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Energy companies spending millions lobbying Beacon Hill

Aug. 25, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Companies representing a range of energy interests, from old-school oil and gas to renewables like solar and wind power, are pumping millions into lobbying efforts in Massachusetts. In 2018, as many as 70 energy businesses and advocacy groups reported spending at least $5.3 million trying to...

Sununu recognizing Clean Energy Week next month

Aug. 25, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has signed a proclamation recognizing Clean Energy Week next month, the fourth state in the country to do so. The week runs from Sept. 23-27. In his proclamation, Sununu says the state has taken proactive steps to grow renewable energy sources and energy...

Data indicates 4 remaining coal plants among worst polluters

Aug. 25, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Vistra Energy has brokered a deal with Gov. J.B. Pritzker's administration to close four coal plants in Illinois, but the power company will continue to operate four other fossil fuel facilities that federal data indicates were its worst polluters in the state last year. The remaining four...

Illinois county slows wind farm plan along Mississippi River

Aug. 24, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

VALMEYER, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois county repealed an ordinance that would enable the construction of wind farms, stalling a proposal to build 50 turbines along the Mississippi River. The Monroe County Board of Commissioners voted to suspend the Wind Energy Conversion Ordinance after residents...

Emergency drill planned at South Carolina nuclear plant

Aug. 24, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Emergency officials in South Carolina are joining Dominion Energy for an exercise to test their plans in case there is an emergency at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant in Fairfield County. The training practice will take place Tuesday morning and the State Emergency Management Division...

Judge says FirstEnergy Solutions' bankruptcy plan needs work

Aug. 24, 2019 8:37 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A judge isn't quite ready to sign off on a bankruptcy plan outlined by a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. that operates Ohio's two nuclear plants. A federal bankruptcy judge in Akron said this week the plan will remain on hold while First Energy Solutions deals with two union labor...

License for Pilgrim plant transferred for decommissioning

Aug. 23, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The license for the now-shuttered Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth has been transferred to a private company for decommissioning. The action Thursday by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission paves the way for the completion of the sale of the plant from Entergy Corporation to...

Russia's floating nuclear plant sails to its destination

Aug. 23, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's first floating nuclear power plant sailed Friday to its destination on the nation's Arctic coast, a project that environmentalists have criticized as unsafe. The Akademik Lomonosov is a 140-meter (459-foot) long towed platform that carries two 35-megawatt nuclear reactors. On Friday,...

Morton Township officials survive recall attempt

Aug. 23, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A pair of township officers narrowly survived what appears to be North Dakota's first recall at the township level. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Morton Township Supervisor Daymon Mills and Clerk/Treasurer Mary Malard each prevailed by slim margins in Wednesday's election. The...

US fossil fuel official says tech can help coal industry

Aug. 22, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Touring Wyoming at a crucial time for the top coal-mining state, the U.S. official who oversees government research into fossil fuels said Thursday it's not too late for new technology to help the coal industry. "The Wyoming coal industry is going through a restructuring," U.S....