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Duke Energy division planning $180M Indiana solar farm

Apr. 10, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A division of Duke Energy that develops renewable energy projects plans to build a $180 million solar farm in western Indiana that would produce enough electricity to power 35,000 homes. The Hoosier Jack Solar farm proposed by Duke Energy...

Nevada Democrats’ priorities emerge on bill deadline day

Apr. 09, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers sped through hundreds of proposals on Friday to meet another major deadline of the 2021 legislative session, which required most bills to pass out of their first committee before Saturday to remain up for consideration. ...

Proposal would let Arizonans retain services in dire weather

Apr. 09, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A new proposal by an Arizona state commission would allow residents who cannot pay their gas and electric bills to retain their services during extreme heat or cold. The new rules would replace an emergency shutoff moratorium adopted in 2019 and...

Hilcorp ordered to replace aging Alaska pipeline after leak

Apr. 09, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal regulators have ordered Hilcorp Alaska to replace a 7-mile (11-kilometer) undersea pipeline after a helicopter pilot spotted a natural gas leak bubbling to the surface last week. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration...

WVa income tax cut plan advances to House of Delegates

Apr. 08, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Republicans' attempt to cut the state income tax took a key step forward after the state Senate narrowly approved a measure on Wednesday night. But its fate remains uncertain in the House of Delegates, despite a Republican...

Seattle utility submits revised dam study plan for review

Apr. 08, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A public utility in Seattle has broadened its study plan for the relicensing of its Skagit River dams in response to requests from the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe and other stakeholders, officials said. Seattle City Light submitted the revised...

Japan regulator bans nuke plant restart over lax safeguards

Apr. 07, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant that was destroyed in a 2011 disaster said Wednesday it will accept a penalty imposed by regulators over sloppy anti-terrorism measures at another nuclear plant it runs, a step that will prevent its desperately sought restart of the...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 07, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ April 5 The Greensboro News & Record on Major League Baseball's removal of the All-Star Game from Atlanta: There’ll be no joy in Cobb County this...

PUC to investigate CMP's handling of solar projects

Apr. 07, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — Maine’s utility regulators have formally launched an investigation into Central Maine Power's handling of solar projects. The Maine Public Utilities Commission's unanimous decision Tuesday follows an uproar over CMP's warning that connecting...

Connecticut looking into booster shots for older residents

Apr. 05, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

Connecticut officials are looking into the possibility of having to eventually administer booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccines in nursing homes, while also vaccinating new residents and staff who are coming into the facilities without having had a shot, Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday. ...