- Spain gets EU consent to spend $2.4BN on shutting coal mines Updated: May-27-16 6:20 am
MADRID - Spain has won approval from European authorities to spend 2.13 billion euros ($2.4 billion) on the closure of 26 coal mines by 2018.
- Court rules against Vermont Yankee in overtime pay lawsuit Updated: May-27-16 3:20 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - A federal appeals court has ruled against Entergy Vermont Yankee in a lawsuit brought by four employees who say they are owed more than 5,500 hours in overtime pay.
- Illinois Commerce Commission OKs Peoples Gas settlements Updated: May-26-16 10:46 pm
CHICAGO - The Illinois Commerce Commission says consumers should get refunds within three months after it approved $18.5 million in settlements with a Chicago utility company.
- California to dismiss $1.4M fine against irrigation district Updated: May-26-16 10:38 pm
FRESNO, California - Water regulators Thursday recommend dismissing a historic $1.4 million fine issued at the height of California's drought last summer against a group of Central Valley farmers accused of taking river water that didn't belong to them.
- Iowa Democrats criticize Grassley during televised debate Updated: May-26-16 10:35 pm
JOHNSTON, Iowa - Democrats in Iowa vying to challenge Republican Sen. Charles Grassley in his upcoming re-election race used a televised debate Thursday to reiterate their criticism of the longtime senator's leading role in a U.S. Supreme Court nomination fight.
- Clashes, oil blockades over France's economic future Updated: May-26-16 2:28 pm
PARIS - Volley after volley of tear gas poisoned the Paris air Thursday, as authorities struggled against nationwide strikes and a groundswell of public anger at a high-stakes government attempt to change the way France views work.
- The Latest: EDF staff join French labor protests Updated: May-26-16 2:08 pm
LE HAVRE, France - The Latest on French labor dispute (all times local):
- Regional group not allowed into SC nuke fuel lawsuit Updated: May-26-16 1:22 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A federal judge has ruled that a regional economic development group can't be part of South Carolina's lawsuit against the U.S. Energy Department over an incomplete nuclear fuel project.
- Work beginning on one of Minnesota's largest solar projects Updated: May-26-16 11:26 am
MINNEAPOLIS - Work starts this week on one of Minnesota's largest solar projects.
- Wiscasset Water District to get $4M for water safety Updated: May-26-16 12:27 am
WISCASSET, Maine - A water district in Wiscasset will receive more than $4 million in federal money to replace century-old water lines.
- Montana power plant needs new operator by May 2018 Updated: May-25-16 3:51 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Owners of a coal-fired power plant in Montana say the company that keeps it running wants out within two years.
- Antelope County wind farm decision delayed Updated: May-25-16 1:39 pm
NELIGH, Nebraska - A proposed wind farm has been delayed in Antelope County near Neligh.
- Commission sets hearing involving chemical spill probe Updated: May-25-16 12:02 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The state Public Service Commission has set a date for a hearing to investigate a water company's handling of the January 2014 chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water supply of Kanawha Valley.
- Omaha bills excavator for fighting fire after gas explosion Updated: May-25-16 10:51 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - Omaha has billed a Minnesota excavation company nearly $104,000 for the costs of fighting a fire that erupted after a natural gas explosion.
- Lexington, surrounding counties facing water rate increase Updated: May-25-16 4:14 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Kentucky Public Service Commission is holding a public meeting on a request to increase water utility bills for more than 100,000 customers in and around Lexington.
- Vallejo unveils plans for electric car plant at ex-shipyard Updated: May-24-16 10:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The city of Vallejo, which emerged from bankruptcy five years ago, is poised to get a big economic boost as plans to build a major plant for electric cars are rolling forward, officials said Tuesday.
- Rooftop solar company Sunrun drops suit against governor Updated: May-24-16 7:24 pm
LAS VEGAS - A rooftop solar company that accused Gov. Brian Sandoval of political cronyism dropped a lawsuit seeking to force the release of his text messages and wants to mend fences after harsh statements over a Nevada rate hike.
- Puerto Rico seeks power bill increase, sparking outrage Updated: May-24-16 3:56 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's heavily indebted electric company announced Tuesday that it is seeking a more than 20 percent increase in the island's already high power bills, sparking outrage among many who note the agency faces numerous corruption allegations.
- Ohio lawmakers near vote on speeding up lead-water alerts Updated: May-24-16 11:10 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - A proposed overhaul of how Ohio cities deal with lead in drinking water would force public water systems to alert residents within two days after lead is found at the tap.
- Duke Energy signs 2nd deal to get electricity from pig poop Updated: May-24-16 4:45 am
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Duke Energy Corp. is taking a second step into pig poop.
- NY lawmakers propose codifying renewable energy goals Updated: May-24-16 12:39 am
ALBANY, New York - A dozen New York lawmakers have introduced legislation to codify Gov. Andrew Cuomo's goal of eliminating human-produced greenhouse gas emissions statewide by 2050, replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy.
- Massachusetts bill would encourage hydropower, offshore wind Updated: May-23-16 5:54 pm
BOSTON - Canadian hydropower and offshore wind projects would become more prominent pieces of the state's overall energy landscape under a long-awaited bill House lawmakers unveiled Monday.
- Oklahoma landowners register airstrips to halt wind farms Updated: May-23-16 5:19 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Southwest Oklahoma landowners have registered private airstrips in order to push back on the development of wind farms in the area.
- The Latest: Baker praises long-awaited energy bill Updated: May-23-16 5:03 pm
BOSTON - The Latest on legislation to increase the supply of hydropower and offshore wind energy in Massachusetts (all times local):
- Utility's NY customers get rate freeze through March 2018 Updated: May-23-16 4:48 pm
ALBANY, New York - Utility regulators say delivery rates for National Grid's 1.7 million electric and natural gas customers in upstate New York will remain frozen through March 2018.