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Judge bars board members from voting on wind farm

Jul. 16, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

KILGORE, Neb. (AP) — A judge has temporarily barred two Cherry County commissioners from voting on a permit for a 19-turbine wind farm west of Kilgore. A landowner and the group Preserve the Sandhills have filed a lawsuit, contending that Commissioners Tanya Storer and Martin DeNaeyer have conflicts of...

Nuclear waste storage resumes at Southern California plant

Jul. 15, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

LAGUNA NIGEL, Calif. (AP) — Crews have resumed moving radioactive waste into ground storage at the now-closed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in Southern California, nearly a year after a 50-ton canister got stuck. The San Diego Union-Tribune says workers began moving a canister Monday afternoon from...

Calls for investigations after power restored in Manhattan

Jul. 14, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan power outage that temporarily turned off the bright lights of the big city only lasted for a few hours, but left plenty of lingering questions and calls for investigations on Sunday. Con Ed President Tim Cawley insisted the Saturday night blackout that darkened more than 40...

The Latest: Con Ed: Demand didn't cause power problem

Jul. 14, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a power outage in New York City (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Con Ed says a power outage that left parts of Manhattan in the dark for several hours didn't have anything to do with demand on the electrical grid. Con Ed President Tim Cawley says the cause of the Saturday night...

For Formula E teams, winning is almost secondary

Jul. 14, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

Sure, Formula E teams want to win and make money. That's a given. The big automobile manufacturers who fund the open-wheel electric cars that whir around tracks all over the world also have a bigger goal in mind: research and development. Brand named automakers — from BMW to Audi to Jaguar — compete...

Minnesota to consider using energy storage for peaker plants

Jul. 14, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gas peaker plants may be among the first casualties of a new Minnesota law requiring utilities to include energy storage as part of their long-range plans. The provision, part of an omnibus jobs and energy bill, "puts energy storage on a level playing field with natural gas plants...

The Latest: NYC power fully restored

Jul. 14, 2019 12:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York City power outage (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Con Edison and New York officials say power has been restored to hundreds of thousands of customers following a blackout in Manhattan. More than 70,000 customers were left in the dark during the hour-long power outage in...

Trump says he will not impose uranium quotas

Jul. 13, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will not impose quotas on importing uranium, backing away from a possible trade confrontation and breaking with a Commerce Department assessment that America's use of foreign uranium raises national security concerns. The decision is unusual for Trump, who...

California governor taps new top utilities regulator

Jul. 12, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday he is tapping Marybel Batjer, a veteran of state government, to serve as the state's top utilities regulator. Batjer will serve as president of the California Public Utilities Commission, overseeing power companies and other services...

California governor signs wildfire bill to pay victims

Jul. 12, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Friday that shores up the state's biggest electric utilities in the face of catastrophic wildfires and claims for damage from past blazes caused by their equipment. It requires major utilities to spend at least $5 billion combined on...