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Rural communities push back against solar projects in Nevada

Nov. 30, 2021 12:59 PM EST

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Residents of a desert town west of Las Vegas are protesting plans for a massive solar panel installation they say could harm the community and surrounding environment. Citizens Against Nye Co Solar Farms Project held a protest on Saturday against...

High inflation? Low polling? White House blames the pandemic

Nov. 27, 2021 17:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation is soaring, businesses are struggling to hire and President Joe Biden’s poll numbers have been in free fall. The White House sees a common culprit for it all: COVID-19. Biden’s team views the pandemic as the root cause of both the...

Many environmentalists back Biden's move to tap oil reserve

Nov. 24, 2021 05:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and climate activists generally supported President Joe Biden's decision to release a record 50 million barrels of oil from America's strategic reserve, even as the move appeared to contradict his long-term vision of combating climate change. ...

Fighting gas prices, US to release 50 million barrels of oil

Nov. 23, 2021 22:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered a record 50 million barrels of oil released from America's strategic reserve, aiming to bring down gasoline and other costs, in coordination with other major energy consuming nations including India, the United Kingdom and China. ...

Nevada solar project racks up big fines for blowing dust

Nov. 23, 2021 18:31 PM EST

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — A solar power project in the southern Nevada desert has been fined nearly $220,000 since April for failing to control dust during construction, county officials said. Rosendin Electric has accepted fines in all but one of eight violations at...

White House offering more aid for winter heat, utility bills

Nov. 18, 2021 16:04 PM EST

The Biden administration is taking steps to help distribute several billion dollars in aid for winter heating and utility bills, an unprecedented sum that comes largely from its $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The package provided an additional $4.5 billion for...

Biden administration launches series on Arctic energy

Nov. 17, 2021 18:47 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Members of the Biden administration on Wednesday launched a series of events aimed at exploring the Arctic's potential to act as a “living laboratory of clean energy innovation.” Officials participating in the online event, billed as...

AP FACT CHECK: Biden hypes $1T bill impact on electric cars

Nov. 07, 2021 15:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boasting about his $1 trillion infrastructure package, President Joe Biden overstated its reach by claiming it would result in 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations and meet his pledge to nudge half of U.S. drivers into EVs by decade’s end. The...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Nov. 06, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern; White House chief of staff Ron Klain; Gov. Phil Murphy, D-N.J.; Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla. ...

Pittsburgh to host meeting of world's energy ministers

Nov. 04, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Energy ministers from around the world will gather in Pittsburgh next year, the U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday, as nations meet to collaborate on ways to advance clean energy and fight climate change. The 31 nations involved in the...