- South Dakota regulators hold hearing on Keystone XL pipeline Updated: Jul-06-15 6:57 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission is hearing from the public about the Keystone XL oil pipeline project.
- Peabody Energy still chafes at strip-mining protest song Updated: Jul-06-15 6:55 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - More than 40 years after it was first recorded, a strip-mining protest song still rankles one of the nation's largest coal mining companies.
- US stocks slip amid global sell-off after Greek 'no' vote Updated: Jul-06-15 5:38 pm
NEW YORK - Stocks in the U.S. fell broadly following drops in overseas markets as Greeks voted to reject creditor conditions for more loans, but the losses weren't as steep as many had feared.
- Interstate 35 in Clay County reopens after gas leak Updated: Jul-06-15 5:16 pm
PLEASANT VALLEY, Missouri - Interstate 35 in Clay County near Liberty has reopened after being closed for more than four hours Monday.
- Crude oil tumbles 8 pct, points to low gas prices this fall Updated: Jul-06-15 4:58 pm
NEW YORK - A slew of global economic and geopolitical factors are working to pummel the price of oil and set up U.S. drivers for very low gasoline prices later this year.
- Correction: Russia-Ukraine-Gas story Updated: Jul-06-15 2:54 pm
MOSCOW - In a story July 1 about Gazprom halting gas supplies to Ukraine, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Russia offered Ukraine a price of $247 per cubic meter. The price offered was per thousand cubic meters.
- Massachusetts gas prices up again by 1 cent this week Updated: Jul-06-15 2:11 pm
BOSTON - Gas prices are creeping upward in Massachusetts, now one cent higher than last week.
- Bellevue continues upgrading riverfront park Updated: Jul-06-15 1:43 pm
BELLEVUE, Nebraska - Over the past decade, Bellevue's riverfront has been converted from an industrial area to a prominent park.
- New York sees strong growth in solar power installations Updated: Jul-06-15 1:37 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York state has seen a significant increase in solar power in the last three years.
- Natural gas-powered unit goes online at Ky. power plant Updated: Jul-06-15 1:29 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky's largest electric power utility says a new natural gas-powered generating unit that has gone online is the first of its kind in the state.
- Straw offers 2nd paycheck to growers near biomass plant Updated: Jul-06-15 1:08 pm
HALSTEAD, Kansas - A second harvest is underway in some western Kansas fields to remove the stubble left after wheat is cut and provide extra income for farmers.
- Germany backs Albania with loans, grants worth 107.5M euros Updated: Jul-06-15 12:59 pm
TIRANA, Albania - Two days before German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to Tirana, the German government has signed six loans and grants worth a total of 107.5 million euros (US$119.3 million) to promote Albania's energy and water supply sectors.
- Armenian police disperse protest after 2 weeks Updated: Jul-06-15 12:23 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia - Police cleared away barricades on Monday to unblock a central avenue in the Armenian capital that demonstrators had occupied for two weeks to protest hikes in electricity prices in the impoverished former Soviet nation.
- Snake River hydroelectric project moving forward Updated: Jul-06-15 12:05 pm
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Two eastern Idaho canal companies are moving forward with plans to build powerhouses on adjacent sides of the Snake River.
- Heritage title for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction Updated: Jul-06-15 6:14 am
TOKYO - Japanese officials Monday celebrated the U.N. cultural body's approval of world heritage status for 23 historic sites showing the country's transformation from feudal isolation into an industrial power at the end of the 19th century.
- Grand Canyon commercial boaters eye alternative fuel Updated: Jul-05-15 5:51 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - A group of commercial boaters in northern Arizona are set on one day leading excursions along the Colorado River in greener fashion.
- Artists' purchasing initiative shows minority-owned hurdles Updated: Jul-05-15 12:23 pm
PITTSBURGH - When Paulette Still left a career in banking to open Posy Flower Design and Event Decor, she expected to sacrifice a steady and hefty paycheck for the chance to be her own boss. She didn't expect the number of people who would challenge her entrepreneurship based strictly on her race.
- Cargo ship arriving Monday in New Bedford Updated: Jul-05-15 11:49 am
NEW BEDFORD, Massachusetts - The first heavy freighter to offload cargo at the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal is arriving this week.
- On gas, nuclear, hydro, Vermont ducks energy problems Updated: Jul-05-15 11:17 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - When Vermont became the first state to ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in 2012, Gov. Peter Shumlin said the ban was "in keeping with our environmental ethic and our protection of our natural resources."
- For tobacco growers, farming is a family affair Updated: Jul-05-15 12:34 am
NEWBERRY, Florida - Trevor Bass walked among the rows of tobacco plants - the broad, green leaves up to his chest - and declared a good crop.
- Ball State investment policy bends to fossil fuel concerns Updated: Jul-04-15 4:44 pm
MUNCIE, Indiana - A Ball State University professor who's been critical of the school's investments in fossil fuels that contribute to global warming is praising the university's recent shift in its investment policies as a significant "moral stance."
- Ohio activist group loses drilling lawsuit, plans to appeal Updated: Jul-04-15 4:28 pm
BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio - A community activist group near Cleveland that opposes oil and gas wells in residential neighborhoods said it plans to appeal a judge's decision to dismiss its lawsuit against the state.
- Utility drones could inspect equipment, scan for outages Updated: Jul-04-15 4:23 pm
LITHONIA, Georgia - When tornadoes and hurricanes topple power lines in the future, flying drones might be the first to pinpoint the damage.
- Papal visit puts Andes presidents' eco-record under scrutiny Updated: Jul-04-15 12:09 am
AGUARAGUE NATIONAL PARK, Bolivia - In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellheads saturates the soil and has stained the bedrock of creeks that provide water to the indigenous Guarani who live nearby.
- Regulators pass higher electricity rates for most residents Updated: Jul-03-15 6:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Most California residential customers will see their electricity bills increase under a new rate structure passed Friday that raises rates on more efficient users while giving a break to big energy users.