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California braces for more fire danger from winds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California prepared for another round of dangerous fire weather Tuesday even as crews fought a pair of fast-moving blazes in...

Utility says its equipment may have sparked California blaze

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California Edison said its equipment may have sparked a fast-moving wildfire that forced evacuation orders for some 100,000 people...

Post-Abe agenda: Suga says Japan to go carbon-free by 2050

TOKYO (AP) — Japan will achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared Monday, outlining an ambitious agenda as the country...

Trump intensifies fracking assault on Biden in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In a late gambit to win the battleground state of Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump and his GOP allies have intensified...

California girds for most dangerous fire weather of year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California, which has endured its worst wildfire season in history, is bracing for the most dangerous winds of the year,...

US legislators complain to Trump on Mexico energy policy

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Standing in front of a reopened coal-fired power plant, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Saturday defiantly rejected complaints...

PG&E may cut power to over 1 million people in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric may cut power to over 1 million people on Sunday to prevent the chance of sparking...

Biden calls for ‘transition’ from oil, GOP sees opening

Democrat Joe Biden's remark that he would “transition” away from oil in the U.S. in favor of renewable energy drew quick attention Thursday night...

2 California wildfires last year blamed on electrical lines

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigations found that damaged electrical equipment ignited two Southern California wildfires last year, including one that threatened the Ronald Reagan...

An electric Hummer? Battery-powered trucks head to showrooms

DETROIT (AP) — Seven auto companies have plans to roll out new battery-powered pickup trucks over the next two years, aiming to cash in...

More fire-prevention power shutoffs possible in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Electricity may be shut off to about 54,000 Northern California utility customers this week to try to prevent power lines...

AP Exclusive: Utility lacked basic training before blackouts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Pacific Gas & Electric cut power to large swaths of wildfire-prone Northern California last fall, few of the emergency...

Trump changes course, approves California relief for 6 fires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration abruptly reversed course and approved California's application for disaster relief funds to clean up damage from...

German utility restores water supply to Tesla after stoppage

BERLIN (AP) — A German utility said Friday it is restoring water supply to the construction site of a Tesla factory near Berlin, a...

Power cut to thousands in California to prevent wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of people in wine country were without power Thursday amid a fall heat wave that brought another round of...

Electric cars, homes and shops: NJ’s clean energy future?

ATLANTIC CITY,N.J. (AP) — Gasoline-powered vehicles would become a thing of the past, and nine out of every 10 buildings in New Jersey would...

German water utility pulls plug on Tesla over unpaid bills

BERLIN (AP) — A German utility company says it has shut down the pipes supplying Tesla with water for the construction of a factory...

Facing new fire threat, PG&E cuts power to tens of thousands

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric began turning off power to more than 50,000 Northern California customers Wednesday evening as dry, windy...

Trump makes water demand of farms priority for new office

President Donald Trump on Tuesday created what he called a “subcabinet” for federal water issues, with a mandate that includes water-use changes sought by...

Southern California Edison focus of wildfire probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Investigators are looking into the possibility that tree branches hitting Southern California Edison electrical equipment may have sparked a fire...

‘We can’t lose our momentum:’ Louisiana vows to rebuild

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Back-to-back hurricanes in the space of six weeks left parts of Louisiana blanketed Sunday with tarpaulins, mangled metal and...

Team investigating deadly Calif. fire seizes PG&E equipment

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Fire investigators looking into what caused a wildfire that killed four people in far Northern California have taken possession...

Delta adds insult to injury in hurricane-ravaged Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The day after Hurricane Delta blew through besieged southern Louisiana, residents started the routine again: dodging overturned cars on...

California fire investigators seize utility equipment

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fire investigators looking into what caused a wildfire that killed four people in far Northern California have taken possession of...

Officials: Carbon capture project would be largest in world

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the largest coal-fired power plants in the U.S. Southwest would undergo a $1.4 billion overhaul as part of...

Small pipeline, large worries for some S. Carolina residents

PAMPLICO, S.C. (AP) — The land agent who arrived at Reatha Jefferson’s door in May, unannounced and unmasked in the middle of the pandemic,...

Pacific Power utility sued over devastating Oregon wildfires

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Three Pacific Northwest law firms have filed a class action lawsuit against the Pacific Power utility and its parent company,...

Getting warmer: Trump concedes human role in climate change

President Donald Trump publicly acknowledged that humans bear some blame for climate change, but scientists say the president still isn't dealing with the reality...

Japan court orders gov’t, TEPCO to pay in Fukushima disaster

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court on Wednesday found the government and the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant negligent for failing to...

Power shut off set for 65,000 California electric customers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Power will be shut off for 65,000 Northern California electric customers in 16 counties to prevent the spread of wildfires...

New rule may strip pollution protections from popular lakes

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Nearly 50 years ago, a power company received permission from North Carolina to build a reservoir by damming a creek...

Power company plans series of shutoffs to prevent wildfires

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of California's largest power companies announced Saturday it plans to temporarily shut off power to residents of 16 counties...

California braces for power shutoffs and warm, windy weekend

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters and officials at California's largest utility company braced for hot, dry and windy weather in northern and central areas...

Scorched California faces more hot, dry and windy weather

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rain showers fell Thursday on the northwestern edges of fire-ravaged California, but forecasters warned residents to not be fooled: A...

New SUV is next step in VW’s post-scandal electric offensive

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen is unveiling a battery-powered sport-utility vehicle that is headed for global markets including the United States and China, as...

GOP Senate report on Biden son alleges conflict of interest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican-led Senate committees issued a politically charged report Wednesday alleging that the work Joe Biden’s son did in Ukraine constituted...

Hanford contractors agree to pay $58 million fine for fraud

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two companies that do work at a former nuclear weapons production plant will pay fines of nearly $58 million for...

Trump shifts on Puerto Rico, releases aid as election nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced the release Friday of $13 billion in assistance to repair years-old hurricane damage in Puerto Rico and...

UN chief: don’t ‘throw away’ stimulus money on fossil fuels

VIENNA (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Thursday on governments not to “throw away” economic stimulus funds by supporting fossil fuel industries that...

The Latest: Sally weakens to depression; still dumping rain

Here are the latest developments on tropical weather: ...

Venezuela: captured US spy charged in alleged terrorist plot

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s chief prosecutor on Monday said a U.S. citizen recently arrested in the country as a suspected spy has been...

3 dead as wildfire explodes in Northern California

OROVILLE, Calilf. (AP) — Three people died in a wind-whipped Northern California wildfire that has forced thousands of people from their homes while carving...

PG&E trying a new tactic in power cuts to prevent wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nation's largest utility said Tuesday it is executing smarter and shorter power shutoffs after receiving widespread criticism last year...

Zimbabwe group tries to stop Chinese coal mine in game park

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — An environmental group in Zimbabwe has applied to the country’s High Court to stop a Chinese firm from mining coal...

As California burns, the winds arrive and the lights go out

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — New wildfires ravaged bone-dry California during a scorching Labor Day weekend that saw a dramatic airlift of more than...

California simmers while it burns, but no big power outages

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers in military helicopters airlifted 207 people to safety after an explosive wildfire trapped them in a popular camping...

California wildfire traps campers in national forest

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Three fast-spreading California wildfires sent people fleeing Saturday, with one trapping campers at a reservoir in the Sierra National...

California Labor Day weekend brings heat, fire, virus fears

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Excessive heat warnings began going into effect in California on Friday as forecasters predicted that high pressure building over the...

California expects severe heat during Labor Day weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

Wyoming lauds US carbon capture study; utility skeptical

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) —...

Ex-Ohio House speaker pleads not guilty to bribery scheme

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —...

UN chief urges Japan, others to meet goals on climate change

The United Nations chief...

US gives first-ever OK for small commercial nuclear reactor

BOISE, Idaho (AP) —...

Drilling, mines, other projects hastened by Trump order

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) —...

Mercedes-Benz unveils new flagship S-Class sedan

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) —...

UN atomic watchdog: N Korea still enriching uranium

BERLIN (AP) — There...

Trump administration finalizes coal plant pollution rollback

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) —...

Home smashed: For one family, Hurricane Laura the 3rd strike

HACKBERRY, La. (AP) —...

Laura victims may go weeks without power; US deaths reach 14

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP)...

FirstEnergy had big stake in tainted nuclear plant bailout

CLEVELAND (AP) — FirstEnergy...

Los Angeles utility says gas plant leaks methane

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

Chinese electric car brand NIO looks at expansion abroad

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese...

Trump puts utility in crosshairs over foreign labor, CEO pay

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —...

California power grid operator cancels rolling blackouts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Heat wave drives up crowds, strains California’s power grid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Power back in California after brief rolling blackouts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

California heat spurs 1st rolling power outages since 2001

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

Iowa governor defends storm response as residents struggle

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP)...

PG&E tells regulators upcoming outages will go more smoothly

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP)...

Powerful storm leaves 2 dead, heavy crop damage in Midwest

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP)...

Cadillac says new electric SUV has features to take on Tesla

DETROIT (AP) — We’ve...

California agency whistle blower claims she’s being ousted

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Water company to pay $5 M for hazardous waste violations

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

Trump fires TVA chair, cites hiring of foreign workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

US energy use hit 30-year low during pandemic shutdowns

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) —...

Japan’s Mitsubishi Motors racks up red ink on pandemic pain

TOKYO (AP) — Mitsubishi...

Ohio governor reverses course, calls to repeal energy law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —...

Ex-utility exec pleads guilty to $1B fraud in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) —...

Ohio governor supports nuclear bailout law despite scandal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —...

Ethiopia’s leader hails 1st filling of massive, disputed dam

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP)...

Ohio House speaker, 4 others arrested in $60M bribery case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —...

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman admitted to hospital for tests

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates...

Utility’s power lines caused huge 2019 California wildfire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Agency throws curveball in largest U.S. dam demolition plan

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) —...

Clashes resume on volatile Armenian-Azerbaijani border

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) —...

Ethiopia denies reports government has started filling dam

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP)...

Biden’s $2 trillion climate plan aims to reframe debate

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) —...

Satellite images show Ethiopia dam reservoir swelling

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — New...

Setbacks hamper pipeline industry backed by Trump

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) —...

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