Utilities

May 23, 2018 - 6:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts and Rhode Island have announced offshore wind projects aimed at delivering a combined 1,200 megawatts of energy — enough to power 600,000 homes. The Vineyard Wind project will be Massachusetts' first offshore wind farm and is expected to generate 800 megawatts. Also...
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Lava erupts from a fissure in Kapoho, Hawaii Monday, May 21, 2018. The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island's southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 22, 2018 - 8:44 pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Authorities were racing Tuesday to close off production wells at a geothermal plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. Workers were capping the 11th and last well at the plant to prevent toxic gases from wafting out after lava entered, then...
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A woman walks with her child at the fishermen's village of Kbal Chroy on the Mekong River bank near Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, May 17, 2018. A Chinese-backed plan for Cambodia to build the Mekong River's biggest dam would destroy fisheries that feed millions and worsen tensions with Vietnam, the downstream country with most to lose from dams on the waterway, according to a three-year study commissioned by the Cambodian government. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
May 17, 2018 - 5:37 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A Chinese-backed plan for Cambodia to build the Mekong River's biggest dam would destroy fisheries that feed millions and worsen tensions with Vietnam, the downstream country with most to lose from dams on the waterway, according to a three-year study commissioned by the Cambodian...
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FILE - This April 9, 2015, file photo shows the south portal of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump near Mercury, Nev. The House is moving to approve an election-year bill to revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain despite opposition from home-state lawmakers. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 10, 2018 - 1:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday approved an election-year bill to revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain despite opposition from home-state lawmakers. Supporters say the bill would help solve a nuclear-waste storage problem that has festered for more than three...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt leaves after testifying before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Washington Post has told columnist Hugh Hewitt not to write about Pruitt after it was revealed that Hewitt helped arrange a meeting with the EPA chief and lawyers interested in cleaning pollution in California. MSNBC on Wednesday, May 9, also said it had given Hewitt a verbal warning about the issue. Hewitt, who has a nationally syndicated radio show, also hosts a weekend show on the television news network. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 09, 2018 - 5:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Post has told columnist Hugh Hewitt not to write about Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt after it was revealed that Hewitt helped arrange a meeting with the EPA chief and lawyers interested in cleaning pollution in California. MSNBC, where the...
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FILE - This April 5, 2018 file photo shows a building's address on Wall Street, in New York. Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, as the market gives back some of the gains it made the day before. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 08, 2018 - 12:33 pm
U.S. stocks fell in midday trading Tuesday as losses in health care, utilities and other sectors outweighed gains in banks and industrial companies. Energy stocks also declined as crude oil prices slumped more than 2 percent ahead of an afternoon announcement by the White House on whether the U.S...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photograph, a portion of the Stafford Hill solar power project gathers energy from the sun in Rutland, Vt. Vermont regulators are reducing the financial incentives for electric customers who install renewable energy systems such as solar panels and get a credit on their bills for providing power to the grid. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)
May 04, 2018 - 4:05 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont regulators are reducing the financial incentives for electric customers who install renewable energy systems such as solar panels and get a credit on their electric bills for providing power to the grid. The Vermont Public Utility Commission said in a report Tuesday...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, water flows through an irrigation canal to crops near Lemoore, Calif. The Santa Clara Valley Water District board may reverse an earlier decision and grant its full support to Gov. Jerry Brown's controversial plan to build two massive tunnels to remake the state's water system. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 03, 2018 - 1:46 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California water agency heard hours of public comment Wednesday on whether to give its full support to Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to build two multibillion dollar massive tunnels to remake the state's water system, before choosing to delay the vote until a special...
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April 30, 2018 - 7:07 pm
MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Officials say crews have finished capping and sealing two electric cables that were severed by a suspected boat anchor strike in the waterway that connects Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. A team of investigators led by the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday the cables owned by...
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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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