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State denies permits for power plants in NYC, Hudson Valley

Oct. 27, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State environmental officials denied required air permits Wednesday for natural gas power plants in New York City and along the Hudson River, saying both would be inconsistent with statewide greenhouse gas emission goals. The denials of Title V air...

Utility eyes earlier shutdown of Lake Michigan power plant

Oct. 27, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana utility company is looking to shutter a coal-fired power plant along Lake Michigan two years earlier than planned. Northern Indiana Public Service Co. said it now plans to retire its electricity generating plant in Michigan...

Shapiro breaks with Wolf over strategy on climate change

Oct. 27, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Josh Shapiro, the Democratic candidate for governor, is breaking with Gov. Tom Wolf on the centerpiece of Wolf’s plan to fight climate change amid the strong and sustained pushback it has received from building trades unions that have long backed the party's...

Gulf Arab states, squeezed by climate change, still tout oil

Oct. 27, 2021 02:18 AM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The global energy transition is perhaps nowhere more perplexing than in the Arabian Peninsula, where Saudi Arabia and other Gulf monarchies are caught between two daunting climate change scenarios that threaten their livelihoods. In one, the...

Judge orders stay in case seeking to remove Snake River dams

Oct. 26, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday granted a stay in litigation seeking to save endangered salmon runs on the Columbia and Snake rivers. U.S. District Judge Michael Simon in Portland, Oregon, granted a request by both sides in the lawsuit seeking the stay...

New Mexico energizes first leg of major transmission line

Oct. 26, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It’s been years in the making, and now officials say the first leg of a major renewable energy transmission line in New Mexico has been energized. The New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority made the announcement Tuesday, saying...

White House eyes new climate change strategies in Biden bill

Oct. 26, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is zeroing in on a package of clean energy strategies for President Joe Biden's big domestic policy bill that officials believe could reach similar greenhouse gas emission reduction goals as an initial proposal that was quashed by opposition from a...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Oct. 26, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

South Bend Tribune. Oct. 22, 2021. Editorial: Partisan politics trample public health in St. Joseph County Now we know. After 19 months of watching the politicization of science and public health, we see what — and who — some...

Groups ask regulators to reconsider decision on power plants

Oct. 26, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three groups are asking the West Virginia Public Service Commission to reconsider a decision allowing Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power to keep three plants operational through at least 2040. West Virginia Citizen Action Group, Solar United...

EU ministers debate how to tackle rising energy costs

Oct. 26, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union ministers on Tuesday held emergency talks focused on energy that did not produce immediate results amid deep divergences between the 27 member countries on how to tackle a crunch that has seen consumers' bills skyrocket this year. The wave...