Federal safety investigators have issued a subpoena to Pennsylvania’s public utility regulator for documents related to a fatal explosion at a chocolate factory.
A federal judge has ruled California-based company will pay just under $5 million in fines for discharging wastewater into a publicly owned sewage treatment plant in Mississippi without obtaining a valid state permit.
The Czech power utility CEZ says its net profit in the first half of the year reached 22.3 billion Czech crowns, or $1 billion.
Consumers Energy wants to explore the possible sale of its 13 hydroelectric dams as the Michigan utility evaluates their future and cost efficiency.
The Public Utility Commission has approved a revised settlement totaling nearly $1 million with a gas utility over a 2019 explosion in western Pennsylvania that reduced a home to rubble and injured five people.
A utility company in Ohio says it’s being investigated by a state office focused on organized crime in connection with payments to the state’s former House speaker and a top utility regulator.
Georgia Power Co. announced that Unit 3 at Plant Vogtle, southeast of Augusta, has completed testing and is now sending power to the grid reliably. $31 billion.
Residents are at a loss after newspaper that bound community together shuts in declining coal county
Months after the last newspaper closed in a declining coal community in West Virginia, residents say they are already experiencing challenges getting and sharing information.
The death of an older Arizona woman when her electricity was cut during a heat spell five years ago spurred changes in shutoff rules.
The Biden administration is proposing new rules for the nation’s oil and gas leasing program to raise costs for energy companies to drill on public lands and strengthen requirements to clean up old wells where drilling is completed or abandoned.
When cities and utilities excavate water mains to work on them, they often uncover lead water pipe as well.
Many American cities have been excavating water mains, revealing lead pipes and leaving them there. The work can also spike lead levels, an AP investigation found.
A jury verdict that found power company PacifiCorp liable for devastating wildfires in Oregon in 2020 is highlighting the legal and financial risks utilities face if they fail to take proper precautions for climate change.
Conservation groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the nation’s largest public utility from replacing a coal-burning power plant in Tennessee with one using natural gas.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has intentionally created hurdles that prevent the majority-Black capital city of Jackson from receiving enough money to repair a long-troubled water system that nearly collapsed last year, the Southern Poverty Law Center said Friday in announcing a new civil rights
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature is sending a referendum question on whether to dismantle the state’s two largest electric utilities to voters.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s supreme court ordered election officials to come up with new wording for a statewide referendum aimed at dismantling the state’s largest private electric utilities and replacing them with a new entity that would answer to voters.
State investigators have ruled out the involvement of natural gas from a utility in the explosion that leveled a house northwest of Philadelphia last year, killing five people — four of them children — and injuring two others.
A Minnesota utility has begun shutting down a nuclear power plant near Minneapolis after discovering water containing a low-level of radioactive material was leaking from a pipe for the second time.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday proposed tighter limits on wastewater pollution from coal-burning power plants that has contaminated streams, lakes and underground aquifers across the nation.
The Biden administration on Friday said it would require states to report on cybersecurity threats in audits of public water systems.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Duke Energy Corp. subsidiary for North Carolina electric customers has asked state regulators to let it raise residential rates by 16.6% in the coming months largely to recover their fuel costs, which it said soared mainly from natural gas prices last year.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Republican Gov. Phil Scott has requested a federal disaster declaration for the December storm that left tens of thousands without power in Vermont during the Christmas holiday week.
New Jersey utility regulators have used a controversial law enabling them to bypass local authorities and grant approvals needed for an offshore wind project to proceed.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Under a new board majority picked by President Joe Biden, the nation’s largest public utility on Thursday reacted to a drumbeat of concerns about not meeting the Biden administration’s own power sector climate change goals by announcing a new study of clean energy adoption op
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Residential electric bills in Puerto Rico could increase by an average of $19 a month if a federal bankruptcy judge approves a proposal filed Thursday to restructure the staggering debt held by Puerto Rico’s power company.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A supporter of a proposal to create a consumer-owned electric utility is suing to stop a separate popular vote that could stymie the effort by restricting long-term debt needed to buy out the existing utilities.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota utilities would be obligated to transition to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040 to step up the fight against climate change under a bill speeding through the Legislature.
HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Federal and state officials on Friday marked the start of a $10 million project aimed at repairing and upgrading an Alabama community’s failing sewer system that has left residents dealing with pools of raw sewage at their homes.
Jackson, Miss. (AP) — A bill before the Mississippi Legislature that would transfer the capital city’s troubled water system to a new regional entity could be motivated by a desire by state officials to access a large pot of federal dollars earmarked for the city, Jackson’s federally appointed water
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jackson’s troubled water system could get a new set of owners under legislation advanced Tuesday by Republican lawmakers in Mississippi.