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  • Thousands without power as Phoenix recovers from big storm story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 11:01 pm

    PHOENIX - Thousands of Phoenix-area residents and businesses, including a food bank, remained without power a day after a monsoon storm knocked down trees, damaged buildings and toppled a tractor-trailer on a freeway.

  • Kemper power plant overruns climb another $25 million 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 8:22 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Power Co. said Tuesday it will spend at least another $25 million to finish the power plant it's building in Kemper County, pushing total costs to nearly $6.3 billion.

  • Group says IRS ruling could promote community solar projects 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 6:50 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - A Vermont man who bought 10 solar panels as part of a jointly owned solar power project is poised to get 30 percent of his cost added to his income tax refund after the Internal Revenue Service ruled he could take the same tax credit used by some of the people who put solar panels on their roofs.

  • Chemical mix at Ohio water treatment facility hospitalizes 4 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 2:20 pm

    NORTH CANTON, Ohio - At a northeast Ohio water treatment plant, chlorine was inadvertently mixed with fluoride in a container making it dangerous to breathe the air and sending four people to hospitals, fire officials say.

  • Egypt gas find sparks panic in Israel about Israeli reserves 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 1:44 pm

    JERUSALEM - Egypt's new natural gas bonanza is causing an uproar in Israel, with energy stocks plummeting and recriminations over indecisiveness and infighting that have delayed production from the country's own gas fields.

  • Court revives dispute over energy leasing's climate impacts 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 12:22 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - A federal appeals court ruling has revived a bid by environmentalists to block drilling for oil and gas on public lands in Montana until the government looks more closely at climate change impacts.

  • Utilities, state seek to keep solar amendment off ballot 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 10:52 am

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Lawyers representing power companies and the attorney general want the Florida Supreme Court to keep a proposed constitutional amendment on solar energy off next year's ballot.

  • Vermont Gas proposes 3 percent rate decrease 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 3:29 am

    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont - Vermont Gas Systems has proposed a 3 percent rate decrease that would lower costs for the company's customers.

  • NextEra defends plans, commits to Hawaii energy goals 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 11:31 pm

    HONOLULU - Florida-based company NextEra Energy is defending its plans to acquire Hawaiian Electric, saying that it is committed to Hawaii's renewable energy goals.

  • Business interests donate $2.1 million for Pence travel 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 8:34 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mike Pence's travel at home and abroad to promote Indiana as a haven for business has been paid for by a collection of powerful interests that also stand to benefit from having close ties with the Republican governor.

  • Correction: Man Shocked story 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 7:37 pm

    LEHI, Utah - In a story Aug. 30 about a man who was injured when he came into contact an overhead powerline, The Associated Press reported erroneously in the slug and headline that he was electrocuted. He was critically injured, but did not die.

  • Permit extension for much-delayed Wyoming power plant denied 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 7:17 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A Campbell County power plant that has been in the works for almost 20 years without being built on Monday got dealt one of its biggest regulatory setbacks yet when a state review council refused to agree to yet another extension to the project's start date.

  • Massive gas find promises to ease Egypt's fuel crisis story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 4:43 pm

    CAIRO - The discovery of a huge gas field off Egypt's coast promises to ease a long-running fuel crisis and boost the economy after years of unrest, but it will take years to develop and won't bring Gulf-style riches to the Arab world's most populous country, experts said Monday.

  • Baker joins governors, premiers; renews hydropower push 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 4:22 pm

    ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland - Gov. Charlie Baker says he hopes to make progress over the next few years bringing Canadian hydropower to Massachusetts.

  • Energy chief: US has ability to monitor Iran nuclear program 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 3:45 pm

    BOULDER, Colorado - The U.S. Energy Department has extensive technical expertise that will help verify whether Iran is complying with its commitment to limit its nuclear program under an international agreement, the U.S. energy secretary said Monday in Colorado.

  • Delaware, Maryland regulators challenge power project costs 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 1:22 pm

    DOVER, Delaware - Delaware and Maryland utility regulators have filed a formal complaint with federal officials challenging how much their states' energy customers will have to pay for a regional power project involving a New Jersey nuclear power plant.

  • North Dakota regulators mull utility's gas rate increase 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 1:11 pm

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. wants a $2.6 million increase in its natural gas rates to help cover the cost of its increased investment in natural gas facilities in North Dakota.

  • Tentative deal made to buy water system in Donaldsonville 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 11:49 am

    DONALDSONVILLE, Louisiana - Ascension Parish government has reached an agreement in principle with Peoples Water Service Co. to buy its water operations in Donaldsonville for $5.9 million.

  • FirstEnergy prepares to demolish power plant in Cleveland 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 5:32 pm

    CLEVELAND - A century-old power plant in Cleveland is scheduled for demolition.

  • Ownership of proposed wind farm near Glenrock changes 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 12:56 pm

    CASPER, Wyoming - The ownership of a proposed 46-turbine wind farm near Glenrock has changed hands.

  • Exelon mulls closure of unprofitable Quad Cities nuke plant story has photos
    Updated: Aug-30-15 12:01 pm

    CHICAGO - The owner of Illinois' 11 nuclear reactors must decide next month whether to close its Quad Cities plant, one of three generating stations Exelon Corp. has said are in danger of closing if lawmakers don't approve a surcharge on electric bills to boost profits.

  • When the wells run dry: California neighbors cope in drought story has photos
    Updated: Aug-30-15 11:04 am

    TULARE, California - Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets on the bare dirt of his yard. It's his daily ritual now, in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma's epic Dust Bowl drought. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more.

  • Limited water service returns for Bowie residents 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 8:56 pm

    BOWIE, Arizona - Authorities say limited water service for hundreds of residents in the southern Arizona community of Bowie returned Saturday afternoon.

  • Commission ruling: No changes on net metering in Colorado 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 5:10 pm

    DENVER - Colorado's Public Utility Commission has ruled that no changes are needed to the state's net metering process, which means that homeowners with solar installations will continue to receive retail rates for energy they produce.

  • Sandoval's back from European trade mission. What's next? 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 12:26 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - Gov. Brian Sandoval and more than 60 business, government and education officials recently returned from a three-week trade mission to England, Ireland, Germany, Poland and Italy. The visit included meetings with dignitaries, tours of car factories and receptions bringing together Nevada and European tourism officials.