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Critics: Duke Energy needs to expedite coal power retirement

Jul. 21, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's largest electric utility needs to move faster to retire its aging network of coal-fired power plants and replace them with cleaner, more renewable power sources, environmentalist said. Duke Energy Indiana officials said they hope to retire all nine of the utility's coal-fired...

Waukee's solar program now available to all of Dallas County

Jul. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michael Arkwright recently checked the solar panels on the barn behind his home outside Waukee. Even without receiving any direct sunlight, they were producing enough electricity to power his entire house — including his air conditioner — on a warm July day. Arkwright,...

Biden says young people are 'not a generation of socialists'

Jul. 20, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday that it's a myth that the young people Democrats need to turn out in the 2020 presidential election are looking for "something radically different" in politics. "This is not a hit on Bernie," Biden said. "But this is not a generation of...

American crocodiles thriving outside nuclear plant

Jul. 20, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — American crocodiles, once headed toward extinction, are thriving at an unusual spot — the canals surrounding a South Florida nuclear plant. Last week, 73 crocodile hatchlings were rescued by a team of specialists at Florida Power & Light's Turkey Point nuclear plant and dozens more...

New Mexico utility seeks feedback on closure of coal plant

Jul. 20, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In what's expected to be a long, contentious process, a few dozen people gathered recently in Albuquerque for the first public meeting hosted by Public Service Co. of New Mexico on the planned shutdown of its coal-fired power plant. PNM, the state's largest electric utility, is...

Sun rises, coal sets under Georgia Power's long-range plan

Jul. 20, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Power intends to rely more on solar power than in past years to deliver energy to homes and businesses. It will also close a coal-fired power plant in northwest Georgia. It's part of the company's long-range energy plan, which was approved recently by the Georgia Public Service...

California utility customers sue over wildfire law

Jul. 19, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two Pacific Gas & Electric customers want the federal judge overseeing the company's bankruptcy to strike down a new California law that Gov. Gavin Newsom has championed as a way of shoring up the state's major electric utilities in the face of disastrous wildfires. A lawsuit...

2 Utah polygamous group members plead guilty in tax scheme

Jul. 19, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group have pleaded guilty to charges filed in what prosecutors have called a $511 million tax credit scheme, according to documents made public Friday. Washakie Renewable Energy once described itself as the...

Court deals major blow to hydropower transmission line

Jul. 19, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

The New Hampshire Supreme Court dealt a possibly fatal blow Friday to plans for a hydropower transmission line that has raised concerns among communities and environmentalists that it would harm tourism and property values. In its unanimous ruling, the court upheld a state committee's rejection of the Northern...

Kenya's president launches Africa's largest wind farm

Jul. 19, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president has launched what officials call Africa's largest wind farm, a project that is reducing electricity costs in a bid to attract investors to East Africa's commercial hub. President Uhuru Kenyatta has said Kenya is the only African nation to reach the goal of making...