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Climate bill: Could coal communities shift to nuclear?

Aug. 13, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A major economic bill headed to the president has “game-changing” incentives for the nuclear energy industry, experts say, and those tax credits are even more substantial if a facility is sited in a community where a coal plant is closing. The...

Judge revives Obama-era ban on coal sales from US lands

Aug. 12, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday reinstated a moratorium on coal leasing from federal lands that was imposed under former President Barack Obama and then scuttled under former President Donald Trump, in an order that marked a major setback to the already struggling coal industry....

UN chief urges nuke powers to abide by no-first-use pledge

Aug. 08, 2022 05:58 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged countries with nuclear weapons to stick to their no-first-use commitment of their atomic arsenals, warning that the nuclear arms race has returned amid growing international tension. “This is the...

TVA moving forward with plans for smaller nuclear reactors

Aug. 07, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly four decades after the Tennessee Valley Authority abandoned construction of more than half of the nuclear plants it once planned to build, the federal utility is moving forward again with plans to pursue the next generation of nuclear power. The...

EXPLAINER: On China, US and climate, action, not talk is key

Aug. 06, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

The last two agreements the world made to battle climate change came only after the United States and China, by far the two biggest carbon polluters, made deals with each other. Now the successful dynamic is in jeopardy with China cutting off climate talks with the U.S. because of House Speaker...

California spares coastal power plant owner from fines

Aug. 02, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The owner of an aging gas-fired power plant along California's southern coast won't be required to pay fines for some water pollution it causes through 2023, state water officials voted Tuesday. The Redondo Beach Generating Station is one of four coastal...

Germany argues over nuclear shutdown amid gas supply worries

Jul. 31, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Rising concern over the impact of a potential Russian gas cutoff is fueling the debate in Germany over whether the country should switch off its last three nuclear power plants as planned at the end of this year. The door to some kind of extension appeared to open a...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jul. 27, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 26 The Washington Post on Congress closing the Medicaid coverage gap After months of doing nothing, Democrats in Congress appear poised to achieve something at last — or rather,...

EXPLAINER: Can Europe live without Russian natural gas?

Jul. 26, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Europe is in an energy crisis, and it means countries will struggle to keep homes warm and industry humming this winter. That is because Russia has slashed Europe's flows of natural gas, used to power factories, generate electricity and heat homes in the winter....

Coalition criticizes Duke Energy carbon plan in N. Carolina

Jul. 21, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Environmental and renewable energy groups have challenged the proposal by Duke Energy Corp. subsidiaries on how to reduce greenhouse gases in North Carolina in the next decade, saying it relies too much on natural gas and unproven technologies to succeed. The...