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Fed utility weighs coal plant switch options, climate impact

May. 11, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation’s largest public utility plans to shut down a massive coal-fired power plant, but wants to replace it with natural gas. That would put the federal Tennessee Valley Authority out of step with President Joe Biden’s administration goal of a...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Apr. 25, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. April 24, 2022. Editorial: Property tax relief on May 7 ballot should get voters’ support Texas homeowners worried about their tax bills as their property values skyrocket could get some relief if voters approve two state constitutional...

From slaughter to the skies: Beef fat converted to jet fuel

Apr. 23, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

GYPSUM, Colo. (AP) — It’s incongruous to attach a hose to the gleaming wing of the futuristic, $2 million Cirrus Vision Jet, under the fast-clearing skies of another gorgeous high-plateau day at Eagle County Regional Airport, and then stuff the aircraft with the liquid byproducts of McRibs and...

Gov. Evers releases Wisconsin's first clean energy plan

Apr. 20, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has released Wisconsin's first clean energy plan, a proposal that he said would lower energy bills, fight climate change by investing in clean energy technologies and possibly create up to 40,000 jobs. The plan is a blueprint for meeting the...

Massachusetts Senate debating sweeping climate change bill

Apr. 14, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The steps Massachusetts needs to take to meet its goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 were debated by the state Senate on Thursday as part of a sweeping climate bill. The bill sets out a range of strategies: Allowing solar panels on agricultural and...

Energy tech company to build WVa plant, employ up to 500

Apr. 14, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An energy technology company plans to build a commercial plant in West Virginia that will employ up to 500 workers. Frontieras North American announced Wednesday the plant in Mason County will process more than 2.7 million tons of coal annually....

Battle over carbon capture as tool to fight climate change

Apr. 14, 2022 02:35 AM EDT

Polly Glover realized her son had asthma when he was nine months old. Now 26, he carries an inhaler in his pocket whenever he’s out and about in Prairieville, Louisiana, part of Ascension Parish. “He probably needs to leave Ascension quite frankly,” Glover says, but he hasn’t...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Apr. 13, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: April 10 The Washington Post on Haiti needing help from Washington: Haiti passed a grim milestone in February, when the traditional presidential inauguration day came and went with no...

Massachusetts Senate unveils sweeping climate proposal

Apr. 07, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate unveiled a sweeping climate bill Thursday aimed at helping the state meet its net-zero greenhouse gas emissions goal by 2050. The bill sets out a range of strategies, from lending support to emerging energy technologies like nuclear fusion,...

Africa looks to renewables to curb warming, boost economies

Apr. 04, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — From wind farms across the African coastline to geothermal projects in the east African rift valley, a new United Nations climate report on Monday brought the continent’s vast clean energy potential into the spotlight. If realized, these renewable energy projects could...