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Tippah cooperative could be next in Mississippi for internet

Oct. 19, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

RIPLEY, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi electric cooperatives continue to move toward offering internet. Tippah Electric Power Association board members voted this month to create a broadband internet subsidiary. The cooperative's 13,500 members in Tippah, Benton, Union, Prentiss and Alcorn counties are now...

Minnesota slated to expand electric vehicle charging network

Oct. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota will spend nearly $1.7 million from its share of the Volkswagen emissions-cheating settlement to expand electric vehicle charging options over the next two years along the state's major highways. The 22 added charging locations will collectively form a "minimum viable...

The Latest: Wind farm vows to be good neighbor; 55 arrested

Oct. 18, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

KAHUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on arrests of protesters of a Hawaii wind farm project (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The energy company that wants to build a wind farm on Oahu's North Shore says they respect people's right to oppose the project. Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard says 55 people were...

About 20 Hawaii wind farm protesters arrested

Oct. 18, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

KAHUKU, Hawaii (AP) — In the latest Hawaii protest of a controversial project, police arrested at least 20 people attempting to block equipment from traveling to a wind farm construction site. Opponents have been fighting the project planned for Oahu's North Shore for about a decade. Protests intensified...

Northam announces new renewable energy contract

Oct. 18, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is announcing a new agreement to power state government buildings with more renewable energy. That includes energy from the state's first commercial on-shore wind farm, which has struggled to find a buyer. Northam announced a deal with electric utility...

Energy Secretary Perry says he is resigning by year's end

Oct. 17, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced Thursday that he will leave his job by the end of the year, saying that under President Donald Trump the nation is nearing energy independence. Perry's long-rumored departure comes as he is under scrutiny over the role he played in the president's...

San Onofre nuke plant demolition approved

Oct. 17, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

LAGUNA NIGEL, Calif. (AP) — The California Coastal Commission has approved a plan to dismantle much of the San Onofre nuclear power plant that was closed six years ago. The commission on Thursday unanimously approved the plan by Southern California Edison that includes removing most "visible elements" of...

Program will guide Michigan's transition to renewable fuels

Oct. 17, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State officials have developed a program to help Michigan residents and businesses deal with the energy industry's transition from fossil fuels to renewable power sources. MI Power Grid will serve as a clearinghouse for information and help with integrating clean energy technologies...

Rep. Golden requests hearing on CMP power line

Oct. 17, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public hearing on Central Maine Power Co.'s planned transmission line at the request of U.S. Rep. Jared Golden. The Democrat says there is a lack of transparency and an opportunity for public input. The proposed line would transmit Quebec...

FirstEnergy subsidiary wins bankruptcy plan approval

Oct. 17, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. that operates coal and nuclear plants in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia plans to emerge from bankruptcy protection by the end of the year after getting final approval from a federal judge. But FirstEnergy Solutions also warned this week that it...