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US energy secretary In Prague to lobby for nuclear industry

Nov. 14, 2018 10:59 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been lobbying in Prague for the U.S. civil nuclear industry as the most suitable to develop the Czech nuclear program. The Czech Republic relies on nuclear energy and the current six reactors produce a third of the country's electricity. The country is...

US says Europe needs diversity from Russian energy supplies

Nov. 13, 2018 1:03 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Europe needs to diversify its energy supplies to cut its dependency on Russia, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday. Perry, on a visit to Hungary, said that Russia needs to be prevented from using "energy as a coercive weapon," like when it sometimes temporarily cuts...

Poland signs deal for long-term deliveries of US gas

Nov. 8, 2018 3:19 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's main gas company signed a long-term contract Thursday to receive deliveries of liquefied natural gas from the United States as part of a larger effort to reduce its energy dependence on Russia. The state company PGNiG signed the 24-year deal with American supplier Cheniere...

Acting attorney general has questioned Mueller investigation

Nov. 7, 2018 10:59 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The man who will serve at least temporarily as the nation's top law enforcement official is a relatively inexperienced Republican Party loyalist from Iowa who has called for limiting special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Matthew G. Whitaker, 49, will become the nation's...

Both sides ignoring swing voters in hot Texas Senate race

Oct. 22, 2018 8:45 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. already visiting the state and the president himself working thousands of supporters into a frenzy at a Houston rally Monday night, Ted Cruz is convening a veritable parade of Republican powerbrokers in the final weeks of the Texas Senate campaign...

South Carolina lawmakers to Trump: Save nuclear fuel project

Oct. 18, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and the state's congressional delegation urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to reconsider his administration's plan to shut down a half-built nuclear fuel facility in their state. A federal appeals court last week allowed the Energy Department to...

West Coast military installations eyed for US fuel exports

Oct. 15, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military installations or other federal properties to open the way for more U.S. fossil fuel exports to Asia in the name of national security and despite opposition from coastal states. The proposal was described to The...