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Race to cut carbon emissions splits U.S. states on nuclear

Jan. 18, 2022 00:23 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As climate change pushes states in the U.S. to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels, many are coming to the conclusion that solar, wind and other renewable power sources might not be enough to keep the lights on. Nuclear power is emerging as an answer...

Germany calls nuclear power 'dangerous,' rejects EU plan

Jan. 03, 2022 07:49 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Monday that it considers nuclear energy dangerous and objects to European Union proposals that would let the technology remain part of the bloc’s plans for a climate-friendly future. Germany is on course to switch off its remaining three...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Dec. 29, 2021 13:35 PM EST

Charleston Gazette-Mail. Dec. 27, 2021. Editorial: Carbon capture still pricey and an uncertain solution Discussion and research of carbon capture technology — advanced equipment that would capture carbon dioxide emissions at coal-fired power plants and manufacturing...

Belgium commits to phasing out existing nuclear power plants

Dec. 23, 2021 07:25 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Belgian government tentatively committed itself Thursday to phasing out the country's existing nuclear power plants by 2025 while using gas as a bridge toward sustainable energy sources and possible new-technology nuclear options later. Under a complicated...

EU faces nuclear rift in decision on energy funds, future

Dec. 17, 2021 07:41 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of the European Union’s two most important nations faced reporters together during a joint news conference early Friday, a show of unity at the end of the EU's final summit of the year. Then two words - “nuclear energy” - intervened. ...

Biden order would make US government carbon neutral by 2050

Dec. 08, 2021 16:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order to make the federal government carbon-neutral by 2050, aiming for a 65% reduction in planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and an all-electric fleet of car and trucks five years later. The White...

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...

New Mexico governor thanks oil and gas, cheers hydrogen plan

Nov. 16, 2021 18:56 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Democratic governor is seeking legislation to help jump-start hydrogen production from natural gas in her state, a process that generates harmful greenhouse gases but could one day be harnessed to provide environmental benefits. Gov....

Foundations commit billions to fight climate change

Nov. 11, 2021 14:39 PM EST

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, which was postponed a year because of COVID-19, has promoted a series of announcements from foundations and individuals attempting to pour money into efforts to fight climate change, an area many think philanthropy has neglected. ...

Louisiana university has greenhouse gas extension service

Nov. 11, 2021 14:27 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — An extension service to explain how to reduce two major greenhouse gases — carbon dioxide and methane — is up and running, serving policy makers and people in industry and government, a Louisiana university announced Thursday. The C1 Extension...