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Disappointment as marathon climate talks end with slim deal

Dec. 15, 2019 1:21 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Marathon U.N. climate talks ended Sunday with a slim compromise that sparked widespread disappointment, after major polluters resisted calls for ramping up efforts to keep global warming at bay and negotiators postponed debate about rules for international carbon markets for another year....

Lawsuit filed after recording banned at utility rate hearing

Dec. 15, 2019 10:47 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Thursday accuses the Alabama Public Service Commission of violating the Open Meetings Act by preventing audience members from recording a recent hearing. The lawsuit was filed by Laura Casey, a Democratic candidate for PSC president. Casey was one of three people...

Generator for New Orleans drainage pumps explodes, injures 2

Dec. 14, 2019 5:42 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An explosion at an electrical generating plant that powers New Orleans' drainage system injured two people and rattled windows in nearby neighborhoods. The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board said the explosion took place Saturday afternoon at its main water plant on the western edge...

Georgia solar farm starts making electricity for Facebook

Dec. 14, 2019 10:49 AM EST

BLAKELY, Ga. (AP) — A new solar farm is generating electricity in southwest Georgia. State and industry officials gathered Friday to inaugurate the Bancroft Station Solar Farm near Blakely. Solar farm developer Silicon Ranch of Nashville, Tennessee built the installation for Walton Electric Membership...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's impeachment rage, Bloomberg on coal

Dec. 14, 2019 9:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As near-certain impeachment closes in on him, President Donald Trump raged at his accusers, the Democrats. In the process, he offered a highly selective account of the testimony of a damning witness and misrepresented the facts of a phone call at the heart of the constitutional showdown....

Nuclear tech company to locate research center in New Mexico

Dec. 14, 2019 12:06 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A California-based nuclear energy technology company says it has chosen New Mexico’s largest city as its home for a new engineering center to support the development of its reactor technology. Kairos Power LLC plans to take up residence at a master planned community on the...

South Korean firm to set up Tennessee facility with 410 jobs

Dec. 13, 2019 2:30 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A South Korean manufacturer of electric power equipment plans to set up its first U.S. production operations in Memphis, Tennessee, where the company aims to invest $86.9 million and create 410 jobs over seven years. Gov. Bill Lee and his economic development team announced Friday...

Historic Detroit power plant demolished to aid Jeep factory

Dec. 13, 2019 1:38 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit power plant that was more than 100 years old was demolished Friday to accommodate a Jeep factory. Explosives were used to bring down the Conners Creek plant near the Detroit River on the city's east side. The plant, which belonged to DTE Energy, started in 1915 as a coal-fired...

AP FACT CHECK: Bloomberg says he's killing coal. He's not

Dec. 13, 2019 1:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg broadly, repeatedly — and wrongly — took a huge amount of credit Friday for driving the U.S. coal industry to its knees. The U.S. coal industry’s plunge is largely due to market forces, above all drops in prices of...

EU leaders include nuclear energy in green transition

Dec. 13, 2019 11:00 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Friday that nuclear energy will be part of the bloc's solution to making its economy carbon neutral by 2050, allowing them to win the support of two coal-dependent countries. EU heads of state and government agreed that nuclear energy will be recognized as a...