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  • new storySpanish firm's plan for Connecticut utility faces rejection 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 5:16 pm

    NEW BRITAIN, Connecticut - State regulators on Tuesday moved a step toward rejecting a plan by Spain's leading electricity and natural gas utility to buy the parent company of several local energy firms in a deal valued at up to $3 billion.

  • new storyNorth Dakota officials consider wind farm south of Rolette 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 5:05 pm

    ROLETTE, North Dakota - The North Dakota Public Service Commission is considering a proposed wind farm that would feature 59 turbines in the northern part of the state.

  • updated storyLargest Southern Co. subsidiary enters rooftop solar market 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 4:20 pm

    ATLANTA - The largest Southern Co. subsidiary will start selling and installing solar panels on homes Wednesday, a move that could broaden the alternative energy market and also worry the utility's competitors.

  • Emerson Electric will spin off network power business 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 12:55 pm

    NEW YORK - Emerson Electric plans to spin off its network power business as a separate publicly-traded company, and will consider options for several other businesses.

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds wind turbine rules 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 11:41 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the state's wind turbine construction rules Tuesday, saying they're valid even though regulators didn't develop a report on how the regulations would affect the housing industry.

  • New $375M wind farm dedicated in eastern Indiana county 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 9:44 am

    MODOC, Indiana - A state lawmaker says a newly dedicated $375 million wind farm is the largest economic development project to date in an eastern Indiana county.

  • Water restrictions ordered in Narragansett, South Kingstown 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 8:08 am

    NARRAGANSETT, Rhode Island - Water restrictions have been ordered in Narragansett and parts of South Kingstown.

  • After mercury ruling, scrutiny of Obama climate rules grows story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 7:59 am

    WASHINGTON - Sweeping pollution limits at the center of President Barack Obama's climate change plan are facing increased scrutiny in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that showed that the justices aren't afraid to thwart perceived overreach by Obama or his Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Coal industry scores a win but fate of plants still in air story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 6:34 am

    BILLINGS, Montana - Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said the Obama administration failed to take potential costs into account when it decided to regulate toxic emissions from many power plants.

  • Atlantic City Electric targets remaining outages 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 6:09 am

    TRENTON, New Jersey - Atlantic City Electric crews continue working to restore service one week after a wave of fast-moving storms downed trees and power lines in southern New Jersey.

  • Coal plant operator says Colstrip remains profitable for now 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 8:16 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - The formation of a new company to run Montana's largest power plant has raised questions among analysts and plant detractors about how long it can keep going, as pollution control costs rise and coal's share of the electricity market crumbles.

  • Supreme Court power plant ruling panned in New England 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 6:20 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - A U.S. Supreme Court decision against a federal crackdown on emissions from coal-fired power plants got bad reviews Monday in New England, where westerly winds sweep in pollution from many out-of-state plants.

  • News Guide: What power plant ruling means for Michigan 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 5:59 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday in favor of Michigan and other Republican-led states that challenged Environmental Protection Agency rules that would reduce mercury and other air pollution from coal-fired power plants. The regulations, announced in 2011, are different from rules proposed last year to cut carbon dioxide emissions. What the decision means:

  • Bank says Revel power plant company in danger of failing 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 2:23 pm

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - A dispute over utilities that is keeping Atlantic City's former Revel casino from reopening is getting worse.

  • Pence praises Supreme Court ruling on power plant emissions 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 2:19 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Republican Gov. Mike Pence is praising the Supreme Court ruling against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of hazardous air pollutants including mercury.

  • 2 solar farms proposed near Bend 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 1:08 pm

    BEND, Oregon - The abundance of sunshine east of the Cascade Mountains makes Central Oregon a prime location for generating solar power.

  • In Massachusetts, groups push to bolster solar panel program story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-15 11:28 am

    BOSTON - The increasing popularity of solar panels is prompting environmental groups to call for lifting what they describe as arbitrary limits on a key program designed to encourage renewable energy use in Massachusetts.

  • Germany's oldest remaining nuclear plant shuts down 
    Updated: Jun-28-15 9:46 am

    BERLIN - Germany's oldest remaining nuclear reactor has been shut down, part of a move initiated four years ago to switch off all its nuclear plants by the end of 2022.

  • New Mexico AG criticizes plan for San Juan plant 
    Updated: Jun-28-15 5:02 am

    FARMINGTON, New Mexico - New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is not a fan of a plan to keep an aging coal-fired plant going with a mix of coal, natural gas, nuclear and solar generation.

  • Notre Dame would build hydroelectric plant under proposal 
    Updated: Jun-28-15 4:07 am

    SOUTH BEND, Indiana - The University of Notre Dame would build a water-driven power facility through a partnership with the city of South Bend under a proposal submitted to federal energy regulators.

  • Bill would bar utility from taking tax deductions on penalty 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 6:59 pm

    SAN BRUNO, California - A bill in the California Legislature would prohibit the state's largest utility from claiming tax deductions for a $1.6 billion penalty stemming from a deadly 2010 natural gas explosion.

  • Alliant Energy announces plan to stop using coal by 2021 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 5:41 pm

    BURLINGTON, Iowa - Alliant Energy has announced its intention to stop using coal as its energy source in Burlington by 2021.

  • Critics: Dominion Virginia jumping gun on coal ash cleanup 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 12:31 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Environmental and water protection groups say Dominion Virginia Power is jumping the gun on the closure of coal ash impoundments at a northern Virginia power plant and they're asking state and federal regulators to step in.

  • San Francisco told to stop taking some water during drought 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 7:42 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Regulators on Friday told San Francisco to stop taking some of the river water it routinely stores in the Hetch Hetchy reservoir.

  • Orange County expands groundwater system 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 7:38 pm

    FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California - An Orange County water district said Friday it is adding more purified wastewater to its groundwater basin, helping to continue its reliance on mostly local water sources during the drought.