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Stories with subject: Energy policy
  • Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 3:53 pm

    WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked the first bipartisan energy bill in almost a decade after majority Republicans balked over sending hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid to Flint, Michigan, to fix and replace the city's lead-contaminated pipes.

  • Senate committee approves North Korea sanctions bill 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 4:33 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved legislation to tighten sanctions against North Korea following its latest nuclear test explosion.

  • California adopts first energy standards for household LEDs 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 10:04 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - California on Wednesday became the first state to set energy efficiency standards for household LEDs and smaller track-lighting-style light bulbs - a move that could save consumers billions in utility bills and prompt lawmakers and manufacturers to adopt them nationwide.

  • Coal executive demands tax break for industry in free-fall 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 4:42 pm

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The chief executive of one of the nation's largest coal producers, Murray Energy, made an emotional call Wednesday for steep cuts in state mining taxes to support an industry in free-fall.

  • Lawmakers review jobs, projects in California energy measure story has photos
    Updated: Jan-20-16 8:00 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - California officials have approved $1.1 billion in spending so far from a voter-approved initiative that closed a corporate tax loophole to generate billions of dollars for energy efficiency projects at California schools and community colleges, but most of the work is not completed, senators learned at a hearing Wednesday.

  • China faces nuclear energy choice: reprocess or not? 
    Updated: Jan-14-16 3:30 am

    WASHINGTON - China is coming to a crossroads as it hurriedly increases nuclear power production to cope with rising electricity demand and cut carbon emissions: Should it reprocess its nuclear waste or store it?

  • House moves on North Korea sanctions bill after bomb test story has photos
    Updated: Jan-11-16 5:21 pm

    WASHINGTON - The House pushed ahead on legislation that seeks to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test by expanding sanctions on Pyongyang, a move with strong bipartisan support despite questions over how effective the new restrictions can be.