- Obama to require steeper emissions cuts from US power plants Updated: Aug-02-15 1:50 am
NEW YORK - President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming.
- Arizona utilities on track to meet renewable energy goal Updated: Aug-01-15 6:43 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.
- Golden eagle dies 3 months after being released into wild Updated: Aug-01-15 5:42 pm
WALNUT CREEK, California - A young golden eagle rescued by firefighters and released from a wildlife hospital three months ago has died after being struck by a wind turbine, officials said.
- Work begins on University of Illinois solar farm Updated: Aug-01-15 4:04 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - A long-awaited solar farm is under construction at the University of Illinois and a campus official says it should be producing power by Christmas.
- How will Nevada handle Obama's historic anti-pollution push? Updated: Aug-01-15 2:55 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The Obama administration is embarking on an unprecedented push to limit the amount of carbon pollution from the nation's power plants, and Nevada expects to find out this week how much it needs to reduce emissions.
- Florida power company gave $1 million to pro-Bush super PAC Updated: Aug-01-15 2:23 pm
WASHINGTON - The largest Florida corporate donor to a super political action committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential run is NextEra Energy Inc., the company that owns electric utility giant Florida Power & Light.
- Gas tax increases by 7 cents in Washington state Updated: Aug-01-15 1:34 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash - The price of gas may be going down nationally, but Washington drivers - already paying above the national average - may see even higher prices at the pump following Saturday's 7-cent-per-gallon increase in the state's gas tax.
- More legal moves ahead in New Jersey's settlement with Exxon Updated: Aug-01-15 12:19 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - For a decade, New Jersey and Exxon Mobil Corp. were adversaries in a lawsuit the state filed seeking to make the oil giant pay for environmental damage it did at two sites where it operated refineries.
- AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey gas prices down sharply Updated: Aug-01-15 10:35 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - Motorists are seeing sharply lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey.
- 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.
- Ethics panel clears lawmakers in 2013 Azerbaijan trip Updated: Jul-31-15 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON - The House Ethics Committee said Friday it found no evidence of wrongdoing by a bipartisan group of lawmakers who went on a 2013 trip to Azerbaijan paid for by that country's government.
- 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.
- With protest over, Shell prepares for Arctic Ocean drilling Updated: Jul-31-15 5:53 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Hours after a repaired Shell icebreaker eased past protesters in Oregon to join an Arctic drilling operation, the oil giant used other vessels in its flotilla to begin excavating off the coast of Alaska in hopes of confirming the presence of billions of barrels of crude below the ocean floor.
- US stocks end lower as energy stocks slump on earnings Updated: Jul-31-15 4:58 pm
NEW YORK - Stocks closed modestly lower Friday as oil titans Exxon Mobil and Chevron led a slump in energy stocks.
- State board fines Vermont Gas for silence on cost increase Updated: Jul-31-15 3:40 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The state Public Service Board on Friday announced it would fine Vermont Gas Systems $100,000 for its slowness in reporting the first of two big cost increases on its pipeline project to extend its system down the state's western side.
- State sees no threat to rare species from coal mine's growth Updated: Jul-31-15 3:28 pm
GRANTSVILLE, Maryland - The Maryland Department of the Environment says the growth of a coal mine near Grantsville is unlikely to threaten two rare aquatic species.
- Extended slump in oil taking toll on industry, economy Updated: Jul-31-15 2:40 pm
NEW YORK - As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp cuts in spending and employment that are hurting economic growth.
- 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.
- US oil and natural gas rig count down 2 to 874 Updated: Jul-31-15 2:24 pm
HOUSTON - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by two this week to 874.
- Despite bombing, Islamic State is no weaker than a year ago Updated: Jul-31-15 1:38 pm
WASHINGTON - After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago, American intelligence agencies have concluded.
- 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.
- Falling oil prices shrinks Chevron's profit by 90 percent Updated: Jul-31-15 12:14 pm
SAN RAMON, California - Hurt by falling oil prices, Chevron said Friday that its second-quarter net income plunged 90 percent from the same period a year ago.
- Exxon profit falls by half but production rises Updated: Jul-31-15 10:04 am
NEW YORK - Exxon Mobil Corp. profit dropped by half in the second quarter on sharply lower oil and gas prices around the world, but the company's oil and gas production, which has been generally declining in recent years, surged.