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Iowa governor stops state from challenging Trump coal rule

Aug. 14, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, a supporter of clean energy policies reducing greenhouse gases as a way to battle global climate change, said Wednesday he was blocked by Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds from joining 21 other states in suing the Trump administration over a policy that...

Wyoming wind farm making same power with 80% fewer turbines

Aug. 14, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Bigger, more efficient equipment will allow an electric utility to redevelop Wyoming's first commercial wind farm so it produces the same amount of power with far fewer turbines, an example of the growing feasibility of renewable energy in the top U.S. coal-mining state. Portland,...

Trump amplifies conspiracy theories from perch of presidency

Aug. 13, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — With a pair of weekend retweets, President Donald Trump amplified an unfounded conspiracy theory. It was hardly the first time. His political career began the same way. Trump has a long history of spreading falsehoods drawn from the conservative fringe. His unlikely rise to the...

New Michael Moore-backed doc tackles alternative energy

Aug. 8, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — What if alternative energy isn't all it's cracked up to be? That's the provocative question explored in the documentary "Planet of the Humans," which is backed and promoted by filmmaker Michael Moore and directed by one of his longtime collaborators. It premiered last week at his...

Amazon: New renewable energy project in Virginia, Ireland

Aug. 2, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Amazon has announced two new renewable energy projects, including a solar farm in a Virginia county and a new wind farm planned in Cork, Ireland A news release posted on the company's website on Thursday says the solar farm proposed for Pittsylvania County is projected to begin...

Siemens earnings slip on lower demand from auto industry

Aug. 1, 2019 4:15 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Industrial equipment and technology company Siemens says net profit slipped 6% in the company's most recent quarter as weaker demand for factory automation from the auto and machine-building sectors hit profits. The company said Thursday that net profit eased to 1.134 billion...

Ameren scraps planned windfarm in northwest Missouri

Jul. 26, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's largest electricity provider is backing away from a plan to develop a wind energy farm in northwest Missouri. Ameren Missouri says it has terminated plans for a 157-megawatt wind facility in Atchison County because it was too costly to make the significant improvements...

Lawmakers approve financial rescue for Ohio's nuclear plants

Jul. 23, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A roughly $1 billion financial rescue for Ohio's two nuclear power plants is on the way after lawmakers and the governor signed off on a plan Tuesday that will add a new fee to every electricity bill in the state. Backed mostly by Republicans, the legislation will hand over $150 million...

The Latest: Ohio governor OKs rescue for nuclear plants

Jul. 23, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio's financial rescue of nuclear plants (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Ohio has become the latest state to hand out a billion-dollar financial rescue for its nuclear power plants. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine quickly signed the plan Tuesday hours after lawmakers approved...

Kenya's president launches Africa's largest wind farm

Jul. 19, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president has launched what officials call Africa's largest wind farm, a project that is reducing electricity costs in a bid to attract investors to East Africa's commercial hub. President Uhuru Kenyatta has said Kenya is the only African nation to reach the goal of making...