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Future of Arizona nuclear plant may see hydrogen production

Nov. 2, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Managers of a three-reactor nuclear plant that went online in the 1980s are exploring whether production of hydrogen gas will be part of its future. An idea being explored for the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is to use seasonally surplus electricity from the plant located in the...

Georgia editorial roundup

Oct. 30, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: ___ Oct. 30 The Brunswick News paying attention to signs of domestic violence: Home is a sanctuary for many people. We spend all day at work and can't wait to get home to see our spouse, significant other and/or kids. It is supposed to be a safe place filled with love....

Ellsworth investigates solar array options

Oct. 29, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — Ellsworth, Maine, officials say they are looking into working with a developer to build a solar energy farm on city-owned land to reduce electricity costs. City Council member Gary Fortier says the city's former 24-acre dump on Stabawl Road would be a good candidate. City Manager...

Movement to block nuclear plant rescue in Ohio gets setback

Oct. 24, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A group attempting to overturn the roughly $1 billion financial rescue for Ohio's two nuclear power plants won't get additional time to collect signatures needed for a statewide vote, a federal judge has ruled. The decision issued Wednesday night comes after the group missed a deadline...

2 guilty in $1B fraud as feds auction Burt Reynolds Trans Am

Oct. 22, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two employees of a San Francisco Bay Area solar energy company pleaded guilty Tuesday to participating in what federal prosecutors say was a massive scheme that defrauded investors of $1 billion. While the company's owners have not been charged, they agreed to let the government...

Company seeks public input on Hawaii solar array project

Oct. 22, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A power company is seeking public input on a proposed solar array it said will generate enough electricity to power an average of more than 14,200 households, the company said. Juwi Inc. said it wants community input on its proposed solar energy project on Hawaii Island land...

Program will guide Michigan's transition to renewable fuels

Oct. 17, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State officials have developed a program to help Michigan residents and businesses deal with the energy industry's transition from fossil fuels to renewable power sources. MI Power Grid will serve as a clearinghouse for information and help with integrating clean energy technologies...

Solar power deal involving Idaho homeowners reached

Oct. 14, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho utility has reached an agreement involving paying homeowners who generate electricity with rooftop solar panels and other renewable energy methods. Idaho Power and the staff of the Idaho Public Utilities Commission on Friday submitted the agreement to the commission for its...

School's solar array is installed, ready to generate power

Oct. 13, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

PEACHAM, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont school is now equipped with a solar array that is ready to generate power. Peacham School Board and Select Board member Mike Health tells the Caledonian Record that Green Mountain Power needs to do more work before the array at Peacham Elementary School is connected to the...

The Latest: Nobel winner hopes for more breakthroughs

Oct. 9, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Nobel chemistry prize winner M. Stanley Whittingham says he hopes the award for work on lithium-ion batteries will "push the field further and faster." The 77-year-old British-American chemistry professor at the...