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Coal plants in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio to shut down

Jun. 10, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The owner of three coal-fired power plants in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio said Thursday that it will shut them down. Houston-based GenOn Holdings LLC said it will shut down a generating unit at both Avon Lake station on Lake Erie near...

Lawmakers form group to help struggling coal communities

Jun. 10, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — As West Virginia prepares for the closure of another coal mine, state lawmakers announced the formation of a group to find ideas aimed at revitalizing coal communities around the state. Republican State House Speaker Roger Hanshaw and Democratic...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jun. 09, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

Times West Virginian. June 6, 2021. Editorial: Workers and families should be considered in any type of clean energy bill In early March, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., was the lead sponsor of the The Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for...

Ohio utility gets SEC subpoena regarding tainted energy bill

Jun. 08, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The electric utility AEP Ohio said Tuesday that the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed documents related to subsidies it has received from a now-tainted energy bill for two aging coal plants partly owned by the company. ...

Greenpeace wins Australian court case against power company

Jun. 08, 2021 05:55 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s largest electricity generator on Tuesday largely lost its court case alleging that the environmental group Greenpeace had breached copyright and trademark laws by using its logo in a campaign that described the company as the nation’s “biggest...

Regulators hear from power plant supporters at hearing

Jun. 03, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia utility regulators heard from several people who support keeping a Marshall County power plant open as long as possible.. The Public Service Commission held a videoconference public hearing Wednesday to get feedback on a request...

Washington utility inks deal to buy Montana wind power

Jun. 02, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Puget Sound Energy announced Wednesday an agreement to buy power from an eastern Montana wind farm as the Washington state utility that co-owns the Colstrip power plant seeks to reduce its carbon emissions. PSE signed a 20-year agreement with a...

Bill Gates company to build reactor at Wyoming coal plant

Jun. 02, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A next-generation, small nuclear plant will be built at a soon-to-be retired coal-fired power plant in Wyoming in the next several years, business and government officials said Wednesday. The plant featuring a sodium reactor and molten salt energy...

Australian power generator takes Greenpeace to court

Jun. 02, 2021 04:41 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s largest electricity generator AGL Energy took Greenpeace to court on Wednesday alleging breaches of copyright and trademark laws in the environmental group’s campaign describing AGL as the nation’s “biggest climate polluter.” ...

G-7 nations to accelerate efforts to slow global warming

May. 21, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Environment ministers from seven leading industrialized nations agreed Friday to accelerate efforts to slow global warming, including a commitment to end government support for new coal-fired power plants by the end of this year. The pledges were part of a...