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What's Minnesota's future of carbon-free, nuclear power?

Jul. 27, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MONTICELLO, Minn. (AP) — A nuclear reactor produces steam to rotate a giant turbine, every day and night, at a plant between St. Cloud and the Twin Cities. Xcel Energy's Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant operates nearly constantly and has for 48 years. The turbine itself and the walls of the control room...

Economists urge Germany to price carbon, end subsidies

Jul. 12, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A panel of economists advising the German government is recommending that the country should put a price on carbon emissions if it wants to meet its targets for reducing the amount of greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere. In a report delivered Friday to German Chancellor Angela...

German official says CO2 charge should benefit the poor

Jul. 5, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's environment minister said Friday that a proposed charge on carbon emissions should benefit people on low incomes and those who use less fossil fuel, amid concern that measures aimed at curbing climate change could stoke social unrest. The German government is debating whether to put...

California Editorial Rdp

Jul. 3, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

July 3 Los Angeles Times on the returning smog problem: For years, California has celebrated what is undoubtedly a great environmental achievement: the dramatic reduction of the lung-searing, eye-burning pollution that used to blanket Southern California and that made this region the smog capital of the United...

New York set to adopt aggressive emission reduction goals

Jun. 19, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would adopt the nation's most aggressive emission reduction goals under a proposal worked out by state leaders and endorsed by the state Senate Tuesday night. Under the legislation, New York would generate 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2040 and reduce...

The Latest: NY set to adopt landmark emission reduction goal

Jun. 19, 2019 12:44 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the New York state Legislature (all times local): 12:40 a.m. New York would adopt the nation's most aggressive emission reduction goals under legislation endorsed by the state Senate. Under the proposal, New York would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85% by 2050 and...