Electric utilities

April 19, 2018 - 3:11 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.5 earthquake has struck in southern Iran near a nuclear plant, shaking Bahrain and other areas around the Persian Gulf. There was no immediate report of damage or injuries. The USGS says the quake struck at 0634 GMT...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2016, file photo, Idaho Power Co. apprentice lineman Claysen Hale prepares to change out jumpers and stirrups on a power line in Eden, Idaho. U.S. officials on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, approved two high-voltage transmission line routes in southwestern Idaho aimed at modernizing and improving reliability of the Pacific Northwest's energy grid. (Heather Kennison/Times-News via AP, File)
April 18, 2018 - 5:16 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials on Wednesday approved two high-voltage transmission line routes in southwestern Idaho aimed at modernizing and improving reliability of the Pacific Northwest's energy grid. The U.S. Department of the Interior's approval is for the two final segments of the Gateway...
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Juan Castro fills a power plant with gasoline to energize the cabinet building workshop where he works, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Officials say it will take 24 to 36 hours to restore power after a Island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
April 18, 2018 - 2:51 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the U.S. territory struggles to repair an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria. Officials said an excavator accidentally downed a transmission line. Officials said it could...
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This April 12, 2018 photo shows containers that were loaded with tons of sewage sludge in Parrish, Ala. More than two months after the so-called "Poop Train" rolled in from New York City, Hall says her small town smells like rotting corpses. Some say the trainloads of New Yorkers' excrement is turning Alabama into a dumping ground for other states' waste. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
April 18, 2018 - 7:56 am
PARRISH, Ala. (AP) — A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet — and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states' waste. In Parrish, Alabama...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2010 file photo, a pair of coal trains idle on the tracks near Dry Fork Station, a coal-fired power plant being built by the Basin Electric Power Cooperative near Gillette, Wyo. Ten teams competing to make money from carbon dioxide pollution will share $5 million in prize money and advance to the final round of an international competition. Five of the finalists will compete to make use of actual flue gases from this Wyoming plant. The other five will compete at a gas-fired power plant in Alberta, Canada. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
April 09, 2018 - 10:52 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A $20 million international competition to make profitable products from a gas that otherwise would contribute to global warming has entered its final stretch. The 10 finalists in the contest sponsored by a U.S. energy company and a group of Canadian oil sands producers have...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan centre left, and Russia's President Vladimir Putin, centre right, applaud during a welcome ceremony, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Turkey and Russia have put aside their traditional rivalries and differences on regional issues, to forge closer ties. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
April 03, 2018 - 10:32 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The leaders of Russia and Turkey on Tuesday launched the start of construction for Turkey's first nuclear power plant, as ties between the two nations deepen. Russian President Vladimir Putin, on his first foreign visit since being re-elected on March 18, and Turkish President...
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April 03, 2018 - 6:34 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Green energy activists in Portugal are hailing a milestone after favorable weather conditions helped production from renewable sources in March to exceed the country's monthly electricity consumption for the first time. National energy infrastructure company REN says wet and...
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Toshiba Corp., Chairman and CEO Nobuaki Kurumatani speaks during an interview at the company's headquarters in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Kurumatani, the outsider tapped to lead scandal-tarnished Japanese electronics company Toshiba Corp., is promising a turnaround in five years by reshaping its operations and boosting profitability. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
April 03, 2018 - 5:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nobuaki Kurumatani, the outsider tapped to lead scandal-tarnished Japanese electronics company Toshiba Corp., is promising a turnaround in five years by reshaping its operations and boosting profitability. Kurumatani, the first outsider to be appointed chief executive at Toshiba in...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in full military combat uniform, waves from a helicopter as he visits Turkish troops at Ogulpinar border gate with Syria, near Reyhanli, Hatay, Turkey, Sunday, April 1 2018. (Kayhan Ozer/Pool Photo via AP)
April 02, 2018 - 6:54 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Ties between Russia and Turkey are growing closer than ever, as Russia runs into widespread diplomatic fallout from the poisoned spy scandal and Turkey's relations with its Western allies worsens over human rights issues and its military operations against Kurdish militia in...
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Sen. John Barrasso, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Sen. Mike Enzi talk to the press after a tour of the Black Thunder Coal Mine outside of Wright, Wyo., Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018. (Josh Galemor/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP)
March 30, 2018 - 12:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency paid just $50 a night to stay in a Capitol Hill condominium linked to a prominent Washington lobbyist whose firm represents a roster of fossil fuel companies. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt paid for a single bedroom in the building...
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