- Ameren proposing 2 customer-supported solar energy efforts Updated: May-01-16 2:30 pm
ST. LOUIS - Ameren Missouri is considering two voluntary programs that would ask customers to pay more or provide property to support more solar power.
- Oklahoma utility proposes major bill changes in rate case Updated: May-01-16 12:40 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Billing changes proposed in a rate case filed by Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. could double the standard residential customer charge and lower winter electricity prices.
- Cleco customers to get $475 bill credit starting in July Updated: May-01-16 11:33 am
PINEVILLE, Louisiana - Cleco customers will get a one-time $475 credit on their energy bills starting in July as part of the electric utility's sale.
- Offer to restore power at shuttered state park rejected Updated: May-01-16 10:57 am
BELLEVILLE, Illinois - An Illinois utility has rejected a local park district's offer to cover the unpaid electric bills at a state park that was recently closed under the ongoing budget impasse.
- Pipelines drained; feds investigating cause of explosion Updated: Apr-30-16 5:40 pm
GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania - Natural gas pipelines were being drained Saturday as authorities try to determine the cause of an explosion in western Pennsylvania that destroyed one home, damaged at least three others and burned a fleeing homeowner.
- Ex-TVA manager says he passed nuclear information to China Updated: Apr-30-16 3:40 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A former senior manager with the Tennessee Valley Authority passed information to a state-controlled Chinese nuclear energy company that helped it build reactors there, according to court records.
- Lobbying by renewable energy groups on rise in Massachusetts Updated: Apr-30-16 12:10 pm
BOSTON - An effort to jolt Massachusetts' reliance on solar and wind projects has surged in recent years, powered in part by an increase in lobbying by supporters of renewable energy.
- Major utilities say they're ready to handle Arizona summer Updated: Apr-30-16 11:32 am
PHOENIX - Arizona's major electric utilities are telling state regulators they're positioned to handle the upcoming summer heat and the season's demand on their systems.
- Trade group recognizes Maine company's tidal energy system Updated: Apr-30-16 10:25 am
PORTLAND, Maine - The National Hydropower Association is recognizing a Maine-based tidal power company.
- FPL: Customers likely will pay for clean-up at nuclear plant Updated: Apr-30-16 9:30 am
HOMESTEAD, Florida - Florida Power & Light says customers likely will pay for cleanup efforts at its Turkey Point nuclear power plant.
- Dominion makes case for moving forward on nuclear Updated: Apr-29-16 5:33 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Dominion Virginia Power is defending its heavy spending on a potential new nuclear power plant, one the company may not actually build and could cost more than $19 billion to complete.
- The Latest: Firm says pipeline in fire was fine in 2012 Updated: Apr-29-16 4:47 pm
GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania - The Latest on a natural gas fire and explosion in western Pennsylvania (all times local):
- Vegas water district official departs, FBI probing purchases Updated: Apr-29-16 1:23 pm
LAS VEGAS - At least one former Las Vegas water district official is no longer on the payroll, and federal authorities are investigating allegations that a purchasing agent made $4 million worth of unauthorized purchases that were shipped to a New Jersey address.
- New Jersey DEP to change response to lead in drinking water Updated: Apr-29-16 12:53 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey's Environmental Protection Department says it's making changes to the way the state and its water utilities respond to the threat of lead in drinking water.
- Most states do bare minimum on fire-foam contamination Updated: Apr-29-16 9:22 am
The military is checking U.S. bases for potential groundwater contamination from a toxic firefighting foam, but most states so far show little inclination to examine civilian sites for the same threat.
- Cook nuclear plant online after routine refueling outage Updated: Apr-29-16 8:26 am
LAKE TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Operators of southwestern Michigan's Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant say one of its units is back online after being shut down for routine refueling and maintenance.
- California utility casts doubt on blame for deadly wildfire Updated: Apr-29-16 5:09 am
SAN FRANCISCO - The state of California is seeking more than $90 million in firefighting costs from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. after finding that a deadly 2015 fire was sparked by a tree that came into contact with a power line, but the utility says it's not clear that it was to blame for the tree.
- The Latest: Utility says blame for 2015 wildfire is unclear Updated: Apr-28-16 11:32 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The Latest on the cause of a deadly 2015 wildfire (all times local):
- Deal ends fight between solar firm, utility for now Updated: Apr-28-16 10:11 pm
PHOENIX - A deal between the nation's largest solar company and Arizona's biggest utility announced Thursday means competing measures asking voters about how to treat rooftop solar power are being withdrawn.
- The Latest: Deal between solar firm, utility ends fight Updated: Apr-28-16 9:22 pm
PHOENIX - The Latest on voter referrals dealing with rooftop solar power (all times local):
- Des Moines Water works switches on nitrate removal system Updated: Apr-28-16 6:24 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The water utility serving a half a million customers in central Iowa including the city of Des Moines says it has switched on its nitrate removal system.
- Permit for new New Jersey nuclear reactor gets approval Updated: Apr-28-16 6:16 pm
LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK, New Jersey - Federal regulators have approved a permit that would allow possible construction of a new reactor near New Jersey's Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants.
- Corporation Commission approves utility plant upgrade Updated: Apr-28-16 5:21 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved a plan by the state's largest electric utility to spend about $500 million to upgrade its coal-fired power plant in northern Oklahoma.
- Excerpts from recent South Dakota editorials Updated: Apr-28-16 11:27 am
Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, April 23, 2016
- Oklahoma City man sues utility after natural gas explosion Updated: Apr-28-16 11:20 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - A man has filed a lawsuit claiming negligence against Oklahoma Natural Gas after he suffered serious burns from a January natural gas explosion that destroyed dozens of homes in northwest Oklahoma City.