Utilities

November 16, 2017 - 2:14 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal utility's top executive estimated Thursday that it would cost $900 million and take 24 years to comply with a court order to move coal ash from unlined and leaking pits and ponds to a lined landfill on the site of a Tennessee power plant. Tennessee Valley Authority...
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This Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 photo provided by the Idaho National Laboratory shows the Idaho National Laboratory Transient Reactor Test Facility in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The U.S. Department of Energy says the facility at the Idaho National Laboratory began operating Tuesday for the first time since it went on standby status in 1994. (Chris Morgan/Idaho National Laboratory via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 6:37 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have restarted an eastern Idaho nuclear fuel testing facility amid efforts to boost the nation's nuclear power generating capacity and possibly reduce concerns about nuclear power safety. The U.S. Department of Energy said the facility at the Idaho National...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, arrives to attend the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP) climate talks in Bonn, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. World leaders arrive at the global climate talks in Germany on Wednesday to give the negotiations a boost going into the final stretch. (Henning Kaiser/dpa via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 11:50 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a veteran of global efforts to curb climate change, disappointed environmental campaigners Wednesday by refusing to lay down a deadline for ending her country's use of coal. Green groups and developing countries had called on Merkel to use...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech during the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP) climate talks in Bonn, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. World leaders arrive at the global climate talks in Germany on Wednesday to give the negotiations a boost going into the final stretch. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
November 15, 2017 - 10:52 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the climate talks in Bonn, Germany (all times local): 4:50 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the issue of when and how to phase out her country's use of coal will be a key issue in talks on forming a new government, but hasn't said whether she backs a firm...
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October 18, 2017 - 3:46 pm
Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 17 The New York Times on ending cash-register justice: Toward the end of the Obama administration, the Justice Department called on judges to end the cash-register system of justice that had taken root across the country. In what...
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Ed Curzon, right, and his daughter Margaret sift debris to salvage anything they can from the rubble of their home, destroyed by a wildfire in the Coffey Park neighborhood Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif. "My parents and my dogs are alive. That's all that matters," said Margaret. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 15, 2017 - 11:21 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Pacific Gas and Electric Company officials say they expect to restore power to all its customers in the fire zones by late Monday. The company said in a statement Sunday that power has been restored to more...
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Napa County firefighter Jason Sheumann sprays water on a home as he battles flames from a wildfire Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Napa, Calif. Wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through Northern California sending residents on a headlong flight to safety through smoke and flames as homes burned. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
October 09, 2017 - 6:17 pm
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. --------------------------- NEW & DEVELOPING --------------------------- TRUMP-RUSSIA-ALLIES — Will not move this cycle. NLDS-NATIONALS-CUBS — Game under way. ALDS-INDIANS-YANKEES — Game starts at 7:08 p...
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This Sept. 18, 2017 photo shows the partially built V.C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station near Jenkinsville, S.C. On Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, the boards of state-owned Santee Cooper and the private South Carolina Electric & Gas approved the sale of their share of a $2.2 billion, five-year settlement over the failed nuclear project so that they can recover nearly 92 percent of the cash immediately. (AP Photo)
September 27, 2017 - 4:41 pm
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — Two South Carolina utilities are selling their share of a $2.2 billion, five-year settlement over a failed nuclear project so that they can recover nearly 92 percent of the cash immediately. Gov. Henry McMaster said he's still pushing to revive the abandoned reactors —...
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September 27, 2017 - 4:40 pm
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the failure of a nuclear power project in South Carolina (all times local): 4:35 p.m. A shareholder is suing a South Carolina utility, asking 12 executives return $21 million in bonuses connected to the canceled construction of two nuclear reactors. John...
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September 13, 2017 - 2:50 am
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Irma (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Three people are dead from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning at a Florida home following Hurricane Irma, and four others have been hospitalized. Orange County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jeff Williams says a deputy responded to the...
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