Fossil fuel power generation

January 09, 2018 - 4:51 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy will pay an $84,000 penalty and work to end leaks of potentially toxic waste from three North Carolina coal-burning power plants into groundwater and nearby rivers. A deal announced Tuesday and signed by a Duke Energy executive includes the penalty for leaks...
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December 28, 2017 - 3:49 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — In a Dec. 22 story about a Montana coal mine, The Associated Press, relying on incorrect information from the U.S. Interior Department, reported erroneously that the department approved an expansion of the mine. Spokeswoman Heather Swift now says the department is drafting a...
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FILE - This Sept. 21, 2017 file photo shows The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Building in Washington. The EPA says an internal task force appointed to revamp how the nation's most polluted sites are cleaned up generated no record of its deliberations. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
December 20, 2017 - 11:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says an internal task force appointed to revamp how the nation's most polluted sites are cleaned up generated no record of its deliberations. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in May announced the creation of a Superfund Task Force that he said...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, arrives to attend the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP) climate talks in Bonn, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. World leaders arrive at the global climate talks in Germany on Wednesday to give the negotiations a boost going into the final stretch. (Henning Kaiser/dpa via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 11:50 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a veteran of global efforts to curb climate change, disappointed environmental campaigners Wednesday by refusing to lay down a deadline for ending her country's use of coal. Green groups and developing countries had called on Merkel to use...
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Police vehicles driving into the premises of the Weisweiler coal-fired power plant near Aachen, Germany, Wednesday Nov. 15, 2017. According to German dpa news agency environmental activists on Wednesday occupied coal supply routes of the Weisweiler coal-fired power plant. (Ralf Roeger/dpa via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 8:30 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the climate talks in Bonn, Germany (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Police and company officials say environmental activists have occupied conveyor belts and other equipment at a lignite-fired power station in western Germany, causing some disruption to the plant...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, file photo, Cristian Rodriguez fuels his vehicle in Sacramento, Calif. The price of oil has risen by about one-third since the summer, but many experts think the surge won’t last. They point to growing U.S. production. Still, higher prices for energy could translate into higher prices for airline tickets and consumer goods. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
November 14, 2017 - 6:03 am
LONDON (AP) — Oil will continue growing as a source of energy for over two decades, with the U.S. set to become the undisputed leader in fossil fuel production, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday. The report from the Paris-based agency will come as grim news for officials attending global...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, traffic crowds a road in Moscow, Russia after a sunset as smoke billows from a power plant in background. The COP 23 Fiji UN Climate Change Conference is taking place in Bonn, Germany. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
November 10, 2017 - 2:11 pm
BONN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on a global climate conference in Bonn, Germany (all times local): 7:35 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he will urge leaders at climate talks in Bonn to respond to the latest alarming data by further cutting emissions, helping countries respond to...
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Energy Secretary Rick Perry listens to a statement by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., during a hearing about the electrical grid, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 23, 2017 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight former federal energy regulators — including five former commission chairs — oppose a Trump administration plan to bolster nuclear and coal-fired power plants, arguing it would raise prices and disrupt electricity markets. The former officials, who served under presidents...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2017, file photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry attends a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. The Energy Department says Perry has taken at least six trips on government or private planes costing an estimated $56,000. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 12, 2017 - 1:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's energy plan (all times local): 1:36 p.m. Rick Perry has referred to Puerto Rico as a country at a congressional hearing, though he also repeatedly described it correctly as a U.S. territory. When Rep. Kathy Castor asked the energy secretary...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2017, file photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry attends a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. The Energy Department says Perry has taken at least six trips on government or private planes costing an estimated $56,000. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 12, 2017 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats accused the Trump administration Thursday of falsely suggesting the nation's electricity grid faces severe problems to justify an unnecessary bolstering of the coal and nuclear energy industries. Energy Secretary Rick Perry defended his department's...
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