- Energy group says IRS ruling could promote community solar Updated: Sep-01-15 2:26 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A renewable energy group is hailing a ruling by the Internal Revenue Service that they say could promote group solar projects with a tax credit usually reserved for people who put solar panels on the roofs of their homes.
- Court revives dispute over energy leasing's climate impacts Updated: Sep-01-15 12:22 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A federal appeals court ruling has revived a bid by environmentalists to block drilling for oil and gas on public lands in Montana until the government looks more closely at climate change impacts.
- Fracking foes say Ohio elections chief exceeds his authority Updated: Sep-01-15 11:34 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Residents in three Ohio counties where Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) invalidated anti-fracking ballot issues this fall are arguing that voters, not the elections chief, should decide the substance of such issues.
- Cuomo: Long Island plant will turn food waste into energy Updated: Sep-01-15 11:23 am
YAPHANK, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a plant that will process food waste into clean energy is coming to eastern Long Island.
- Va. county to hear from residents on 'fracking' rules Updated: Sep-01-15 2:34 am
KING GEORGE, Virginia - King George County residents will have the opportunity at a hearing to speak out on a hotly debated form of natural gas drilling.
- NextEra defends plans, commits to Hawaii energy goals Updated: Aug-31-15 11:31 pm
HONOLULU - Florida-based company NextEra Energy is defending its plans to acquire Hawaiian Electric, saying that it is committed to Hawaii's renewable energy goals.
- Business interests donate $2.1 million for Pence travel Updated: Aug-31-15 8:34 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mike Pence's travel at home and abroad to promote Indiana as a haven for business has been paid for by a collection of powerful interests that also stand to benefit from having close ties with the Republican governor.
- Baker joins governors, premiers; renews hydropower push Updated: Aug-31-15 4:22 pm
ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland - Gov. Charlie Baker says he hopes to make progress over the next few years bringing Canadian hydropower to Massachusetts.
- Energy chief: US has ability to monitor Iran nuclear program Updated: Aug-31-15 3:45 pm
BOULDER, Colorado - The U.S. Energy Department has extensive technical expertise that will help verify whether Iran is complying with its commitment to limit its nuclear program under an international agreement, the U.S. energy secretary said Monday in Colorado.
- General Mills sets ambitious goal for greenhouse gas cuts Updated: Aug-30-15 2:02 pm
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minnesota - General Mills has set an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 - not just within its own operations but from farm to fork to landfill.
- Exelon mulls closure of unprofitable Quad Cities nuke plant Updated: Aug-30-15 12:01 pm
CHICAGO - The owner of Illinois' 11 nuclear reactors must decide next month whether to close its Quad Cities plant, one of three generating stations Exelon Corp. has said are in danger of closing if lawmakers don't approve a surcharge on electric bills to boost profits.
- Amid backlash, Iowa co-op drops planned fee for solar hookup Updated: Aug-28-15 12:47 pm
PELLA, Iowa - Facing a backlash from solar energy advocates and an inquiry from regulators, a rural Iowa electricity cooperative has dropped a plan to charge customers who install solar panels on their homes and businesses a special $85 monthly charge.
- New Mexico utility tries again with new rate request Updated: Aug-27-15 8:10 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico's largest electric utility on Thursday renewed its request to raise rates, this time by an average of more than 14 percent.
- End of coal-fired plant will save Jonesboro utility $50M Updated: Aug-27-15 2:59 pm
JONESBORO, Arkansas - The head of Jonesboro's electric utility said the planned phase-out of a coal-fired plant near Pine Bluff will save his utility $50 million.
- Nevada regulators vote to keep existing rooftop solar rates Updated: Aug-26-15 7:26 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada regulators decided Wednesday to keep existing rates in place for rooftop solar customers for a few more months even though the state hit a cap on how much energy can be sold back to a utility company.
- China, US seek 'clean coal' agreement as industry struggles Updated: Aug-25-15 9:58 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - U.S. and China officials took a major step Tuesday toward an agreement to advance "clean coal" technologies that purport to reduce the fuel's contribution to climate change - and could offer a potential lifeline for an industry that's seen its fortunes fade.
- Solar, wind power draw Obama support at Vegas energy summit Updated: Aug-24-15 9:46 pm
LAS VEGAS - President Barack Obama brought presidential star power to tout the benefits of solar electricity in Western states during an annual green power conference Monday in Las Vegas hosted by U.S. Sen. Harry Reid.
- Indiana regulators OK solar power agreements for Duke Energy Updated: Aug-23-15 5:10 pm
KOKOMO, Indiana - Indiana regulators have approved agreements allowing Duke Energy to purchase 20 megawatts of power from four solar farms in the works around the state, including one that will built atop a former federal Superfund site.
- Public hearing to be held on drilling lease near Glacier Updated: Aug-23-15 1:34 pm
HELENA, Montana - A federal panel will hold a public hearing in Choteau next month on whether to allow oil and gas drilling on land near Glacier National Park that is considered sacred by Native American tribes.
- Tennessee Valley Authority to use more gas, renewable power Updated: Aug-21-15 6:20 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - The country's largest public utility will rely more on natural gas, renewable energy and even energy efficiency in the future.
- Report: Massachusetts riddled with natural gas leaks Updated: Aug-21-15 8:01 am
BOSTON - An analysis of the state's aging natural gas pipelines has found that they are riddled with about 20,000 potentially dangerous and environmentally damaging leaks which may cost ratepayers more than $1 billion.
- City of Columbia to stop burning coal in October Updated: Aug-20-15 5:36 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - Several new environmental regulations have prompted the city of Columbia to stop burning coal at its power plant in mid-October.
- Scientists to look for seismic activity linked to fracking Updated: Aug-20-15 4:46 pm
BALTIMORE - Scientists say they will begin monitoring seismic activity in western Maryland in preparation for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.
- Ex-minister submits proposal for climate change initiative Updated: Aug-19-15 8:04 pm
HELENA, Montana - A retired clergyman and a one-time political candidate have teamed up in an effort to put global warming mitigation to a statewide vote in 2016.
- EXCHANGE: Diagnostics imaging company taps sun for power Updated: Aug-19-15 8:16 am
JOLIET, Illinois - A Joliet business that offers virtual imaging technology is going green and clean with solar power covering much of its electricity needs.