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Arizona Public Service chairman and CEO Jeff Guldner poses for a portrait Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Phoenix. Arizona's largest electric utility announced that it plans to switch to 100% carbon-neutral power generation by 2050, with a goal in 10 years of hitting the 65% mark. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona's biggest utility vows all clean power by 2050

Jan. 22, 2020 6:33 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's largest electric utility said Wednesday that it plans to switch to 100% carbon-neutral power generation by 2050, a sharp turnaround from a company that spent tens of millions of dollars two years ago to fight a ballot measure requiring it to use renewable sources. The move by...

Group ends effort to block bailout for Ohio nuclear plants

Jan. 22, 2020 3:53 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Opponents of Ohio's roughly $1 billion financial rescue of the state's two nuclear power plants will end their attempt to overturn the bailout. The group called Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts filed a motion Tuesday in federal court to dismiss its appeal that was seeking more time...

Colorado uranium producer lays off third of Utah workforce

Jan. 16, 2020 5:19 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Colorado energy company laid off a third of its workforce in southeast Utah, primarily at the last conventional uranium mill operating in the United States. Energy Fuels Inc. laid off 24 of its 79 employees, most of them at the White Mesa Mill, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. The...

A man casts his shadow in the coal port of the Mehrum coal-fired power plant in the district of Peine in Hohenhameln, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Germany wants to gradually phase out the climate-damaging combustion of coal for electricity generation by 2038. ( Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP)

Germany agrees timeline, compensation for coal phase-out

Jan. 16, 2020 8:40 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany will pay utility companies billions of euros to speed up the shutdown of their coal-fired power plants as part of the country's efforts to fight climate change, the government said Thursday. The agreement reached after late-night deliberations between federal ministers and...

An emergency alert issued by the Canadian province of Ontario reporting an unspecified “incident” at a nuclear plant is shown on a smartphone Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. Ontario Power Generation later sent a message saying the alert “was sent in error.

Canadian officials accidentally push nuke alert to millions

Jan. 12, 2020 7:47 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — People throughout the Canadian province of Ontario awoke Sunday to a cellphone alert warning them of an “incident” at a nuclear plant just east of Toronto — only to later be told the message was a mistake. The message, which was transmitted throughout the nation's most...

11 SC regulator candidates rejected including 1 on board

Jan. 10, 2020 3:59 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State lawmakers reviewing candidates to be regulators on South Carolina's utilities board only found six qualified candidates for four seats. The legislators even found one current member of the Public Service Commission, Swain Whitfield, not qualified for the job he has held for more...

FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2019 file photo released by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, technicians work at the Arak heavy water reactor's secondary circuit, as officials and media visit the site, near Arak, Iran. The landmark 2015 deal between Tehran and world powers meant to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons has been teetering on the edge of collapse since the U.S. pulled unilaterally in 2018. The EU said Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, that it will “spare no effort” to keep the deal alive, but with tensions between the U.S. escalating into open hostilities it's seeming increasingly unlikely that will be possible. (Atomic Energy Organization of Iran via AP, File)

Flaring tensions could kill Iran nuclear deal; to what end?

Jan. 10, 2020 1:29 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The landmark 2015 deal between Tehran and world powers aimed at preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons has been teetering on the edge of collapse since the United States pulled out unilaterally in 2018. The European Union says it will “spare no effort” to keep the deal...

FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, in Singapore. The U.S. strike that killed Iran’s top military commander may have had an indirect casualty: a diplomatic solution to denuclearizing North Korea. Experts say the escalation of tensions between Washington and Tehran will diminish already fading hopes for such an outcome and inspire North Korea’s decision-makers to tighten their hold on the weapons they see, perhaps correctly, as their strongest guarantee of survival. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

US strike on Iran could have consequences in North Korea

Jan. 6, 2020 8:45 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. strike that killed Iran’s top military commander may have had an indirect casualty: a diplomatic solution to denuclearizing North Korea. Experts say the escalation of tensions between Washington and Tehran will diminish already fading hopes for such an outcome and...

Regulators to review handling of water problem at nuke plant

Jan. 4, 2020 6:04 PM EST

BROWNVILLE, Neb. (AP) — Federal inspectors plan to review how well a Nebraska nuclear power plant handled a water service safety problem blamed on a silt buildup from the Missouri River, which overwhelmed or broke through levees last spring. The Cooper Nuclear Station near Brownville was operating on full...

Germany shuts nuclear plant as it phases out atomic energy

Dec. 31, 2019 8:54 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is shutting down one of its seven remaining nuclear power plants as part of a planned phase-out of atomic energy production by the end of 2022. Utility company EnBW has said it will take the Philippsburg Nuclear Power Plant off the grid at 7 p.m. (1800 GMT) Tuesday. The plant's...