- Regulators: California fell far short of water-saving target Updated: May-05-15 4:41 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Californians conserved little water in March and local officials were not aggressive in cracking down on waste, state regulators reported Tuesday as they considered tough measures to force savings amid a continuing drought.
- Energy-producing states blast Obama climate change plan Updated: May-05-15 2:10 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change would cause job losses and lead to higher electricity prices and even power outages, attorneys general from two energy-producing states said Tuesday.
- Small tsunami seen near epicenter of Papua New Guinea quake Updated: May-05-15 12:49 am
SYDNEY - A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, generating a small tsunami near the epicenter, bringing down power lines and cracking walls, but causing no widespread damage.
- New plan would end Kansas green energy mandate for utilities Updated: May-04-15 9:58 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas would no longer require utilities to generate a portion of their electricity from wind or other renewable resources but the state also would not impose a new tax on the power under a proposal Republican Gov. Sam Brownback announced Monday.
- New York officials investigating Texas energy company Ambit Updated: May-04-15 6:56 pm
ALBANY, New York - State officials are investigating an energy company after a spike in complaints from customers over higher-than-expected bills.
- LePage nominee to utility board 'agnostic' to energy source Updated: May-04-15 4:59 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage's newest nominee to the Maine Public Utilities Commission shares his view on energy: The source of the energy doesn't matter as long as it makes economic sense.
- Supreme Court will hear appeal over energy regulation Updated: May-04-15 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a dispute over a regulation that offers financial incentives to factories, retailers and other large electricity users to reduce their power consumption.
- Study: Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 US lives a year Updated: May-04-15 1:29 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes.
- Fort Knox to show off energy independence at ceremony Updated: May-04-15 5:05 am
FORT KNOX, Kentucky - Fort Knox will display its ability to operate without external power during a ceremony this week, an achievement expected to save the post $8 million a year and prompted by a crippling ice storm a few years ago.
- Temporary water filtration system installed at Alatna Updated: May-03-15 6:35 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Residents of a tiny interior Alaska will no longer have to cross a river to obtain potable water.
- Second wind farm going up near Fairfield Updated: May-02-15 1:29 pm
FAIRFIELD, Montana - Construction of a 25-megawatt, 15-tower wind farm is expected to begin north of Fairfield following negotiations between the developer and NorthWestern Energy.
- State IDs faulty tanks; now tank law is being scaled back Updated: May-02-15 11:14 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - After a 2014 chemical spill polluted drinking water for more than 300,000 people in West Virginia, lawmakers there quickly mandated tighter surveillance of the state's chemical storage tanks. It revealed dozens of tanks that shouldn't have been in service still posed a potential threat to drinking water for more than 134,000 people downstream. Many were corroded and a few were filled with hazardous chemicals.
- Agreement addresses coal supply for New Mexico power plant Updated: May-01-15 10:37 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The owners of a power plant that supplies more than 2 million customers throughout the Southwest have reached an agreement that will ensure it has coal through 2022.
- Feds reject NC group's claim that Duke Energy wastes money Updated: May-01-15 5:37 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Federal regulators have rejected a bid by North Carolina renewable energy advocates to pressure Duke Energy to buy power from other electric companies in the Southeast and in so doing build fewer costly power plants.
- Oklahoma governor vetoes bill similar to her executive order Updated: May-01-15 5:25 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed two bills, including a Senate bill that requires the state to develop a plan to comply with Environmental Protection Agency rules regarding carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.
- Tesla CEO plugs into new market with home battery system Updated: May-01-15 4:34 pm
FOSTER CITY, California - Never lacking daring ideas, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is determined to jolt the electricity market.
- Missouri utility regulator updates increase for Ameren users Updated: May-01-15 3:55 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The largest electric utility in Missouri will be able to charge an additional $121.5 million to its customers starting May 12.
- CBI helps investigate possible water theft in Calhan Updated: May-01-15 1:31 pm
CALHAN, Colorado - Local and state authorities are investigating the possible theft of over 2 million gallons of water in El Paso County.
- Appeals court overturns rule on backup generators Updated: May-01-15 12:07 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court has overturned a federal rule that exempted backup generators from air pollution controls for up to 100 hours per year.
- PNM wants regulators to reject rate case recommendation Updated: May-01-15 11:07 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico's largest electric provider is defending its request to raise rates.
- Filipinos urged to turn off appliances during Pacquiao fight Updated: May-01-15 8:56 am
MANILA, Philippines - An officer at a Philippine electric company has urged customers to turn off major appliances to help prevent outages that have recently plagued his province so people can watch the much-awaited fight between Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.
- Xcel Energy salvages North Dakota wind project Updated: May-01-15 7:20 am
MINNEAPOLIS - Xcel Energy continues to add wind power.
- Regulators approve DTE's plan for 3rd nuclear plant Updated: May-01-15 6:11 am
NEWPORT, Michigan - Federal regulators have approved DTE Energy's proposal for a new nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan.
- Massachusetts town narrows search for solar project site Updated: May-01-15 12:31 am
NORTH ATTLEBORO, Massachusetts - Officials in a Massachusetts town are eyeing a solar power project for a former gravel site the town owns and they've excluded two other locations from consideration in the process.
- Environmentalists criticize changes to California delta plan Updated: Apr-30-15 8:29 pm
OAKLAND, California - Environmentalists on Thursday criticized a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to dramatically scale back wildlife habitat restoration involved in a massive tunnel project intended to channel fresh water around California's delta.