- After comments, Regulators must decide rooftop solar rules Updated: Oct-06-15 8:47 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Supporters of proposed Mississippi rules to ease installation of rooftop solar panels portrayed them Tuesday as a boon that will benefit all utility customers, while utilities expressed varying degrees of concern about the possibility of shifting costs to poorer customers.
- Arborist testifies in wildfire case about utility standards Updated: Oct-06-15 8:25 pm
BERNALILLO, New Mexico - An electric cooperative wasn't following industry standards for ensuring the area along one of its power lines was clear of potentially hazardous vegetation when an aspen tree fell and sparked one of the largest wildfires in New Mexico's recorded history, a certified arborist and consultant told jurors Tuesday.
- South Carolina cleans up, but worries remain amid floods Updated: Oct-06-15 7:29 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The family of Miss South Carolina 1954 found her flood-soaked pageant scrapbook on a dining room floor littered with dead fish on Tuesday, as the first sunny day in nearly two weeks provided a chance to clean up from historic floods.
- Investor-owned gas utilities forecast lower hearing bills Updated: Oct-06-15 5:50 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Three major Indiana investor-owned natural gas utilities are projecting significantly lower heating bills this winter as long as the weather is normal
- Indiana's high court takes up lawmaker email case Updated: Oct-06-15 3:55 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Supreme Court will hear an appeal involving a lawsuit seeking a lawmaker's emails and other correspondence with utility company officials over solar power legislation he sponsored.
- Utility challenged over charges after coal plant outage Updated: Oct-06-15 3:12 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - NorthWestern Energy wrongly charged customers at least $8.5 million after a 2013 power plant outage forced it to buy electricity on the open market, attorneys for Montana consumers and environmental groups argued Tuesday before state regulators.
- The Latest: University of South Carolina avoids worst floods Updated: Oct-06-15 2:27 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):
- Lawyer: Proposed regulations could prevent wind project Updated: Oct-06-15 1:16 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - An attorney representing an energy company planning a wind farm in Lancaster and Gage counties said proposed regulations may prevent the project from happening.
- Dubuque asks agency to let city look into hydropower dam Updated: Oct-06-15 12:59 pm
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Dubuque officials have asked a federal agency to let the city study the feasibility of putting a hydropower plant on the Mississippi River.
- Police: 'Bored' nuke plant worker downloaded child porn Updated: Oct-06-15 10:01 am
SHIPPINGPORT, Pennsylvania - Police say a western Pennsylvania nuclear plant worker downloaded hundreds of child pornography pictures because he was bored.
- PGE power plant rising on Eastern Oregon countryside Updated: Oct-06-15 9:40 am
PENDLETON, Oregon - The road to Portland General Electric's new 440-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Boardman is lined with stray onions, irrigation pivots and the lingering smell of beef cattle.
- Lab at University of Michigan aims to boost battery research Updated: Oct-06-15 9:12 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - A new lab at the University of Michigan aims to expand battery research and manufacturing across the Midwest as part of a broader effort to improve power for electric vehicles and consumer products as well as energy storage.
- Michigan natural gas price comparison site now available Updated: Oct-06-15 7:02 am
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Public Service Commission has unveiled a natural gas price comparison website that's designed to help consumers choose a provider.
- Ohio senator wants more cash for aging water infrastructure Updated: Oct-06-15 6:36 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - Ohio's Democratic U.S. senator is making another pitch to get more federal money to fight sewage overflows that contribute to algae growth in lakes and rivers.
- Purchased natural gas rates fall for West Virginia customers Updated: Oct-06-15 3:10 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia residential customers will pay less for natural gas following an adjustment of utility rates.
- Group asks state high court to hear power plant case Updated: Oct-05-15 3:15 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Environmentalists asked the New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday to disqualify all but one member of a powerful state regulatory board in a case that will determine the fate of a coal-fired power plant that serves customers throughout the Southwest.
- After 111 years, Utah power plant shuts down Updated: Oct-05-15 11:53 am
OREM, Utah - Several people recently gathered near Provo to recognize the Olmsted Hydroelectric Power Plant as it is retired after 111 years of operation.
- Polish government indicates commitment to coal over nuclear Updated: Oct-05-15 11:06 am
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's prime minister says she does not consider nuclear energy a priority and is instead focused on strengthening the coal mining industry.
- Tulsa professors work to make edible algae for space travel Updated: Oct-03-15 12:32 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - Professors and students at the University of Tulsa are developing a system to help astronauts grow their own food during future space missions.
- Development company plans to launch energy kite near Waimea Updated: Oct-03-15 11:33 am
HILO, Hawaii - A Google-owned development company hopes to test a massive energy kite near Waimea next year.
- Nevada officials react warily to EPA's new ozone rule Updated: Oct-03-15 10:51 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada leaders reacted cautiously this week to the Environmental Protection Agency's stricter new limits on smog-causing pollution, with Gov. Brian Sandoval saying the rule could punish the state for circumstances out of its control and environmental and manufacturing groups staking out opposite positions against it.
- Georgia wind project offers tours Saturday Updated: Oct-03-15 8:47 am
GEORGIA, Vermont - Vermont's Georgia Mountain Community Wind project is offering tours of its wind turbines.
- Xcel Energy plans to retire 2 of 3 coal-fired Sherco units Updated: Oct-02-15 7:34 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Xcel Energy announced plans Friday to retire two of the three units at its huge Sherco coal-fired power plant in Becker, the largest power plant in Minnesota, as part of a strategy to cut its carbon emissions 60 percent by 2030.
- Residents sue to block northeastern North Carolina wind farm Updated: Oct-02-15 2:18 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Two Perquimans County residents are suing to block a wind farm in the northeastern corner of North Carolina.
- India vows to cut carbon intensity in Paris pledge Updated: Oct-02-15 1:19 pm
NEW DELHI - India's long-awaited pledge for a global climate pact shows how the world's No. 3 carbon polluter is making significant efforts to rein in the growth of emissions linked to its fast-surging demands for energy, analysts said Friday.