- Survey: Solar workforce grows in New Mexico Updated: Feb-11-16 5:01 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - State energy officials say the solar industry's workforce is growing in New Mexico.
- Court's stay on EPA rules gives governor temporary reprieve Updated: Feb-10-16 8:25 pm
HELENA, Montana - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to temporarily freeze the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan gives Montana Gov. Steve Bullock breathing room in his campaign for a second term.
- Cuomo calls for probe into NRG handling of Dunkirk plant Updated: Feb-10-16 7:09 pm
DUNKIRK, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for an investigation of NRG Energy's handling of its Dunkirk power plant.
- Panel OKs relaxing emission regs, tweaks renewable program Updated: Feb-10-16 6:54 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republicans on the Legislature's powerful budget committee approved a bill Wednesday that would relax portions of Wisconsin's sulfur dioxide regulations and rework utilities' obligations to pay into the state's renewable energy program.
- Critics decry radioactive leak at New York nuclear plant Updated: Feb-10-16 6:32 pm
NEW YORK - A leak of radioactive material into the groundwater below a nuclear power station in New York City's suburbs highlights a chronic problem with the nation's atomic plants, some watchdogs said.
- Colorado Editorial Roundup Updated: Feb-10-16 6:19 pm
The Durango Herald, Feb. 3, on end-of-life choices for the terminally ill:
- James River Association challenging Virginia coal ash permit Updated: Feb-10-16 4:16 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The James River Association signaled its intent Wednesday to legally challenge a state permit allowing Virginia's largest utility to discharge millions of gallons of treated coal ash wastewater into the James River.
- Delay of clean power plan stokes worries about Paris treaty Updated: Feb-10-16 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration asserted Wednesday that a Supreme Court order delaying enforcement of its new clean-power rules will ultimately have little impact on meeting the nation's obligations under the recent Paris climate agreement.
- Venezuela malls scale back hours as government cuts energy Updated: Feb-10-16 3:52 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Shops in malls across Venezuela closed their doors Wednesday afternoon to comply with a government electricity rationing order.
- Corporation Commission, OG&E warn of utilities consumer scam Updated: Feb-10-16 2:05 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A consumer scam that targets utility customers is prompting warnings from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company.
- North Dakotans laud Supreme Court move to halt CO2 rules Updated: Feb-10-16 12:28 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A U.S. Supreme Court move to suspend federal rules aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants is good news for North Dakota, state officials said.
- WVa gov: likely no state carbon plan until after court cases Updated: Feb-10-16 12:17 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin doesn't expect West Virginia to submit compliance plans for carbon emissions standards from coal-fired power plants while the federal regulation remains in court proceedings.
- South Dakotans laud Supreme Court move to halt CO2 rules Updated: Feb-10-16 10:42 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota officials are praising action by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily halt new federal rules aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants.
- NM commission denies suit against utility over nuclear unit Updated: Feb-10-16 10:33 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A New Mexico commission has denied a motion that would prevent a utility from making its customers cover the costs of a nuclear power unit it recently purchased.
- Davison County rejects proposed $40 million wind project Updated: Feb-10-16 10:10 am
MITCHELL, South Dakota - The Davison County Commission has rejected a proposed wind farm near Mitchell.
- Casper oilmen diversify to survive the bust Updated: Feb-10-16 10:04 am
CASPER, Wyoming - Branden Wagner, co-owner of Kustom Koncepts, has spent much of the last five years churning out oil tanks and drilling motor components from his shop in Mills.
- Growers fear lawsuits could cut supply of irrigation water Updated: Feb-10-16 9:54 am
MADRAS, Oregon - The farm fields in Jefferson County are quiet this time of year, the irrigation ditches dry, the crops dormant and the tractors, combines and balers parked in barns until spring.
- Water company addresses Fayetteville residents' concerns Updated: Feb-10-16 5:25 am
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - The president of Aqua North Carolina has told Fayetteville officials he would address problems with its pipes and service to about 13,000 customers in western Cumberland County.
- Arizona grants permit to company generating power from wood Updated: Feb-10-16 5:01 am
EAGAR, Arizona - A company that plans to generate electricity from wood has received a key permit from the state.
- Feds to investigate nuclear power plant after water leak Updated: Feb-10-16 4:37 am
BUCHANAN, New York - Federal regulators plan to investigate how radioactive material was found in the groundwater below a nuclear power plant north of New York City.
- Collinsville to buy land to relocate water treatment plant Updated: Feb-10-16 4:00 am
COLLINSVILLE, Illinois - The southwestern Illinois city of Collinsville is taking new steps to relocate its water treatment plant, a project once stalled by a lawsuit.
- A look at Obama's final budget proposal Updated: Feb-09-16 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama proposed a record $4.1 trillion budget on Tuesday. Here's a look at each agency and department:
- SC sues Energy Dept over unfinished nuclear fuel project Updated: Feb-09-16 3:07 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina has again sued the federal government over an unfinished project to convert nuclear weapons components into reactor fuel, saying in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the administration has acted unconstitutionally in failing to complete the mixed-oxide facility by a Jan. 1 deadline.
- Local health organization to test Omaha tap water for lead Updated: Feb-09-16 2:03 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Even though officials say Omaha's tap water has met federal lead standards for years, a local health organization is planning to test tap water in light of the widespread contamination in Flint, Michigan.
- Regulator fines Duke Energy nearly $7M for coal ash spill Updated: Feb-09-16 1:35 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The country's largest electric company is being fined $6.6 million for environmental pollution related to a big spill of liquefied coal ash in 2014, North Carolina environmental regulators said Tuesday.