- Arizona utilities on track to meet renewable energy goal Updated: Aug-01-15 12:37 pm
PHOENIX - Several Arizona utilities are poised to meet a goal of 6 percent of renewable energy use next year thanks to utility-scale and rooftop solar projects.
- Mexico state: Indians approve embattled wind power project Updated: Jul-31-15 8:40 pm
MEXICO CITY - Residents of a heavily Indian area have approved the installation of a huge wind power project in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Mexico, the Oaxaca state government said Friday.
- Pipeline companies won't move line from Arkansas watershed Updated: Jul-31-15 7:08 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Two subsidiaries of ExxonMobil said in a court filing Friday that they won't move the Pegasus Pipeline from beneath the watershed where Central Arkansas gets most of its drinking water.
- Regulators close case questioning California reactor repairs Updated: Jul-31-15 6:18 pm
LOS ANGELES - Federal regulators have closed a case that questioned whether Southern California Edison violated government rules when it installed faulty equipment at the now-closed San Onofre nuclear power plant.
- AG: Dominion customers should get small refund Updated: Jul-31-15 2:37 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Customers of Dominion Virginia Power won't be getting as large a potential refund or see a rate reduction they otherwise could have been entitled to because of actions by the General Assembly in the last two years, according to a witness hired by the Attorney General's office.
- Duke Energy finishes $1.2B power buyout of eastern NC cities Updated: Jul-31-15 2:29 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Duke Energy Corp. says it's competed a $1.2 billion deal to buy out dozens of eastern North Carolina cities that have struggled for years with bad investments in power plants.
- Texas company asks Missouri to rethink power line rejection Updated: Jul-31-15 12:43 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Houston-based company is asking Missouri utility regulators to reconsider their rejection of a proposed high-voltage power line that was planned for a multistate wind energy project.
- 3 ex-TEPCO execs to face criminal charges in nuclear crisis Updated: Jul-31-15 10:44 am
TOKYO - A Japanese judicial committee has decided that three former utility executives should face criminal charges and stand trial for their alleged negligence in the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
- Judge orders trial on who owns Chattanooga electric utility Updated: Jul-31-15 4:05 am
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - A judge is ordering a trial to be held to decide whether Chattanooga's electric utility is owned by the city or operates as a separate body.
- NY to give low-cost electricity to Amazon, Bausch & Lomb Updated: Jul-31-15 3:10 am
ALBANY, New York - New York state is giving low-cost electricity to 15 businesses around the state as part of a program to use affordable power as an economic development tool.
- Coroner IDs worker who died after falling at power plant Updated: Jul-30-15 11:28 pm
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyoming - Authorities have released the name of a contractor who died after falling about 45 feet at a power plant in Rock Springs.
- Fluoride debate hits Colorado's largest water utility Updated: Jul-30-15 10:04 pm
DENVER - Colorado's largest supplier of public drinking water is in the midst of a debate over how much fluoride - if any - to put into its delivery system after the federal government announced new standards in April.
- Vegas-area coal plant owners to pay $4.3M to settle lawsuit Updated: Jul-30-15 7:31 pm
LAS VEGAS - Owners of a soon-to-close coal-fired power plant outside Las Vegas have agreed to pay $4.3 million to settle a lawsuit and clean up contamination that neighboring Native Americans blame for health problems and water pollution.
- Officials return full power to Fort Calhoun nuclear plant Updated: Jul-30-15 6:20 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Officials say the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant has returned to full power following a shutdown for repairs for a water leak.
- California judge says she'll likely uphold farmer water cuts Updated: Jul-30-15 5:17 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's demand for lower agricultural water use during the drought will likely survive a legal challenge, a judge indicated Thursday.
- California drought conservation: Hall of Fame and Shame Updated: Jul-30-15 4:59 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California cities have mostly succeeded in the first month of mandatory conservation during the drought, according to June water use data released Thursday. The State Water Resources Control Board gave communities nine months to hit water use reduction targets as high as 36 percent compared to 2013 levels.
- Barge accident dents wind farm foundation off Rhode Island Updated: Jul-30-15 4:44 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A barge accident off the coast of Rhode Island has dented the foundation of what will be the nation's first offshore wind farm.
- Company seeks permit for test towers for proposed wind farm Updated: Jul-30-15 7:59 am
FINCASTLE, Virginia - A wind energy company is seeking a permit to build three test towers for a proposed wind farm in Botetourt County.
- California's big cities say June water-saving goals were met Updated: Jul-29-15 8:31 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's largest cities said water conservation goals ordered by Gov. Jerry Brown were met or exceeded in June - the first month of mandatory cutbacks during the drought.
- Lawsuit seeks invalidation of Botetourt wind farm ordinance Updated: Jul-29-15 7:32 am
FINCASTLE, Virginia - A group of residents has filed a lawsuit challenging Botetourt County's wind farm ordinance.
- Utility asking customers to 'beat the peak' Updated: Jul-29-15 7:14 am
JOHNSON, Vermont - With some of the hottest weather of the season expected this week, the Vermont Electric Cooperative is encouraging customers to help "Beat the Peak" by conserving energy through Thursday afternoon.
- Brain-eating amoeba found in small Ascension water system Updated: Jul-28-15 7:04 pm
DONALDSONVILLE, Louisiana - The Department of Health and Hospitals says brain-eating amoeba has been found in a water system serving about 1,800 people in a community north of Donaldsonville.
- Regulators to press ahead on Missoula water sale review Updated: Jul-28-15 6:40 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana's Public Service Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to continue its review of a Canadian company's proposed purchase of Missoula's drinking water system while the city's attempt to acquire the system for itself plays out in court.
- Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states Updated: Jul-28-15 6:19 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants.
- Vermont panel begins study of growth of solar projects Updated: Jul-28-15 6:07 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A panel created by the Vermont Legislature to study the growth of solar power in Vermont and plan for its use sat down for its first meeting Tuesday and heard from both supporters and critics.