Energy industry

March 22, 2018 - 1:16 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Microsoft Corp. says it's making a major purchase of solar energy in Virginia. The company announced the deal Wednesday to buy 315 megawatts from solar developer sPower, which is planning to build the state's largest solar project. Microsoft has both data centers and office...
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March 21, 2018 - 8:12 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Declines in coal power plant construction in China, India and the U.S. are projected to push the heavily-polluting fuel over the edge— but not fast enough to meet international climate change goals, environmental groups said Wednesday. Coal's dominance as the fuel of choice...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2009, file photo, demonstrators block the main entrance of Chevron Corp. in San Ramon, Calif. A federal judge presiding over lawsuits accusing big oil companies of lying about global warming is turning his courtroom into a classroom. U.S. District Judge William Alsup has asked lawyers for two California cities and five of the world's largest oil and gas companies to come to court on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, to present "the best science now available on global warming." (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
March 21, 2018 - 7:15 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There were no test tubes or Bunsen burners, but a courtroom turned into a science classroom Wednesday for a U.S. judge considering lawsuits that accuse big oil companies of lying about the role of fossil fuels in the Earth's warming environment. Leading researchers taught U.S...
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March 21, 2018 - 2:33 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have approved a plan to build two massive wind farms along the Texas-New Mexico border. The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of a $1.6 billion project that Xcel Energy says will add 1,230 megawatts of wind...
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This photo released by the Israel Defense Forces shows what was believed to be a nuclear reactor site that was destroyed by Israel, in the Deir el-Zour region, 450 kilometers (about 300 miles) northwest of Damascus, Syria. The Israeli military confirmed Wednesday that it carried out the 2007 airstrike in Syria that destroyed what was believed to be a nuclear reactor, lifting the veil of secrecy over one of its most daring and mysterious operations in recent memory. (IDF via AP)
March 21, 2018 - 4:17 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Israeli military confirmed Wednesday it carried out the 2007 airstrike in Syria that destroyed what was believed to be a nuclear reactor, lifting the veil of secrecy over one of its most daring and mysterious operations in recent memory. Although Israel was widely...
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March 20, 2018 - 6:00 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An Oregon climate change activist avoided jail time and was ordered to pay $3,775 in restitution by a Montana judge on Tuesday after he was convicted of illegally shutting down a crude oil pipeline. State District Judge Daniel Boucher noted that defendant Leonard Higgins had...
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March 19, 2018 - 1:04 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Greenpeace says household brands including PepsiCo and Johnson & Johnson are refusing to disclose where they get their palm oil from despite vows to stop buying from companies that cut down tropical forests to grow the widely used commodity. The environmental group...
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March 18, 2018 - 7:15 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The state oil company of the energy-rich capital of the United Arab Emirates says it has signed a deal worth $1.45 billion with French oil giant Total SA granting it stakes in offshore fields. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. made the announcement in a statement...
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Energy Secretary Rick Perry speaks at a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 16, 2018 - 5:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian government hacking operation aimed at the U.S. power grid did not compromise operations at any of the nation's power plants, federal regulators and the industry said Friday. Corporate networks at some of the 99 nuclear power plants licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory...
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Trader James Riley, left, and specialist John O'Hara work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, March 16, 2018. Global stock markets were mixed Friday amid caution about U.S. plans to raise tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum and uncertainty over White House politics. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 16, 2018 - 1:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging higher Friday after several days of losses. Energy companies are rising with the price of oil while technology companies are slipping. While retailers are mostly higher, jewelry chain Tiffany is falling after a weak sales report and disappointing forecast. The...
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