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House backs tax credit to boost methane in manufacturing

Sep. 19, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation to cut taxes for manufacturers who use methane to make fertilizer or petrochemicals is on its way to Pennsylvania's Senate after a positive vote in the state House of Representatives. House members voted 139 to 46 on Thursday in favor of the proposed Energy and Fertilizer...

AP-NORC poll: 64% disapprove of Trump's climate change views

Sep. 12, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gets some of his worst marks from the American people when it comes to his handling of climate change, and majorities believe the planet is warming and support government actions that he has sometimes scoffed at. While the administration has rolled back regulations...

New Alaska oil tax credit group introduces ballot initiative

Sep. 11, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A new Alaska group hopes to overhaul the state's oil and gas tax credit system through a ballot initiative called the Fair Share Act, a report said. The group hopes to enact the proposal into law in 2020, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Tuesday. The group submitted the...

Democrats propose spending trillions fighting climate change

Sep. 4, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five Democratic presidential candidates in the span of 24 hours have released sweeping plans to address climate change, ahead of a series of town halls devoted to the issue. On Wednesday, California Sen. Kamala Harris and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg each unveiled their...

Democrats release climate plans ahead of town hall spotlight

Sep. 3, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates are releasing their plans to address climate change ahead of a series of town halls on the issue as the party's base increasingly demands aggressive action. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Obama Cabinet member...

State with ambitions as wind-energy hub seeks to lure more

Aug. 27, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island approved tax credits Monday to lure a third major offshore wind company to the state as part of an effort to become a hub for the industry. The first U.S. offshore wind farm began operating off Block Island, Rhode Island, in late 2016, and Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo...

EU slaps biodiesel duties on Indonesia over subsidy concerns

Aug. 13, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says it has imposed extra duties on imports of biodiesel from Indonesia, claiming that the government in the Southeast Asian country is subsidizing the fuel. The EU's executive commission said Tuesday that a probe "found that Indonesian biodiesel producers benefit from...

Nuke plants' rescue jolts conservatives, environmentalists

Aug. 2, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A financial rescue for Ohio's nuclear plants and two coal-fired plants that will force the state's residents and businesses to fork over roughly $1.5 billion is galvanizing environmentalists and some conservatives. Advocacy groups and investors, incensed by what they call a bailout and...

Warren pitches new trade agenda in Midwest swing

Jul. 29, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren released a trade agenda on Monday that would aggressively use U.S. policy as a tool to prod other countries to adopt progressive stances on climate change and labor rights. The Massachusetts Democrat and presidential candidate proposed nine preconditions U.S. trading...

'This is hell': Zimbabweans say economy is worse than ever

Jul. 25, 2019 6:44 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Dadirai Tsvakai and her family have taken to combining dinner and breakfast - a meal they now eat just after midnight, if they are lucky to have a few hours of electricity. Then, in the dead of the night, they make a beeline for the local well to grab a place in the line for water....