WASHINGTON (AP) — As world leaders gather in Spain to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight falls on China — the top emitter of greenhouse gases.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's hotly contested legislative races have drawn huge donations from out-of-state special interest groups hoping to send a message on guns, abortion and President...
TOKYO (AP) — In a story June 7 about Japan's energy policy, The Associated Press referred incorrectly to the plutonium reduction target cited by a policy research group. The target it mentioned...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a courtroom packed with environmental activists, federal judges wrestled Tuesday with whether climate change violates the constitutional rights of young people who have...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on young people suing the U.S. government over climate change (all times local):
A lawyer for young people who are suing the U.S. government...
HACKBERRY, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump showcased his "America First energy policy" on Tuesday during a trip to Louisiana designed to highlight his administration's efforts to increase...
HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — The chairman of Maine's Public Utilities Commission has stepped down, leaving empty a seat on the three-person commission at the center of the state's divisive energy...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills has tapped a Maine native who spent the last eight years working on climate and energy policy in Massachusetts to serve as her new energy office...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers would channel a small portion of state investments specifically toward renewable energy projects under newly proposed legislation.
A House panel on energy policy took up discussion Thursday of a bill from Democratic state Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton to channel 1 percent of a $5 billion trust fund toward investments in solar and wind energy
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on royalties paid by U.S. energy firms for extracting gas from public land (all times local):
A Trump administration panel is recommending a change in the way energy companies calculate how much money they owe taxpayers for pumping natural gas from public lands.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California climate policy (all times local):
California Gov. Jerry Brown says he hopes a law he's signed moving California toward eliminating fossil fuels for electricity will serve as a model for other state and national governments.
Brown is hosting a summit in San Francisco starting Wednesday that he hopes will "wake up the national leaders" on the need to confront climate change.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker says he doesn't regret comparing the state's largest energy provider to "terrorists" he'd like to "shoot," despite calls for him to publicly apologize.
Republican Rep. Gary Glenn made the comments toward Consumers Energy last week in reference to a bill he sponsors. The legislation would keep electric costs down for Hemlock Semiconductor and lessen the impact of future residential rate hikes.
The bill passed in the House and is now in the Senate.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy has long had unrivaled success at getting friendly legislation through the Virginia General Assembly, a political advantage that by some counts has been worth billions of dollars in profits.
BEIJING (AP) — The deputy head of the Chinese Cabinet agency in charge of energy policy for the world's second-largest economy has been dismissed on graft charges, the country's anti-corruption agency said Tuesday.
The probe of Wang Xiaolin, a former longtime executive in the state-owned coal industry, adds to a string of senior officials who have been ensnared in President Xi Jinping's marathon anti-corruption crackdown.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas state senator said Thursday he's resigning from office to take a job with the Trump administration on a board focused on energy issues in the South.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans want their local officials to take on the challenge of battling global warming now that President Donald Trump is withdrawing the nation an international climate change agreement.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Pete V. Domenici, the son of Italian immigrants who rose to become a power broker in the U.S. Senate, died Wednesday in New Mexico. The Republican was known for reaching across the partisan divide and his work on the federal budget and energy policy over a career that spanned more than 30 years.
Domenici was surrounded by family when he died at an Albuquerque hospital after suffering a setback following a recent surgery, his family said. He was 85.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Attorney General's Office and consumer advocates are petitioning state regulators to consider a new energy standard they say would protect utility customers and shareholders from the costs and risks associated with future environmental regulations.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fall camp has begun at Minnesota with a rare open audition at quarterback. Half the roster is composed of redshirt or true freshmen. New schemes have been installed on both sides of the ball.
There is no team in the Big Ten undergoing more drastic change this season than the Gophers, starting with their 36-year-old whirlwind coach, P.J. Fleck.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Market demand for the dirtiest of fossil fuels is plummeting worldwide, according to industry data published Tuesday, even as President Donald Trump has made reviving the long-struggling U.S. coal mines the bedrock of his administration's energy policy.
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A Minnesota environmental policy professor has been chosen to lead a new Ivy League energy policy center funded by a fossil fuel conglomerate-owning family.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown will travel to China to discuss clean energy policy with international leaders next month, his office announced Friday.
He'll attend an international energy conference in Beijing with delegates from nearly two dozen countries during his visit during the first week of June.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump moved swiftly Tuesday to advance the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, signing executive actions to aggressively overhaul America's energy policy and deal a sharp blow to Barack Obama's legacy on climate change.
Obama had personally halted the Keystone XL project, which was to bring oil from Canada to the U.S., and major protest demonstrations have frozen work on the Dakota pipeline.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Michigan Legislature's final week of voting in the two-year term (all times local):
Michigan lawmakers have adjourned for the day after about 11 hours in session, as talks continue on energy policy and changes to the state's auto insurance system.
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MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Legislation aimed at keeping Exelon's nuclear generating plant near Cordova has passed an Illinois House committee but still is subject to tweaking by groups that want to remake the state's energy policy.
The House Energy Committee approved the bill on a 9-1 vote Wednesday night, according to the Moline Dispatch & Rock Island Argus (http://bit.ly/2goxqsR).
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson agreed when they spoke Monday at the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission's annual conference that energy policy needs to be included in the national political debate.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine regulators are proposing changes to an energy policy that lets solar owners receive credits on their utility bill for energy they sell back to the grid.
Critics including GOP Gov. Paul LePage have criticized the policy for selling back electricity at "above-market" rates. On Tuesday, Maine public utility commissioners, all appointed by LePage, appeared to agree that current solar rules are not equitable and don't take into account the market.