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Weekend blast: Gas now shut off to Georgia apartment complex

Sep. 15, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Gas has been temporarily turned off at an apartment complex in an Atlanta suburb where a building partially collapsed during a weekend explosion, sending four people to the hospital. Atlanta Gas Light said inspectors have identified appliance and...

AG: Spike in natural gas prices appears to break Kansas law

Sep. 13, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Monday that sharp spikes in natural gas prices last winter appear to violate Kansas law and he is seeking outside legal help to investigate them. Schmidt's office said it is looking to retain a law firm with...

German carmakers reject environmental groups' climate demand

Sep. 03, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Daimler on Friday dismissed a “cease and desist” demand from two environmental groups to commit to ending the sale of combustion engine vehicles by 2030. Lawyers for Greenpeace and the group Deutsche Umwelthilfe have threatened to sue...

Climate impact of coal sales from US lands scrutinized

Aug. 19, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials launched a review Thursday of climate damage and other impacts from coal mining on public lands as the Biden administration expands its scrutiny of government fossil fuel sales that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. The review...

Southwest Power Pool hopes to prevent utility cost spikes

Aug. 17, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An executive with the nonprofit corporation that oversees the electric grid across 14 states in the nation’s midsection told Oklahoma regulators Tuesday it is taking steps to prevent future weather-related spikes in utility costs. Lanny Nickell...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 02, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. Aug. 1, 2021. Editorial: Masks and migrants aren’t the enemy. COVID-19 is You can’t win a war when you’re fighting the wrong enemy. But that is what Gov. Greg Abbott is doing as COVID-19 sends an alarming number of...

New Mexico's largest utilities to resume normal billing

Aug. 01, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people in New Mexico who are behind on their gas and electric bills could lose power as soon as mid-August after a pandemic moratorium on utility shutoffs ended. More than 47,000 residential customers of Public Service Co....

Cow manure methane may soon fuel cars, heat homes in Arizona

Jul. 11, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A new energy facility southwest of Phoenix scheduled to open in December will capture methane from cow manure and reuse the biogas as renewable natural fuel. Facility stakeholders told The Arizona Republic the process will capture harmful gases that would...

Minnesota AG: Gas utilities overbilled customers by $380M

Jul. 07, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota utilities mismanaged their natural gas purchases after a historic winter storm in the South, which led them to overbill customers by $380 million, the state attorney general's office said Wednesday. The office of Attorney General Keith...

Abbott demands PUC act more aggressively to shore up grid

Jul. 06, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — One month after declaring Texas' electric power grid fixed, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott demanded aggressive action from state utility regulators Tuesday to shore up that grid. In a letter to the Public Utility Commission, Abbott directed the commission to...