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Poland to cut fuel, energy prices to fight inflation

Nov. 25, 2021 07:47 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Thursday that starting in December the government will cut tax on fuels and on energy and will offer bonuses to hardest hit households next year to counter inflation that has reached its highest level since 2001. ...

Xcel files plan to close coal-fired power plant in Pueblo

Nov. 24, 2021 18:13 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Xcel Energy has proposed a tentative agreement to close Colorado's largest coal-fired power plant by 2035, well ahead of its original retirement date of 2070, as regulators consider how the largest utility operating in the state can reduce its carbon emissions. ...

Dems confident on methane fee as budget bill moves to Senate

Nov. 22, 2021 14:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic plan to impose a fee on methane emissions from oil and gas wells has cleared a key hurdle, but it faces strong opposition from the oil and gas industry and criticism by centrist Sen. Joe Manchin. The proposed fee on methane — a powerful...

California to expand emissions testing with new $419M center

Nov. 18, 2021 19:05 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — California on Thursday dedicated a new $419 million research facility that will allow state air quality regulators to expand emissions testing for heavy duty vehicles like trucks, buses and bulldozers. The center in the city of Riverside will...

US national parks to offer look into green-friendly transit

Nov. 17, 2021 14:19 PM EST

Americans may soon get a better glimpse into a future of green-friendly transportation by visiting a U.S. national park. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg signed a joint pledge Wednesday to test some of the newest and most...

New Mexico governor thanks oil and gas, cheers hydrogen plan

Nov. 16, 2021 18:56 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Democratic governor is seeking legislation to help jump-start hydrogen production from natural gas in her state, a process that generates harmful greenhouse gases but could one day be harnessed to provide environmental benefits. Gov....

Roads, transit, internet: What's in the infrastructure plan

Nov. 15, 2021 17:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The $1 trillion infrastructure plan that President Joe Biden signed into law Monday has money for roads, bridges, ports, rail transit, safe water, the power grid, broadband internet and more. The plan promises to reach almost every corner of the...

Justices turn away VW appeals over emissions scandal suits

Nov. 15, 2021 11:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday turned away appeals from Volkswagen that sought to stop state and local lawsuits related to the 2015 scandal in which the automaker was found to have rigged its vehicles to cheat U.S. diesel emissions tests. The court's...

Justices say Gov. Jay Inslee overstepped veto authority

Nov. 10, 2021 18:53 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee overstepped his veto authority when he cut a sentence that appeared seven times in the 2019 transportation budget, the Washington Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The sentence in question would have prevented the Department of Transportation...

The Latest: China, US agree to redouble climate efforts

Nov. 10, 2021 14:04 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow: GLASGOW, Scotland — China and the United States have agreed to redouble efforts to fight climate change with “concrete actions,” in a joint statement announced Wednesday in climate talks...