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Another wind turbine blade breaks off in central Iowa

Oct. 20, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

PATON, Iowa (AP) — For the second time in as many months, a huge blade has broken off from its wind turbine in central Iowa. The latest incident happened Thursday near Paton in Green County, television station KCCI reported Tuesday. No one was hurt. That follows a similar incident in mid-September, when...

California’s greenhouse gas emissions rose slightly in 2018

Oct. 19, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Greenhouse gas emissions in California increased slightly in 2018 due largely to lower hydroelectric power use, according to a newspaper report Monday. The state Air Resources Board said California emitted the equivalent of 425 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2018...

FILE — This July 21, 2020 file photo shows former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder leaving the federal courthouse after an initial hearing following charges against him and four others alleging a $60 million bribery scheme, in Columbus, Ohio. A court hearing is set for Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 for five people, including Householder, following their indictment on a racketeering charge. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

Ohio GOP lawmakers favor remake of tainted energy bill

Oct. 19, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There has been limited progress made by Ohio lawmakers who lined up to repeal and possibly replace a tainted $1 billion bailout for two nuclear plants more than two months ago, increasing the likelihood that around 90% of electric customers in the state will see charges for the...

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo, Republican Ohio state Rep. Larry Householder sits at the head of a legislative session as Speaker of the House, in Columbus. Householder's name will be on the ballot Nov. 3, 2020, as the disgraced lawmaker intends to serve his district for another term despite facing federal bribery charges for his alleged involvement in a $60 million bribery scheme that shook the Statehouse this summer and led his party to remove him from the House speaker role. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Ex-House speaker runs for reelection despite federal charges

Oct. 17, 2020 8:05 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The race in the rural Ohio district of disgraced ex-Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder now includes four write-in candidates attempting to unseat the once-powerful politician ,who has refused to step aside from his reelection bid despite facing charges in a $60 million bribery...

US awards $1.4 billion to help build small reactors in Idaho

Oct. 16, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy on Friday awarded a Utah energy cooperative about $1.4 billion to help build a dozen small nuclear reactors in eastern Idaho. The money spread over 10 years will pay for one-time costs Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems has in developing and building...

FILE  - In this Aug. 7, 2019, photo, the Kingston Fossil Plant stands near a waterway in Kingston, Tenn. The Trump administration will let some leaking or otherwise dangerous coal ash storage ponds stay in operation for years more and some unlined ponds stay open indefinitely under a rule change announced Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.  In 2008, the six-story-tall dike on a massive coal ash pond at the Tennessee plant collapsed, releasing more than a billion gallons of coal ash into the Swan Pond community. It remains the largest industrial spill in modern U.S. history and prompted the 2015 regulations that were intended to increase oversight of the industry. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

EPA letting some hazardous coal ash ponds stay open longer

Oct. 16, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Trump administration will let some leaking or otherwise dangerous coal ash storage ponds stay in operation for years more and some unlined ponds stay open indefinitely under a rule change announced Friday. The move by the Environmental Protection Agency is the administration's...

An army officer stands at the site of a landslide at a forest ranger outpost in Thua Thien-Hue province, Vietnam, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Rescuers recovered the bodies of 11 army personnel and two other people who were buried in the landslide while trying to reach victims of another landslide, state media reported Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (Tran Le Lam/VNA via AP)

Bodies of 13 rescuers recovered from Vietnam landslide

Oct. 16, 2020 2:04 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Rescuers in Vietnam recovered the bodies of 11 army personnel and two other people who were buried in a landslide while trying to reach victims of another landslide, state media reported Friday. The army officers were resting at a forest ranger outpost when part of a hill collapsed...

This Nov. 15, 2012 photo shows the remnants of an oceanfront building in Sea Bright N.J. that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. On Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, New Jersey officials released a report committing the state to try to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by the year 2050 to help fight climate change and rising sea levels. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Electric cars, homes and shops: NJ's clean energy future?

Oct. 15, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY,N.J. (AP) — Gasoline-powered vehicles would become a thing of the past, and nine out of every 10 buildings in New Jersey would be heated and cooled by electricity instead of natural gas or oil, under an ambitious plan laid out Thursday by the state's environmental regulators. It is an effort...

New Mexico utility, tribe to break ground on solar farm

Oct. 15, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electric utility is breaking ground on a 50-megawatt solar field that will provide power to Western New Mexico University, the city of Albuquerque and other large users that have signed on to a new program officials hope will serve as a model for...

Feds: Washington nuclear operator to develop new plants

Oct. 15, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The federal government has chosen the operator of a nuclear power plant near Richland to help develop the next generation of nuclear energy facilities, raising the possibility of a new reactor in central Washington state. The U.S. Department of Energy this week announced that Energy...