a $250 million federal infrastructure loan. The loan is designed to help the agency improve water quality and reliability by rehabilitating aging infrastructure throughout the system. ...

Energy funds awarded to 16 WVa businesses, ag producers

Sep. 16, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sixteen small businesses and agriculture producers in rural West Virginia are receiving more than $177,000 from a federal government program that helps install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements. U.S. Sens. Joe...