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UN floats plan to boost renewables as climate worries mount

May. 18, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations chief on Wednesday launched a five-point plan to jump-start broader use of renewable energies, hoping to revive world attention on climate change as the U.N.’s weather agency said greenhouse gas concentrations, ocean heat, sea-level rise, and ocean acidification...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 17, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. May 16, 2022. Editorial: Break up this abusive football cartel The outright duplicity that guided the words and actions of Rams owner Stan Kroenke and National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell, among others, were widely assumed but...

Pandemic pay included in budget deal up for vote in House

May. 02, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Certain private sector workers determined to be “essential” during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic will share $30 million in pandemic bonuses under a one-year, $24.2 billion state budget plan being debated in the Connecticut House of Representatives on Monday...

Florida gov vetoes bill that would end solar power credits

Apr. 27, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would have ended solar power subsidies for residential costumers. The Republican governor killed the anti-net metering bill that had been passed by the Republican-controlled...

Texas storm motivates FPL to prepare for extreme weather

Apr. 23, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Among the most common natural disasters that threaten Florida, its people and its power grids are hurricanes, which are fueled by warm waters during a season that stretches across spring, summer and fall. But Florida isn’t immune to...

This Earth Day, Biden faces 'headwinds' on climate agenda

Apr. 21, 2022 06:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One year ago, Joe Biden marked his first Earth Day as president by convening world leaders for a virtual summit on global warming that even Russian President Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping attended. Biden used the moment to nearly double the United States' goal for...

Biden launches $6B effort to save distressed nuclear plants

Apr. 19, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is launching a $6 billion effort to rescue nuclear power plants at risk of closing, citing the need to continue nuclear energy as a carbon-free source of power that helps to combat climate change. A certification and bidding process opened...

Germany unveils fuel subsidies, discounted public transport

Mar. 24, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Germany government has announced a package of measures to help cushion the blow of high energy prices for consumers, with fuel subsidies, discounted public transport, tax benefits and additional support for the poorest. Senior lawmakers unveiled the measures...

Amid protests, Europe limited in curbing high energy prices

Mar. 23, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Across Europe, governments are slashing fuel taxes and doling out tens of billions to help consumers, truckers, farmers and others cope with spiking energy prices made worse by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. But it's not enough for some whose livelihoods hinge on fuel....

Kuwait, among world's hottest places, lags on climate action

Mar. 21, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

JAHRA, Kuwait (AP) — It was so hot in Kuwait last summer that birds dropped dead from the sky. Sea horses boiled to death in the bay. Dead clams coated the rocks, their shells popped open like they’d been steamed. Kuwait reached a scorching temperature of 53.2...